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El Sano Banano Village Hotel

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Main Road - Town Center, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Costa Rica hotels with higher prices generelly have their issues and the price level in Montezum is a topic for its own, so I will not comment on this. I stayed alone in a a room intended for 2 or 4 guests so for me the room size was ok. What I want to comment on however is the attitude... More 

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

Dear Philipp Beyer, We appreciate your feedback and comments about our hotel. We believe that our prices are more than fair for a safe, clean and comfortable environment. You would be hard pressed to find the same quality in the center of Montezuma. In regards to your comments on breakfast, thank you for mentioning the high quality of our food.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is comfortable and in a central location -- steps away from the beach. The rooms have air-conditioning and a huge bathroom, and free wi-fi is available. The free breakfast is great, and you have access to the Ylang Ylang resort (a sister property) pool, restaurant and facilities -- about a 20 minute walk away along the beach. There... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is very comfortable, clean, and friendly. Rooms are small and ours did not have a window, but air conditioning made up for that. Murals of bamboo and tropical plants on the walls also gave a feeling of spaciousness. The included breakfast was tasty and offered several options to choose from. One of the best amenities is that guests... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quaint little hotel with a great location. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very small and closed in, with no windows. There is no pool at this hotel. Breakfast is average.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here twice before, and loved it both times. The breakfast was amazing, the banana pancakes our favorite. The rooms were clean, and the staff was friendly. Our favorite thing about the hotel was the pool at their fancy resort, the Ylang Ylang. You could walk on the beach to it, it's about a 10 minute down a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a wonderful hotel for having a home base in the town center of Montezuma! It was extremely easy to find from the beach where the water taxi dropped us off from Jaco (check out Zuma Tours for an awesome transportation option) and the friendly staff were helpful and happy to see us! We really can't say enough wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The El Sano Banano set a new high mark for me in hotel experience. The room are amazingly decorated with hand painted jungle murals. The architecture is fantastic, inspired by adobe huts with rounded corners. The staff always went above and beyond in helping us find good local spots. The food in the restaurant was fantastic. The AC was powerful... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay so much at this place! The staff were really friendly, rooms very clean, food amazing! And a free movie with dinner on a big projection screen every night I was there. I honestly can't think of anything bad to say. All though, watch your food on your plate if you are eating outside cuz the monkeys... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The room was clean and comfortable with a/c, wifi, and we had breakfast included for the price. I slept well. Good service as well. The hotel is in the heart of town and right beside a convenience store. Less than a minutes walk from all the main shops in town and a minutes walk to the beach as well. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had 4 nights at the el Sano Banano and got to watch a free movie each night on a big screen - for free! We had drinks and dinner during the movie, and the meals were great. Our room was a little weird - no real window, but we had a painted fake window that was cool - it... More 

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