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Hotel El Bosque

Monteverde, Costa Rica | First right after Restaurante Tramonti, 60109, Costa Rica
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Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Monteverde
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Les P Monteverde, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel El Bosque in Monteverde is under new management. We walked into their complex yesterday to use the trails and met Daniel, the new manager. In just a week the place has been transformed. A professional painter has transformed the white exterior into an eco blending wood design. You have to see it to appreciate it. The complex has beautiful... More 

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BosqueLodge, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hello Les, It was great to meet you, your wife and Angeline. Thank you for your review and your kind words of encouragement. I am really happy you liked the new paint job. PS: We launched our website last night. Feel free to look it up and share your thoughts around it. Happy to get a cup of coffee one... More 

Boise, Idaho
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel El Bosque is a nice place to stay. I figure, while on Monteverde, unless it's raining, you won't want to stay cooped up in your room. My room was nothing fancy, but it's very clean and there is plenty of hot water for a warm shower. The beds are on the firm side. The gardens are gorgeous. The sounds... More 

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BosqueLodge, Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hello BigMexicofan, Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. My name is Daniel Lalinde and starting on Aug 1, 2015, I will be the new Hotel Manager. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. FYI. We are revamping the look and feel of our garden and this will hopefully attract even more birds. Oh and in the future we... More 

irwin, pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 22 rooms, terrible food, and little if any hot water. We removed 18 scorpions the first night and more the next. This is the worst hotel my group has ever had in 15 years of traveling! I recommend anywhere else! The 8 foot snake on the roof was our welcome wagon! Great for nature lovers if you like... More 

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BosqueLodge, Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hello Jaspan, My name is Daniel Lalinde and starting on Aug 1, 2015, I will be the new Hotel Manager. I'm really sorry that your group went through this experience. It must have been extremely frustrating for you as a team lead... We are already taking strong actions to improve our guest's experience. Following are just a few based on... More 

Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel boasts hiking trails through the surrounding forest, garden pathways through the grounds, and a large meadow with a small playground. I sat in the meadow at midnight amazed by the view of the stars, fireflies, and heat lightning simultaneously flashing in the night sky. It was a life highlight. There is a pizzeria on property, the restaurant also... More 

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BosqueLodge, Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hello bumpsetspike12, My name is Daniel Lalinde and starting on Aug 1, 2015, I will be the new Hotel Manager. Thank you for your feedback, I greatly appreciate it. Following are some actions to address your personal concerns: 1. We will improve the internet service by placing an additional router on the other side of the property to ensure everyone... More 

Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stayed 5 nights in late April. Room was clean and included all the basics we were looking for. Nestled in the forest, the surroundings are beautiful, peaceful, with accompanied by the songs of birds. While being 3 km outside of Santa Elena, within short walking distance there are good restaurants, Italian and Argentine, Stella's bakery, a coffee and smoothie... More 

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charlotte
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is an interesting set-up .Pros: The surroundings were beautiful, lots of flowers and lush greenery. Beautiful birds and nature sounds. The breakfast was good. Cons: Accommodations were very basic. Rooms had 2 beds- once single and the other double. Mattress was flat, sheets were thin, no blankets and it was a bit chilly at night. Water was cold the... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

So if you have never traveled out of the US you would consider this to be a 2 star but by international standards this is 4 star. It was clean and had everything you needed. They provided a wonderful breakfast. I also believe you could sign up to have dinner provided to but check with the hotel. So you walk... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice little cottages at the hillside close to Monteverde town (about 30-40 minute walk or a 10 minute ride). My room, number 24, at the far side of the terrain, was nice and clean but further on quite basis and it did not have a fridge and no wifirecepcion (wifi worked well close to the reception). The terrain itself and... More 

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Flagstaff
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stayed a couple nights here and the room was basic, nothing fancy, but clean and everything worked fine. They include a nice breakfast in a nicely done "restaurant". Staff was very friendly and helpful. They have LOTS of great trails all over the rainforest and we spent hours exploring the area, looking at birds, etc. Apparently the owner made... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Good location outside the mainstream of Monteverde. Very quiet location. Rooms were nice sized and very clean. Breakfast was included and yummy but slow if you rise early. Grounds were clean and well maintained.

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