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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Taxi service
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Clothes rack
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German


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Grade: 92 out of 100
56Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
6Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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LoriLewis wrote a review Mar 2020
Oak Park, Illinois104 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
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Date of stay: March 2020
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
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Date of stay: February 2020
Wynn M wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
While the room was great (at a great price!), with plenty of beds and a really interesting natural rock-tiled shower, the real star of the show was the customer service the Pension Santa Elena offered. When we arrived, a young lady at the front desk checked us in and promptly became our de facto concierge when we asked for some advice on setting up excursions. We had a limited time in Monteverde, and she immediately hopped on the phone to book multiple activities for us. Her knowledge of scheduling was top-notch and it's only thanks to her that we were able to completely maximize our time. She even gave us great food recommendations too. Next, the breakfast service was excellent. Our group opted for the breakfast soft tacos, and a delicious and healthy blend of eggs,
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Date of stay: March 2019
lifeparticipant wrote a review Jan 2020
washington dc5 contributions4 helpful votes
Good price. Everything worked. Hot water. Wifi. No tv. No ac. Staff was bilingual, friendly, and informative. The free breakfast was local fare with a good portion. Great location. Right next to Orchid Farm. Easy to find.
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Date of stay: January 2020
jennymcc5309 wrote a review Jan 2020
Greensboro, North Carolina30 contributions3 helpful votes
From the very start, the staff--especially Ryan (female) and Michael--were welcoming and went the extra mile. Everything was wonderful and clean, nice grounds, cute extra touches like the handmade orchid lamp in the room. Ryan spent at least a half hour with me going over a map and pointing out places I wanted to go, offering food and tour recommendations, arranging tours and pickups for us. The laundry service was also excellent and money well spent. I loved this place, its people, and the whole vibe. Highly recommend. That said, don't expect a fancy mattress or luxury--if you have a bad back, this might not be the place for you. But you can enjoy the community kitchen and all the free coffee you want, and everything else in town within easy walking distance. Oh, don't expect
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Date of stay: December 2019
US$29 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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