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Hotel Cipreses Monteverde Costa Rica
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 February 2014

When the driver dropped us at the front door of the hotel, we thought we were abandoned in nowhere. But as walking into the court yard surrounded by bright colored plants, we knew it's a OK place. The room is cozy and neat, but the hot shower is like dripping oil - might as well take a cold shower.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

shower was cold and no coffee maker in the room. Bed not very comfortable. But room was clean and location was good. Staff were pleasant and helpful. I had my laundry done here, and $6.00 US for a bag of laundry was a very good deal. Wifi was good everywhere.

I would stay again despite the few inconveniences.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is really a bare bones hotel, but has several advantages...it is about a five minute drive from town; each room has a balcony with a table and chairs, and they have a full breakfast that is included, we were able to watch a sloth move slowly from branch to branch in a tree right from our room! What a treat! While the walk to town is short, it is downhill, so would recommend taking a cab back up the steep hill! The only drawback are the paper-thin walls...we could hear the adjoining TV and a person snoring...

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This hotel is quite nice situated on a street that is quiet and not very busy. The main road through Santa Elena is one street down the hill where you can find an excellent restaurant called Sabor Tica. Our stay at Cipreses and Monteverde was made most enjoyable with the friendly help of Jose, the manager, whose excellent English and very professional service was most valuable. An excellent breakfast is included, the rooms are spacious, clean, with hot/warm water (low pressure). All the employees here and owner are very friendly. Unfortunately, our mattress was not the best and needed replacing, which the owner says is going to be done soon. Let Jose know you want a room with a newer mattress when you check in. I slept well here,nevertheless.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

We were there last summer and found the hotel alittle noisy. This was especially true for the upper rooms closest to the road. The issue is not the traffic but rather the fact that the balcony's for each room are one next to another and are protected by glass windows. When people talk on their balcony (especially at night), the sound echos al the way into the rooms. We asked to change room and were relocated to the next building and it was much calmer with separate balcony`s. Rooms are large. Bedding is clean but old.

Room Tip: Rooms are quiter in the back. I would recommend upper level so you get less traffic from people walk...
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Hotel Cipreses provides a clean, well maintained property just up the hill in Santa Elena not far from Monteverde. On our arrival after a rocky and dusty drive from La Fortuna, Jose greeted us with cold fruit drinks while we checked in.

Shortly after we settled in, the garderner pointed out a huge sloth up in the trees. We watched it from the porch outside our room as it moved from branch to branch in search of food. Dinner was a 5 minute stroll down the hill to the Sabor Tico.

Breakfast starts at 7 and was included in our room rate. I think it's 7 USD per person if not. It's a buffet so there are several options including fresh fruits - was wonderful.

We only stayed a night ahead of our ziplining tour the next morning, but it is an ideal spot for quiet away from the road and the small town down the hill. Just make sure you ask for a room away from others so that you're not disturbed by their noise when they get up early in the morning.

Room Tip: Room may not be that quiet. You can hear your neighbour's alarm clock and conversations outside...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Arrived at this Santa Elena hotel pretty late transferring from Granada, Nicaragua. Jorline (spelling ?) at the front desk got me set up quickly and also suggested and arranged a couple of trips. Already had my canopy trip booked, but he helped to change the timing, so that I could fit in something else. Also, I was set up with a Jeep-Boat-Jeep tour to Arenal after my 2 days at Monteverde. I was originally worrying a little given my lack of detailed planning for this leg of the trip, but the hotel staff was fantastic in sharing the information and setting me up with the trips. So, don't sweat too much, just show up...:-) Also, the b'fast in the morning that was served in the dining room was pretty good. Wifi in the room worked great for me. My only issue was that there's no closet space inside the room, but you can get by. Loved the view of the mountain and valley from the room and right outside. I would recommend this hotel for the location and very friendly and helpful service.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Cipreses Monteverde Costa Rica

Address: Calle no 6, from national route 606 to Tilaran | 100 mts Este. 100 Sur, Santa Elena 5556, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
Price Range: £39 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cipreses Monteverde Costa Rica 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Cipreses is a mountain & garden hotel, located just 5 minutes walk from the commercial center of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, the hotel provides various services such as: Breakfast, free Internet access, WiFi, hot water, local information, the hotel began as small businesses and increased by the increase of tourism in the area. In addition, the hotel is included in the list of ECO hotels, which is why we have different policies for reducing natural resources, solar panels, waste recycling, alternative lighting systems and water reusable for other purposes, far to be a mountain resort, we just try to be a total quality hotel environment friendly. ... more   less 
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