We would be happy with the hotel - it is centrally located, steps from the bus stop, rooms and beds are clean and spacious, but they didn't have hot water in the shower (water didn't even begin to warm up, it was icy-cold). Staff doesn't speak English well enough to explain what exactly happened, but from what we could gather they had some problem with water heater that could not be fixed in the 2 nights that we were going to stay there. So they reimbursed our deposit and found us another hotel (called "Oasis", which was a truly horrible place, with dirty towels and blood-stained sheets and only marginally warm water). I am really sorry to write bad review, and I truly hope this was just a one off problem that will be eventually fixed, but to find out that you can't take a warm shower after a long day hiking in cold and rainy weather, and having to pack and move to another hotel late in the night left us very disappointed.
BTW, the restaurant at the hotel is really nice, food and service were great, do try it out. The whole idea to build the house around a huge tree is kind of cool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer a great value for our low price! We recommend our hotel for people who would enjoy nightlife in Santa Elena. Nice and clean rooms with WiFi Internet, private bathroom, hot water and safety box. There is a bar not far from us, they have music which is possible to hear from the rooms (mostly on weekends) - it is not very noisy, but you will hear the music. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tree House Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena