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El Sano Banano Village Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Road - Town Center, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #8 of 19 hotels in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Crown Point, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in early July 2014. Our room was upstairs at the end of a hall, not over the bar/restaurant. The room was well appointed and we had a view of the street. Tourism was down so it was rather quiet during the day and at night. Everything in the room worked, and linens were good.... More

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uumatter, Owner at El Sano Banano Village Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. Just to clear up a detail you mentioned... El Sano Banano never provided a shuttle service to Ylang Ylang. Ylang Ylang provides a shuttle service for guests arriving and departing Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and the pickup and drop off location is El Sano Banano. The distance between the two is one kilometer (⅝... More

Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

*except don't get the sushi We really enjoyed our three nights here. The rooms are just OK but as my wife put it, you get a sense of community here. Jorge was wonderful, checking us in, making drinks, and just being an honest, friendly guy. Breakfast was included and you order off the menu - which means it is cooked... More

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uumatter, Owner at El Sano Banano Village Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review regarding our location and the sense of community... and about the good vibe El Sano Banano emanates. Regarding your sushi, we have very strict controls in place to make sure what we put out is fresh and hygienic. It is more likely that your daughter experienced an allergic reaction to raw fish and I... More

Alajuela, Costa Rica
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great hotel, the service was excellent and they show new movies every night. The hotel is located in the heart of town, the only thing is they say they have a pool, not exactly right you go to yleng yleng for a swim.

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Boulder, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have stayed here before 2.5 years ago and picked it for our latest trip. Sano and resort Ylang Ylang have the same owners so you can use the amenities at Ylang Ylang such as the very nice pool. The breakfast is always very good and the staff is top notch. We picked a different room this time without windows... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My friend and I traveled to Montezuma just before the start of the rainy season. Things were relatively slow at the hotel, but that may have made the experience even better (in that staff had more time to take care of each patron). There is a warm and friendly feeling you get from all of the staff, and most of... More

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Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Everything about this place was great. The food, people, rooms, location. But they tell you not to drink the water and will offer to fill up your bottle with filtered. I was there with a bunch of other people and we all took them up on that. 8 of us got sick; fever, the runs, the whole nine yards. Way... More

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uumatter, Owner at El Sano Banano Village Hotel, responded to this review

HungryBeagle, thanks for your positive remarks about our hotel and restaurant. Naturally, I am surprised that you experienced a problem with our water so I took the time to investigate and here is my response: The water source for El Sano Banano and most other establishments in Montezuma are maintained and serviced by the town's local water association. This likewise... More

Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you are looking for a clean and simple place to stay right in the heart of Montezuma, but have to stay on a budget this hotel is a great option. The rooms are very clean and the staff is great! I have read reviews that say no windows, we were given a room with a window that went right... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We didn't have windows in the room which was a little odd for three people (and using the restroom). But cheap and centrally located, delicious breakfast in the morning and wifi in the rooms. Service was great, just know that Montezuma is very touristy. Id recommend looking into Santa Teresa instead and stopping by Montezuma.

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ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This hotel is located right downtown in Montezuma. The rate is extremely reasonable but the rooms are lacking in comfort. The rooms are very small and up a really steep staircase (hard for us to lug our suitcases) and no elevator. The nicest feature of this hotel is that you are allowed to use their sister hotel's beautiful pool area... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Great option for travelers on a tight budget. The place is located right down town, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are pretty standard but clean and cute. The restaurant is conveniently located downstairs and they have movie time during the weekend (thats when i was there). One great amenity is the use pool at the Ylang... More

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Address: Main Road - Town Center, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
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Hotel Class:3 star — El Sano Banano Village Hotel 3*
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Located on the main street in the heart of Montezuma, this hotel offers 11 comfortable rooms that are economically priced just a block from the beach. The rooms are above the well-known restaurant and have A.C., hot showers and SkyTV. The rooms are quiet and secure for those who prefer in-town comfort. Breakfast is included and the hotel guests are welcome to use the pool and hammocks at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, just a 10-12 minute walk on the beach from Montezuma. ... more   less 
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