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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 #5 of 18 Hotels in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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 yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and through the hotel booked the following excursions: day hike in Monteverde Cloud Forest, night hike on the hotel's grounds, and Sky Trek ziplining. Everyone at the hotel was very helpful and pleasant. They even recommended places to eat in Santa Elana which were fabulous. The breakfast, which is included, was much better than... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some of the bad reviews i expected a yucky rustic cabin with constant noise. But i was happily surprised. This is a really great place, no idea why all the bad reviews. The rooms are really comfortable, great views from the room with balcony, large beds, large luxury bathroom with bath. Yes, i guess the walls are thin,... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I stayed at El Establo about a week ago. As we were being dropped off at the hotel by Gray Line, our driver said, we were staying at the nicest hotel in the Monteverde area. It's a beautiful, rustic looking hotel with buildings built into the mountainside. We were in the 500 building, probably about half way... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This very expensive hotel has some positive features, notably the lovely property and the great views. But the inconveniences and the oddities outweigh the positives. The property is located on a steep slope, so that if you are an older person (my wife and I are 65+), it is difficult to get around. The only option is to wait for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I guess this place is more about couples as having to use a bus to get around the buildings and areas of the spread out resort would not be ideal for children, that's not to say there's nothing for children to do as there is two swimming pools, a playground, sports pitches and a few animals. Having said the above... 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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