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El Sano Banano Village Hotel

Main Road - Town Center, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location in the middle of Montezuma. Very friendly staff. The breakfast included was also great, you could choose one dish from the menu. We stayed 4 nights and had a room without window, something I didn´t see or understood when making the reservation and as rooms without any view is not my cup of tea at least for 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Amazing staff, great price, tasty food and access to a nearby resort. A+. Deal included free breakfast and was steps away from the beach. Located on the main strip downtown. Very quiet at night. G g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Very clean and colourful. The staff is especially helpful and nice. We found this to be a great price for a couple. The air conditioner worked well, hot water too! Breakfast was al la cart and generous portions. A small safe in the room although the hotel was safe enough anyways. Small windows but lovely art in the rooms. I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great place to stay for our budget. We were totally fine with not having a window in our room, we spent most of our time out doing activities anyways. The rooms were comfortable and air-conditioned. The Food was excellent whenever we ate at the hotel, and the complimentary breakfasts were a nice bonus. The staff were super friendly and helpful,... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is the second time we rent a room in the Sano Banano to spend vacations in Montezuma. The hotel is definitely located in the best place of the town. The beach hotel (Ylang Ylang) is lovely. However, we had a tiny problem upon arrival. Around 11 pm we arrived (last ferry) and the key of the room was not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stayed at El Sano Banano for 3 nights in August 2015. The back garden is really enjoyable, and the staff is nice. However, breakfast is cheap and small, and the rooms look like bunkers (small, super low ceilings, many rooms without proper windows, "hospital-like" light). It would be OK if it wasn't overpriced. You can in principle use the... More 

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YlangYlangManagement, Manager at El Sano Banano Village Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Luigi, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We were surprised to read your review considering you came as a walk in and were showed 4 different rooms before choosing which room you wanted to stay in. You did not pay before you were shown the rooms and could have easily decided that this was not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed in Montezuma around the end of June, early July for about 4 nights. Arriving at El Sano Banano it seemed everything we needed and wanted: a clean room, A/C, a clean bathroom and parking space for the car. The breakfast that was included in the price seemed a nice bonus. The rooms were sort of prison cell like,... More 

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YlangYlangManagement, Manager at El Sano Banano Village Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linori, I would like to start by saying that most of your concerns and complaints are issues with our policies. Our policies are made quite clear on our confirmations when guests book in advance. So yes, you are correct that when you make your reservation in advance you will get a set price for your entire stay and more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Clean, friendly and sister resort with pool privileges at Ylang Ylang Resort. Free movies if you stay or have at least a dessert. The food is good, plenty of it and bfast comes with your stay. The only issues we had were internet at the far end of the hallway upstairs (tho the room was quiet which we asked for)... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stayed at the hotel for two nights while traveling down the Nicoya. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were clean. Location is good as well. Hubert, not sure of the spelling, was a great bartender. Definitely ask for an Hubert Special!

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melaniehookuk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This was a wonderful hotel in a unique place. We arrived tired after driving our 4WD in the dark after the ferry. This hotel was a really welcoming refuge and we loved the rooms. We were offered a range of rooms some with windows none with great views but we opted for the large one with no window as it... More 

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