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El Mono Loco Hotel

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Pool & Beach (7)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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We loved this hotel. Everything was great...the location, the staff, the accommodations. Roseanna was an amazing host, she really went out of her way to ensure we had a great stay. Howler monkeys in the trees ensured that the hotel lived up to its name!
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We arrived in Tamarindo and Airbnb had not sent instructions on how to get there. we finally got number and directions and called the hotel. The staff we great and polite very helpful. the location is great and the entire staff friendly and helpful. we had originally booked
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Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay so much that you extended your stay. Thank you for highlighting all the great features of El Mono Loco. The staff appreciates your recognition! Yes, we do have a perfect location and are a great value especially when you book directly with us on OUR website. We not only have a community frig but also a microwave for guests to use. We have directions available on our website and on all of the online booking sites, along with a full description of the property with lots of photos so you know in advance what we offer. We do hope you return!
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This was s perfect hotel for us!! Just cross the street, walk down a short path and you are at the beach and in town within a few minutes walk. This is a very basic hotel. Beds, towels and a bar of soap. No extras. Pillows were hard and just sheets on the bed. No blankets. Our
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Cool place 10 min walk from city. Direct access to the beach right in front of the hotel. Clean rooms, hot water, nice a/c. The pool is the only downside, small and could be cleaner. I would recommend.
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From all our trip in Costa Rica, our favorite hotel/lodge. And despite the fact we were in Costac Rica for the mountains/volcanos (Arenal/Monteverde/Rincon de la Vieja/ National park from Rio Celeste), we really enjoyed this trip to Tamarindo, more for the rest in the hotel than
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Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Wow..... thank you for sharing your experience at El Mono Loco! We are so glad you found us to be your perfect place. Tamarindo can be a bit bustling at times; we love our beach access location and a quick walk to town.
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Absolutely, a great place to go surfing! We are across the street from the beach. Most of our rooms face the pool/gardens. Our Mono Casita apartment has ocean views from the living room, kitchen and dining area. Check out our web page for photos of the property.
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Please email the property directly regarding your request.
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Do you have Air conditioning and twin rooms? Do you have car parking?
Yes. Our ac is the cool quiet split unit w remote. All rooms also have a ceiling fan. Parking is in a large locked lot behind the hotel. We have affordable room combos: queen, 2 twins, queen/1 twin, and queen/2 twins. You can book directly on our website for the best price.
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Yes, late check in is available for guests with advanced reservations. We recommend Tamarindo shuttle for door to door transportation from the airport. They are reliable, affordable, and a great alternative to driving at night.
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"they have breakfast available at a reasonable cost served 7-9 and beer is available at a very reasonable cost."
"We had 3 person room. It was great. "
"I thought the accommodation was priced right and the people were friendly. Thanks again!!"
"The Casita (their Airbnb unit) is wonderful!"
"Rooms are clean."
US$47 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
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