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All reviews great location small pool costa rica rooms are clean minutes walking close to town short walk from the beach continental breakfast stay there again bars and restaurants the main strip great hosts a wonderful stay hot water within walking distance other guests grocery store
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Rosanna and Guillermo made our 1st trip to Costa Rica everything we could have hoped for. El Mono Loco was very clean and Rosanna and Guillermo were extremely warm, inviting, and friendly. They have done a wonderful job with the property which is right across the street from beach! The rooms are a very nice size and the A/C in the room works excellent. For anyone renting a car there is ample parking out back that is in a secured yard that is locked.

If visiting CR this is a perfect place to stay!

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Chris I
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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your comments about EML. We are so glad we helped you enjoy your time in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!!!!

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Tamarindo Beach, El Mono Loco was our first stop in Costa Rica--as recommended by a neighbor that is native of Costa Rica and it was a perfect first stop to unwind before heading to Monteverde. My initial impression of Costa Rica was very favorable thanks to the attentive care of managers Rosanna and Guillermo who went above and beyond. The hotel is very clean and well cared for. We flew into Liberia and were able to take the public bus--stopped right in front of the hotel! The beach is just across the street (short sandy walk), and we enjoyed everything within walking distance--restaurants, grocery store, etc.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience. We have hit the jackpot with our caring and attentive staff, Rosanna, Guillermo, and Yirlani.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We loved meeting the staff and enjoying the other guests. The room was colorful, simply decorated and had great air conditioning. I loved the layout of the rooms around a central meeting area and pool and gardens. Felt that I had privacy but company. Very close to the beach. Will come back to this spot. Thanks for a great visit!

Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Christine B
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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

We likewise enjoyed having you as our guest. Thank you for the great energy you brought! We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Great stay clean n friendly close to beach! Really enjoyed our stay love the hammocks beautiful grounds air conditioning was excellent staff is friendlly and provides warm service will stay again and soon!

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

We are so glad you found us! Let us know when you are planning to return...we'd love to host you again.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

My 17 year old son and I stayed at the El Mono Loco over March break 2018. We had a wonderful experience. The hotel is close to the beach, close to the town, and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Although check-in is supposed to be by 11, our flight was delayed, and they stayed up to welcome us well past midnight.
If your idea of travel is luxurious all-inclusives, then this is not the place for you. However, if you hate lining up for buffets, crowded pools and beaches, this is definitely the spot. Breakfast (for between $5 and $7 USD), was delicious and freshly prepared. My favorite was the homemade granola, yogourt, and fresh tropical fruit, The rooms were not extravagant, but clean and comfortable. The common area was friendly, and the hammocks were so tempting in the early afternoon sun. There is a common fridge, so you can bring your own food and drinks, which are available at a supermarket a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
We will definitely be back and will bring the whole family!

Room tip: It's a small hotel, so all of the rooms are similar
Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Alison M
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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! You perfectly summed up our goal here at El Mono Loco: a well-priced, clean, comfortable, basic accommodation in an amazing location. We loved having you and your son here and look forward to meeting the whole family upon your return!

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