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El Mono Loco

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Vancouver,
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for luxury and all the extras, this isn't for you, but for the price, if you just need "home base" for your time in Tamarindo, it's hard to beat! Very inexpensive, rooms are pretty utilitarian, but the air conditioning, room fan, and hot shower all worked perfectly. Even breakfast is on theme, basic, but good, and very...

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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review. You perfectly summed up our goal at El Mono Loco!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Mono Loco was exactly what we were looking for! A down to earth, comfortable beach vacation that didn't break the bank. The rooms are clean, comfortable, air conditioned, and have a private bathroom. This is a very basic hotel. What the hotel doesn't have in amenities it makes up for in hospitality. The owners and staff are super accommodating...

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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you sharing your experiences for other travelers. At our price point we can not include many amenities, but we strive to provide a clean, comfortable room on a beautiful property with a fabulous location. And yes, breakfast is yummy ; )

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked two nights but after one night we just checked out. We have travelled a lot all over the world but that's the first time we did this. The hotel is very basic. Our bed was not clean - around the bedframe was so much dust it felt like haven't been cleaned for weeks. There are insects crawling in...

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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco, responded to this review

We are sorry our hotel was not a good match for you. You are correct; we are a basic, budget hotel and some travelers prefer more amenities. However, rooms are cleaned daily and deep cleaned regularly. In the tropics there are bugs; we caution guests to keep food in the frig to discourage uninvited visits. Regarding showers, our geyser heaters...

Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly and the rooms are clean and nice. My 2 boys (9 and 11) enjoyed the pool. Good value for the price in a town that is getting expensive. Free parking and staff on sight all night for good security.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The hospitality at Mono Loco is beyond words. The owners, though they do not always stay at the hotel, are the kindest, most caring people. They were constantly checking in on me, which was so amazing and reassuring for a young woman traveling alone for the first time. They really took care of me, and I truly appreciated that. They...

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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco, responded to this review

We are so glad you found us! Good advice about checking the bottom of your shoes. I too love our location across from the beach and being able to walk to everything. Hope you can come back on your next adventure.

Reviewed 2 September 2016

Lovely location with a quaint and welcoming patio and very comfortable hammocks. Great for spending a raining afternoon. The beach is just across the street with easy access and close to nice restaurants with sunset views. The on-site couple were warm and helpful.

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Thank you for sharing your experience. So glad you enjoyed the hammocks, perfect place to read a book or take an afternoon snooze.

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I stayed with my 17year old daughter and her friend for a week in August, and we had a wonderful time. The room was lovely, large and clean, AC and fan were quiet yet powerful, the bathroom big and the shower perfect. The pool is small but sweet, the beach just across the street, and the busy village a short...

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience at El Mono Loco. We enjoyed having you as our guest. The photos you uploaded are wonderful. You have quite an eye!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I stayed at El Mono Loco for a week in early August, and it was absolutely wonderful. The owners are a lovely couple who speak only Spanish but helped me as much as they could with everything. The room was clean, the pool was small but cute, and there is an outdoor dining area with hammocks. It is only a...

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

It was our first time in Tamarindo and I couldn't be happier knowing we stayed at El Mono Loco! First off, it's in a great location. It's right down the road from town (literally a 5-10 minute walk to restaurants, bars, etc.) so it's quiet when you want to lay and rest and not worry about any rowdiness.... well... except...

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Great gated parking area. Nice owners. Good room with shelves. Ac, shower private bath. $45 bucks in tamarindo is a good deal. Wifi a little slow but on vacation who needs wifi. Had one queen bed, but there are other options available if u need more, I think $55 bucks

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small 12 room hotel located across the street from the beach and a short walk from town. Our basic, clean rooms can accommodate solo travelers, couples, families, and small groups. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot water, quiet A/C, ceiling fan. Community area offers a TV, free wi-fi, shared refrigerator, hammocks, and rocking chairs. We have a refreshing plunge pool and outdoor shower. Our on-site cafe offers breakfast daily for purchase. Free secure parking is available on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Mono Loco

Address: Calle Cardinal | 450m South of Pacific Park, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: £35 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Wifi intermittent in room, but works great on the patio.”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were in the east side (toward town) and that seemed to be "monkey central" at night; recommnd the south-side rooms”
 of 5 bubbles JWD1964, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Try the green papaya restaurant, it has the best tacos in tamarindo.”
 of 5 bubbles Pair_of_surfers, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Try to connect with the the friendly personal of this hotel.”
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“Beware of dust and insects”
 of 5 bubbles tomasw550, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
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