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“Beautiful place and views but hard to get to” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Casitas Sollevante
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Calle Linda Vista | 200 metros antes de Cabinas Linda Vista, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica   |  
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful place and views but hard to get to”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The rooms and bungalows are situated on a hill some 3 km from the centre of Montezuma. They are situated on a road alongside expensive holiday houses enjoying the benefits of more breeze and view than the hotels in the town itself. The quality of the accommodation is excellent and there is a beautiful pool. The woman who cleans and cooks is dellightful and the night watchman does a good job. But it is far from town and transport is difficult, especially on Sundays when taxis tend not too work. My tip - only come here if you have your own transport.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Nice place to stay in Montezuma for long time stay with the litle cabin house with two room and a litle kitchen, the view is very nice on the ocean and the sun rising!! it is up the hill of downtown Montezuma, 5 mins drive to the city center where you can find restaurants and stores.Try the Zuma tour to the Isla Tortuga for snorkling and beach time.

Room Tip: Ask for the cabin near the big swimming pool!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We rented a 2-bedroom villa with a BBQ for 6 nights in March 2013. Fittings are basic, but sufficient. Our villa had a nice patio area with BBQ facility and sea view, where we spent the mornings and evenings. Out of sight of the pool, many birds and flowers. Very hot, but both bedrooms had A/C.

Kitchen fittings were bare minimum, but the staff helped us with a kettle, and what else we required. The hill from town is definitely too long to walk up, as mentioned by others. $4.00 taxi ride up or down once a day still cheaper than renting a car.

The pool was very nice, and we had dinner most evenings one of the restaurants in Montezuma, except for the two BBQ evenings we had. (Difficult to get good raw steak in MZ).

When planning the trip, allow for $200 to$300 and half a day to get in and out of Montezuma from San Jose airport by taxi, ferry, water taxi, - not a quick and easy access.

Staff cleaned the room daily, doors had keys, and we had a safe in the kitchen, so do NOT worry about the theft reported by one reviewer in January 2013 - as I was.

Plus, the shower of our villa was indoors (no bugs), and we had sufficient hot water. The water heater has a control dial which was turned to minimum, and I wonder if the other reviewers perhaps missed this little detail. Lots of mosquitoes, so pack the insect lotion.

Room Tip: I would recommend the villa with the verandah and BBQ, even though it does not have a view of the po...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Spokane, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The "outdoor shower" was nice but at $100. per night, it is a little surprising to find that the property has no hot water. The rooms are nice and the ocean view is lovely but you can't just walk to the ocean from the hotel. We arrived just after dark and could not find anyone to check in with. We always travel with flashlights so we were able to comb the rather large property for a person to check us in. Finally, some guests who had arrived after dark the night before rescued us and helped us find someone down by the pool. Obviously, don't arrive after dark regardless of the ferry schedule. We moved the next morning.
Fortunately, we brought our own coffee and all we had to do was clean the grounds out of the coffee pot from the prior guest and we were good to go.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Pros
- Beautiful view overlooking the ocean
- Amazing infinity pool overlooking the ocean
- Only a few rooms and cabins so you have the pool almost to yourself
- Nice rooms
- Comfortable beds
- Small patio with lounge chairs
- Clean
- Very helpful and friendly staff
- Fridge in room
Cons
- Room not fully made up every day - didn't empty used coffee pot
- Short walk from town but up an extremely steep hill - not recommended for those not in good shape but cab rides are an option. Not too bad on the way down.
- Outdoor shower is cold most of the time but warm in Montezuma so not bad
- A lot of "critters" in the bathroom due to the outdoor shower - not for people who mind ants, small newts, or crickets

Room Tip: Ask for one of the stand alone cottages
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Nice property with beautiful pool and stunning view. It's up hill, maybe you'll have difficulties finding it! And the road is quite tricky. I didn't like the inside of the house that much. Basic, pretty old and not a nice bathroom. But, it's Montezuma so you don't really care about it! Great place if you want to chill by the pool all day long.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Redondo Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My daughter and I stayed here during the 7.6 quake. We were in the 2 bed a/c unit with a sm.refrigerator. No radio.No tv. No screens on the windows. We had no electricity for one day and there were no generators or emergency lighting or emergency kits. The property is beautiful but not for people with any walking difficulites. A taxi is easy to call. There is one local in the center of town but make sure you get his number, because the receptionist isn t always available.Suggest you take an emergency radio and flashlight and food supply just in case. CR lies on a major quake fault. We were taken better care of by the Zuma Tours group which we booked our travel with in advance. The rooms are kept clean by Coco and the pool is cleaned every morning by the gardener. The infinity pool is wonderful and where we spent a great deal of our time. Outside shower is inviting to centipedes ,lizards, spiders and ants. Suggest you take your own bug spray as well. I think this could be a wonderful hotel with minor improvements.

Room Tip: Make sure you get the rooms w a/c unless heat and/or mosquitoes dont bother you. It is extreemely hu...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Linda Vista | 200 metros antes de Cabinas Linda Vista, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 Specialty lodging in Montezuma
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casitas Sollevante 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are planning your next holidays in Costa Rica you must take some time to go and visit the resort "Casitas Sollevante" in Montezuma. The resort itself is located just minutes away from the lively town of Montezuma, situated in the province of Puntarenas, in the southern Nicoya Peninsula (one of the 4 Blue Zones in the world). Casitas Sollevante is the perfect destination for travelers seeking an enchanting escape for their holidays. ... more   less 
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