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Hotel El Tajalin

Frente al parque infantil, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The cleaners were lovely and so welcoming. They were so good at their job and had a wonderful way with towels!(the elephant sculpture out of the towel was the best!) the reception staff were lovely as well! Overall a very nice place to stay :)

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The hotel helped make the trip to Montezuma and was the favorite one I stayed in during our trip to Costa Rica. Centrally located and quiet, it had a/c, private baths and very reliable hot water. During the few moments we weren't hiking, surfing, or sitting on the beach - we enjoyed reading and napping in the hammocks on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

People at the reception were very nice and helpful. Rooms are big, clean and very comfortable. Hotel overall feels like home. Breakfast is not offered but you have some options nearby. They offer yoga class but only if bought as a package for an entire week. No noise, locatef near the beach. Maybe it was also the great and exceptional... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We recently stayed four nights at the El Tajalin. Our "superior room" was spacious and everything was in good order: a/c, fly screens, hot water, safety deposit box. Sadly the internet was a little slow, was OK to do e-mail, but too slow for e.g. YouTube. The staff were friendly and helpful. We didn't use the communal areas much, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I recently spent three nights at the Tajalin. The location is ideal, as it is off the main street up a driveway, located next to the public park. The park is very quiet and shields the hotel from the bustle of the village. Everything is within a one minute walk. I felt very safe, as there are security people at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Facing a park near beach. Quiet, but 1/2 block to town. Clean, well kept, roomy, with hot water and AC. Great, accomodating, helpful staff and management. Lovely, large open air room with hammocks and a kitchen to hang out or cook which is closed at 10 PM so people can sleep. Some large steps, so if visually impaired would request... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

This was a very well kept hotel with very helpful staff. That being said I am going to be very honest in my review here due to the fact that I was unable to communicate my concerns while there(language barrier with the available staff). We booked our stay prior to the hotel changing hands and were expecting a different environment.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

The label of the hotel is a crab which is basically everywhere around Montezuma at dawn and night. Best with this hotel was the location, as it was a bit (100m) away from town and was very quiet - but still it was only a one minute walk from the centre. The owners were very helpfull and friendly. On the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

On our trip to Costa Rica, we wanted to go to Montezuma to see the waterfalls because all the locals said the waterfalls in Montezuma were the best. The waterfalls were definitely amazing. We couldn't go back to the part of Costa Rica were were originally staying in (Playa Hermosa) until the next morning because of the taxi boat schedule... More 

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

Hotel El Tajalin has new management as of October 15, 2011. We sincerely appreciate your review. We are using it as a learning tool to improve the experience of guests here at our hotel. While mosquitoes are a natural occurrence in Costa Rica and will not be erradicated any time soon, we are re-screening all windows to ensure that mosquitoes... More 

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