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Hotel El Sueno

Santa Elena Center | next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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    3 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room dirty & unsafe (uncovered electricity cables coming out from the wall, water coming down from the roof). A lot of noise coming from other rooms for all the night. We spent a night and we don't reccomend it at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and some friends just had dinner in the "el sueño" and we loved it! It was delicious and with great service. Some of us chose the plate of the day, one had the "casado". The portion was just perfect and the fruit juce yummy. We cannot say anything about the hotel but the restaurant is absolutely recommendable.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Paid around $55 USD a night and found that this was a decent accommodation. Breakfast was provided and it was really good! Good location too and located right in downtown santa elena. Only complaint is the laundry was Abit pricey at $5 a kilo otherwise a place I can recommend if you are looking for a decent budget accom in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great little hotel in the center of downtown Santa Elena. Clean rooms, friendly staff and great included breakfast! (8 options with English translation available). Only con was the view - our room only had view of interior hallway, but the clean rooms, hot shower and comfortable bed made up for it! There are also a few fun chill-out areas on... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

It's quite difficult reviewing very basic, budget hotels as you end up having conflicting expectations: you want a cheap deal, but then perhaps expect too much... We opted for this hotel after reading a review in Lonely Planet. This hotel is run by a tico family who seemed friendly. The lady on reception didnt speak much English but this didn't... More 

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Victoria, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This hotel was fine. Nobody speaks english though. The breakfast was really good. The rooms were fine but they didnt have AC. The bathroom was fine. Overall it was fine. Pretty cheap place. I dont think I would stay here again but it was fine for the two nights we were there.

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Sudbury, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were travelling with a group of students and while one of the students was showering, the showerhead caught fire and filled the bathroom with smoke and then the room with smoke. No smoke detectors or alarms went off in the room or in the halls. Once the front desk was advised, they instructed us to time the water use... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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201 reviews 201 reviews
62 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Stayed here on a two day excursion to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The facility is a bit rustic but is quite good for the area. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The breakfast, which was included, had a number of options including eggs, pancakes, rice and beans, as well as a variety of fruits and juice. They serve very... More 

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87 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights it was 35 dollars a night. The rooms are wooden and quite small and basic, they do the job. There is no aircon or fan or sadly no hot water! Not good when it gets a bit chilly in the evening. You get two towels and one soap, the sink also hangs a bit... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We are a 30 something couple traveling Costa Rica and found this hotel to be very clean, comfortable, and hospitable. Traveling in September, this is the off season. So it's very quiet. I would highly recommend this hotel. Notably, we booked a deluxe room at Pension Santa Elena on Lonely Planet's recommendation and, immediately upon seeing the room, cancelled our... More 

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Address: Santa Elena Center | next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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Hotel El Sueno Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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