We spent 2 nights in this hotel, high in the mountains of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Our room was in one of the top buildings, far from the entrance, but the shuttle was always available and came quickly to take us up and down the mountain to the restaurant and the check in area. The buildings are beautiful and so are the grounds. It would have been a wonderful stay if it had not rained so much! November is supposed to be dry season, but it must have been late coming this year. There is a lot to do in the area, but it's all outside, and we were not interested in being out in pouring rain and getting soaked to the skin. So we spent a lot of time in our room, which was very spacious with 2 queen beds, a balcony with a great view when the clouds parted, and an elegant bath - but there were only 3 25-watt light bulbs in the entire bedroom - 1 by each bed, and 1 on the wall. This made reading very difficult, and there was no other place to go. The hotel made it clear that they did not provide extra lights. So - between the rain and the gloom, it was not a very pleasant experience, which was a shame, because it's a spectacular setting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, El Establo offers the best quality services that will make your trip an unforgettable experience: The area`s best view, heated indoor pools, spa, restaurants, café-bars, special events center, internet access, souvenirs shop, tennis court, basketball court, mini soccer court, hiking trails, canopy tour and the most charming staff. This half Costarican – half Quaker, family owned hotel, will allow you to share the best of both cultures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Establo Hotel Monteverde
- El Establo Monteverde
- El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde