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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is one of the best option you can have in the town of Mote Verde. We were there for a night and had a full day of adventure on the first day. This hotel is situated on a very steep hill. Even if you fit it will take some effort to walk up to your room. Our room...

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Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

In my room, not only was the old, frayed and filthy carpet uneven and poorly laid-it is a definite trip hazard. There was poor lighting and unpleasant noise 24/7. My room was at the top of 4 flights of stairs-the only light @ the top of the stairs did not work so, navigating them either up or down, after sundown...

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Arizona
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arriving at El Establo was almost like finding an oasis in the desert. Following our GPS, we spent several miles on one of the roughest public roads I've been on, then suddenly you pull into a small town with paved roads. When we arrived at the hotel, we suggested we must have come the wrong way, but they assured us...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room is really big and great. We had the highest floor. Note that there is no air conditioning in the room but you can get a fan. The room was not that clean as I expected and didn't have a good smell. I think this is something they must improve. Also the breakfast restaurant is very crowded.. If you...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 15 min walk out of town(up hill) but great views if you get a high room with a balcony. The hotel is large & set in blocks up the hillside. Mini vans zap around regularly to run guest to & fro on the hotel but not into town. Breakfast is basic in a large noisy uninspiring cafeteria with a...

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michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice big modern rooms, no A/C . Good food, great view. Great hiking trails behind hotel that go up mountain. Pool is not heated. Cools down at night as you are at about 5,000 ft. Stay here and then do day trips.Lots to do in Monteverde.

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Minot, North Dakota
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms themselves are very large, and ours had a beautiful view. However it felt like there wasn't enough light in the room at night, especially in the shower. There were small glass panels in our bathroom that connected the bathroom to the hallway. You could open and close them (I'm assuming for some light, or to let humidity escape),...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set on a steep hill, it is too far for most people to walk from the reception and breakfast room at street level at the bottom to the rooms at the top, but a shuttle bus is available on request. The buildings which house the rooms are very strange with dark corridors. However the rooms are adequate and comfortable. Nothing...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I look out of the window the view is stunning and the room is huge. However... hotel is sad and somewhat neglected, rooms have very poor lighting as do the outside paths, minimal information on the complex unless you speak Spanish, restaurant is ok but slow and expensive, staff are a bit surly. There are nice restaurants nearby, but...

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Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

After flying into San Jose Airport, which is new & modern, we had secured in advance private transport to El Establo. The final 30 minutes or so of the trip is over very rough road but don't panic! We pulled into a very modern spa complex and were treated royally by the staff. Most speak very good English. We had...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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: $136 - $202 (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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“If you can request a room in the 200 or 300 range will give you the best views and easy walk-able access to the lobby and restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles scott6200, 4 days ago | Read review
“High up the hill with a balcony & view”
 of 5 bubbles kimk620, 1 week ago | Read review
“Several buildings that are staged up the mountain. Also offer small houses. Stay high”
 of 5 bubbles MichiganCanuck, 1 week ago | Read review
“Lower room #'s are closer to the reception building(We were in the 200's).For higher #'s you can use the hotel shuttle:it's a walk up a hill”
 of 5 bubbles 551jena, 1 week ago | Read review
“Find another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles dotdotghina, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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