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Hotel El Mono Feliz

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
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A super nice place with super nice owners! Close to just about everything in the area, but quiet and serene. Very nice Simi rustic cabinas near a stream, safe parking and a beautiful pool. Parrots and butterflies everywhere, with the scent of Ylang Ylang in the air. Free Wifi available near the office.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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