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El Establo Mountain Hotel

1 Km East Of Santa Elena, 60109 Costa Rica
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#15 of 27 hotels in Monteverde
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Free shuttle or taxi services
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Family Resort
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 79 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
0Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Footprints259069 wrote a review 14 Jan
10 contributions
Hotel is a number of separate buildings on the side of a steep hill, it seems like all rooms would have good views. Rooms were basic but very clean. Nice pool. Property is very large and you really do need a van ride to get back and forth from reception to room. Van was not always timely which was a little frustrating. Night tour was really great for seeing frogs, insects, and other nocturnal creatures. Viewpoint is great for sunset.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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shimon a wrote a review Dec 2021
Haifa, Israel111 contributions34 helpful votes
The rooms are located in 2 floor buildings that are spread in a large area so need transportation to breakfast restaurant . The room is nice breakfast is O.K., Friendly stuff, hotel offer tours and zip line in the resort area. Nearby restaurants and coffee shops. Local restaurant offer lunch and dinner, prices are quite high.
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Date of stay: December 2021
X-xxx127552 wrote a review Dec 2021
Slovakia19 contributions6 helpful votes
Nice mountain hotel with very good location right on the mountain. Breakfast tasty but dinner in the restaurant near the spa is kind a poor tasty but plenty of food. You should use some restaurant close to the hotel. Recommend zip line within hotel and night walk tour.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid restaurant for the dinner.
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Duarte C wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Went with a group of ten. One room was a triple (more expensive) but it was the same as any other double room. When we asked about it at the front desk, they just said it was like that and that three people could sleep in that room. We had to take it up with our agency to eventually solve the problem with lots of frown faces from the people at the front desk. Terrible unfriendly an untrained staff (except for restaurant staff and shuttle drivers). Rooms are outdated, no heating or ac or any kind of ventilation. Very few outlets. You had to get out of bed to switch on/off night stand lights. Horrible WiFi. Some of the breakfast staff wore their own clothing and it seemed all of the staff was untrained in the most simple chores. The staff at the front desk was the worst. They just didn't care about anything and what was true one day, wasn't the next. We called taxis every night to pick us from our rooms and takes us to the village (the hotel is spread across the mountain) and some days the front desk would allow it and sometimes wouldn't. Also they said they weren't allowed to recommend any restaurant outside the hotel or make any reservations on the client's behalf so we had to take a shuttle everyday to the reception building to call the restaurants. There were lots of minor issues but it was just such the random and weird behavior from the staff that really let everyone down. The place is beautiful even if it's outdated. Our advice is: don't stay there unless you absolutely have no other options.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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jamie wrote a review Nov 2021
Livermore, California28 contributions1 helpful vote
Perfect location in Monte Verde for seeing the town and for visiting the cloud forest. The hotel itself is built on over 100 acres in such a unique setting. We had a family suite, which was huge and could have fit more than our family of 5. The bathroom was nice and the tub was big. Kids all took baths for fun. It seems that most rooms have views, ours was just beautiful. We ended up spending some time just standing on the porch taking it all in. The main restaurant was gorgeous, fresh ingredients and plated so nicely. We had dinner on the patio. The service was good and our server customized a few things for us without hesitation. The gym and pool were in the same location. Pool was unique, half indoors half out which allowed it to be blocked from the wind. Just wish there was a hot tub. So happy we stayed here!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Make sure your room has a view of the coast! It is worth it!
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US$116 - US$236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Establo Mountain Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Establo Mountain Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Curi Cancha Reserve (1.2 km), Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) (0.6 km), and Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Establo Mountain Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include San Lucas Treetop Dining Experience, El Sapo Restaurant & Bar, and Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does El Establo Mountain Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Establo Mountain Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does El Establo Mountain Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.