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Hotel y Cabinas Don Taco

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   ocated from the Banco Nacional 300 m. east, Santa Elena 506, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Really Near to the town, it was nice and provide a good view of the Santa Elena and Monteverde from every room in there ! The staff was really lovely and they take care of all details during our stay there.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I recently stayed at the Don Taco for almost 2 weeks. The staff treated me like I was part of the family. Great breakfast. Loved the balconies. Not a lot of hot water in the morning, but that just helped me wake up.

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and I meant to stay one night, but wound up staying a extra day. The place is a few blocks uphill from the town proper, wich gets you out of the noise and diesel exhaust. It offers stunning views. We had a cabina (#14) well away from the road, with a glass-enclosed balcony and a 180 degree view.... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

While visiting the cloud forest of Monte Verde, Costa Rica, my family and I stayed in two cabins at the Hotel Don Taco in St. Elena, Costa Rica. It is a safe, friendly, decent facility that is extremely affordable, provides a wonderful home-cooked breakfast each morning, has an excellent and friendly staff and beautiful views. While I agree with many... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A lot has already been said: Nice staff, clean rooms and cabins, we very much enjoyed the cabinas-feeling. Location is great since it is only five minutes from the center. However the cabins need some renovation and new mattresses would be great. Breakfast was nothing special. But for the price we paid it was fine.

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Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed on a whim since we had no other plans. The rooms were basic, views were nice though. It really was just a place to stay, the beds were firm. My fiancé and I are not heavy people. So when we settled down to get some shut eye and one of the planks from under the bed fell out,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I came here with a group while studying abroad. We stayed here one night so we could do the canopy tour/ zip lining. Before this we were visited La fortuna waterfall by Arenal. I suggest taking the boat ride and bus ride to get to Don Taco, some of the best scenery you will ever see and faster than taking... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We enjoyed to stay here, was really clean, we had good panaromic view and paid 60 usd for 3 person. It is family run one and stuff is really attentive. Good price for value hotel. Breakfast starts at 6:30 which is good cause days are short in Costa RIca

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Our 2 night stay in one of the cabinas was one of the best experiences of our 2 week visit to Costa Rica. We had an enclosed porch (picture windows with a view of the ridge and the Gulf of Nicoya) that we would recommend. The room was spacious & clean with private bath.The staff was extremely kind and helpful.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I just returned from a Costa Rica trip with my sister. We stayed at don Taco for 7 nights while exploring the Monteverde area. It is a great place to stay, just up the hill from the center of Santa Elena. The cabinas are beautiful, with a great view of Santa Elena. Very convenient for dining in Santa Elena, with... More

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Address: ocated from the Banco Nacional 300 m. east, Santa Elena 506, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel y Cabinas Don Taco 3*
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