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“Sunset views in 5* hotel with budget prices (+ super nice hosts)”
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Hotel El Atardecer
Ranked #13 of 14 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
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“Sunset views in 5* hotel with budget prices (+ super nice hosts)”
Reviewed 6 December 2011

This beautiful, family-owned hotel is located 3 minutes walk out of the city centre, sparing it from the hustle and bustle and the loud noise. Owners Rosita and her daughter Christine are the most hospitable hosts as are the children who frequently visit the hotel. Rooms are spacious and clean, showers are huge compared to local standards and there is of course hot water. Breakfast is totally worth the price.

As the name tells, this hotel offers superb location to watch the sunsets. Wonderfully located, the balcony and the rooms have a clear sight to the Gulf of Nicoya, where the sun will set every night and every one of those is a sight to be remembered.

The hotel is very well maintained and very secure. There is a wifi in the rooms and a PC with Internet for the guests. There's also a very comfy communal area upstairs, where you can sip red wine while watching the sunset and chatting with other guests.

This place is, with it's low-prices, a total gem still to be found by the masses.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

Among the dirt roads Hotel Atardecer emerges. The staff was wonderful and made excellent breakfasts. The rooms were clean, the bed comfortable. Bathrooms were clean with huge showers. The courtyard was beautiful. Rosita was a wonderful hostess along with her daughter. The dining room had free hi speed internet - not available in the rooms. TV and phone were absent here, wonderfully tranquil just a short walk from town. The walls of the hotel were very thin, you could here every whisper in the rooms next to yours, but once everyone was asleep it was very peaceful.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 March 2010

An affordable bed & breakfast hotel walking distance to the center of Santa Elena. Great sunset views from upper story, which looks out over the Nicoya Gulf. The family who owns and operates the Atardecer are wonderful, though their English skills are limited, so be prepared to use your Spanish. Breakfast was generous and tasty. Rooms were small but clean and comfortable, and the water was hot. No TV or telephone in our room, but we didn't miss them. Not much road traffic noise to worry about, but you'll definitely hear the comings and goings of your neighbors thanks to the courtyard layout and very thin walls. Be sure to stop at the jewelry shop as you're walking in to town. The gracious proprietor hand-makes beautiful and affordable earrings and necklaces on site using native seeds and hardwoods.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel El Atardecer
Address: From Town Center 100 m | 300 meters from Santa Elena Center, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Atardecer 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Your confortable home in the cloud forest" ... more   less 
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