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"I expected more for the money. We experience rain coming through the roof all night. The carpet was soaked and yet it took some convincing to move u ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 30 Nov 2016

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star hotel near Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

In Monteverde

A stay at this hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Bat Jungle and 3 miles (5 km) of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Children's Eternal Rainforest is within 6 miles (10 km) and Lake Arenal is within 32 miles (52 km).

Full-service spa, fitness center

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the gym and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$162* Per night/room Oct 7 - Oct 8

Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Honeymoon Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

El Establo Mountain Hotel ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for El Establo Mountain Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
3 out of 5

Incredible location.

I expected more for the money. We experience rain coming through the roof all night. The carpet was soaked and yet it took some convincing to move us to another room.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Nov 30, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 4, 2016 by Nano

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5

Very nice.

Pros: All of the above
Very comfy beds and sheets. Nice large tub and shower. Nice view out private balcony. Very eco friendly - you have to turn off all electricity when you leave the room. Very good breakfast. Good location, very Monteverde Cloud Reserve.

Posted by , from Phillly on Jan 28, 2016

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4 out of 5

Huge spread out luxury hotel

Pros: The view, large room, breakfast buffet, swimming pool and private trails into the cloud forest.
Cons: Roof needs fixing, and insects seem to get in, maybe through the balcony door.
Location: A bit far from town,about 15 minute walk down a steep hill.
Luckily,meet upgraded to a deluxe room because we ended up with a suite that was the closest to the reception and restaurant. For a lower price I bet you are in a building a lot higher up on the hillside. I found a huge insect on my curtain and had a leak from the ceiling in a heavy rain. The suite was huge and light, with an upstairs. The hotel goes almost a mile uphill with several long buildings.

Posted by , from Anchorage, AK on Nov 28, 2015

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5 out of 5
I don't normally do reviews, but this place was such a pleasant surprise and didn't have many reviews. It's really a resort, with all the amenities. Off season, the rates are incredibly reasonable and include a huge breakfast buffet. Friendly staff. No complaints at all. If you plan to drive, get a 4wd once you leave the main highway. We did the sky-line at Extremo sports: very nice and professional place.

Posted by , from Florida on Oct 30, 2013

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Property Features

El Establo Mountain Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. A children's pool, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the family-friendly El Establo Mountain Hotel. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Monteverde hotel is smoke free.

  • 155 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 7 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 2001
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Beauty salon
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

El Establo Mountain Hotel offers 155 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Las Riendas - This family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Laggus - This fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Playground on site

Spa Services

Green Leaf Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

El Establo Mountain Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 1 year old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at El Establo Mountain Hotel

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • One child stays free
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 1
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CRC 11500 for adults and CRC 11500 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 110000 per vehicle (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
  • One child 1 year old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.