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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 #7 of 7 Hotels in Santa Elena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012
LM_PO_1983 Arcata, California
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Slept here one night. My bed went up And down When somebody walks next to our room in the halway. Next to 2 busy street And some kind of bar with loud music, so very noisy. Ouwners (soon?) Helps if he can make money (with to expensive tours, if you compare it with tours that are offert by backpacker places)... More 

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rafa t, Public Relations Manager at Hotel El Sueno, responded to this review

Dear R-le-chat thank you very much for your comments, we are glad to told you the issue with bed When somebody walks next to our room in the halway, has been fixed the price with have for the tours are the same or lower than others in the area thank you for your comment More 

Arcata, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed 3 nights here. Great wooden rooms with hot water and central location without all the noise. The breakfast was delicious and was included in the room price with large cups of coffee. The owners try to push tours with prices elevated for gringos, but that most likely happens at most places in this town.

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rafa t, Public Relations Manager at Hotel El Sueno, responded to this review

dear LM_PO_1983 thank you for your time to write your comments we are happy to see you like your staying with us we strive to give the better server every day thank you More 

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

At this moment we ar staying at this hotel in room 19 (double bed). The owner and son are very friendly and helpfull with any kind of question. The room is nice and has a good bed. Its in the middle of the centre, which we like very much because you are close to everything. For breakfast you can choose... More 

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rafa t, Public Relations Manager at Hotel El Sueno, responded to this review

dear Roy_Helene we are very glad to see you enjoy your staying with us we hope to see you soon again we will be uploading new pictures soon thank you More 

Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I was backpacking (solo female) and going to budget hotels. This room was fine for me. I paid $20 per night and stayed three nights. No frills. It was cool enough when I was there that I didn't need A/C or heat. The shower was barely warm enough and the pressure wasn't great, but the location was in town, walking... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Santa Elena/ Monteverde can be an expensive travel destination. Entrance to the Monteverde cloud forest is around $18/person, entrance to the Santa Elena cloud forest is about $10/peson, entrance to the Catarata San Lius is $10/person, and taxis aren't cheap. So a cheaper hotel is a must if you are backpacking through. I have stayed at El Sueño a couple... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

My husband and I were in need of a basic hotel to spend the night after a day hiking at Monteverde. We rolled into town and immediately were attracted to Hotel El Sueno. It was just around the corner from the center of town and had row of Costa Rican wooden and leather rocking chairs lined up in front. When... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We got to Monteverde during February, and searched for a place to stay for two nights. Most of the hotels and B&B were fully booked so we decided to stay at Hotel El Sueno. It is an average hotel: the room is standart, NO hot water in the shower! The best thing in this hotel is the breakfast - great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

My fiance and I stayed here for one night last month. The family who owns the hotel is very sweet and super accommodating. They serve a delicious breakfast in the morning with a variety of options. They were also very helpful in booking tours for us. The room was very basic with cool water shower, but it was clean. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

This hotel is very basic -- we paid $40 for a double occupancy room. It is a family run place with good breakfast but it is definitely a no-frills kind of place. Our room was right on the road so it was pretty noisy during the night but that is what you get for the money. It was just a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Hotel El Sueno is located in the central triangle of Santa Elena. Anything you need is close by, and if you are arriving on the bus from San Jose, it is right around the corner when you disembark. This is good and bad. It means it is easy to get shuttles, buses, taxis to either the Santa Elena or Monteverde... More 

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