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“Perfect Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel El Mono Feliz

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Hotel El Mono Feliz
Calle del Jardin, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Ojochal B&B and Inns
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I love this place! Tucked away in a quiet location, El Mono Feliz provided a perfect getaway…we saw beautiful butterflies at breakfast and then down by the river. The owners treated us like family. I’m looking forward to going back!

Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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monofeliz, Owner at Hotel El Mono Feliz, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
you are always very welcome! I will tell the morphos (the bleu butterfly) to be there when you come..
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
De Bilt, Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed here the first 5 nights of our CR holiday. Great place, great people! Otto and Anja were very helpfull in guiding us to the best places, not only around Ojochal, but also to those in other parts of the country!
Our room was perfect, nice and clean. As stated clearly on the website, they have different types of rooms for different prices. Same for breakfast - so please do not complain about eggs and cheese if you choose the $3 variant; for $6 you can eat as much as you want, including a nice fruit salad, cheese and eggs... Gosh, what are we talking about?
Anyway, great value-for-money !!

Finally, Otto, thank you for teaching our kids the voices of Kroet and Polifinario !!

Room Tip: The family room is perfect for a family of four; and closest to the WIFI zone ...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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monofeliz, Owner at Hotel El Mono Feliz, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Thank so much for your visit. We always appreciate your comments.
Anja and Otto
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Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed here for 10 nights last winter (2012) and absolutely loved it. Otto and Anya are so kind and helpful. You couldn't have better hosts. The breakfast was excellent no matter what you chose.. my favorite was the Gallo Pinto. The setting is so beautiful and relaxing... lots of birds and butterflies... the Blue Morpho fluttered thru every morning and evening! The room is small (it was clean and comfy) but you can relax out in the common area ... I'll always remember our stay there fondly and hope to return.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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costa rica
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed at mono feliz during our holiday. Its a beautiful , affordable place with very kind owners Otto and Anja. Its a little of the mainroad in the little village of ojochal. the hotel has rooms as well as houses and the grouds are beautiful and perfectely kept. We saw many birds and other wildlife. there is a great pool and many tours can be done in the area. The little village has many great restaurants and we really recommend Mono Feliz to everyone!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

We stayed three nights at El Mono Feliz. Two in one of their cabañas and one night in a standard room. The cabaña was great, the standard room not so much. The grounds are lovely and the pool was nice and warm.

Room Tip: Go for one of the cabañas if you want a nice room. The standard room was very small and dark
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

This little hotel is situated in Ojochal, a little and friendly village. I stayed here for a couple of days and enjoyed it very much. I stayed in one of the rooms. This room was simple but nice. The hosts, a dutch couple, are friendly, courteous and very helpful. The breakfast is not included. If you dont have a car it's not that easy to get there. Because from the bus stop it's like a 30 min walk up the hill. But the hosts will pick you up, if they know you're coming.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Delft, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

We stayed in Mono feliz during our round trip. We really liked it there. We were impressed by the cabina, but also by the breakfast and the warm welcome we had from the owners, Anja and Otto. We recommand this place to everyone! It may not be in a jungle, but you can see lots of nature around. We saw the baby turtles crawling back to the ocean and whales in national park Marino Ballena which is only a few kilometres away. Extra tip the italian restaurant next door. The owner is somewhat peculiar, but he makes great pizza's.

Room Tip: Ask for a cabina, it cost a little more but it is really cosy.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel El Mono Feliz

Address: Calle del Jardin, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ojochal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel El Mono Feliz is situated in a small village and in the middle of nature: in the garden there are big palm-trees, cashew-nuts and cacao trees, mango- and orange trees,pineapple plants for breakfast and beautiful fragrant flowers. This family hotel has cabañas (apartments) and rooms. The cabañas have a kitchenette. On the terrace you can relax quietly enjoying the shade of the palm-trees.The Standard Rooms are basic but cozy, with a door to the porch or the garden. Breakfast is served on the large porch with fresh tropical fruit. Here is also a kitchen where you can cook for yourself. This family hotel is for those who like to be at a quiet and calm place, relaxing next to the pool, listening to all that different sounds of the birds. ... more   less 
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