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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Galveston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this clean, convient hotel when I got to town and could look around a bit. The rooms were totally adequate and after looking at a few hostels, I choose this hotel. It was less expensive actually than a private in a hostel. Had my own bathroom and TV. The free breakfast was very good and served in a nice... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got lucky and got the room on the 2nd floor with a big window with a nice view. The location of this room is also quieter because it's not next to the stairs or the hang out area. The staff is really friendly and the breakfast is good!

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Pambula Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really good place , I thought they had excellent service and always there to help or ask questions. Food was really good for breakfast which is Included , really enjoyed this place , room was a bit noisy with wind and when people walked near your room , but nothing to terrible .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was a wooden cabin and so very noisy when it was windy and you could hear people in the rooms next door. One night I genuinely feared the roof would blow off. However I think most hostels in his town were wooden and so may also be noisy. The room was fine and had clean bedding and was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have been travelling through Central America for 4 weeks and this is the WORST hotel we have stayed in by far. We are avid travellers and been all over the world. Stayed here based on Lonely Planet review despite 2/5 rating on tripadvisor. Boy did Lonely Planet get it wrong this time !!! Checked in 1st night and was... More 

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hotelelsuenocr, Manager at Hotel El Sueno, responded to this review

hello thank you for the time on writing this review, it help us grow en get better with every comment. we had a group of kids and other adults. its almost unposible for us to control all the guest, plus we can not go telling every body at the hotel to be quiet, they did not went load until late,... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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
2 reviews
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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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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