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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The room is really big and great. We had the highest floor. Note that there is no air conditioning in the room but you can get a fan. The room was not that clean as I expected and didn't have a good smell. I think this is something they must improve. Also the breakfast restaurant is very crowded.. If you...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A 15 min walk out of town(up hill) but great views if you get a high room with a balcony. The hotel is large & set in blocks up the hillside. Mini vans zap around regularly to run guest to & fro on the hotel but not into town. Breakfast is basic in a large noisy uninspiring cafeteria with a...

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michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice big modern rooms, no A/C . Good food, great view. Great hiking trails behind hotel that go up mountain. Pool is not heated. Cools down at night as you are at about 5,000 ft. Stay here and then do day trips.Lots to do in Monteverde.

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Minot, North Dakota
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms themselves are very large, and ours had a beautiful view. However it felt like there wasn't enough light in the room at night, especially in the shower. There were small glass panels in our bathroom that connected the bathroom to the hallway. You could open and close them (I'm assuming for some light, or to let humidity escape),...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Set on a steep hill, it is too far for most people to walk from the reception and breakfast room at street level at the bottom to the rooms at the top, but a shuttle bus is available on request. The buildings which house the rooms are very strange with dark corridors. However the rooms are adequate and comfortable. Nothing...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As I look out of the window the view is stunning and the room is huge. However... hotel is sad and somewhat neglected, rooms have very poor lighting as do the outside paths, minimal information on the complex unless you speak Spanish, restaurant is ok but slow and expensive, staff are a bit surly. There are nice restaurants nearby, but...

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Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After flying into San Jose Airport, which is new & modern, we had secured in advance private transport to El Establo. The final 30 minutes or so of the trip is over very rough road but don't panic! We pulled into a very modern spa complex and were treated royally by the staff. Most speak very good English. We had...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our lodge was at the highest part of the complex with the most amazing views, The rooms were spotlessly clean, very large and the bathrooms very luxurious. A perfect place for just two night stop over. Staying any longer might have been a problem as the walls were very thin and you could here all movement from adjoining rooms, Breakfast...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This is a large hotel situated on a steep slope in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. There are 9 (I believe) sets of buildings with 3 floors of rooms, each with balconies that face a breathtaking panorama, especially the buildings that are higher up the hill. From the reception area to the top set of buildings is close to...

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Black Creek, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay here, mainly because the views are just stunning and the fresh mountain air coming in through the french doors of our room was incredible. We loved sitting in our rocking chairs, just taking it all in. We did have to take the shuttle everytime we wanted to go down to the restaurant or anywhere, our room...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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 

Additional Information about El Establo

Address: Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas | N 10° 18.7836 / W 84° 48.9587, 60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: €129 - €190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Establo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 155
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El Establo Hotel Monteverde
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“High up the hill with a balcony & view”
 of 5 bubbles kimk620, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Several buildings that are staged up the mountain. Also offer small houses. Stay high”
 of 5 bubbles MichiganCanuck, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lower room #'s are closer to the reception building(We were in the 200's).For higher #'s you can use the hotel shuttle:it's a walk up a hill”
 of 5 bubbles 551jena, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Find another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles dotdotghina, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was near the back of the property and therefore a long walk. But the view over the mountains was spectacular.”
 of 5 bubbles S8618OWsusanb, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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