After a lousy experience in Tamarindo, and a rough drive up to Monteverde over rocky and turbulent terrain, all we wanted was a hot meal and a quiet room. Boy did this hotel exceed our expectations!
This hotel, set up on a hill in the cloud rainforest, is (in my opinion) a luxury hotel with expansive grounds and higher end amenities. Upon arrival we had been upgraded (free of charge) to a suite. The view from our balcony allowed us to see the whole country... It was glorious. In addition to this, the view from the loft bedroom through a strategically placed window allowed us to watch the sunrise from our bed. A free shuttle transported us to and from the lobby area and was easily arranged with a quick phone call. Breakfast (included) was buffet style and was very good.
My only regret is that we weren't able to spend more time here. This hotel, and our stay in Monteverde, was the highlight of our Costa Rica vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, El Establo offers the best quality services that will make your trip an unforgettable experience: The area`s best view, heated indoor pools, spa, restaurants, café-bars, special events center, internet access, souvenirs shop, tennis court, basketball court, mini soccer court, hiking trails, canopy tour and the most charming staff. This half Costarican – half Quaker, family owned hotel, will allow you to share the best of both cultures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Establo Hotel Monteverde
- El Establo Monteverde