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“The Blue Monkey has character”
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Hotel Mono Azul
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Quepos
Huntington Beach, California
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“The Blue Monkey has character”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

My sister and I stayed here at the Blue Monkey (Mono Azul) for a week in Quepos and were quite happy there. Chip and Jennifer the owners were very friendly and helpful in many ways. Because the weather was more humid than we had anticipated, we switched to an air-conditioned room. It was spacious and away from traffic sounds.
We ate breakfast in the open air dining area every day. The food was delicious, the people were friendly and helpful. Since it was the rainy season, the price was exceptionally good.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Odenton, Maryland
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Blue Monkey Hotel was very economical, clean, and safe. Be sure to ask for an air conditioned room if hot, humid climates are uncomfortable to you. The owners Chip and Jennifer were very friendly and helpful. The staff was also. You can book tours, taxis, etc. and get advice at the front desk. The food was really good and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Augusta, Georgia
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very impressed with the staff, most speak better English than my Spanish! Rooms are very clean, dated to USA standards. But very clean! Best nights sleep in two weeks! We will return next trip! Beware when looking for this motel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

The hotel is simple but quite beautiful. Lots of monkeys in the trees. The Air conditioners are really powerful and the windows open to the outside to allow in air. The rooms are very clean, but simple. The staff is kind and makes a genuine effort to be helpful. The restaurant is not inexpensive but has really delicious local food- fresh fish and rice and beans...no room service, no fitness center.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

I needed a place to relax and forget about it. THe privacy I got here was perfect. It has been a long time since I stayed here but, a week of fresh fruit, yogurt and granola breakfasts served poolside while I read my books was great. By surprise I got to meet some new friends that seem to gather daily in a cabana by the lower pool and it made this solo traveller seem like another expat at home here. Don't stay for the high end rooms or stellar service. Stay here in the jungle and let it go.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Webster Groves, Missouri
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Check in sucked. 3 employees and non really interested in addressing us. We did get checked in and then waited at the bar area/wandered the reception area only to realize that the woman who checked us in didn't tell us that the two other men in the area were employees. One was checking porn on his laptop; the other finally asked us if we needed something after we waited at the bar area for about 10 minutes. He was sitting in the guest area.

Property is dated. Rooms are dated. Our "suite" was across the street from the main property and was reminiscent of a dirty college dorm room. That area was behind a locked gate, but the glass back doors to each of the rooms didn't seem all that secure. Mattresses were unsatisfactory. There is a kitchenette, but it was gross. Pool are was fine. We expected more since this property was located in Quepos. Wouldn't recommend unless you're a hostel traveler looking for an "upgrade" from the bunkhouse scene.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Clean rooms friendly people. We ate at the restaurant and the food was decent. My principal disappointment was to book online and arrive to see a big sign at the entrance saying "Deep Discounts - Name Your Own Price, Welcome!" and then not be offered any discount on the full retail I paid online. I was told I needed to speak to the owner who wasn't around. An email got no response.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Mono Azul
Address: Manuel Antonio Road | On The Road To Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Quepos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mono Azul 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Mono Azul is a comfortable, environmentally-friendly oasis in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We are also closely related to Kids Saving The Rainforest (KSTR). Our hotel has 2 swimming pools, a full service restaurant with breakfast and dinner and bar, free WiFi, and tour booking. We offer a wide range of lodging options. Hotel Mono Azul is under new management as of December 1st, 2014 and continues to be owned and managed by Americans and has been a pillar in the Manuel Antonio Community for over twenty years. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mono Azul Hotel
Mono Azul Quepos
Hotel Mono Azul Costa Rica/Quepos

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