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“Amazing, peaceful place!” 5 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1.8 km north of Playa Montezuma, Montezuma 5361, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #8 of 16 Montezuma B&B and Inns
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“Amazing, peaceful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

This hotel had everything we were looking for. It was not directly in the city (a little too far for walking, best if you have your own vehicle), perfect for viewing wildlife (we saw lots of monkeys!), incredibly comfortable and clean rooms, and great staff! The owner, Birgit, is happy to help with anything she can, and a great cook! She is also great company.
The hotel is very clean and modern with all of the amenities (you can even flush the toilet paper!) I would say the only downside is the fact that it is fairly far out of town, on a rough road, and if you are paying for a taxi, it can get pretty expensive (they usually charge about 2000 colones (or about $4) each way, just to take you about a mile into town.)
I would definitely stay here again if I was given the chance to come back to town.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Freiburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

Birgit, the owner, has not only designed this wonderful light-flooded and tastefully decorated little hotel (7 rooms), she also bakes fresh German bread for breakfast, gives you Spanish lessons ( officially certified spanish teacher) or good advice about what to do in the area. But while enjoying your food, the animals in the surrounding trees, or the view of the green garden you may decide you just want to spend the day in the hammock or by the pool, because paradise is right here.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2007

My husband and I spent 4 nights here in December. We had been looking for a place near the Montezuma area where we could also take Spanish lessons. Flexibility was important to us and this turned out to be the ideal place.

The owner is a German woman who is fluent in Spanish, German and English (maybe others!). She offers private spanish lessons for any level and is very flexible on timing, your goals, etc. The hotel is beautiful and located on some amazing grounds that she has created from scratch over the last 10 years. The room was minimalistic and comfortable with private bath, but cold water showers. Each room also has a porch with hammock and chair with great views of the nature all around. The dining area is also wonderfully decorated and the breakfasts were delicious (fruit, eggs, homemade bread, etc.) There is an outdoor pool with tables, chairs, and more hammocks for relaxing. We were woken up a few mornings by monkeys outside our window.

I think this would be a great place ot stay if you had a rental car as the road into Montezuma is quite dusty and there is a very steep hill at the end. It is definitely a good 20 min walk to Montezuma, further back to Cobano. We did not have a car and learned to hitch rides from locals on the road into and out of Montezuma to get back and forth. This worked surprisingly well and introduced us to some local people, but it wasn't always ideal or convenient. There is a bus that runs from Montezuma to Cobano as well that you can wait on the road for but this runs every 2 hrs and certainly is not convenient. If you won't have a car, and are adventurous and flexible I'd still recommend the place. The prices are reasonable and overall it is a very beautiful place.

We also spent 2 nights in downtown Montezuma and that definitely gave us a flavor for the town that I appreciated as well, but certainly woudn't have needed a week of it. We really loved this area (see my trip report in Montezuma) of Costa Rica a lot.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Horizontes de Montezuma

Address: 1.8 km north of Playa Montezuma, Montezuma 5361, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Horizontes de Montezuma 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful and quiet uphill retreat hotel with 7 comfortable rooms with private bath and private balcony from where you can watch the incredible wildlife in the private jungle and botanical gardens or just relax in the hammock. Swimming pool with a great chill-out area around it. High-quality breakfast with homemade German-style wholewheat bread, homemade jams, organic fruit juices and much more. Best personal attention by the owner and her staff. ... more   less 

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