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El Establo

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas | N 10° 18.7836 / W 84° 48.9587, 60109, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 18 hotels in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
stargrrrl511 West Hollywood, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Hollywood, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a lousy experience in Tamarindo, and a rough drive up to Monteverde over rocky and turbulent terrain, all we wanted was a hot meal and a quiet room. Boy did this hotel exceed our expectations! This hotel, set up on a hill in the cloud rainforest, is (in my opinion) a luxury hotel with expansive grounds and higher end... More

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful location... set up on the hill with AMAZING views from your rooms. Very nice and updated rooms. the pool is covered and heated (not super warm, but my daughter and husband loved it anyways). The hotel has a restaurant near a lagoon. Its pretty views, but too fancy and pricey for us. The food was okay. Your... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place was actually a little less rustic and much larger than the reviews and hotel website led me to believe, which a lot of people would probably like, but I found a little disappointing. The property is huge...stretches maybe 2-3km up a mountainside with hundreds of rooms. At breakfast and dinner there were masses of American tourists (I am... More

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110 reviews 110 reviews
29 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I could go ON and ON about my experience at this AMAZING hotel...OMG! From the moment I arrived, I felt as though I had TRULY stumbled across a gem! This hotel is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Formerly a horse stable, the property was transformed into a hotel in the 80's (I believe). The property is expansive and consists of multiple different complexes... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed for one night, but I wish we could have stayed longer! We booked after reading great reviews and getting a good price on a room + breakfast. The property is much larger than I was expecting and the views are amazing, especially from the basketball court area at sunset. We were a little disappointed that the concierge... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in this hotel as part of our tour in Costa Rica. The staff in reception were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious and clean. The rooms did not have air conditioning but you could ask for fan from the reception. The hotel offers shuttle service to/from your rooms down to the restaurant or... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel on the advice of our travel agent , the local company CRT. It exceeded all expectations. The room was spacious, well appointed and with lovely views. The staff could not possibly be more attentive and charming. Transport around the hotel is essential as it is on a steep hillside, one phone call and the bus is... More

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Menlo Park, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was in the lower section, 308 which was a walkable distance to the lower pool, front desk and restaurant. But if you wanted to go anywhere else on the property you need to take a shuttle. The bathroom window opens up to the hallway so we could hear our next door neighbor singing in the shower at 5:45... More

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Oberdorf, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This place is quite unique since it spreads out uphill several hundred feet. But even from the lower rooms (we had 402), the view over the valley is fantastic and the sunsets can't be better. The room was spacious, clean and very quiet. What can you ask more for? Would not recommend the hotel restaurant for lunch and dinner. Go... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

i just got back from costa rica and wanted to share with all th most beautiful hotel in monteverde, el establo is high in the mountains , the view from the rooms is amazing , the room is huge , the bathroom is very modern and clean there is a balcony to each room so you can enjoy nature even... More

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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*
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Also Known As:
El Establo Hotel Monteverde
El Establo Monteverde
El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde

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Nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, El Establo offers the best quality services that will make your trip an unforgettable experience: The area`s best view, heated indoor pools, spa, restaurants, café-bars, special events center, internet access, souvenirs shop, tennis court, basketball court, mini soccer court, hiking trails, canopy tour and the most charming staff. This half Costarican – half Quaker, family owned hotel, will allow you to share the best of both cultures. ... more   less 
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