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Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m Contiguo de Banco Nacional, Santa Elena 5655 Costa Rica
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#5 of 53 Speciality lodging in Santa Elena
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Our mission is to "exceed our guests' expectations of a Travelers Hotel by providing outstanding services and dependable information. We commit resources and time to preserving the values and traditions of our communities." Pure Life...Pure Hospitality.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
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English, Spanish, German
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Brian Gygi wrote a review Feb 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica1 contribution
I stayed two nights at Pension Santa Elena; even though I booked the single room at the last minute it was still marked down to $11 a night! It has a wonderful backyard with tables were people can sit outside on the wonderful Santa Lina days. The reception area is also very welcoming, and all the staff are great people. I can’t recommend this place highly enough.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Lili B wrote a review Jan 2021
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At the end of December 2020, I spent 6 nights at Pension Santa Elena and I will never forget my stay there! Thanks to the pension team, I had such a good time. I'm sincerely grateful to you for that! I hope that I can come back to Monteverde asap and stay again in the wonderful pension. And they sell very very good ice creme too there!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Lara wrote a review Mar 2020
Province of Palermo, Italy2 contributions
Endless positives for Pension Santa Elena! I came across this place by chance while walking round tiny Santa Elena - a perfectly positioned village for exploring Monteverde and the surrounding parks, but lacking in welcoming or affordable places to sit and have a coffee or an ice cream (depending on the weather!). I was welcomed by probably the most genuinely warm-hearted and friendly pension/hostel staff person I’ve ever met, she was genuinely lovely. It’s probably the nicest accommodation in town, and maybe also (or close to) the cheapest. Its got a shared kitchen - a massive bonus in pricey Monteverde, and a room for eating/hanging out. The little touches are also great and reflect the caring side of the owners - free tea/coffee (can’t be underestimated here: Monteverde gets cold at night!), and a water fountain outside for refilling water bottles. Great breakfast too, and they make ice cream :) Pension Santa Elena is right in the village centre, seconds from the bus to the cloud forest. There are a few more hostels within easy reach of the bus but - as I learned from experience - not a patch on this place.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
LoriLewis wrote a review Mar 2020
Oak Park, Illinois103 contributions13 helpful votes
I LOVED everything about this property. My room was decorated with bright colors and a fun flower chandelier light. The bed was extremely comfortable. My room had a private bathroom with a stone shower. Breakfast was included and cooked to order every morning. There was complimentary coffee and tea available at all times. A wonderful fully equipped kitchen was at your disposal to cook your lunches and dinners. Michael, one of the front desk staff, was extremely thoughtful and carried my suitcase up to my room. The reception staff was always there to answer questions, help with problems and/or assist with tour or transfer reservations. A calm and serene place to chill and enjoy the beautiful sounds of nature. I’ll definitely be back!! *If you work remotely, the WiFi here is not strong enough and has an intermittent signal.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Dusty wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
My son and wife stayed here 10 years ago. They returned with their Moms. I am mom to Chuck. We had a wonderful stay. Nina greeted us and filled us in on what to do while in the area. She booked tour with Michael to see birds in Monteverde.Curi Cancha Reserve was second tour with Michael. He was terrific guide. Everyone we met (staff and other guests were lovely). Breakfasts were delicious and we ate several meals at Taco taco(yummy food and drinks). The location is great and rooms were nice. Serpentarium and orchid garden almost next door. Ryan was helpful and fun. Nice for all the met the owners. Michael(who staffed front desk) was super friendly and fun to talk with on our last night. I know I am leaving folks out. There were so many all all were terrific. Best wishes to all how made our time there wonderful. Hugs to all from California.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: We were in handicap room which is by street but very quiet at night. Room was large with huge bath.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pension Santa Elena
Which popular attractions are close to Pension Santa Elena?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.05 km), Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond (0.3 km), and Serpentario (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pension Santa Elena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Pension Santa Elena?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pension Santa Elena?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pension Santa Elena?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop, Orchid Coffee Shop, and The Green Restaurant.
Is Pension Santa Elena located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Santa Elena.
Are pets allowed at Pension Santa Elena?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pension Santa Elena?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Is Pension Santa Elena accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.