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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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