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Hotel El Bosque

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| First right after Restaurant Tramonti (entrance next to Coffee Shop), 60109, Costa Rica
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Lier, Belgium
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The owners of this hotel are super friendly! Daniel and Liz are absolutely some of the nicest people you'll ever meet! Their english is excellent, they gave us some great recommendations for places to eat and things to do around town, made reservations for us,... The room we were in was close to perfect! The only thing is that the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This actually a 3,5 star review, but I've rounded it up based on the stated below. What makes this place a four star? The staff, the situation, and the grounds itself. Staff: super friendly, great service, and above all: a passion and drive to make something of this place. It was my birthday and my wife made some arrangements, such... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at El Bosque for 2 nights and wished we could have stayed longer! The hotel grounds are beautiful and the rooms are clean and adequate. We loved that the property was just outside of town - much quieter and you feel much closer to the incredible nature. A $4 cab ride or a pleasant walk to town makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room is clean and the staff was friendly and helpful grounds are beautiful with their own hiking paths nice free breakfast every morning I would come back no problem Close to local bus line market bakery coffee shop short work tour restaurant short cab ride to town

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our first 3 nights in Costa Rica at Hotel El Bosque. It is in a great location between Santa Elena and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, far enough in from the road to eliminate vehicle noise or dust. Daniel and Liz were great hosts--they seem to be doing an excellent job running the hotel since taking over last... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed three nights in this charming lodge managed by a young and delightful couple. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. The rooms are not elegant; they are pretty basic and the price was right! If you are into luxury rooms, this is not a place for you -- but if you want a different experience, you should try it!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you manage to drive into Monteverde this Hotel is just fine but if you take a public bus like we did to spare your car from the pounding dirt road to get there then this Hotel is great. The location is right next to a highly rated Italian restaurant, Stella's Bakery, The Bat Cave and a bus stop to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a calm and beautiful area, near the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Extremely friendly staff that helped us with everything we needed. We felt very welcome and there was a very happy and positive atmosphere. Also, the breakfast was very good and hearty! Highly recommended!

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Cambridge, Maryland, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the other ratings of this hotel say it is basic but clean and has lovely hotel grounds, so I was surprised when I arrived to find our room was dirty. Not so much that the linens were dirty or anything like that but it just felt grimy. There was a sewage smell coming from the sink and my feet... More 

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hello kalyndra, Thanks for bringing this up. I am so very sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation. And would have loved to hear this during your stay so we would've made it up to you. Please contact me asap and I will happily arrange a refund for you. You said it well. Cleanliness is (and will always be) super... More 

Santa Monica, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved El Bosque Hotel. Mainly because of the gorgeous surroundings and Daniel and Liz the owners. The accommodations are very very simple. It reminded me of being in summer camp. Beds and a bathroom and a few desks. But it was clean and spacious AND there were monkeys EVERYWHERE, AND the night hike is just a few steps down... More 

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