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Minnesota
Reviewed 18 February 2012

We had a great trip. We stayed 7 nights and had a wonderful stay. Donald and Curt are great hosts as well as a chef. The pool is fantastic with a great view. Breakfast was simple but tasted great. Our Cabin was great with plenty of hot water. House keeping not only kept our room spotless but also managed my...

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Milton
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Friendly helpful staff who can really cook a good meal at a very reasonale price. Accomodations were rather rustic but clean & private. The property location is pretty easy to find but does require you to have a vehicle as it is remote and about 20 minutes from town. The lodge gives off a tranquil peaceful vibe making it a...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 February 2012

We spent 7 nights at the lodge and it didn't disappoint! The staff is so helpful and they welcome you with open arms! We would have wished that we had booked a car but they were so kind to give us a ride to tamarindo or otherwise they would arrange taxis for us. They have a very sweet dog and...

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 February 2012

We spent our first 7 nights in Costa Rica at the JW Marriott Resort. We thought that making the transition to an "Eco Lodge" might be difficult. It was NOT! We were met at our car by Donald (more to come) who got us squared away, even taking our luggage to our hillside cabin. While the room was spare, we...

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Great place to kick back and relax, if you want to. I went for a week of family vacation after so many years we did not take one. While they did not have room for us the day we wanted to arrive, they arranged for us to stay at a nearby B&B. It was totally hassle-free. Kurt, the owner, is...

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1Thank Nicosne
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 February 2012

The place its just amazing... Its located on a hillside near Tamarindo beach (one of the top 10 beaches in Costa Rica) Driving its only 4 hours from main Airport (SJO) at capital city (San Jose) or 1 hour from Liberia Airport (LIR). As you drive towards the hotel you'll begin to fall in love with the surroundings, the landscape,...

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1Thank Glenn G
Reviewed 5 February 2012

We loved staying here, but feel some warnings should be made for certain types of travelers. This is at least a 10 minute drive from Tamarindo on a gravel road that is poorly graded. The cabins are more than sufficient, but not luxurious, but have great views of the countryside. Overall the location is not wheelchair accessible and probably not...

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

Rooms, looked as if they were clean. But not to someone that has worked in the hotel business for 10 years, you can't hide from me when you have spent less than 10 minutes cleaning my room. Dust from weeks, cob web's , dirty floors. I know that the price was decent but no matter where you stay, at the...

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susanne31, Manager at El Sabanero Eco Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you have not had a good stay at our lodge. As far as I have been informed you did not report any problems while staying at the lodge, sorry to hear because we could have for sure taken care of any problems. Especially hot water problems. We are an Eco Lodge and not comparable...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 February 2012

The trip to El Sabenero is through the country area of Costa Rica... then you go up the hill and see this very cute place with wooden cabins. It was such a nice surprise. The cabins are distant from each other which gives you lots of privacy, They are very clean and the decor very nice. The pool area is...

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3Thank asmbrasil
Reviewed 15 January 2012

If you want to be within a short distance to all the beaches but off the beaten path, this Eco Lodge is perfect. Kurt (Owner) is very friendly with a great sense of humor. His dedicated staff, particularly Donald, are attentive to your every need. The food is great, the rooms are clean and the views of the valley are...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the north Pacific side of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. A 10 min drive to Tamarindo Beach Resort, 5 min from the Hacienda Pinilla golf course facilities and only 15 min from world-class surf spots such as Avellanas Beach, Playa Negra and Playa Grande. El Sabanero is perfectly located close to all exciting activities. Staying at El Sabanero, one experiences total tranquility, the pure nature, the exotic local animals such as howling monkeys, iguanas, exotic butterflies, parrots & much more, plus the fantastic view of the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Address: Cana Fistula | Entre Tamarindo y Santa Cruz, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: €98 - €137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sabanero Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
El Sabanero Eco Hotel Tamarindo
El Sabanero Ecolodge Tamarindo
El Sabanero Ecolodge Hotel Tamarindo
El Sabanero Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Playa Avellanas
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“Rooms 8,9, and 10 face the main roadway. Hence, early morning traffic may be a minor distraction, however the mountain and sunset views are simply spectacular.”
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