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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 19 hotels in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The area is beautiful. The room we had was great with an upstairs loft and downstairs room with 2 king beds and a great balcony view. The staff answered questions in a respectful way but I wouldn't say they were overly enthusiastic. The breakfast was not good and when I saw the staff adding milk to warm milk that had... More

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel. Make this your home in Monteverde. Stayed in building 900 where you have fantastic view from your balcony sunrise, sunset . Shuttle service was always prompt. Rooms has refrigerator and beds are comfortable. Buffet breakfast had many choices.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bumpy ride from San Jose to El Establo Mountain Hotel was well worth it! From the moment we arrived the place was beautiful and staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We stayed in the off season so it wasn't crowded at all. It's a very mountainous area so the batches of hotel rooms are up a steep mountain/hill. They... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the nicest place to stay in Monte Verde. We stayed in a suite with a loft which was perfect for a family of four. The beds were VERY comfortable. The floors and hallways are stone which is a bit echoey if you have noisy neighbors. The rooms could use a place to put your clothes and some... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has beautiful grounds, lanscaping and awesome views. We had the building with rooms at the top of the hill, so you could see all the way to the ocean. They have a shuttle to the main building where the food is good. They will come get you anytime you call, very professional staff. The rooms have balconys with... More

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My personal favorite in the Monteverde Cloud forest is without a doubt the El Establo Lodge. Wonderful surroundings, a spectacular guided night walk, canopy tour on the premises, gourmet restaurants and comfortable lodging!

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Urbana, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to walk up and down some steep hills to get to and from the hotel rooms, the reception area, and the breakfast area. But it’s worth the walk! The other restaurant is at the very top of the property—ask for the shuttle. Sunsets are among the best we’ve ever seen, since the hotel is on a steep hill.... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. We took advantage of the hiking trail in the Cloud Forest! The restaurant at the top was very good. We sat in the bar and watched the sunset. It was a beautiful sight! The room was nice however the lighting was way too dim. Our bed was in the loft upstairs which... More

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three friends and I booked a room at this hotel. There is only one road to this hotel, which was blocked. The hotel did not inform us of this, not could we contact them. We were stuck having to drive around for hours in the dark trying to find a place to stay. When we were finally able to get... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far my favorite location on my trip. We stayed 3 nights and loved every minute. It's at about 4000 feet so be prepared to be winded if you live at sea level as we do. Going from one location to another is straight up or straight down - literally. From the lower restaurant to the upper pool... More

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Also Known As:
El Establo Hotel Monteverde
El Establo Monteverde
El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde
Address: Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas | N 10° 18.7836 / W 84° 48.9587, 60109, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 hotels in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Establo 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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