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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
  • 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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New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Good Friendly staff Spacious Rooms with nice bathroom, nice bed Sunset views The Bad The coffee maker in the room required a 3-conductor outlet and the room has only one of these and it is located nowhere near where the coffee maker is situated. We had to improvise by placing a small table next to the outlet. No toilet... More 

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East Troy, WI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the 900 building of El Establo Hotel, they highest level of the nine buildings that comprise the property. We had gorgeous sunsets each night. The rooms were comfortable and spacious with excellent beds and facilities. The restaurant nearest the registration building was quite good - excellent breakfast buffet and very good evening buffet dinners, but the real... More 

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Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The furniture and Accessories were very pretty. A nice view. The bathroom was unbelievable. Very spacious, double walk in shower, garden tub. It was like your own private spa. The only negative was you could hear the people next door. The WIFI did not work in the room. I would have given it 5 stars except for WIFI and being... More 

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Ottawa
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10 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Establo is a very memorable place. Located close to town, it provides a magnificent vista of the Monteverde region and the Gulf of Nicoya in the distance. Though the accomodations are very spread out - you essentially need a shuttle to get around - most of them afford fantastic hilltop views of the area, which are also perfect for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a level 300 room near the entrance. The room was huge with a bed on the main floor and a bed on the second floor. The room was a bit noisy because we could hear people from the hallway. At night the wind was howling through the windows, tried to seal them but it didn't do much good.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at El Establo during my honeymoon. The hotel is located up in the mountains and at 2-3PM the clouds come in to give the feeling that you are in the movie UP. The rooms was clean and bright with a walk out balcony. If you are out on the balcony when the clouds roll in, you can feel like... More 

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Luling, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing. The views were so incredible looking down from the cloud forest. This was an eco friendly hotel and when I booked I was a little nervous about it being hot at night with no air conditioning but that was not the case at all. It was very comfortable. The rooms were beautiful with the back all... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms aren't sealed and let in the humidity, and more notably,the bugs and small wildlife. A gecko that the staff couldn't locate in our room made so much noise that I couldn't sleep much (and I am a very sound sleeper.) There wasn't AC in this hotel which is minor in my opinion, but my significant other couldn't stand it.... More 

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Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Establo for three nights. Had prime location on the 9th level. Check in ok but not very informative. We did figure system out. Room was adequate size. However no storage for clothing. Lighting totally insufficient for reading. Understand environmental issue but noted lights could be logistically located. Dinner in fine dining restaurant excellent. Breakfast in coffee shop... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here as part of the Costa Rica Monkey Tours. Overall, we really liked the property. We got a room closer to the lobby with a great view of the water and the town from the patio. We even had a little Coatamundi come by to say hello! The bed was comfortable and the room looked... More 

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