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Fairfax, California
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I just spent 5 wonderful days in Monteverde at the el Establo. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and picked the hotel primarily based on reviews here. We were not disappointed and the hotel exceeded our expectations. We found the hotel property amazing. It gently spreads out up the hillside and the buildings are situated... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Most of the rooms on this property have lovely views, as buildings climb up, up, and up a mountainside. Sunrise and sunset are quite lovely. The grounds are well landscaped, flowers, peacocks, hardscaping. The rooms are clean and well-appointed; however, there are jalousie (louvre) windows to control temperature, I assume, that allow you to hear what happens in the next... More 

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My wife and I spent two very enjoyable days/nights at the El Establo during our recent Costa Rican vacation. The service is great, the food is excellent and the amenities are exceptional. It's a big place, but if you want a nice sized room with a great view ask for room 518. We could relax in our room and look... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

El Establo is a good choice when staying in Monteverde. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and have great views. A negative is that the hotel property is very large so getting to and from the rooms requires calling a shuttle which can take a several minutes to arrive. The food at the hotel restaurant... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

El Establo is a fine establishment you would not expect in South America - the rooms are in different buildings throughout a great estate - they shuttle you to your room (shuttle ends at 10 pm though...) otherwise its 1 km - almost 1 mile to walk uphill to your room or the lobby, where they have internet. I was... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I have had the opportunity to stay at this hotel several times with my family, we love it!! The hotel is on a hill where it harmoniously coexists with nature. The hotel grounds are kept impecable. There are 2 restaurants, Laggus is fancier with a perfect view over the lake and las Riendas offers buffet and a la carte meals.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We chose this hotel based on reading all the trip advisor reviews. This was my first trip to Costa Rica and based on the conditions of the road we weren't sure what kind of accommodations would follow. This hotel was a complete surprise. The hotel grounds are simply breathtaking with views of the cloud forest and rooms facing the pond.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Met a family while in the cloud forest tour and they advised us to eat here. Above and beyond expectations. Had the pumpkin cream soup, honey braised pork ribs, chocolate cake, and their house wine. The price is definitely right. And the service is outstanding. A short walk from El Establo, and downtown Santa Elena. Several locals didn't know where... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I will admit that we went into our stay at El Establo with slightly different expectations. For whatever reasons, we thought it would be a luxury hotel in the middle of the jungle. We were slightly wrong. The hotel is scattered over multiple buildings on a HUGE plot of land. It takes a shuttle or grueling trek up the hill... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Fully contained tort with. 2 pools, large rooms , spa and 2 restaurants The resort is set on a hillside that is very steep so if that is a concern make sure you request a room in the 100 to 300 series that are at the base and have their own pool Rooms are large , no ad but even... 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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  • Suites
  • 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: $140 - $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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El Establo Hotel Monteverde
El Establo Monteverde
El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde
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