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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

stayed in the 400 building, Junior Suite, rug was stained worned out, large mirror was cracked and marked up, the whole room looked like it need to be updated. Definately not worth the price tag. However the views were great and the grounds were pretty nice. Did the hiking trails there and they are decent and about 2 hours worth... More 

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Egham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is an unusual hotel, the rooms located in nine separate blocks spread over the slopes of the mountain. The ninth block is probably at an elevation of 200 metres above the road. Shuttle buses are available to transport you from your room to reception/restaurant. The rooms are large and my bathroom had both shower and bath. I found no... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights in our trip around CR. The view from our balcony was breath taking! The ride into and out of Monteverde would leave some wondering if it was worth it. Also, the hotel was poorly constructed, had no place to put your clothes (No dresser), and every direction you walked seemed to be... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Excellent hotel while staying in Monteverde and exploring the cloud forest. The grounds offer spectacular views especially overlooking from the upper pool/fitness area or from the big pond area. Service from all staff were excellent! They truly make every effort to make your stay as perfect as possible. Rooms were simple but very comfortable and clean. You'll feel very close... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This was a great resort. I think we got an upgrade to a honeymoon suite... the rooms was huge, and had a whirlpool in it. The views were amazing. The service at reception was also great, they are really helpful. I read in one of the reviews that the walls are very thin. You tend to hear what's going on... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We really enjoyed this hotel in Monteverde. There are several buildings/blocks of rooms all located on a steep hillside. The hotel was originally founded by a group of Quakers from the U.S and we enjoyed seeing the photos and learning the history. We were in Block 7 which was quite a distance and a steep walk from the reception but... More 

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Davis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The views from this hotel are spectacular. The rooms are large, the beds are comfortable, and the rooms are kept clean. Each room has two rocking chairs facing the ocean, and it makes a nice place to sit in the evenings to watch the beautiful sunsets. The rooms open off enclosed hallways made of stone and glass. The hallways are... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Our family of 5 stayed here for two nights. The hotel is a large complex situated on a hill with a magnificent sunset view of the Punterenas Pacific coast. The rooms look bery recently renovated and are spacious with comfortable beds. There are also two pools on the property. The staff is very friendly and will arrange sightseeing tours for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

I am surprised by some of the positive reviews. We stayed in four hotels in Costa Rica and this hotel had the least atmosphere. I found the room very basic and cold. I hated the open bathroom layout. No privacy! We arrived at San Jose airport and drove at least four hours to the Arenal Volcano area. This is the... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My fiance and I stayed here for 4 days in January. Had a fantastic time. Went ziplining, took a night tour, and saw 5 quetzals right all without leaving the property. Room was great, food was terrific and the on site tourist guide hooked us up with some awesome excursions. Great photos! Accommodations, food and especially the staff were all... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • 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
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: $148 - $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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