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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 #7 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We originally got room 8, one of the nook rooms, but the A/C smacks up against the wall, missing the bed in nook. We moved to room 3, which had a straight on breeze to the bed area. Much more pleasing. The place is very casual and laid back, like Montezuma itself. The road is long if you are traveling... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had very nice experience here , the staff was awesome ,very helpful with information about the area.rooms were nice w a/c and hot water. Food was very good. They show movies nightly on projection screen. Overall very nice experience. Thanks huber, sadie, jorge and hazel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed here when we first arrived in Montezuma while we were exploring the area and looking for longer term housing. It was clean and affordable and the staff was friendly and helpful and many spoke excellent English. The rooms have air conditioning and the showers have hot water. The rooms are small but we did not come here to... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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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16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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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*
Number of rooms: 12
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