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San Jose, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very disappointed in this property. Booked room five months ago and ended up with a room in the lower level (basement). Room had a sewer smell that permeated the entire room and as we prepaid we were unable to check out early. In addition, the lighting was poor in both the room as well as the bathroom and the stair...

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wales
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is truly terrible and if I could give it zero stars I would, so the 1 star is for the lovely views. We were greeted at the reception by a grumpy girl who claimed we did not have a reservation, we should have walked away at this stage and thanked our lucky stars, the signs were ominous when...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Establo is situated on the side of a mountain overlooking the beautiful Monteverde cloud forest. The 9 lodges are on the reachable by a shuttle bus and walking is not really a choice due to the steep hills. once you call for a ride, it takes about 10 for the shuttle to arrive to deliver you to the office...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

So my wife says "we should just chill when we get there" I didn't expect 61 deg f with no heat.. a very very cold night later... actually I liked this place a lot. The food was tasty and well prepared, the staff was attentive, and despite a problem with the room we were assigned, we had a good time....

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Lincoln
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for two nights while touring around Costa Rica. The lodge style rooms were lovely - we had a suite overlooking the stunning rain forest of Monteverde. Good location for doing activities and walking into Santa Elena. HOWEVER, not good for people who are not mobile. Be warned if you are at the top of the hill in this...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel for two nights in November 2016. The property is HUGE and nestled on a hill in the cloud forest. I think there are nine buildings with each building containing 20-30 rooms. The hotel has an interesting history (owners are Quaker-Costa Rican family), so make sure to visit the reception area to see old photos. The...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well...as returning costumer I would expect things to change followed by not perfect reviews....not the case!! The good...excellent location and views...very polite staff try8ng to please and always with a smile... The good....no hot water after first shower...have to wait for 25 minutes...breakfast buffet is very low on what it offers and food in general is very salty ..oily...and un...

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Eatonton, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located high above Monteverde the sunset view from the quest room is breathtaking! Staff was excellent. Great happy hour in the bar with comfy seating and music. Dinner at the resort was outstanding. We were completely blown away by the wine and food given this remote location. The lodging was very basic but clean and crisp.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved Monteverde, what a beautiful area of Costa Rica. El Establo was recommended to us by a friend as a beautiful hotel with some spectacular views. And even though the views were stunning and didn't disappoint us - especially the sunsets, the hotel itself lacked in so many areas. The Reception staff were not friendly or particularly interested in...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stayed here for two nights in a loft style room. The grounds are nice, the rooms are spacious with stunning views and comfortable beds but there was a lot lacking for this caliber of a hotel ($300 per night) We had booked another room through Expedia that had a living area and they did not honor...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $153 - $265 (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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El Establo Hotel Monteverde
El Establo Monteverde
El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde
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“Do not go here”
 of 5 bubbles beachsiders, 2 days ago | Read review
“Room go from levels 1-9 with level 9 being a great distance up the mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles JJMAYNARD, 2 days ago | Read review
“Request a room on the second floor with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles i-gots-wanderlust, 1 week ago | Read review
“Lower number room are more accessible, high numbers have a good view when the weather permits.”
 of 5 bubbles M5833WZkimm, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“For good view from room's balkony ask upper bloks- from 7 to 9”
 of 5 bubbles E549JKmichaelm, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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