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“Awesome place to stay! 100% recommended” 5 of 5 stars
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Monteverde, Costa Rica | camino a la reserva Bosque Nuboso, 60109, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 18 hotels in Monteverde
1 review
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“Awesome place to stay! 100% recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012 via mobile

Very nice and friendly place! Excellent location and treatment. Love the environment an good vibe here. Recommended :)

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

The hotel had everything I require: Clean rooms, comfortable beds, tons of hot water in the shower, and a free full breakfast of gallo pinto, eggs, fresh fruit and coffee every day. The rooms are just the basics with no frills but I felt the value was excellent.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leander, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

From the service to the private trails at El Bosque, this hotel is a winner!! The rooms have the necessities and a coffee maker, and are very clean. The hotel staff is happy to help you book a trip, call a taxi, or answer questions about the area attractions. The owner takes special care to help you in anyway possible. We were taking some pictures outside our room of the beautiful flowers and he came over to tell us about a tree full of howler monkeys behind one of the guest rooms. It was almost dark, he took us over there and told us when they should be expected to wake up the next morning to get a better photo. He also helped another group of guests with finding some of the birds that were in the trees by the breakfast area. By the way, breakfast is wonderful, and they make sure you have plenty to eat, before you begin a long day of excursions. The night tour was informative, and fun. There are plenty of trails at this hotel to fill a day of nature walking. There are a couple of restaurants next door and a small grocery store, and the coop for gift shopping, the rest of the area restaurants and stores are only a couple of miles away, about a 10 walk to downtown Monteverde or 20 minutes to Santa Elena, or it's just a few (literally it was $3) dollars for a taxi. I will definitely return to El Bosque when I go back to Monteverde. It was more than fabulous for the price.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The place is staffed by warm and caring folks with a family atmosphere. When I ran into transportation "challenges" they were a lifesaver. Clean, low key, also wonderful gardens and trails!!
Next time I´m in Montaverde I know where I´ll stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

The hotel is very spartan, but clean and completely comfortable. The location can't be beat and the service was very friendly. Breakfast (included) was delicious. White-faced Capuchin monkeys came to the kitchen door for scraps in the morning.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

I love nature. So I loved the fact that we were surrounded by nature here. Pretty awesome to be surrounded by colorful plants, birds, butterflies, etc. Bring insect repellent though =) The people who served us breakfast were very friendly. No complaints about the food. Receptionists could be friendlier though.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bronx, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

This a very beautiful property, orignailly a farm (like many other lodges around Monteverde). Very picturesque with a trail. It's next to a great Italian restaurant called La Framonti which was recommened by all the locals here.. Can be a lil chilly in the evenings. Has a fridge and blow dryer and phone. Service is ...alright, but could be better when compared to other places I've visited on a budget. Bugs are to be expected.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Monteverde, Costa Rica | camino a la reserva Bosque Nuboso, 60109, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 hotels in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family operated hotel, started in the mid 90´s with the philosophy of preserving nature and make every one of our guests feel like at home. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
El Bosque Hotel
Hotel El Bosque Costa Rica/Monteverde

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