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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As others have said this is a fairly basic level of accommodation but its clean, the breakfast was good and its in a decent location for the parks. The rooms are quite spacious, but ours seemed to lack any electric sockets other than in the bathroom which seemed odd...made it a bit difficult charging ipads, phones cameras etc over the...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms here are very basic, but the price, location, helpful staff, and interesting wildlife more than make up for that detail. My friend and I stayed for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Located in the quaint village of Monteverde, the hotel is within walking distance of two wonderful restaurants (Italian and Argentinian cuisine) and the best view of...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your comment. You are totally right and we aim to have the best quality/price ratio in Monteverde. So I am glad you realized that :) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

Santa Rosa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not sure if people are ranking Monteverde itself or this hotel itself. Monteverde is amazing this hotel is not. But first let me also say that the hotel staff was amazing, pleasant and very helpful but it does not remove the fact that rooms are horrible. If this was dropped in the middle of any other city or national park,...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hello huey21, Thanks for your honesty. Hotel El Bosque is not for everyone. And I am sorry your neighbors were loud. Unfortunately this can happen anywhere... The construction of our hotel is way better than the vast majority of accommodations in the area (just look for comments about noise on many other establishments and you will see what I mean...)....

Helena, Montana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family with adult daughter planned birthday stop here. Night walk with tarantula bats birds and more. Followed with memorable dinner at Italian restaurant near by. Attentive service included birthday dessert with candle! Great staff at both places. Good coffee nearby. Will definitely return and recommend. Basic lodging with hair dryer and hot shower.

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Ellen, It was great to have you, your husband and especially your daughter celebrate her BD with us :) Thanks for your comment, greatly appreciate it! Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

Tacoma Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the last two nights of our time in Costa Rica at this gem near the Reserva Biologica Bosque Nuboso. The staff were very helpful. The room was clean, ample and affordable. The grounds were very large with many trails weaving around the hills and slopes in that area, well groomed too, obviously raked from time to time. Lots...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Dane, Thanks a lot for your comment. Feel free to visit us again anytime :-) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 14-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter to El Bosque for a week, and we all three loved it! The property is lovely. The rooms are basic--just beds, desk, and bathroom--but perfectly adequate and comfortable. The guys at the front desk were helpful. They called us taxis and even ordered us pizza a couple of times. We enjoyed our...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Brooke, Thank you for your feedback. Cheers to you and your family :-) Regards, Daniel Lalinde

Hardy, Arkansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three nights at Hotel El Bosque. We chose this place because of room rates & the reviews. It was DIFFERENT for sure.. Needs A LOT of updating but the employees were very helpful & kind. The rooms were clean & there was a really good Italian restaurant, a coffee shop & a bakery near the hotel. They serve...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, Thanks for your feedback. As you mention, our rates are significantly lower than our competition. Our rooms are certainly simple, however, they provide a very good price/quality ratio. In that perspective, would you please share your feedback on specific areas where we can improve? (info@hotelelbosquecr.com) (Again, considering our rates :) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a perfect place for us. From the first moment of check-in at the front desk until we checked out of El Bosque, Josh and Joshua, both went out of their way to help us plan our stay in Monteverde. We only had two days in the area, and we wanted to experience it all. Josh immediately made reservations...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Tina, Thanks a lot for such a great review. Just shared it with Josh and Joshua who were really excited to see it coming from you :-) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Hotel El Bosque for two nights and it was great. The hotel itself is basic, but there was hot water and a bed and a quite night. The real gem of this place is the property itself! We enjoyed the night walk, and also walked the trails on the property during the day to a beautiful...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Deb, Thanks for your comment :) It describes us very accurately ;) Hope to see you visit us again! Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stayed for 3 nights in December. The staff members were very friendly and helpful. One of the guys showed us to our room, and then since it was dark and raining, he led us to the nearby Italian restaurant where we enjoyed a very good meal. Our room had a refrigerator, and the shower worked. The...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Vickie, Thanks for your feedback. We don't have A/C because we are Ecofriendly. But we are installing big windows that you can open for the fresh air to run. Your specific room has not been installed with them yet but will soon have them. Will keep you posted :) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surround yourself with nature. "El Bosque" means "The Forest" We are a small family hotel nestled in a 23-acre private forest. That's why we are quiet, peaceful and excellent for a retreat to connect with nature. We're exceptionally friendly and our rooms are simple but reasonably priced. Our location is very convenient (4.5 stars in TripAdvisor): -The original Monteverde Reserve is only 3km (1.9 miles) away -We have two restaurants within our property -The Monteverde Coffee Center, a Wholefood Store and CASEM (Women Artisan's Cooperative) are just a 2-minutes walk -Stella (the most famous bakery in Monteverde) is a 3-minutes walk -Cafe Bure (Argentinian Coffee Shop / Restaurant featuring an astounding view to the Nicoya's Gulf) is a 5-minutes walk -The Curicancha Reserve and the Monteverde Cheese Factory are a 10-minute walk ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Bosque

Address: | First right after Restaurant Tramonti (entrance next to Coffee Shop), 60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: €46 - €110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Bosque 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Simple, clean rooms are accessible with views of the forested area, wildlife, and good trails.”
 of 5 bubbles tinak743, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask hotel for best rooms if you must have great wifi in the room”
 of 5 bubbles nakiko-nyanko, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ramps to the rooms but it requires a bit of walking.”
 of 5 bubbles LYNNEM921, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All first floor rooms. Family cabins available. Every regular room looks onto the gardens. Very Peaceful .”
 of 5 bubbles L3396ATcynthiac, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“end units are nice as they have an extra window”
 of 5 bubbles dmdd_12, 11 May 2016 | Read review
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