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Hotel El Tajalin

Frente al parque infantil, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Hotel El Tajalin
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Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015
Ryan G Dallas, Texas
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Hotel is perfectly located on the park in the town of Montezuma. Giving you great access to the beaches and restaurants in town. Hotel is clean and well maintained. Staff is exceptional, pleasant and very helpful.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Second year staying here. The staff are super nice and the hotel is very secure. Jeremy, Dennis and Gabriel always made sure that we had what we needed and lined up excursions and a shuttle for us. A big bonus is that the rooms are very competitively priced and centrally located but still very private. We hope to stay there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I stayed here with my boyfriend after stumbling upon this magical place. First let me say we had planned on one night and ended up staying 10 days! The staff is so warm and welcoming and extremely helpful. The rooms are perfect with a hot shower and always clean. The cleaning ladies are especially nice and work around your schedule... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I was looking for Spanish courses in Spain and this option popped up on the web. I thought Costa del sol or Costa Rica, cost wise probably the same! I presumed that I'd be cooking more for myself and found the local Sodas to be such excellent value that haven't cooked once, prepared breakfasts yes, but why bother when eating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I stayed here with a group of about 10 friends during a study abroad trip and we all had a great experience here. We booked three different rooms, and while 2 of the rooms had a ceiling fan and felt great, my room did not and we were melting. They say they have A/C but it was cooler to keep... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First of all I would recommend to go to and stay in Santa Teresa (approx. 30 Minutes away from Montezuma). Montezuma is really small and maybe okay for a one day trip but I really do not understand the hype around this village (maybe it was "in" 20 years ago but I think that's over). The beaches are so much... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We just left Montezuma after two weeks at El Tajalin. I am normally a bit of a hotel snob but for the price that we paid Hotel El Tajalin exceed our expectations. The hotel staff, Gabriel, Jeremy, Dennis, Gina, and the rest were awesome. Very helpful, courteous and really enhanced our Montezuma experience. The upstairs common space is great. A... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Booked in for 4 days at this place they call a hotel should be a hostel and for the money you pay you can get a cleaner and nicer room and a swimming pool just round the corner.! We spent the evening out having a meal and when we got back to the hotel there safe number had been changed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We booked here for 4 nights and paid upfront! As soon as we saw the room we immediately changed our minds, it was expensive, dirty and the room stunk really bad! We demanded a refund which didn't go down well! Eventually we agreed on staying 1 nite and had the rest refunded! We decided 2 go out 4 dinner and... More 

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Hotel_El_Tajalin, Manager at Hotel El Tajalin, responded to this review

Dear Karen, I appreciate your review because if nothing else, it helps us evaluate how to deal with adverse situations and I feel I handled this badly when we spoke on your way out. I apologize for not just listening and understanding your point of view but to be honest, I felt insulted. You eventually said you did not like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Central location. We arrived late after 12 hours of traveling. It was cheap but the room we stayed in was very poor so we left again the next day and moved to a different hotel. Get what you pay for I guess !

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