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Hotel El Mono Feliz

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed with my family a couple of nights in this small but beautiful place. The owners are very nice. They gave us all the information we needed . Our cabin was big enough for all of us (we were 5) . We were surprised that we dind-t have any problems with mosquitos, and the cabin was really clean with... More 

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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the good things: They have really good whole wheat bread for breakfast. Also the towels smell nice. The lodge was small, dated and dusted. We have booked an “easy” room, so we can’t complain about the size. The thing we had difficulties with was the owner. His hart and soul are in his lodge, there’s nothing wrong... More 

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monofeliz, Propietario at Hotel El Mono Feliz, responded to this review

I do not care so much about bad comments on Tripadvisor, it is part of the game. It learns me to do it better the next time. But I do care about the good feeling of our guests! That they feel comfortable, that they are happy!! So if something is wrong, tell me directly, so I can do something about... More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

A collection of small units deep in the forest of southern Costa Rica, El Mono Felize provides a great escape for those who want to get away from large chain type hotels. Run by a Dutch couple who are fluent in many languages the cabinas provide for a secluded peaceful retreat.

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Roma
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We ( my wife and me) stayed only a couple of days on our way back, but we have appreciated a lot this place. Extremely clean (even if we asked for a cheap accommodation and not the main suites), very relaxing and peaceful. The hosts are very kind and precise in everything. They have lot of species of beautiful birds... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

We visited with our 2 children and stayed in one of the cabins. It had everything we needed. The pool was great and my kids enjoyed the toys. The owners were extremely helpful and nice. We very much appreciated our time here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and absolutely loved it. The gardens are beautiful. It's lovely to get up early and sit by the river among the birds and the butterflies. The rooms are simple and clean. Great breakfast with fantastic bread and cheese to go with the eggs. Otto couldn't have been more helpful - giving us advice on... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed January 25, 2016

A lovely room in the middle of the garden. We saw a small alligator in the garden lying in the sun (under the bridge) The owners are Dutch and very welcoming. Anything we would like to do they had some great advice for. Because of the owners, we had some experiences that really changed the way we see nature!

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monofeliz, Eigenaar at Hotel El Mono Feliz, responded to this review

The small alligator is still there but hard to see, because he is very shy. More 

Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2015

We loved this place. A small lodge with great accommodation (we slept in one of the cabanas), a nice pool and nice breakfast. The garden is beautiful and the restaurants in the area are haute cuisine! The beaches are perfect for surfing and boarding. Definitely a plae where you can spend 2 or 3 nights. Thanks Otto and Anja for... More 

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

A super nice place with super nice owners! Close to just about everything in the area, but quiet and serene. Very nice Simi rustic cabinas near a stream, safe parking and a beautiful pool. Parrots and butterflies everywhere, with the scent of Ylang Ylang in the air. Free Wifi available near the office.

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monofeliz, Eigenaar at Hotel El Mono Feliz, responded to this review

There is not only Wifi near the reception, but there is also WiFi in all the rooms and in the cabañas and arround the pool. More 

Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was my first hotel destination on my first trip to Costa Rica....and I am so glad I stayed here at the beginning of my trip because I was introduced to the "real" Costa Rica in this delightful village of Ojochal before traveling on to the more commercial/touristy areas of CR. The innkeepers, Otto and Anja, were so friendly and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel El Mono Feliz is situated in a small village and in the middle of nature: in the garden there are big palm-trees, cashew-nuts and cacao trees, mango- and orange trees,pineapple plants for breakfast and beautiful fragrant flowers. This family hotel has cabanas (apartments) and rooms. The cabanas have a kitchenette. On the terrace you can relax quietly enjoying the shade of the palm-trees.The Standard Rooms are basic but cozy, with a door to the porch or the garden. Breakfast is served on the large porch with fresh tropical fruit. Here is also a kitchen where you can cook for yourself. This family hotel is for those who like to be at a quiet and calm place, relaxing next to the pool, listening to all that different sounds of the birds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Mono Feliz

Address: Calle del Jardin, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Price Range: $44 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“The cabins are very private and have a/c....located near the stream and surrounded by flora and fauna.”
 of 5 bubbles FlaGrown, Apr 13, 2015 | Read review
“amazing bed very clean and pretty”
 of 5 bubbles 594lydiar, Mar 18, 2014 | Read review
“Cabin 7 proved to be a good place to spot some wildlife. The whole hotel is pretty quiet, but I think cabin 6, 7, 8 are good choices.”
 of 5 bubbles KissTheRottweiller, Mar 17, 2014 | Read review
“There are many cabins to choose from, with or without A/C. It all depends on your needs! Our cabin was close to the pool, the main building and the parking.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnRBuller, Aug 23, 2013 | Read review
“The single rooms in the main building apparently do nor have A/C (confirm). Building we stayed in had A/C and was close to the parking area. There were 3 other newer rooms that shared a common deck that was located down some stairs and across a footbridge. They appeared quite new and presentable.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnRBuller, Mar 26, 2013 | Read review
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