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    El Mono Loco

    Calle Cardinal | 450m South of Pacific Park, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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    27/8/2017 28/8/2017
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    Traveller (48)
    Room & Suite (11)
    Pool & Beach (8)
    • Excellent64%
    • Very good26%
    • Average5%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    27 Aug28 Aug
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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        1 - 5 of 78 reviews

        A TripAdvisor Member
        Denver, Colorado
        Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

        Place was great. Close to town. Nice pool. Great breakfast. Staff was friendly. Beds cozy. Went there with friends for a bachelor party. There is a beach across street you can walk too. Very enjoyable stay.

        Thank A TripAdvisor Member
        Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

        Hotel is overrated on TripAdvisor. Check in processed by a man wearing a stained vest and baseball cap. Car Park difficult to find. I never saw anyone having breakfast and i know why. The Bathroom was basic and that is being generous. We had to...More

        Thank 527sunnyp
        Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono LocoResponded 12 May 2017

        Our guests come from all over the world and walks of life; our positive reviews are based on the level of attention they receive from the staff, including Karla's delicious breakfasts and meeting guest requests, like additional towels, the amazing location across from the beach...More

        Reviewed 8 May 2017

        Clean basic room with a double bed and shower. The room was close to the beach, air conditioned and very affordable. The pool was clean and everyone was friendly. This is not a 4 or 5 star resort, but as basic accommodation goes, it was...More

        Thank Alfred Joseph G
        Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono LocoResponded 9 May 2017

        We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you sharing your experience. Regarding the unpaved streets, the municipality puts molasses on the road to curtail dust during dry season. When the rains start, it can smell unpleasant. I agree that it very pleasant...More

        Reviewed 9 April 2017

        The owners are incredibly friendly and accommodating. If you are expecting a modern hotel with new amenities, this is not it, but Mono Loco was an authentic local experience and was perfectly clean, comfortable, and cozy.

        Thank David A
        Reviewed 6 April 2017

        We reserved this hotel for four days and only stayed for one night. Upon entering into the room, it smelled like RAID. It was infested with tiny bugs and red ants everywhere. We found a few on the bed too! There was no running hot...More

        Thank Christine T
        Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono LocoResponded 7 April 2017

        To clarify, your reservation was for two people, four nights. When you arrived with three people, our manager told you that the room you reserved accomodates, two not three, and we could accommodate your group in a larger room. You said the third person was...More

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        • Top amenities
        • Pool
        • Free Parking
        • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
        • Hotel Amenities
        • Free Parking
        • Room amenities
        • Air Conditioning
        • Things to do
        • Pool
        • Price range
        • US$ 49 - US$ 83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
        • Hotel Style
        • #1 Best Value Hotel in Tamarindo
        • Room types
        • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
        • Family Rooms
        • Number of rooms
        • 12
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        • Location
        • Costa Rica >
        • Province of Guanacaste >
        • Tamarindo
        • Also Known As
        • El Mono Loco Hotel Tamarindo ,
        • El Mono Loco Tamarindo
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        Traveller (48)
        Room & Suite (11)
        Pool & Beach (8)
        Dining (2)
        Hotel & Grounds (59)
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        5 April 2017|
        AnswerShow all 2 answers
        Response from JoyceVP_45 | Property representative |
        Absolutely, a great place to go surfing! We are across the street from the beach. Most of our rooms face the pool/gardens. Our Mono Casita apartment has ocean views from the living room, kitchen and dining area. Check out... More
        Lisa R
        26 March 2017|
        Response from JoyceVP_45 | Property representative |
        Please email the property directly regarding your request.
        18 March 2017|
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        Response from JoyceVP_45 | Property representative |
        Yes. Our ac is the cool quiet split unit w remote. All rooms also have a ceiling fan. Parking is in a large locked lot behind the hotel. We have affordable room combos: queen, 2 twins, queen/1 twin, and queen/2 twins. You... More
        Room Tips
        "Infested with bugs"
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        "Room next the office had good wifi, and was quiet."
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        "Stay away from the road if you don't want to hear early morning bus traffic, but closer to the common..."
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        "Wifi intermittent in room, but works great on the patio."
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