El Sano Banano came to the rescue after our house rental didn't stack up. We arrived late in the evening in the middle of the pouring rain into a town we didn't know and found this gem. A room was available for us for the 3 nights we requested, for a great rate that included breakfast. The room was large enough for our family of four and our bags. Beds were comfy, shower was huge, water was hot, a/c was cold. So we were happy!
Every night they play a movie in the restaurant, which was great to relax after a busy day and enjoy a bite and movie. The food is very tasty, no matter if it's the free breakfast with your room or lunch or supper. Pizza was especially good! Dessert is pretty delish too.
Staff was great at making you feel at home, sadly I lost the card I wrote with the two shining stars on staff...Juuvi and Eduardo is my guess, but I know I'm not quite right. Sorry guys, you were so friendly and you deserve a shout out!
The option of using the pool at Ylang Ylang was much appreciated! It was a beautiful walk to the sister hotel of El Sano Banano, down the beach to this oasis...be sure to take a walk down there and have a dip in the pool! We watched white faced capuchin monkeys while was played in the pool. The grounds are amazing.
El Sano Banano is right in the middle of Montezuma so you can easily arrange tours, head to the falls for a walk, hit the convenience store or find any number of places to eat if you don't want to eat at the restaurant in the hotel.
The only thing I could really complain about would be that our room was directly above the kitchen (room #7). Most times it was a non-issue, but be warned that when they start closing at 10:30-11 pm, there's a lot of banging. Same goes for when they start prepping for the day (not sure what time, 6 am is my guess). It wasn't a deal breaker, just a little startling the first night because I wasn't expecting it.
Overall it was exactly what we needed and I would recommend it easily.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the main street in the heart of Montezuma, this hotel offers 11 comfortable rooms that are economically priced just a block from the beach. The rooms are above the well-known restaurant and have A.C., hot showers and SkyTV. The rooms are quiet and secure for those who prefer in-town comfort. Breakfast is included and the hotel guests are welcome to use the pool and hammocks at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, just a 10-12 minute walk on the beach from Montezuma. ... more less
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