We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 19 Montezuma hotels

El Sano Banano Village Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Road - Town Center, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added El Sano Banano Village Hotel to your Saves list
El Sano Banano Village Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
82%
Ranked #8 of 19 hotels in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
MrWilly2013 Estes Park, Colorado
  • Overview
  • Reviews (135)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Photos (47)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (26)
  • More
Write a Review

135 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    59
    48
    15
    9
    4
See reviews for
22
43
10
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (26)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Estes Park, Colorado
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colorado
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
2 reviews
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

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
ohio
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Escazu, Costa Rica
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The hotel was in a great location for Montezuma - we walked out the door and the beach and attractions were right there, but it stayed quiet at night. The restaurant downstairs was super cute and the food was good (breakfast was included). They had an organic juice bar that was delicious but expensive, as was some of the other... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Cod
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

After visiting Montezuma nearly 20 times since 2001, we finally stayed at El Sano Banano - as we were on a last minute trip to the area over New Year's. I was hesitant because of the potential noise in Montezuma center - and was thrilled when we went to sleep at around 1:30 am New Year's eve, and could barely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed at El Sano Banano for two nights after our yoga retreat in Montezuma. The rooms are simple and clean and there is plenty of hot water for the shower. We walked to the pool at Ylang Ylang two or three times which is fun. The restaurant has raw food which we ate for all our meals. Thank you... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage El Sano Banano Village Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Also consider these accommodations in or near Montezuma
Quiet, Pool, Fr...
Show More
0.0 mi away
Hotel Luz de Mono
Hotel Luz de Mono
#5 of 19 in Montezuma
4.0 of 5 stars 158 reviews
Free Parking, R...
Show More
0.0 mi away
Kalapiti Luxury Jungle Suites
Charming, Quiet...
Show More
0.0 mi away
Hotel El Jardin
Hotel El Jardin
#11 of 19 in Montezuma
3.5 of 5 stars 176 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Free Parking, R...
Show More
0.0 mi away
Hotel Celaje
Hotel Celaje
#1 of 2 in Cabuya
4.0 of 5 stars 106 reviews
Beach, Pool, Fr...
Show More
0.0 mi away
Tango Mar Beach, Spa & Golf Resort
Independent Hot...
Show More
0.0 mi away
La Aurora Hotel
La Aurora Hotel
#15 of 19 in Montezuma
3.5 of 5 stars 102 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to El Sano Banano Village Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Sano Banano Village Hotel

Address: Main Road - Town Center, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sano Banano Village Hotel 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia and Venere so you can book your El Sano Banano Village Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

47 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (41)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Montezuma
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms
12

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer