Monteverde is a nice busy place to visit, lots of restaurants/bars. Visited Taco Taco for lunch. Very good. Mar Inn was nice and clean. All rooms appear different. I didn’t have any hanging area or drawers. Some friends had this which would have been nice. Staff helpful, large shower area
The Mar Inn balances comfort, calm, peace, and low environmental impact in a beautiful package. Staying here (as I am with my wife as we recuperate from strep throat) is the single most grounding experience we've had in our 3 weeks visiting Costa Rica. The staff we've interacted with seem to be fiercely devoted to caring for the Monteverde Cloud Forest and their guests, in that order as it should be. They are welcoming and patient. They each have a different perspective, and are happy to share their own experiences in this special and critical piece of our world. The rooms are elegant, wrapping you in a luscious space to restore tranquility. The amenities are well thought-out and suited to provide you the best base from which to explore the cloud forest. The lobby in the lower building is fitted out with soft leather sofas, well-thumbed reading material, and (sometimes, if you're extraordinarily lucky) your gracious hosts, Paco and Figo. Breakfast is a choice of simple fare, well prepared; eggs as you like them, rice and beans perfectly fluffed, sweet plantain delicately fried, pillowy pancakes. The coffee is hot and bold. The dining room is a beautiful mix of warm wood parquetry and large windows opening on the hills above Santa Elena.…
Nice accommodation near Santa Elena/Monteverde town center. Feels very homey and wood materials give it mountain atmosphere. Monteverde has much different climate than the coast and can really be cold!
The hotel provided a very nice room, located centrally to all activities. The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating during our visit. Rooms where spacious and clean. The hotel provided a good choice for breakfast to satisfy all of our appetites.
TripAdvisor recommend this. Spontaneously we decide to stay here for 2 nights. 45 USD/night for a budged double room is almost OK. Our rooms doesn’t had AC but it’s not needed also. Service and breakfast where good. Room in the 80s style. For the price they charged we’re totally satisfied .
The rooms are comfortable. Nothing fancy. Anthony the owner is really helpful when it comes to finding the best tours. The guy at the bar (I think his name was Alberto) is awesome. The place is convenient. Short little walk to town...although you DO have to go back up a little hill to get back. Amazing view.
We stayed just a couple nights. It felt really homey and you can easily meet new people traveling too. The beds were comfortable and the room we stayed in was really clean. The breakfast was good for the price, not bad at all. I love how it’s a family owned business and Anthony, the owner, really cares about his customers. He helped us with making reservations. He was very personable and helpful. We also enjoyed the bar! It’s close to everything. I would definitely stay here again.
This was definitely the worst hotel we visited in Costa Rica. The room was dark opening onto the car park, the plumbing wasn’t great, the staff were surly and the breakfast awful. Avoid if possible. Luckily we were out all day and found a nice restaurant in town. The countryside around is wonderful, which made it OK
This is a great place to stay if you're young or have a family with smaller kids or are a solo traveler ~ the location is really great to town and the breakfast that's included with the price makes it a good way to start the day. But...and I hate to say this since this is family run establishment and I know they clearly care about their property...the 'door' to the bathroom was literally located next to the head of one bed and it was a broken accordion thing that didn't close and literally swung open in the breeze if you tried to close it...giving those who were walking by a clear view into not only your room but you standing at the sink. The wood paneled walls give the rooms an overall dark feeling, despite the huge picture windows that let in so much lovely light. The light above one bed was not even there although the base of the lamp was still in the wall. The bathroom was very, very tired looking. No screens on any windows meant that we had flying bugs all night but that wasn't a problem for us, just pointing it out for others who may be bothered. The remote for the TV had been taken by some previous guest so that wasn't even an option for an after dinner thing to do. All that being said, it was a good deal for the price, and the staff went out of their way to be helpful.…
Room was terrible. TV not functional. Windows and doors had huge gaps to allow whatever in. Breakfast included, but was awful. “Happy Hour” bar prices were ridiculously inflated, for example a 3oz glass of very cheap red wine was 2500 colones. Steep climb from centre of town. Avoid this place! I expect any the good reviews this place received are fakes.