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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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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015
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Burlington, Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am all for rustic accommodations. I frequently stay in a cabana on the beach in Tulum MX with no electrical outlets. However, this is a bit too rustic for me. Many rooms do not have windows to the outside, but instead face into a hallway. If someone sneezes three rooms away, you can hear it. Also, since many of... More 

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Perth
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Pro's: - Nice breakfast with different options - Good location in the centre of town - Friendly staff - Room itself was nice and clean. - Hot water worked well Cons: - Noisy - the rooms are surrounded by wooden floors that are ridiculously loud when people walk. - our room had a window facing a walkway with a bright... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have to admit we did not stay her. We were at the Poco a Poco which is quite a bit more upscale and more expensive but we ate at the restaurant 3 times (lunch and dinner) because it was so good. Great personal service, excellent cooking, very good prices and we could bring our own wine which we did... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Comfortable hotel, low price with EXCELLENT tenants. They will help you to build your trip, make phone calls ( even to make a reservation to another hotel for the next day). They were very patient us when we were trying to speak spanish and would not switch to english automatically. They were always there when we needed something. Felt like... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed in a 2-bedroom room for 2 nights in Monteverde/Santa Elena. The rooms were very big, nice batchroom, clean. The only bad thing is that you can hear basically everything moving on the wooden floors outside of the room. It´s very central, walking distance to everything you need. Staff is very helpful and friendly and the restaurant is also... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This hotel is not very good, and I would also say bad value for money! With a double insuite bedroom for 40 USD, you get a big room that fits 3, but when it's windy the whole wooden room moves and makes a terrible noise (same when people just wlak next to the room, TV does not work properly, and... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed a couple of nights here. It was walkable to the center of town, high up so great views. The outside space is very arty and classy and the inside was also tasteful. The price was also excellent. The staff was incredibly attendant for such an inexpensive place. We would definitely come back!

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IPSWICH suffolk
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14 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The best thing about this hotel is the restaurant run by the whole family, it seems but mama does beautiful fish and the waiter is so friendly. The room were basic but comfortable but the bathroom could do with a rewamp. It is a very friendly place where people talk to each other. We were there at the beginning of... More 

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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

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 January 10, 2015

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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