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Reviewed 24 November 2014

Our family of 4 were on an eco-adventure tour of Costa Rica. We stayed 2 nights, took in the night walk tour just up the moutain road. The resort also has zipline and hiking trails. El Establo is the original hotel in Monteverde, interesting history. Upper pool is very nice, lower pool pretty basic. Fantastic shuttle service up and down...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in the 400's complex on the third floor, where we enjoyed spectacular views of the ocean and a great sunset (whenever it wasn't cloudy or raining). Both restaurants were very good. We stayed at the honeymoon suite although I think there's no major difference with the standard rooms. What I really disliked about our room...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We had a rental car, so our stay at this property is a little different from others simply because we could come/go without having to walk and/or call for a shuttle van. Additionally, if you are driving, pay attention to the GPS Coordinates and carry them with you. You well want to compare them to the "locations of interest" loaded...

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Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

This hotel was absolutely beautiful. The grounds were well kept. The rooms were fantastic. The bathroom had a tub for a bubble bath and also a stand up shower with glass walls and stone flooring. There are two rocking chairs at the bottom of each bed that face a beautiful view for the mountains and a lake (I think it...

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Monument, Colorado
Reviewed 8 November 2014

While this hotel has the potential to be a 4+ star hotel it's missing the details and friendly employees to make it special. We stayed in the 400 building for 3 nights which is a good location for those that want to walk up to the pool or down to the lobby rather than wait for a shuttle. Throughout our...

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Ilchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2014

The rooms are huge and are built so that you have brilliant view, however food was just OK, staff weren't overly helpful or friendly. Didn't worry me too much as I didn't come to Costa Rica to see them but to see the rainforest.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights and overall the hotel is nice. Beautiful setting with nice views. Our room was in the 400 building and we had a spectacular view of the Nicoya Peninsula (when it wasn't foggy). The staff was friendly enough, the shuttle service was prompt and the Wifi worked in the lobby just fine (as long as...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 October 2014

This hotel had great reviews, but a hotel starts with the people who run it. The front desk could have cared less if we were there. We are seniors and no one was there to even offer to take our bags. If you are on the second floor there is no elevator. We asked about WiFi and were told it...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Several buildings of hotel rooms scattered up the mountain and although quite a steep climb to these, mini buses provided just a phone call away. The rooms are quite nice but the views are amazing. When we arrived, our hotel building was very peaceful until a coach of young Canadians arrived. They were all given rooms in our block and...

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Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on our visit to Monteverde. We choose this hotel because of the good reviews on TA. We booked one of the big rooms. I think this hotel has been seriously overrated by other reviewers. NO AC in rooms, NO wifi in rooms. Very little attention to detail when they built this. No towel hangers in the bathroom,...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $187 - $299 (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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“The hotel had a loft, accessed by a vertical stair case , and a large window view out to the Pacific in the distance.”
 of 5 bubbles peterbG5213YI, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms potentially have a view. It depends how high up the hill you want to go ?”
  • Block 500 - Room 525 - View from room.
 of 5 bubbles ArcticExplorer51, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lower blocks nearer reception and restaurant,higher ones fab views.”
 of 5 bubbles suemJ7617QI, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were in the 500 block,w hich is the 5th up the hill of 9. Views were very good and it was close to the better restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles Doug-Kennedy, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want a view, go high. If you want to avoid spending time waiting for shuttles, go low.”
 of 5 bubbles whtschnauz, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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