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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We enjoyed the nature around the hotel grounds, however that is where it ends. The hotel rooms are old and needs an upgrade. The duvets on the bed does not have a duvet cover that they change daily, meaning everyone sleeps under the same old duvet. The rooms are extremely poorly lit. There are no airconditioning or fans in the...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We went for our honeymoon and when we first arrived we asked if they had any rooms available closer to the pool (since you have to take a shuttle everywhere). They said no and that's when we found out half the property was closed for the slow season. Not to mention the guy at the desk wasn't the friendliest. We...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Getting to monteverde can be quite difficult, However one there the santa elena reserve is beautiful. the hotel grounds are amazing, We even got to see a sloth behind the hotel. very romantic place, very nice town

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seattle
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in one of the 500 series rooms. My room had great views. The negative is they have replaced all the bulbs with low watt led lighting making reading or even packing virtually impossible. I have no idea why they have gone to 25 watt bulbs but bringing your only lightbulbs will help. Someone from their staff should actually...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made a (private) transfer to here from the Arenal region and were absolutely delighted with what we experienced right from the start. The main lobby was open-plan and had a luxurious yet rustic look and feel to it. The reception for accommodation was to the rear of the building and the staff were very friendly and helpful (although not...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Establo is considered as the higher end hotel in Monteverde, with swimming pool, gym, bar, 2 restaurants and its own spa so that was part of the reason I picked this hotel. The hotel rooms are all in the low rise with some duplex suites spread in multiple areas along the mountain. There are shuttle buses available for guests...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very disappointed in this property. Booked room five months ago and ended up with a room in the lower level (basement). Room had a sewer smell that permeated the entire room and as we prepaid we were unable to check out early. In addition, the lighting was poor in both the room as well as the bathroom and the stair...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is truly terrible and if I could give it zero stars I would, so the 1 star is for the lovely views. We were greeted at the reception by a grumpy girl who claimed we did not have a reservation, we should have walked away at this stage and thanked our lucky stars, the signs were ominous when...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

El Establo is situated on the side of a mountain overlooking the beautiful Monteverde cloud forest. The 9 lodges are on the reachable by a shuttle bus and walking is not really a choice due to the steep hills. once you call for a ride, it takes about 10 for the shuttle to arrive to deliver you to the office...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So my wife says "we should just chill when we get there" I didn't expect 61 deg f with no heat.. a very very cold night later... actually I liked this place a lot. The food was tasty and well prepared, the staff was attentive, and despite a problem with the room we were assigned, we had a good time....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: ₹ 9,975 - ₹ 17,726 (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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“Do not go here”
 of 5 bubbles beachsiders, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room go from levels 1-9 with level 9 being a great distance up the mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles JJMAYNARD, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the second floor with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles i-gots-wanderlust, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower number room are more accessible, high numbers have a good view when the weather permits.”
 of 5 bubbles M5833WZkimm, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For good view from room's balkony ask upper bloks- from 7 to 9”
 of 5 bubbles E549JKmichaelm, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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