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Hotel El Mono Feliz

Certificate of Excellence
Calle del Jardin, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
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Hotel El Mono Feliz
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Ranked #3 of 5 Ojochal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first hotel destination on my first trip to Costa Rica....and I am so glad I stayed here at the beginning of my trip because I was introduced to the "real" Costa Rica in this delightful village of Ojochal before traveling on to the more commercial/touristy areas of CR. The innkeepers, Otto and Anja, were so friendly and... More 

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Oroville, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall I liked El Mono Feliz. It was clean, the rooms were spacious, enjoyed the pool. It has a very European flair, so Americans be warned! Sometimes it feels like you are being micromanaged by the proprietors. It's their place, let them micromanage. They are watching you like hawks! Also, we found that their advice on places to visit was... More 

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monofeliz, Eigenaar at Hotel El Mono Feliz, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. As Europeans we like to have things well organized, clean and tidy. And yes, we are like hawks, seeing after it that each and every guest gets our full attention and gets all the service we can provide.Our guest is not a room number but an important person with a name and a personality. We care... More 

Bucharest
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed in one of the wooden cabins for 5 nights. Everything was ok, the kitchen had almost anything you would need. Bathroom a bit small an "oldish", no hair dryer. The garden was a true paradise, with luxurious vegetation and a small stream flowing through it. Every morning a colibri would come to the flowers in front of our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

this place has amazing food the owners are very friendly and nice the pool is nice to cool off in and there guard dog is very friendly i love the love the hotel personally very pretty in nice condition

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Bucharest
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90 reviews 90 reviews
29 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Location: Hotel is situated in Ojochal, closest town being Uvita. As you exit the main road, you have to follow for 1,5 – maybe 2km an unpaved road, but you can see signs directing you towards the hotel. There is not much to do in Ojochal, but you can get pretty fast to Uvita (about 20 mins tops) or further... More 

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This charming little hotel is nestled in the foothills of the tropical jungle just a few kilometers up a gravel road from the main Pacific highway. They have charming grounds to explore and a nice pool to cool off in afterwards. They do not have a restaurant but serve a breakfast in the morning, ,be aware that room #1 is... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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448 reviews 448 reviews
117 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A nice place to stay.. family rooms are rustic and cozy. The grounds have has beautiful vegetation .. the owners are very kind and hospitable. They help point us in the right direction everytime we asked. This property is located well off the main road and its quiet as well as very relaxed. If your looking for a truly Costa... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

It's situated a few km's from the highway. Very nice, quiet and not to big place with a wonderfull garden with extraordinary plants and many birds. Small swimmingpool to cool down and a hammock to chill and sleep in the night :-) Anja and Otto were very friendly and helpfull with finding a new stay after this. They know many... More 

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monofeliz, Propietario at Hotel El Mono Feliz, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It makes our day 100% good! More 

Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

A small and cosy hotel, where you can: relax in a quiet atmosphere, walk through an extended fine garden, swim, prepare your own food, be (on) yourself, and enjoy the touristic advice and help of this friendly Dutch couple. You can also get information about other (Holland-related) hotels in CR. We intended to stay 1 or 2 nights, but stayed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

On this trip to Costa Rica for our 2 week stay in Ojochal at El Mono Feliz. It is hard to beat this small hotel for location, convenience, amenities, a diamond in a cluster of hotels. El Mono Feliz is a member of the Holland Hotels Costa Rica, a Dutch owner and operated membership of hotels. Otto and Anja, the... More 

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