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Hotel El Viandante

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Frente Hotel Sapo Dorado, Costa Rica
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Key West, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Grace and Renzo were terrific and also had helpful restaurant suggestions for dinner. All our activities were already booked but they clearly could be of great assistance there as well. It appears they speak about a dozen languages between them! The room we stayed in (with our 2 daughters) was simple, clean and comfortable. The hotel is in a quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the 2nd to the last leg in our trip to Costa Rica, and this was our favorite accommodation. The owners, Grace and Renzo were so nice and welcoming. Grace is a very warm person, and gave great advice during our stay. Our room was spacious and clean, and the shower was roomy. Each morning Grace and Renzo made... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is set to be a hostel, but our experience was much more... Extremely nice couple owning it, this hostel is not really a hostel - more like a hotel... It was the cheapest and the best we tried on the entire trip to Costa Rica! The road up there is quite steep, but the 15 min walk into town... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice stay here. Grace and Renzo were wonderful hosts, giving us advice for excursions and booking them for us. The rooms are basic but comfortable. The breakfast in the morning were delicious and filling. The location was great! In walking distance to the main stretch in Monteverde as well as the "downtown" of Santa Elena.

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Quebec City, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Clean accommodations, beds and pillows could be more comfortable. But when written review I need to consider the price, which was very good! Very friendly people, helped us in choosing the right things to visit... Definitely worth the stay. Breakfast was good.

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is just 10 minutes walk from the centre of St Elena however there are many eating/drinking places on the way if you can not be bothered to go into the town triangle. We booked a superior room which was large with comfy beds, large bathroom and came with tea/coffee making facilities and they provide tea/ coffee. Nice breakfast... More 

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Stresa, Italy
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179 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This hotel is on a hill, slightly off from the S. Elena center, and also in that respect more peaceful environment. There are a couple of nice restaurants near by, and walking up to the hotel wears off a few calories. The host couple is charming, They live in the house with their three kids. The breakfast is plentysome including... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I had the best time at El Viandante. It was so peaceful and beautiful. Breakfast was great! Always started out with a plate of fresh fruit and tasty eggs with toast afterwards. The breakfast room which is open until 9:00pm offered views of the gulf of Nicoya and then the Peninsula of Nicoya in the background...beautiful sunsets!!! Grace and her... More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this fantastic B&B for two nights in the Monteverde area. It's just a 10 minute walk or so into town down the hill. (Be prepared for some exercise on the way back) The rooms were nice and clean and very homey. The staff was extremely helpful, when we first arrived Grace helped us organize our adventures which included... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This cute little B&B is found at the top of a very steep hill (quite the walk), but it is worth the trip out of town as the price was very reasonable and it offers wonderfully clean and quiet rooms, has a nice breakfast with great views of the area (its on a hill haha), and the owners are great... More 

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