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Hotel El Bosque

Monteverde, Costa Rica | camino a la reserva Bosque Nuboso, 60109, Costa Rica
Hotel El Bosque

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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 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 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
96 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 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 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Flores, Guatemala
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Nice location, reasonable rooms. There is hot water for shower and breakfast was included.Wi-fi not so stable. Friendly, helpful staff.Relaxing. Private hiking trail. Parking.Try the trail to the cascade nearby aswell.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

El Bosque is one of the original hotels, built in 1983. It was here before Monteverde was even "a thing." Before Arenal even erupted! You get to feel like a real traveller rather than a tourist. PLUS, it's a short walk from the Monteverde Cheese Factory with its excellent European-style cheeses and YUMMY ICE CREAM! And it's across the street... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

we stayed here for 2 nights earlier this month. nice and clean rooms, hot water! wifi was not working in room but i didn't need it so, no biggie. morning breakfast was great! the property is nice and clean and open.

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My daughter and I spent 2 nights here. After the scary trip up the mountain we found paradise. We toured the cheese factory, orchid, and butterfly reserve. But best of all were the hanging bridges. Can't believe that I made the entire walk. The hotel 's complimentary breakfast was unbelievable.

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