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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Beautiful, scenic, clean rooms with wonderful customer service. Not to mention the rooms are gigantic! The only down side is wi-fi is only available in common areas - not the rooms. I stayed here as part of a group trip so I am unsure of the cost but the hotel at whatever cost is definitely worth it, if you're looking... More 

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Winchester, MA
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

My only complaint for this hotel would be the lack of air conditioning. The rooms are very spacious with an amazing view. The hotel has a wonderful restaurant and bar that also has a great view. My screen saver has a picture of this hotel so that I can remember my amazing trip! We booked our trip through a web... More 

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Great staff, clean and spacious rooms, super friendly family canopy on the premises, nice bar, pool, etc. In short the best comfortable stay for families and couples who want a "city style" hotel inserted in the forest. The view is spectacular from the upper rooms.

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Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Our family of the stayed here for two nights. We opted for the king suite. This meant there was a loft upstairs with a bed and two chairs-also a window for breezes. Our room was clean. It was very basic but comfortable. Beds were fine. The balcony had two wooden rocking chairs. We were able to see to the gulf... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The area is beautiful. The room we had was great with an upstairs loft and downstairs room with 2 king beds and a great balcony view. The staff answered questions in a respectful way but I wouldn't say they were overly enthusiastic. The breakfast was not good and when I saw the staff adding milk to warm milk that had... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Excellent hotel. Make this your home in Monteverde. Stayed in building 900 where you have fantastic view from your balcony sunrise, sunset . Shuttle service was always prompt. Rooms has refrigerator and beds are comfortable. Buffet breakfast had many choices.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

The bumpy ride from San Jose to El Establo Mountain Hotel was well worth it! From the moment we arrived the place was beautiful and staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We stayed in the off season so it wasn't crowded at all. It's a very mountainous area so the batches of hotel rooms are up a steep mountain/hill. They... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is probably the nicest place to stay in Monte Verde. We stayed in a suite with a loft which was perfect for a family of four. The beds were VERY comfortable. The floors and hallways are stone which is a bit echoey if you have noisy neighbors. The rooms could use a place to put your clothes and some... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

This hotel has beautiful grounds, lanscaping and awesome views. We had the building with rooms at the top of the hill, so you could see all the way to the ocean. They have a shuttle to the main building where the food is good. They will come get you anytime you call, very professional staff. The rooms have balconys with... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

My personal favorite in the Monteverde Cloud forest is without a doubt the El Establo Lodge. Wonderful surroundings, a spectacular guided night walk, canopy tour on the premises, gourmet restaurants and comfortable lodging!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: €145 - €254 (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
El Establo Monteverde
El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde
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“Request a room on the second floor with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles i-gots-wanderlust, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower number room are more accessible, high numbers have a good view when the weather permits.”
 of 5 bubbles M5833WZkimm, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For good view from room's balkony ask upper bloks- from 7 to 9”
 of 5 bubbles E549JKmichaelm, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher rooms have the best view. Just use the shuttle.”
 of 5 bubbles Handywoman9, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want to avoid the need for the shuttle ask for rooms in blocks 1-3”
 of 5 bubbles sandgaz, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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