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El Cafetal Inn

St. Eulalia de Atenas | 100 Mts Norte de la Iglesia de Santa Eulalia, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Westfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I am rooting for this place. The new owners took on a lot, since the place had fallen into disrepair when they took it over in January, but they are working hard to get it up to speed and the grounds are extraordinary. So let's start with the grounds. Tropical flowers everywhere. Beautiful orange grove, dripping with fruit, cascading down... More 

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Sint-Oedenrode, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is the place to stay for at least a few days. If you are a birding type of person, you should start or end your trip in this hotel. If you are not a birder you should do the same. It is nicely located 30 minutes from the airport. We had accommodation close by and were looking for a... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We spent the first three nights of our CR family vacation here at el Cafetal Inn. We arrived under less than ideal circumstances - our flights had been changed, we arrived quite late after our driver failed to meet us at the airport and we were all a little cranky. Then upon arrival we learned that there had been a... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Thank you so much Rafael and Michael for all the wonderful time we shared at hotel. The atmoshpere was just breath taking and the fish for dinner was delicious /outstanding,also the Costa Rica breakfast was an added touch to it and of course the coffee. We will definitely keep in touch. Thanks again it was awesome

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Definitely have the hotel phone number on speed dial if you are driving yourself there! Very nice property, somewhat vertically oriented (lots of steps down to the pool!) Under new, capable management that is just getting a handle on things. Extremely friendly and relaxed. Most rooms are 1-2 people and few 3-4, 5 in a squeeze. I'm diabetic so my... More 

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Huntington, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We spent our penultimate vacation night at El Cafetal Inn in January 2015 before heading back to the airport. Until then, we stayed in several nice "Eco lodges" across the country, but El Cafetal Inn easily trumped any other place we'd been to so far. Its setting is absolutely stunning, built on a mountain slope with beautifully maintained grounds and... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The accommodations were very comfortable.. Room 18 has spectacular views of the Atenas Valley and city lights in the distance.. Ella & Janette were wonderful hosts who went out of there way to make our stay an unforgettable experience.. Sonia was a breath of fresh air and made our breakfast experience quite delightful.. The entire staff was very accommodating down... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I stayed at the El Cafetal Inn in early March 2014. This is the fourth time that we stayed at the El Cafetal and we love it! The mattress in the room is the best that I ever slept on; the ladies that now run the place, Ella and Janette are wonderful and the same has to be said for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We spent one night at Cafetal Inn in May 2013 right after new owner purchased of the hotel. The place is relaxing, clean and has a great location to travel around - Coffee cooperatives, volcanos, waterfalls. We still tell stories about outstanding mango and watermelon juices we tasted at Cafetal. Wish all the best to the owners.

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We enjoyed our 2 nights here. The fresh cool air was a relief after being in the city. Rooms were kind of basic, very clean. Janet & Ella were very accommodating & kind, even cooked us dinner. And they played some great jazz music! The grounds were beautiful.

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