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El Mono Loco Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
We are a small 12 room hotel located across the street from the beach and a short walk from town. Our basic, clean rooms can accommodate solo travelers, couples, families, and small groups. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot water, quiet A/C, ceiling fan. Community area offers a TV, free wi-fi, shared refrigerator, hammocks, and rocking chairs. We have a refreshing plunge pool and outdoor shower. Our on-site cafe offers breakfast daily for purchase. Free secure parking is available on site.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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All reviews great location small pool costa rica rooms are clean minutes walking enjoyable stay close to town short walk from the beach continental breakfast bars and restaurants the main strip great hosts hot water within walking distance other guests grocery store tamarindo beach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice clean budget hotel. If you don’t go in thinking it is a resort I think he will be happy. Those are fabulous and really care about their job. The rooms are clean tidy and have no real problems. Remember you are...More

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Excellent service, out of most of the party noise, but in easy walking distance for all the nightlife.Walk across the street and in 30 meters you are at the beach.It's a bit old but very charming with a very nice garden with hammocks.

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We can absolutely recommend this Hotel! It was great, beautiful and very clean rooms, very good drinks and the hosts are very nice! We would go back to Mono loco anytime. Thank you for this beautiful days in Tamarindo. Kind regards Ilaria & Pascal

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank T8182JMilariac
Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco HotelResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank for your kind words; we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at El Mono Loco. We would love to have you here again!

Reviewed 27 October 2018

I loved this place so much. The two venezuelan host did a great service. The room was absolutely clean and well prepared. I like how they did the continental breakfast with as much coffee as you need. Another thing to mention is the place of...More

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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from JoyceVP_45, Manager at El Mono Loco HotelResponded 30 October 2018

We were happy to have you here. You were a nice guest also, respectful and kind. We hope you come back soon. mucho gusto, Guillermo and Rosanna

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We had to cancel our trip due to unforeseen circumstances! Hotel’s owner was great and she refunded our deposit asap with no hustle! We had wonderful experience with this booking even though we couldn’t go. Maybe next time - we will certainly give it another...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank George P
Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco HotelResponded 11 October 2018

Congratulations on your wonderful news! We’d love to host your new family when baby is ready to travel.

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5 April 2017|
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Response from JoyceVP_45 | Property representative |
Absolutely, a great place to go surfing! We are across the street from the beach. Most of our rooms face the pool/gardens. Our Mono Casita apartment has ocean views from the living room, kitchen and dining area. Check out... More
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26 March 2017|
Response from JoyceVP_45 | Property representative |
Please email the property directly regarding your request.
18 March 2017|
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Response from JoyceVP_45 | Property representative |
Yes. Our ac is the cool quiet split unit w remote. All rooms also have a ceiling fan. Parking is in a large locked lot behind the hotel. We have affordable room combos: queen, 2 twins, queen/1 twin, and queen/2 twins. You... More
Room Tips
"It's a small hotel, so all of the rooms are similar"
25 Mar 2018
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"My one issue was with the mattress; it was extremely stiff and made for a tough sleep. I think a nice..."
5 Mar 2018
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"Water and AC work great! Our room even had an additional twin bed. "
16 Feb 2018
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"Infested with bugs"
5 Apr 2017
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US$49 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
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