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leeds, west yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour. Hotel is a strange layout. Reception and restaurant at the bottom of the grounds, with rooms way way up a hill. They do provide a shuttle bus though. Grounds are beautiful, and very spacious. Mini bar is very expensive. Breakfast was ok, but not brilliant.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Establo is a good looking hotel set on the side of a Mountain. It is "eco-friendly" so some sustainable practices go on here, most notably, no heat or air conditioning in the rooms. They are well ventilated, but if you like it really cold to sleep it may be an issue. It is difficult to get around the large... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling through Costa Rica and Monteverde was our second destination. I had some reservations about this hotel compared to other places we were going to stay but willing to give it a go. Upon arrival, we were given a room that was all-in-one, aka no separate bathroom. No door for the toilet. Why does this exist? We made it through... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the room's balcony you have an amazing view on clear days, surrounded by an outstanding landscape. The hotel offers (extra service exclusive for guests) a Night Walk in cloudforest and Treetop Canopy with Tarzan Swing, recommended activities for those who wants adventure and close interaction with nature. With 2 restaurants, full-service spa and exceptional customer service, this hotel provides... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite, beautiful, clean, relaxing peace of mind. If you want to get away and just enjoy the mountains some fresh clean air this is the place to be. The morning views and night are breath. I eould have love to leave the back door open if it had a screen door.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for 3 nights ,having upgraded from the hotel our travel company originally booked for us. We don't feel the upgrade cost (£400) was worth it. The hotel is big, with a number of blocks of rooms spread over the steeply sloping grounds. A reason to stay here is the spectacular views all the way over to the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most notable attribute of this hotel was the breathtaking view and the beautiful hotel grounds. A bit pricy but the value matches the price point. I only wish the beds were more comfy, but they weren't terrible. No AC/heating units in the rooms for eco-friendly purposes, but the weather was great so that posed no issue. Also, no Wifi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of a tour and were so sad it was only for one night. The view of the mountains from our room was unbelievable. The beds were comfy, and bathroom was exceptional with a large walk-in shower as well as nice tub. Our room was on the first floor so it had a small patio out... More 

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Orange County, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a run down, VERY rustic, dirty and loud place--this one's for you! We would have moved but needed 4 rooms and nothing else available. They offered to move us within the property but all the rooms had the same issues. The bedding had holes and towels were as thin as the walls. You can hear... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Monteverde and especially enjoyed our stay at El Establo Mountain Hotel. There are many different elevations to stay at, with multiple buildings, restaurants and even soccer & tennis courts. We stayed in the front buildings with spectacular views everywhere. It was a nice split level, downstairs with a king for my husband and myself, upstairs loft with two... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $139 - $221 (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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