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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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Hotel El Sueno
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012
Teri J Marietta, Georgia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Marietta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh
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5 hotel reviews
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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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Los Angeles
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

This small hotel in the centre of Santa Elena is in a great location. We found all the staff at the hotel to be very welcoming and helpful with all our travel arrangements and even called the shuttle service to Santa Elena Reserve because it was 5 minutes late picking us up. Breakfast was good - there were six combinations... More 

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Oxnard, California
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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

The rooms were very spacious and there were two double beds for the two of us. The shower was not ideal. We were there at the same time a large group of teenagers were staying there. They were extremely loud and were running up and down the halls at all hours. No one made any attempt to keep them quiet... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

We were well received, the owners are very nice, the rooms were very clean, perfect for a family of 5 travalling on a budget, breakfast included. We took tours with the hotel and we were more than satisfied. Well located in the center of Santa Elena, close to everything.

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