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Hotel El Atardecer
Ranked #13 of 14 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
Newaygo, Michigan
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Cannot recommend”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We travel a lot and don't have high standards. If you read my other reviews you would know this. We hate resorts and like quaint getaways. This is neither. We booked at Camino Verde but ended up across the street and Hotel Atardecer. It is cute looking and we thought ok. We got ushered to our room to find 2 single beds. Hmmmm... We saw a number of empty rooms w double beds. The rooms were loud and the beds hard. My girlfriend could even hear our neighbor pass gas in the night. Im not kidding. Then, at midnight it got very hot. We didn't have a fan so you throw the covers off. No problem, right? Problem! That was also the mosquito feeding hour. You have jalousy windows and they fly right in. Miserable couple of hours. A fan would have solved both problems easily.

We had a nice common seating area with good internet. Breakfast was good but the staff was not that friendly.

Bring bug spray and don't expect much.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two nights on a tour with gAdventures. It was the best place we stayed at during our trip. The rooms are basic, but in very good shape. Everything is very clean. The hotel layout is nice with the rooms wrapped around an inner courtyard on two floors, so there is loads of space to sit in front of your room and enjoy the sun. It is perfectly located close to the centre with nice restaurants close by. The beds were very comfy with firm mattresses. The only issue was noise, as the walls are thin and you can hear all your upstairs neighbors moving around. I would recommend this place anyway!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Vasteras, Sweden
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great hotel! Five minute walk from a huge supermarket and maximum ten minute walk to Monteverde centrum. Good rooms, clean and big. Friendly staff, family hangs around in the restaurant all day long. They close the restaurant and everything else at 8.30 and then it is more or less quiet so it isn't suitable for people who want to hang out in the sitting areas at night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Rooms were big and clean. Breakfasts were incredible and the staff super friendly. We highly recommend this place. They even helped us with tours and recommended good restaurants in the area. If you want an inexpensive, but friendly, clean and comfortable hotel this is your place.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed here with an educational tour group. It was certainly not a 5 star hotel but it was definitely comfortable and the staff was so friendly. This stop was midway on a 10 day tour of the country and all the accommodations were made for us through the tour. All three meals during the entire tour were generally provided by the hotel and this hotel was the best. They served homemade pizzas one night, pancakes for breakfast one morning. It was a nice break from the three meals of rice and beans we had been getting used to. The short walk in to town for ice cream, lattes or groceries was very convenient and the thunder and lightening shows from the deck of the hotel at night were spectacular. There is no A/C in the rooms but the nights are very cool so we were comfortable. There were a lot of sugar ants in our room but honestly compared to what we had in other locations, that was fine. Our biggest complaint is that each night the dogs in the local neighborhood would bark nonstop. That was annoying, otherwise it was quaint. You may want to inquire about student groups though - if you don't want to stay with 40 high school aged students this may not be the place for you.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Sanford, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Stayed here with a group of students. This place was our favorite. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The dining room has free wifi and a computer for internet access. The location is great as it is just a 5 minute walk to town and also a quick drive to a zipline/horseback riding location.Rosita and family are wonderful cooks and do all the cooking. The food was fresh and delicious.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Finland
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

This beautiful, family-owned hotel is located 3 minutes walk out of the city centre, sparing it from the hustle and bustle and the loud noise. Owners Rosita and her daughter Christine are the most hospitable hosts as are the children who frequently visit the hotel. Rooms are spacious and clean, showers are huge compared to local standards and there is of course hot water. Breakfast is totally worth the price.

As the name tells, this hotel offers superb location to watch the sunsets. Wonderfully located, the balcony and the rooms have a clear sight to the Gulf of Nicoya, where the sun will set every night and every one of those is a sight to be remembered.

The hotel is very well maintained and very secure. There is a wifi in the rooms and a PC with Internet for the guests. There's also a very comfy communal area upstairs, where you can sip red wine while watching the sunset and chatting with other guests.

This place is, with it's low-prices, a total gem still to be found by the masses.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel El Atardecer
Address: From Town Center 100 m | 300 meters from Santa Elena Center, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Atardecer 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Your confortable home in the cloud forest" ... more   less 
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