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El Establo

3.5 of 5 Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas | N 10° 18.7836 / W 84° 48.9587, 60109, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars NEW

The hotel is OK. The rooms are due for an upgrade but they are acceptable. There is a lot of noise from the hallways and the wind can be very loud as well. I wish they had a common area with games or a fireplace, it would've been nice to have some space to share so you don't have to... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights enjoying sunsets right out of back door sitting in our rocking chairs. The room was large and comfortable but...it did remind me a bit of camp. And, no closets? It was easy to hear noises from adjoining rooms or hallways. There was no AC/fan to mask the noise. Fortunately our group was quiet and considerate. We... More 

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Fruitport, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terrible staff, terrible service, terrible and expensive food. The rooms are infested with scorpions, killed two in our room and found two more in our suitcases. Shuttle buses run nonstop up and down the mountain right outside your window driving you nuts.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view is the only good thing we had. The staff was all 21-26 years old and acted like 15 year olds. We had two rooms and both had horrible scorpion infestations. We went to tell the front desk but all three staff members laughed at us. They said they have 100s of scorpions its no big deal. Food was... More 

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Bromont, Quebec
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a mountain bike race in November. I really enjoyed it, but... I'm relatively young and very fit! Too many reviewers have gone over the shortcomings from a North American traveller's perspective... But folks... This is COST RICA! Yes, it's a long hard walk if you don't take the shuttle... Yes, it rains a lot - it's the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights on a Gate 1 tour of Costa Rica. The rooms were very nice and are situated very high up on a hill with a beautiful view. The hotel provides shuttle service down to the lobby and restaurant, and it's usually pretty prompt. Saw amazing sunsets right from our room. The only down side was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing. Ask for a high # room on a top floor. We did but didn't get it and we're disappointed. We ate on premises and food was ok. The highlight was going zip lining on premises We also did a sugar cane / coffee plantation tour that was ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you are immersed in the middle of the cloud forest, surrounded by wildlife and mountains; yet you have an amazing view to the Gulf of Nicoya and its islands. The hotel is very nice, comfortable and clean. Its gourmet restaurant is quite nice and right next to a small lake surrounded by a wonderful garden. Close you just about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to love this hotel - the room are in blocks situated on a hillside with probably the most magnificent views I've ever seen from a hotel - right out across the Nicoya peninsula. And it's right up in the cloudforest. Trouble was, it's so sparsely laid out that the hotel has to provide vans to transport people. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in room at the highest level. Had a great view of the sunset and got great pictures. quick ride to quaint downtown. On site trails, that I would have liked to try move of them. Pool looked good but did not have the time to use it.

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Address: Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas | N 10° 18.7836 / W 84° 48.9587, 60109, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Establo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 155
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Also Known As:
El Establo Hotel Monteverde
El Establo Monteverde
El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde

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