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Apartado 45, 70403 | 150m Behind Elena Brown's Restaurant, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014
nycmarie new york
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have now visited Cabinas Monte Sol for the second time. My first time was in 2010 and I've been waiting to come back. It totally feels like home. Peter and Iris, who own, run and manage the facility are incredibly kind, accommodating. They are always willing to provide advice, comfort and a dose of fun conversation. It's a happy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed in the room upstairs with the queen bed. Only had to share the bathroom and balcony with table and hammock with one other room. Lovely building, super clean, set back from the beach a little and the noisy bars so was very tranquil.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - location is great, room was clean, felt like we were staying in a treehouse in the jungle! The howler monkeys are right outside the window! Plus the owner is incredibly helpful and accommodating. A kitchen would've been handy (as we're on a budget) but everything else was great.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We moved here after a horrible experience at another hostel in Puerto Viejo and were so relieved we did! Cabin as were clean, new and so were the mosquito nets- not that you need them. The rooms are completely sealed. Bathrooms are really nice and clean. Central meeting area is cool and has a nice relaxed vibe. Was also nice... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Thank you Peter and Iris for hosting such great place. I went with my partner and my 14 old month baby and this quiet, clean and comfortable space was simply perfect for us. Great prices, great location and super beautiful jungle trees all around. I will recommend it to friends and hope to be back there as much as I... More

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It is maybe a bit unfair to give a poor review to Monte Sol, given that we didn't actually get to stay there, but we had quite a disappointing experience. We had emailed asking about vacancies, and had a response saying that a room was available. We replied confirming that we would like to reserve the room. We didn't hear... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Cabinas Montesol was a very lovely place not directly in the city of Puerto Viejo (12minutes walk from the bus arrival point) but close to the beaches Punta Uva and Playa Cocles (10min / 20min bike ride). It´s a calmer area of the city but you have all you need: Bike rental (recommended!), restaurants, breakfast places... We loved our perfectly... More

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Turlock, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I spent three nights at Cabinias Monte Sol when booking.com [subsidiary of kayak.com] overbooked a hotel for me and found this little place tucked off the main road. Peter and Iris are wonderful owners and go beyond the norm for ensuring a safe and comfortable stay. The rooms are beautiful replete with a hammock on the porch. The rates were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was a nice place and the cheapest place on our trip for a private room and bath! It was $33 US/night for 2 people. It's located 5 min. from the beach (walking) and restaurant area, which is nice b/c it's quiet. There are 2 hammocks on the patio which 2 rooms share. There is a fan in the room,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I spent of of the best days of life in Puerto Viejo, and Montesol was my home during those days. The place is beautiful and Peter the owner and his family are just the best hosts. Pasé los mejores días de mi vida en puerto viejo, y durante estos Montesol fué mi hogar, el lugar y los dueños del lugar... More

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Address: Apartado 45, 70403 | 150m Behind Elena Brown's Restaurant, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Monte Sol's rooms and apartments are situated in a calm and natural environment just 600 feet (200 meters) from the sea at the south end of the village of Puerto Viejo.The lovely and clean rooms are set in a relaxed atmosphere, which makes Monte Sol a perfect base in Puerto Viejo and for further travels in Costa Rica, or onwards to Panama. It will be your home between the rainforest and the sea. ... more   less 
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