First of all we love that this hotel is set back off the main street and up a hill overlooking part of Santa Elena. It made it feel like a special private oasis when returning exhausted from activities. The rooms are all wood, made out of cedar and were very clean and comfortable. We even had a private balcony. We did not eat breakfast here as we opted to go out early that morning so we can't say anything about breakfast.
On our last day there we had zip lining planned at noon, the manager had actually helped us plan which park to use and called the shuttle of the park we chose to set up the night before. Unlike everywhere/everyone else she did not push us towards any specific park but rather gave us all the information on each park so we could decide which one we wanted to go to. Being in sales I really liked that she was not trying to sell us to the one that gives her more commission. We in fact got Selvatura Tickets at a better price than their listed price and better than what the other street ticket people were offering. You'll notice in Santa Elena that everyone, every restaurant, etc sells tickets to everything. Its outright annoying and overwhelming at times. Every place you go to is pushing a different zip line park, a different coffee tour, simply because of the commission they are receiving selling those tickets, not because they are the best.
Also you would think that buying direct at the park or from the website would be the best route. Its not. Its cheaper to buy indirect, which makes no sense.
As far as this hotel for a stay? We would definitely stay here again. There were 4 of us in a standard room with 2 queen beds and that was more than enough space for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Quetzal Inn is located in Monte Verde amidst a rainforest and surrounded by wildlife. Free Wi-Fi access is available.Some rooms at the hotel have a balcony and the breakfast is included with the rate. Private bathrooms also come with a shower.At Hostel Quetzal Inn you will find a shared kitchen that is fully equipped. Guests can also explore a variety of restaurants nearby like La Maravilla, Monteverde Reserve Restaurant, Bar Amigos or Café Colibrí, all which are about 100 metres away.Other facilities offered include shared lounge, a tour desk and a laundry. The front desk offers safety boxes a common use lounge and a computer all guests can use.Juan Santamaría International Airport is 77 km away. The property offers free parking an is 100 metres from Santa Elena's town center. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Quetzal Hotel Santa Elena
- Quetzal Inn Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena