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Hotel Atardecer
100 m from town center | Monteverde area, Santa Elena, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #8 of 8 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The room that I got was alright. The bathroom was not too small, but there were not a lot of area to place your stuff much, but it's ok. They provided wifi. Actually most of hotels in Central America had wifi for customers. There was a small store close to the hotel. There were some restaurants behind the hotel. If you want to get more stuff at a big supermarket, you have to walk to the downtown. It took around 15min to get there. You would see this store before you'll get the middle of the town.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hotel was good but would be better with air conditioning and if the lighting was a bit better in the bathrooms. Breakfasts at the hotel were a nice plus to the stay. Rooms were a nice size. Water pressure was low in the morning or when the group got back from an excursion so the best time to shower would be off peak times.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Newaygo, Michigan
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16 hotel reviews
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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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88 reviews 88 reviews
74 hotel reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
64 helpful votes 64 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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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 via mobile

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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Address: 100 m from town center | Monteverde area, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Number of rooms: 18
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Hotel Atardecer Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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