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El Establo

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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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After 3+ hours of bumpy ride from Tilaran, we were glad we had finally arrived at El Establo. It was a property with many buildings built on the hill. 700 was way up. 800/900 were even higher but closed for now. Room had a simplistic feel, no drawer, no closet, a safe box with a key ($35 deposit) fixed to... More 

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Barbados
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not very good. Orientation of hotel on mountain annoying as you need to use shuttles and feel isolated. Food average at best. No hot water on first night which was incredible! Staff were pleasant, internet coverage in hotel poor and where available did not work for two days. I wished I had spent more time researching property and stayed at... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I hugely enjoyed my trip to Monteverde & my stay at El Establo. The room was huge & the views were incredible. The room/hotel is very modern looking & bed is very comfortable. There is no heating/cooling but it wasn't necessary since the walls are so thick that it is quite temperate. It is a little way out of town... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would not recommned this hotel. Cons: - Room walls are very thin. You can hear every noise from hallways and the room next door. - No heater or a/c in the rooms. It get very cold at night and warm during the day. - Pool is small. Only a few lounge chairs. Lots of people were sitting on the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel was clean and each room basically equipped but the views more than made up for the lack of amenities (no coffee maker in the rooms unless it was a family suite) Reception staff and tour desk associate spoke excellent English and we very friendly and accommodating. The hotel buildings are situation on the mountainside so it is necessary... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What A great place to relax and enjoy the out doors. The rooms are amazing and the view is even better. I would recommend that you stay in room from 700-900 for the view and away from the noise from the streets. You need to eat at the small bakery across the street a great place. Highly recommended place

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel offers you the opportunity to sleep in the clouds (we stayed in building 7). We watched them roll in around dusk and opened our doors to let them into our room. It was one of the most peaceful and tranquil moments of our trip. Twin rocking chairs in each room for relaxing and taking in the view. Room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just came back from my family trip to Costa Rica. I visited multiple areas and stayed in a number of hotels. Out of all the hotels, El Establo was by far the worst of the bunch. The rooms in El Establo has some very pretty views of the area. The rooms we was cosy. The rooms didn't have closets,... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful and peaceful. Enjoy the pool. Beautiful grounds. Large and sunny room. Wifi not working well. Nice breakfast this morning. $3 cab ride to town. View of ocean. Get room on 5th floor for great view. Best hotel on a 10 day trip to Costa Rica so far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view! Excellent service! Karen, the Chef, personally prepared safe meals for my son who has life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. My children loved rolling down the hills. Best zip lining nearby.

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