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Long Island, New York
Reviewed 2 August 2014

My husband and I had mixed feelings about this hotel, as it had its good and bad points. We stayed for three nights and were very happy with the quality of the rooms, which were spacious, comfortable, and offered a balcony with a beautiful view. The grounds were beautiful and there are hiking trails on site. The downsides - When...

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Greenwich, CT
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had to journey over windy, bumpy roads to get here, but El Establo was a welcome respite. The hotel is on a mountain and the higher room numbers are higher up the mountain. We were in the 800 building so we had fabulous views over the mountains. The rooms were spacious and modern with large windows and a balcony...

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Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2014

8 hotels in 10 days- this was the swishest of them all.This was just such a dream stay, the drive to the hotel was an expedition- we drove to the huge lake with a dam on one side, it is a glorious stretch of water and the boat journey fabulous, it took about 45 minutes but we were just relaxing...

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Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed here for (2) nights in May. There is no A/C here but the temperature was cool enough that it didn't pose a problem. We had to use our room key to turn the electricity on which was a new experience for me. One evening upon returning, it wouldn't work. Thankfully, we brought flashlights. Maintenance fixed the problem quickly....

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stayed here for two nights. Out of all the hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica, this place had the nicest rooms. They were clean, updated, plenty of space. I saw a couple of reviews saying the hotel doesn't have AC, but our room definitely did. The hotel is built on a mountain and the property is steep, so...

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PNW
Reviewed 22 July 2014

After navigating through the worst road I have ever driven we finally arrived at El Establo. It is hard to imagine such a hotel exists on the other end of the spectrum when you are deciding between a pot hole and a jagged rock on the road to Monteverde. When we opened the door of the suite our jaws dropped....

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 July 2014

my husband stayed 2 nights in El Establo as part of a group travel w/ Gate 1 Travels. the hotel was clean, updated, and had breathtaking views from every room. we stayed in mid-July, and the hotel has no AC. but it was really so cool outside, that we were able to just sleep w/ the window cracked (screens were...

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Herzlia, Israel
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We loved the hotel, the room was so beautiful and the view was amazing, we loved the wood room and the second floor with the bed on the top it felt unique. also, the service was great, professional, breakfast was great. the only thing we think can be improved - improve the bar service in the restaurant (the upper restaurant...

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West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

After a lousy experience in Tamarindo, and a rough drive up to Monteverde over rocky and turbulent terrain, all we wanted was a hot meal and a quiet room. Boy did this hotel exceed our expectations! This hotel, set up on a hill in the cloud rainforest, is (in my opinion) a luxury hotel with expansive grounds and higher end...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Such a beautiful location... set up on the hill with AMAZING views from your rooms. Very nice and updated rooms. the pool is covered and heated (not super warm, but my daughter and husband loved it anyways). The hotel has a restaurant near a lagoon. Its pretty views, but too fancy and pricey for us. The food was okay. Your...

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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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  • Tennis Court
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: €131 - €205 (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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El Establo Costa Rica/Monteverde
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“Ask for the first building (rooms 100-300 respectively) to be closest to the entrance/exit”
 of 5 bubbles EmilyNYC91, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms closer to the reception are also closer to breakfast restaurant and outdoor pool”
 of 5 bubbles joannve, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were at the low level (rooms 101-312), which I believe are the most convenient to get to the reception, breakfast and the town nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles 13lubam, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pick a higher elevation building and a 2nd floor balcony room to enjoy the great view.”
 of 5 bubbles steveo873, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The higher you go up (past 500 block) the more you need the shuttle”
 of 5 bubbles simjenk, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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