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Hotel La Puesta del Sol

0.5 Km from Santa Elena downown, Santa Elena 5655-60109, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melsele, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hamlet of Monteverde is conveniently located to go hiking in the Cordillera de Tilarán from where one can overlook the Arenal Volcano and lake, and/or, to participate in nearby adrenaline pumping activities such as crossing hanging bridges at tree canopy level or even more sensational: zooming through the cloud forest, attached to zip-lines. Moreover, Monteverde is a quiet place,... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed here for 6 nights over Easter. Pros: the view of the sunsets from the top floor is amazing every night. Short walk into town but away from the noise of the main road. Most comfortable bed we've had through South and Central America so far. Daily servicing of your room. Very clean. Juanita cooks a great breakfast (and... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We loved our stay at Puesta del Sol mostly because of Freddy, the owner. He will give you good information about the tours that matches your interest. Also he is a birdwatching-guide himself. We've had a great trip with him showing us a lot of different birds. Also, the beds are perfect for a good night rest and it's very... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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131 reviews 131 reviews
45 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We chose the place after checking appx. 15 other options in Santa Elena and nearby. We looked for something calm, clean with open view but for price max to 30$. However, that was a mission impossible and after 2hrs we got to La Puesta del Sol and took it for slightly higher price - big, bright and clean private room... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

1. After arrival I' was about to pay by card and Freddy (probably owner) told me that they receive only cash, so i went in a down town to withdraw cash and after my return some other guest was paying by card. So just because is comfortable for him to get a cash, i was forced to went 15 min... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The inn keeper and his family was very nice and made you feel welcome. You will have fun with the cat and dog that greets you as you enter the premises. Only one issue is no hot water from the sink only the tub.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I cannot explain how wonderful this man is! Yes, I am aware this review is supposed to be about the hotel, which by the way is clean, comfy, has hot water, but I have to rave about Freddy! He is the greatest! His bird tour is phenomenal. He can spot a bird from oceans away lol. Sloths too. His wife... More 

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Last year we joined Freddy for a bird watching tour. When we returned to Santa Elena again this February, we stayed at Freddy's Puesta del Sol for two nights, and once again joined Freddy for his bird watching tour. The room was basic and spotlessly clean. The beds were comfortable. Free Wifi signal reaches the rooms. The location is a... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

After sleeping one night in the worst hostel of the area, we ended up finding this marvelous place! The family that owns the place is awesome, they helped us in whatever we needed. The rooms are for five people, but they allowed us to have one extra person. They even lent us a little kitchen and a table for us... More 

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Rialto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Awesome Guy! Sweetest person in CR! Freddy was awesome went into monte verde wanting and hoping to see a sloth! we asked around, and everyone said that there was no luck! But Freddy didn't need luck! He had SKILL! :) We told him we were dyeing to see sloths and had already scheduled a bird seeing tour with him the... More 

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