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Review of Hotel Horizontes de Montezuma

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Hotel Horizontes de Montezuma
Ranked #3 of 17 Montezuma B&B and Inns
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Everything was super!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2011

We ended up in @ Horizontes, because we couldn't find any other hotel. We didn't know Easter could be so crowded, every tico is off work, so a lot of people in Montezuma. The owner, Brigit, was very helpful, triplangual (English, Spanish and German) and gave us a lot of tips. She did her best of making our stay (which was unfortunately only two days) very pleasant. A very nice garden, great breakfast (which is not included in the price), a very clean and nice pool and a great place just to hang out and relax.
The rooms are big, a fan above the bed (finally someone who putted up the fan above the bed instead somewhere else in the room!!) and above all, cotton bedsheets. That was awesome, because synthetic ones makes your body sweat like crazy.
Bathroom very clean, nice and well-kept.
It's an oasis outside the little town of Montezuma, peaceful and quit. If your going to Montezuma, you'll have to be at Horizontes!! Our best stay in Costa Rica!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are nice
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Filderstadt, Germany
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

Hotel Horizonte de Montezuma was the most quiet and peaceful place i have ever been to. Birgit Eicker, the owner is a very friendly and helpful person. If you want to learn spanish you got the opportunity to ask Birgit for some lessons on the spot. the breakfast on request will be prepared individually for everyone. You can go for a swim or a walk in the yard to see all the diffrent kinds of animals. You can get your refreshing breeze in the evenings on the balcony in the hammock. Thinking back to the past days in Montezuma - breathtaking!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2011

We found Hotel Horizontes quite by accident proving that some accidents are very much worth having. The grounds are gorgeous and filled with tropical delights. The rooms, the pool, the artwork, the breakfast....all fantastic. Best of all the proprietor, Kali, is a total gem. Love this place and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniel33048
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New York City, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2011

This small and personally run hotel is a jewel that does not easily find equals in Costa Rica. The price-value relation is truly excellent! You get all comfort and service you can wish for, i.e. from personally and tastefully decorated rooms, healthy and delicious meals, to candlelight dinner at the pool, great service, etc. An additional highlight is the private balcony with hammock, rocking chairs and great view on the jungle. I absolutely love relaxing in the hammock, watching and listening to the many birds as well as the howler monkeys who are just a few feet away in the trees. In short, it is a tropical paradise! I have been coming back to this jewel on a regular basis for the past 10 years -- Don´t miss this hotel when you are in Costa Rica!

Room Tip: All rooms are very quiet and have great views!
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CarolineF_2011
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2011

We stayed at the Horizontes de Montezuma for five nights..
The hotel is located on a hill above the village of Montezuma and best reached by car - walking up and down the steep and dusty road would be unpleasant, I imagine. The German owner has tastefully decorated the hotel rooms and breakfast area and has created a beautiful green garden with water from a well on the grounds which really stands out in the dry and dusty surroundings. She gave us all kinds of good advice for our stay in Montezuma and information about the surrounding area and its attractions.
Our room had a balcony with a hammock looking onto some trees in which we saw monkeys and squirrels. We heard howler monkeys almost each morning, and heard and saw many different birds. The room was bright and airy, as was the whole house with a skylight in the central hall.
Breakfast is not cheap, but includes homemade German-style bread which is a rare convenience and was a very nice change after the toast most other hotels serve. Guests can use a fridge in the breakfast area.
The hotel has a small very inviting and clean swimming pool that one can dip into after a long day in the heat. In fact the hotel grounds were so nice that we spent a whole afternoon there instead of going down to the beach or to one of the nature reserves in the area.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ps345
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Indiana
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2010

While the room and hotel were clean, the service was terrible. They made us feel very unwelcome and were not willing to help us with travel recommendations (i.e. how to get to the beach that was a good 20 minutes away by taxi). I was sorry to be such an imposition to the management. There was no air conditioning, the advertised pool was not open while we were there, breakfast was not included and was overpriced. Did I mention it was nowhere near the town/beach of Montezuma?

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Hilltopheaven, Owner at Hotel Horizontes de Montezuma, responded to this review, March 24, 2011
It seems that you have been in another hotel. The Hotel Horizontes de Montezuma is only 3 min by car from the village and beaches of Montezuma and has never pretended to have A/C in the rooms. We serve delicious breakfast with e.g. homemade wholewheat bread and organic products of the area such as different jams, juices and "happy" eggs....
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colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2009

This hotel had everything we were looking for. It was not directly in the city (a little too far for walking, best if you have your own vehicle), perfect for viewing wildlife (we saw lots of monkeys!), incredibly comfortable and clean rooms, and great staff! The owner, Birgit, is happy to help with anything she can, and a great cook! She is also great company.
The hotel is very clean and modern with all of the amenities (you can even flush the toilet paper!) I would say the only downside is the fact that it is fairly far out of town, on a rough road, and if you are paying for a taxi, it can get pretty expensive (they usually charge about 2000 colones (or about $4) each way, just to take you about a mile into town.)
I would definitely stay here again if I was given the chance to come back to town.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Horizontes de Montezuma
Address: 1.8 km north of Playa Montezuma, Montezuma 6011, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Horizontes de Montezuma 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful and quiet uphill retreat hotel with 8 comfortable rooms with A/C, ceiling fans, complete bath, safe deposit box and private balcony from where you can watch the incredible wildlife in the private jungle and botanical gardens or just relax in the hammock. Salt water oversized Swimming pool with a great chill-out deck around it. High-quality breakfast with fresh organic products is included. Best personal attention by the Owners and staff. ... more   less 
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