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Quetzal Inn

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Santa Elena
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The family are lovely but it stops there. Bed linen old and ill fitting, lights - bare bulb and dim, walls very thin, generally run down and it could have been so much better. Towels with holes and very thin. Spend your money elsewhere and get value. No cupboard or chair in room. Pillows very small and lumpy.

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Chino Hills, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon checking into the Quetzal Inn, my 13yr old son commented about the smell of mold and urine in the bathroom. My wife requested a room change and it was granted. Within minutes in the new room my son (not normally a super spy) found sand under his pillow. I guess I'll sleep in that bed as I can deal... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The strongest points of Quetzal Inn are its location, in the heart of Santa Elena, and, at the same time, at a very quiety and secluded place; and the friendliness and care of its staff. Good for families.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
104 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is all about location. Slap bang in the middle of Santa Elena yet set back from the road, it's a perfect Monteverde base if you're looking for somewhere a short walk from an array of restaurants. The people who work there are lovely and very obliging. We booked a Santa Maria jungle night tour through them and were... More

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed at the Quetzal Inn 2 nights in october 2013. Ricardo is and incredible host: welcoming, helpful. We felt like home! There is a common kitchen, wich is very practical. The common areas are really welcoming and are a good opportunity to meet people from all over the world. My boyfriend and I even got engaged a the Quetzal,... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a small hotel in the center of Santa Elena. I found staff very helpful and the atmosphere very friendly. But I must confirm other reports: you will hear your neighbours. This because the rooms are all wood what makes them cosy but the wooden panels between rooms offer zero isolation, I found the breakfast room rather impersonal, and... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My husband and I spent 6 nights here while hiking in the area and it was an excellent place for us. The room was simple and clean and remarkably quiet even though the hotel is right in the center of town. The breakfasts were delicious and quickly served by friendly people. For us, the availability of a kitchen was a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My wife and I and our two young children stayed here just before Christmas. Rick, the manager, was very helpful and always there with any questions we had. We originally had planned to stay in another hotel as the reviews weren't great for this one in our Lonely Planet, but on looking at the hotel first hand, we decided to... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This hotel had the greatest staff. The manager, Rick, was always there, very helpful & friendly throughout our 5 day stay. The breakfasts were freshly prepared, good, and very filling. The location is perfect, in the trees, a block from the noise of Santa Elena's streets. It was easy access into town & the bus while providing a space to... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We originally had booked the Monteverde Hostel Lodge (please see my review of it for more of a complete review), but because of a mixup with their email and booking via Orbitz, they did not have space for us. Instead, they moved us to the Quetzal Inn (hence the "accidentally stayed" part of the title). The location of this hotel... More

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Also Known As:
Quetzal Hotel Santa Elena
Quetzal Inn Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena
Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Santa Elena
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