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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our stay at El Establo for 2 nights was as part of a tour of Costa Rica, and although the hotel is in an impressive location, it soon became clear that it is not very practical. Our rooms were on the 5th level, which is about half way up the hillside, with the restaurant right at the bottom. The hotel... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The framework of the hotel in the mountains, the sunset view, night nature walks are wonderful. The rooms are good and the service is average. The pool could have a more appropriate temperature (this is the coldest place in Costa Rica, 14 to 18 ° C during the rainy season). It is well located to enjoy the Monte Verde park... More 

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a moderately priced uniquely located fresh and clean hotel this is the place for you. To those people who must have their beloved wifi it is true that there are some challenges but I ask, really? Are you people so blind that you are not mesmerized by the indescribable beauty of your surroundings? Did you... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a whole I very much enjoyed my 6 night stay here. If you do not have a car it makes it hard however they have a shuttle you can call to take you to/from your room, pool and trails. We had a car and the parking was ample near the block were were staying in. The pool was fairly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was booked in this hotel as part of a tour. I had a nice, large room with a big sitting area. There was no air conditioning but it was not needed. The room had a stunning view of the mountains. The negatives were that there was no wi-fi in the rooms and the wi-fi was spotty in the common... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel didn't have wifi like thay told us. The room was old and poor exept the bathroom. There is no aircondition and no fan in the room, and it was hot. There is no elevator and we had to carry our luggages when we checked out. We want visit this hotel again

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Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a few kilometers from the town of Monteverde sits this great hotel. If you have walking or climbing issues, this might not be the place for you, although you can call a shuttle bus to drive you to and from your room. You still have to walk lots of steps to the pool and tennis areas. I like to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a good clean large rooms hotel in the cloud forest, this is a good hotel. The blocks with the rooms are laid out on a large plot on a very steep slope. Luckily there is a free shuttle bus that you can call as and when needed or give yourself a good workout walking up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well located for exploring Monteverde. Staff helpful, rooms huge and clean. But goodness - it is built into the side of a mountain - and it was a good 10 minute walk downhill to the reception area. I'd have never made it back up without the courtesy bus. Wifi only in restaurants and reception areas and very sporadic... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What to say about this slightly strange place? Good points: - friendly service -really good food in both restaurants -large, airy rooms - a shuttle bus service around the estate (a necessity really given distances and gradients) - views - location "Room for improvement" points: - rooms are in separate residential blocks that feel more like student/conference accommodation than a... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about El Establo

Address: Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas | N 10° 18.7836 / W 84° 48.9587, 60109, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $148 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Establo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 155
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Also Known As:
El Establo Hotel Monteverde
El Establo Monteverde
El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde
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