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Sunset Hotel Monteverde
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Monteverde
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

I am a Senior traveling alone and Sunset Hotel was perfect for me. It was quiet, away from the bustle of Santa Elena. The room is constructed with different types of wood and applied in a wainscoating design. The bathroom is large and tiled. The owner and his son were very accomodating for tour suggestions. The reception/dining area is charming with about seven tables for breakfast. The guests are friendly with each other in such a cozy setting. The setting of the hotel is peaceful with a beautiful panorama out to the Nicoya Gulf. The birding around the property is very good. It was chilly in the room at night sleeping as the linen is sparse. I slept in my fleece jacket. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Stayed 2 night in the Sunset hotel. Got a small discount so paid 45 dollars pr night including breakfast. The rooms are simple and so is the breakfast, but ok value for the price. We didn't find the rooms so clean, but the owner is really nice, firiendly and helpful and all in all we liked the stay. The hotel is a bit out of town, but during daytime you can easily do the 15-20min walk and in the evening it is very easy to get a taxi (which is 3 dollars each way).The breakfast doesn't start before 7:30 which is late for Costa Rica where a lot of trips starts at 6 am. However the owner is nice and will make breakfast untill 12:00 if you ask for it...so buy a couple of bananas if you are going on a early trip and have breakfast when you come back. You can't have lunch or dinner at the hotel so you either have to use one of the places nearby (5-10 min walk) or one in Santa Elena (15-20min walk).

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Friendly hosts and terraces with a great sunset view. Ideally located to watch the rolling mist overhead. Better to have a car to access but not necessary.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank rjair
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

The place lives up to its name, and one can easily sit out on the deck every night watching some amazing sunsets . Not to be outdone, the hosts are genuine, friendly, and happy to answer the same old questions that get asked over and over again with genuine concern for making your visit to the area pleasurable. And yes, it is true the owner draws really good maps.
Easy to find, great breakfast, and overall a really nice place to stay.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

This is a great little place and a terrific value. Vitalis, the owner, is very friendly. It really is like staying with family.

The trails on property (25 acres) are very good. Lots of birds, some wildlife, a stream, etc. A good, thick, tall rain forest.

We had a bit of a problem with small ants in the room, but not too bad. The beds were not in the best shape and the sheets were a bit worn.

The value here is amazing. Breakfast, a big room, trails, a great owner, amazing views. Located very close to Selvatura and the Santa Elena reserve.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Sunset hotel is set on a hillside with far reaching views across the mountains to the Pacific coast. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens containing lime, avacado, fig and banana trees. It is close by many of the local attractions, but quiet and peaceful.

But the location is not the best thing about this hotel, nor the spacious, and spotlessly clean rooms. The best thing to recommend this hotel to you is the hospitality of Vitralis and Roberto the father and son team who run it. Always cheerful and helpful they have lived in Monteverde all their lives and have a wealth of information about the area and do everything to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Add to that the fluent Spanish, English and German spoken and the lovely breakfast with georgeous fresh bread and you will be glad you stayed.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

We spent two nights there and really enjoyed it! The owner was VERY helpful! I can not count how many maps he drew for us! He also booked us the bridges and canopy tour at Selvatura. We thought that selvatura looked more natural than the other parks we saw in the area so we were happy with it. Only warning, the canopy tour is NOT the best place for a first zipline for someone who is afraid of heights! hehe! It is quite extreme!
The breakfast was VERY good! Fresh bread every morning! mmm! The grounds are beautiful also! We saw the beautiful Motmot birds, I do not know if they are common, but it is the only place I saw them and they are the prettiest birds I saw in Costa Rica! The trail is fun also, there are huge trees there!
It is also a great place to relax! The village of Santa Elena and Monteverde is very busy and this is the perfect gettaway in the area!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sunset Hotel Monteverde

Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Monteverde
Price Range: $60 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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