El Sano Banano was one of the best places we stayed during our trip to Costa Rica. The rooms were sealed and clean, I was not paranoid of bugs (which is amazing!!!!)! The location was great... Montezuma is a small beach town and basically everything is right around you at this hotel. You are steps away from shops, restaurants, the beach, activities... whatever you might want to do here! The hotel staff were friendly and accommodating and the prices were pretty decent (I think around $60 per night). The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were good too. Everything was nice and clean with basic normal amenities (television, safe).
The restaurant downstairs is great for breakfast (their french toast was amazing! with passion fruit juice!) they had pretty good selections for their complimentary breakfast. On the other hand, for other meals, the menu was pretty extensive, normally priced but they are REALLY REALLY SLOW!!! One time we ordered a pizza and we waited over an hour to receive it. They also aren't very good at helping customize food orders, like instead of ordering one of their complicated, many ingredient pizzas, I wanted just a plain pizza with only green peppers, and they told me that they wouldn't be able to do this or it would take them longer than normal to prepare this order???? Doesn't this seem wrong and backwards??
Anyway, in such a small town this is one of the only restaurants that are available and comparable it might be a good one, but the service wasn't too great and the management did not resolve problems very well.
Overall, the hotel was pretty good and we would stay here again!
If you are looking for activities, there is a tour guide station a couple doors down from the hotel. They organized all of our activities and would highly recommend giving them a visit!
- 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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