As many have said, this hotel offers splendid views but the living quarters are spread over the face of a mountain. We were located in the 500s and this is well up the face. The rooms are spacious and nicely appointed but the problems are in the details. The ventilation seems to come from air coming through jalousie windows above the door at the far end of the room and exiting through jalousie windows in the bathroom that open out into the hall on the entry side of the room. This system provides little privacy for anyone in the bathroom. The shower requires one to adjust hot and cold water temperature at a tub-like faucet set about 18 inches above the shower floor and the hot water can get scaldingly hot very quickly while you are standing trying to adjust the temp. A detachable valve-actuated hand held shower wand would be invaluable. The climbing to reach different levels is overcome by a small fleet of minivans that ferry clients to different levels. These are fairly quick to respond to calls. Reception staff does not come on duty until 6 am so an early morning call cannot be accomplished be fore their arrival. The clock radios are inoperable because of the continual power interruption due to the electricity turning off every time you leave the room.
- Also Known As:
- El Establo Hotel Monteverde
- El Establo Monteverde
- El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, El Establo offers the best quality services that will make your trip an unforgettable experience: The area`s best view, heated indoor pools, spa, restaurants, café-bars, special events center, internet access, souvenirs shop, tennis court, basketball court, mini soccer court, hiking trails, canopy tour and the most charming staff. This half Costarican – half Quaker, family owned hotel, will allow you to share the best of both cultures. ... more less
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