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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

First you must know that it's rains all the time in MonteVerde we didn't like it that much , the road to reach the hotel is hard and require 4x4 car The hotel is spread on a very big land which make it hard to go around for every time you want to leave to the room , you will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The executive rooms are very very basic, outdated to say the least. The carpet is worn out and full of stains. Most of the furniture is scratched, damaged or in a poor state. There was no duvet cover on the comforters, which I find pretty gross. The bathroom seemed to be kind of partially renovated. However the finish was of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Establo is a hotel in Santa Elena in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. It's quite a long and bumpy climb to get here, but the views are breathtaking over the cloud forest. As it rains a lot and then it's sunny, you're likely to see fantastic rainbows on your way. It's situated close to the Monteverde and Santa Elena reserves,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great double-storey room with balcony and amazing views. However, lighting in room was really poor plus the whole hotel just felt huge and empty. I think it would be far better in high season with more people around. There was one small, coolish pool - get the free hotel shuttle to it rather than walking as there's steep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The grounds are large and the hotel is on a hill with each subsequent building at a higher elevation than the previous one. I think I saw signs up to the 900 series room numbers. We stayed in the 600 series, so quite high up the campus. Great views of hills and the pacific coast in the distance. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay here as part of our Costa Rica Monkey Tour in April 2015. Our room was gorgeous, the setting was serene. This is the perfect place to "unwind." I had one of the best massages ever at their spa. In the evening, we did the Night Walk organized through the hotel & saw some cool animals, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel has spectacular view over the pacific. The room was very comfortable, large and clean. Very nice swimming pool, covered from the rain but open on the outside. Activities proposed by the hotel are as nice as those proposed by operators. Don't miss the night walk! Great spa too. The staff was very helpful. All in all it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didnt like the hotel itself. Rooms had nothing special. That whole shuttle service to go from one place to another quickly became annoying. And the wait was sometimes too long (especially with kids 5.5 and 2.5). The restaurants there had nothing special either (and the wait was long as well). That being said, the staff was great, always accommodating,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel and the room were very nice and comfortable BUT in less that 40 hours that we've stayed there, we had to call maintenance 5 times to unclog the toilette... this is not something that you expect after paying ridiculously overprice amount per night. Tour night and zipline were perfect for our kid's age (8-13). Tour desk was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful hotel, each of the rooms boasting views of Costa Ricas gorgeous lush greenery. The service was very good, from the folks at the front desk to the concierge service and the shuttle drivers. When we first checked in, our room was high up on the mountainside (see explanation below). The hotel staff were very accommodating... More 

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