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Reviewed yesterday NEW via 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.... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via 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... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

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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... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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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
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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... More 

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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... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in November for two nights as part of a tour, unfortunately it rained the whole time which may impact on our impression of the place. Pros, beautiful bathroom with bath and powerful shower. Spacious room with potentially an amazing view. Shame we weren't able to appreciate this due to the weather. The dining room staff were lovely.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel counts 9 blocks separeted one from another in the huge territory. Hard to walk but the hotel has many shuttles to any point into the hotel and the shuttle arrived in 3-4 minutes, it very comfortable. Tha staff is very helpful and friendly. From the upper blocks there is good view. The hotel helps to organised any tour... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the 600 block of rooms. The rooms are large with very nice bathrooms. The beds are quite good. But the view is the best part. The sunset is gorgeous!!! At least when you can see it for the clouds. Use the shuttle to get to and from your room because it is really a climb up, and... More 

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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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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $154 - $268 (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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“Request a room on the second floor with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles i-gots-wanderlust, 6 days ago | Read review
“Lower number room are more accessible, high numbers have a good view when the weather permits.”
 of 5 bubbles M5833WZkimm, 1 week ago | Read review
“For good view from room's balkony ask upper bloks- from 7 to 9”
 of 5 bubbles E549JKmichaelm, 1 week ago | Read review
“The higher rooms have the best view. Just use the shuttle.”
 of 5 bubbles Handywoman9, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“If you want to avoid the need for the shuttle ask for rooms in blocks 1-3”
 of 5 bubbles sandgaz, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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