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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I spent almost a week here with my family in April 2013. The setting is beautiful, the hotel is 1 minute walk for the beach and atmosphere is very peaceful as this hotel is at the end of town so very quiet (but only 2 mins walking to the restaurants or bus station as the "town" is super small).
I was there with 2 small children, ages 2.5 and 4 months, and it was great to have the beach so close, and my son loved spending a lot of time in the pool. The price was also very reasonable and staff very helpful. We stayed in the second floor (simple rooms without A/C). In general I would recommend A/C in Costa Rica, but we had a really nice breeze there and it was great hearing the sound of the ocean from our room. Breakfast was nice too.

Room Tip: I would recommend sleeping in the top floor room/cabins as they have a good breeze from the ocean. Also if staying more than a few nights it's worth talking to them on a discount and I recommend staying for more than that as Montezuma has a very quiet relaxing vibe to it ).
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Danabri
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

It was last minute decision but definitely a good one. The rooms are small clean regular with a small fridge where you can place stuff bought from the minimarket which is at a walking distance. They have a small pool and a jacuzzi for your relaxation. The prices are very good and include a big breakfast, either gallopinto, fruits or pancakes. You can see the sea from the pool and at the same time the rooms are located in the middle of the jungle so you can watch birds, howler monkeys, whitefaced monkeys, squirrells, iguanas, etc. Definitely a very nice experience.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank supervturism
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I stayed the first night in July Montezuma at the Sano Banana for $69, It's ideally located - right across from the Chico Bar but it was overpriced for what it is.

The second night and for the following five nights i stayed a few blocks away from the center of town at Luz de Mono and at off-seaon rates of $50 for a credit card payment or $45 cash I found it far better value. For one thing you are really staying in a rain forest, with howler Monkeys in the trees and Iguanas running around the swimming pool.

The breakfast is first rate except you have to be careful of a couple of magpie birds that try to steal the sugar packets and it does rain from time to time, sometimes a tropical downpour.

The rooms in the main building are adequate, with hot water and lots of space and decent Wi-Fi The casitats on a hill above the main building for about $15 more are really the ideal place to stay but the Wi-Fi doesn't seem to go that far, so I stayed in the main building.

The managers of the resort, two sisters from Bulgaria, spoke English and were very hospitable. I highly recommend the Hotel Luz de Mono for your stay in Montezuma. It's the best value and you really get the full rain forest Costa Rica experience.

Room Tip: If you want decent wi-fi stay in the main building, not the casitas.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank jonathan049
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I think this is probably the best place we stayed in 4 our 4 week trip of costa rica. The big advantage is the pool and surrounding gardens, think we saw almost as much wildlife sitting by the pool as doing walks in national parks! (Well, no snakes, don 't panic!) the pool is a decent size so you can actually do a few laps and it is super clean.

We stayed in a downstairs room and negotiated discount because we planned to stay 4 nights (we ended up staying a week!) the room was clean, big enough, with fridge and fan, no air-co but we weren't used to that anyway so it wasn't a problem.

The breakfast was really good, they have a small menu to choose from, from typical pico gallo with eggs to fruit and yogurt and it was all delicious.

The owner and all staff are very helpful and friendly, we asked for advice on tours and they were honest and non bias or pushy. They also called places to enquire about prices, info for us as well.

Wifi works most places on the site, inc. room and by the pool!

In the lp it looks quite a bit further out of town than it is, in reality it is about 30 second walk from reception and you're on the main street.

The only negative thing is it can be noisy depending on your neighbours but that is something you have to be lucky with (or not!)

Room Tip: Rooms downstairs are good, room 5 and 6 have an adjoining door between them which was a bit noisier but we asked to move and it was no problem at all. This would be a great option for families or groups though.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank mrsdutchburger
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

2nd time to Montezuma. Found it by just wandering around. Rented the cabin and was really nice. The only knock is no AC, but no problem. The pool is a plus and super well maintained. We did have a safe, fridge, and a stove will all kitchen utensils. Two hammocks outside and a nice dining table as well. The cabins are above the regular hotel rooms, and were spacious and blended in well with the enviroment. Will stay there again.

Room Tip: for a little bit more money (10USD I think) you can get the mini suite. Much better than the rooms.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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