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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
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

8 hotels in 10 days- this was the swishest of them all.This was just such a dream stay, the drive to the hotel was an expedition- we drove to the huge lake with a dam on one side, it is a glorious stretch of water and the boat journey fabulous, it took about 45 minutes but we were just relaxing... More

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Evansville, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for (2) nights in May. There is no A/C here but the temperature was cool enough that it didn't pose a problem. We had to use our room key to turn the electricity on which was a new experience for me. One evening upon returning, it wouldn't work. Thankfully, we brought flashlights. Maintenance fixed the problem quickly.... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights. Out of all the hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica, this place had the nicest rooms. They were clean, updated, plenty of space. I saw a couple of reviews saying the hotel doesn't have AC, but our room definitely did. The hotel is built on a mountain and the property is steep, so... More

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13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After navigating through the worst road I have ever driven we finally arrived at El Establo. It is hard to imagine such a hotel exists on the other end of the spectrum when you are deciding between a pot hole and a jagged rock on the road to Monteverde. When we opened the door of the suite our jaws dropped.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

my husband stayed 2 nights in El Establo as part of a group travel w/ Gate 1 Travels. the hotel was clean, updated, and had breathtaking views from every room. we stayed in mid-July, and the hotel has no AC. but it was really so cool outside, that we were able to just sleep w/ the window cracked (screens were... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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119 reviews 119 reviews
22 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the hotel, the room was so beautiful and the view was amazing, we loved the wood room and the second floor with the bed on the top it felt unique. also, the service was great, professional, breakfast was great. the only thing we think can be improved - improve the bar service in the restaurant (the upper restaurant... More

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West Hollywood, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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31 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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El Establo Hotel Monteverde
El Establo Monteverde
El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde

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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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