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Los Pinos - Cabanas y Jardines
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   200 East Public School of Cerro Plano, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica   |  
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing Value, Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We four stayed at the family cabin. It is large with great showers, satellite TV, cooking and dining area, three bed-three bath, six beds and maid service. We had lunch and breakfast in the cabin and went out for most suppers. There restaurants within walking distance or taxi service and if you make reservations at most Monteverde tourist activities, a van will pick you up.

We were relaxed in the cabin and active in the area. It was perfect for us.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Lacombe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We stayed in the family cabin with 5 family members all together. It was perfect - exactly as pictured. The cabin has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a common area and a well-equipped kitchen. We cooked one supper at the cabin, and went out for pizza on the second night. Los Pinos is close to all the Monteverde attractions, and it has some highlights of its own. We watched sunsets from the hilltop viewpoint, picked lettuce for our sandwiches at the hydroponic greenhouses, and walked on the trails around the beautiful grounds.
The only drawback of our cabin was that it gets very dark at night, and the lights aren't very bright, so maybe bring a flashlight or extra lamp for evenings. The nights were so quiet and beds were comfortable, and the rooms and bathrooms were spotless.
The staff is helpful and pleasant, and the rates were very reasonable, so we would definitely recommend this hotel for a family on a vacation.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I own and operate a small tour company in Costa Rica. This was a great find. The cabins are very clean and well maintained. The beds were comfy and the showers hot. It was perfect!! The landscaping was exactaly what you would expect for the cloud forest. This was a perfect spot for my clients and they were very happy. I will continue to use them for all my trips to the area. Great breakfast place across the street.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Our group was very impressed with these cabanas. Upon arrival the staff was extremely friendly and helped us to set up an afternoon zipline tour nearby. We were able to check in early which was great. The family cabin was very large with three bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as a living area and kitchen. The cabana was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The grounds of the property were amazing and the hydroponic gardens very impressive.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We enjoyed Los Pinos, and they're great for the price. The staff was very friendly, and it was extremely clean. Overall we were satisfied. As mentioned in a few other reviews, the place would do well to add a bit of light. I'm all for being green, but you can get a 100W equivalent CFL bulb that uses only a few more watts and the main room would be much more liveable at night. The showers also drained extremely slow (i.e. standing water for 10 minutes after the shower) in the cabin we were in...we reported it and they were going to have someone take a look but never did.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Can't say enough about Los Pinos. Wonderful, friendly staff, access to greenhouses with fresh vegetables, beautiful gardens, hiking trails (we saw coatis and tayras) and even a playground. We enjoyed the fact that we had our own cabin with a picnic table and access to a kitchen to cook. It's also walking distance to a great little panaderia. We loved the privacy of having our own cabin -- it's exactly the kind of away from it all experience we were looking for in Monteverde. We will be back!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

we enjoy the cabin experience it was awesome to have a vegetable garden that we could grab anything we want for free. we enjoyed the kitchen features at including a great refrigerator and all the amenities to cook meals with. cool hiking trails and friendly staff with a pretty good location made it a good place for us

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 200 East Public School of Cerro Plano, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Los Pinos - Cabanas y Jardines 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in an amazing ecotourism destination between the Santa Elena and Monteverde Reserve, our comfortable cabanas provide easy access to all that this area has to offer including hiking, horseback riding, canopy tours, suspension bridges, frog ponds, butterfly gardens and the opportunity to view the flora and fauna of this unique, Monteverde climate. After a day’s adventures we invite you to relax in our beautiful gardens and enjoy a cup of coffee in our fully furnished cabins. Enjoy Monteverde Cloud Forest nature lodging at its best! ... more   less 
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Los Pinos - Cabanas y Jardines Hotel Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Los Pinos - Cabanas y Jardines Monteverde, Costa Rica

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