Hotel El Establo
Stay up in the Cloud Forest!
We will be going to Costa Rica in November 2014. I like to build my tips to help me with my travel plans. We have book a one night stay at this hotel and looking forward to staying here. I will update with photos and my review while I am on travel. Stay tuned!
We stay´d in MOnteverde for a couple of nights, we loved the area (we´re birdwatchers) and clearly we made the best choice by staying at this hotel, it has a great view plus graet land to walk around we saw quite a few interesting birds just at the hotel grounds, we also made a visit to the cloud forest whitch was just great... we also had a graet time at the zip lines at the hotel.. plus excelent attention..
a must in monteverde...
El Establo is a Quaker / Costa Rican family owned Lodge. This is one of the best hotels in the Monteverde region. Rooms are spacious and clean and the (junior) suits are the best. The rooms are in two buildings uphill and the reception, shop and restaurant are downhill. You have to take a long flight of outdoor cement stairs and there is no cover. If it is raining, it can be awkward to make it down these stairs.
Unique Quality: The rooms have a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Nicoya and spectacular sunset views from the balcony. It's the only hotel in that area with a swimming pool, and it is even heated. They have a lake as well as private cloud forest trails
Directions: Between Santa Elena and Monteverde National Park
Caution. We stayed at the El Establo Oct. 24, 2005 because of Fodor's recomendation in travel guide. Were we fooled! The room looked good until we saw, after settling in, 30-100 wasps in the ceiling! Wasps species here have a very painful sting and we informed the desk imediately. They said not to worry.
Additionally, we booked a 3 and1/2 hour tour of the cloud forest reserve and the tour guide, Ian, left us 45 min. before the tour was to be over. When we voiced our complaint, a man claiming to be the owner of the hotel physically pushed my senior citizen husband almost knocking him down! Needless to say, we left immediately.
Hotel El Establo - Your Home on the Mountain
We stayed for 2 nights at Hotel El Establo in Monteverde, which was wonderful. We paid only 58 dollars I think per night for the standard room, which includes breakfast. There is an older part of the hotel, and a newer part which is more luxurious. I think even the more luxurious rooms are only like 100 dollars per night. We had the less expensive room in the older part. It was very spacious and had a great shower and satellite TV; however it was nearer to the road and had a little more noise for that.
Unique Quality: The staff were extremely gracious, and we also very much enjoyed the vegetarian restaurant, Flor de Vida, across the street. You can arrange a good tour of Monteverde through the desk downstairs. Spa services are available at reasonable prices. There is a jacuzzi available also; to use it costs 10 dollars for one half hour. There is also a laundry service for $10 for a load. The staff at the front desk are very fluent in English.
I would definitely be likely to stay there again. It is a very comfortable hotel. Their motto is "Your home on the mountain" and that describes it well.
Directions: About a mile from the center of Santa Elena
Hotel El Establo
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- El Establo Hotel Monteverde
- El Establo Monteverde
Address: , , Province of Puntarenas, 549-2050, Costa Rica
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Amenities at Hotel El Establo
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Kids Activities
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle Service
- Bar / Lounge
- Free High Speed Internet
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