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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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    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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Houston, Texas
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156 reviews 156 reviews
26 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel had great reviews, but a hotel starts with the people who run it. The front desk could have cared less if we were there. We are seniors and no one was there to even offer to take our bags. If you are on the second floor there is no elevator. We asked about WiFi and were told it... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Several buildings of hotel rooms scattered up the mountain and although quite a steep climb to these, mini buses provided just a phone call away. The rooms are quite nice but the views are amazing. When we arrived, our hotel building was very peaceful until a coach of young Canadians arrived. They were all given rooms in our block and... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on our visit to Monteverde. We choose this hotel because of the good reviews on TA. We booked one of the big rooms. I think this hotel has been seriously overrated by other reviewers. NO AC in rooms, NO wifi in rooms. Very little attention to detail when they built this. No towel hangers in the bathroom,... More

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Shalimar, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at El Establo. Not unusual in September, it rained quite a bit and was pretty fogged in a lot of the time we were there. The rooms are fairly spread out but the staff provides transportation on demand to get around the extensive complex; one of the restaurants (Laggus) is about halfway up the steep... More

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United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at El Establo for 3 nights in July, 2014 as part of a tour of Costa Rica. The place is enormous, with rooms arranged in buildings that go up a mountainside. My room was in the 800 range, which was far up, so the view from my room was amazing. The rooms have terraces with large glass doors,... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stay at El Establo Hotel ended up as a traumatic experience. Good location, average rooms and facility, nice property and very kind staff, but... on the first evening, a went to the Laggus Restaurant, looking for a appropriate connection to Internet but when I entered the place, there was a glass door closed, with no warning indication, whatsoever, of... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Establo for a yoga retreat and it was a life changing experience, The Service, these people are all happy employees,nice always want to help You and make You happy. I recomend this hotel ud You really want to find some good people and Happiness.

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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The view from El Establo is magnificent and breathtaking. However, there are a few small details missing and the overall feeling was quite unfriendly from the staff. This could be a really wonderful place if there was more attention to detail and a friendlier vibe. Also, I don't really recommend the dinner! The food was not tasty at all.. We... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stayed in room in the 500 series, beautiful view and within walking distance of the restaurant situated at the middle section of the entire property. The restaurant has a 2 for 1 happy hour. It was a good way to spend an early evening. Restaurant decor is very romantic. There is no AC in the room and definitely is not... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hi- We stayed here last September- in the off season. The hotel is gorgeous as is the landscaping. The rooms were comfortable. The hotel is on a hill and seems to have some electrical problems, lights on and off- not a big deal. And there is a shuttle that takes you up and down the hilly landscape. The restaurant was... 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*
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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