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Hotel Atardecer
100 m from town center | Monteverde area, Santa Elena, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #9 of 9 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Heavenly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

When traveling to other countries, we have to remember that US standards are very different. In my travels, I stayed at five different hotels in various parts of Costa Rica.   Hotel El Atardecer was a beautiful hotel with amazing food. Their homemade bread was absolutely amazing. The hotel was very comfortable and enjoyable. There is a small down within walking distance and I loved the dogs around the area.  The walls are super thin. You will hear everything around you including the rooster. I was so exhausted, this was not a big deal for me. I did not enjoy having no electrical outlets in my room. There are several outside that are available to use. There is Wi-Fi in the dining area and in some rooms. The beds and rooms are not super modern, but acceptable. There is no air conditioning, but at that altitude, it wasn't needed. The food and homemade bread was amazing. I absolutely loved this hotel. It was my favorite of the five I stayed in during my trip. 

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newaygo, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We travel a lot and don't have high standards. If you read my other reviews you would know this. We hate resorts and like quaint getaways. This is neither. We booked at Camino Verde but ended up across the street and Hotel Atardecer. It is cute looking and we thought ok. We got ushered to our room to find 2 single beds. Hmmmm... We saw a number of empty rooms w double beds. The rooms were loud and the beds hard. My girlfriend could even hear our neighbor pass gas in the night. Im not kidding. Then, at midnight it got very hot. We didn't have a fan so you throw the covers off. No problem, right? Problem! That was also the mosquito feeding hour. You have jalousy windows and they fly right in. Miserable couple of hours. A fan would have solved both problems easily.

We had a nice common seating area with good internet. Breakfast was good but the staff was not that friendly.

Bring bug spray and don't expect much.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bremen, Germany
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76 hotel reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two nights on a tour with gAdventures. It was the best place we stayed at during our trip. The rooms are basic, but in very good shape. Everything is very clean. The hotel layout is nice with the rooms wrapped around an inner courtyard on two floors, so there is loads of space to sit in front of your room and enjoy the sun. It is perfectly located close to the centre with nice restaurants close by. The beds were very comfy with firm mattresses. The only issue was noise, as the walls are thin and you can hear all your upstairs neighbors moving around. I would recommend this place anyway!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vasteras, Sweden
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great hotel! Five minute walk from a huge supermarket and maximum ten minute walk to Monteverde centrum. Good rooms, clean and big. Friendly staff, family hangs around in the restaurant all day long. They close the restaurant and everything else at 8.30 and then it is more or less quiet so it isn't suitable for people who want to hang out in the sitting areas at night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Rooms were big and clean. Breakfasts were incredible and the staff super friendly. We highly recommend this place. They even helped us with tours and recommended good restaurants in the area. If you want an inexpensive, but friendly, clean and comfortable hotel this is your place.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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14 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed here with an educational tour group. It was certainly not a 5 star hotel but it was definitely comfortable and the staff was so friendly. This stop was midway on a 10 day tour of the country and all the accommodations were made for us through the tour. All three meals during the entire tour were generally provided by the hotel and this hotel was the best. They served homemade pizzas one night, pancakes for breakfast one morning. It was a nice break from the three meals of rice and beans we had been getting used to. The short walk in to town for ice cream, lattes or groceries was very convenient and the thunder and lightening shows from the deck of the hotel at night were spectacular. There is no A/C in the rooms but the nights are very cool so we were comfortable. There were a lot of sugar ants in our room but honestly compared to what we had in other locations, that was fine. Our biggest complaint is that each night the dogs in the local neighborhood would bark nonstop. That was annoying, otherwise it was quaint. You may want to inquire about student groups though - if you don't want to stay with 40 high school aged students this may not be the place for you.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sanford, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Stayed here with a group of students. This place was our favorite. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The dining room has free wifi and a computer for internet access. The location is great as it is just a 5 minute walk to town and also a quick drive to a zipline/horseback riding location.Rosita and family are wonderful cooks and do all the cooking. The food was fresh and delicious.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 m from town center | Monteverde area, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Number of rooms: 18
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