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El Establo Mountain Hotel

1km East of Santa Elena, Monteverde, Monteverde 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5110

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based on 489 reviews
El Establo Mountain Hotel - Monteverde, Costa Rica
Fri 11/6
Sat 12/6
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Distance to city centre

4.2 km

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Nearest airport

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Distance to airport

75.1 km

Rooms available at El Establo Mountain Hotel

Fri 11/6
Sat 12/6

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room with a view in 83 reviews
staff was friendly in 72 reviews
beautiful hotel in 58 reviews
great location in 58 reviews
expensive breakfast in 46 reviews
shuttle service in 43 reviews
swimming pool in 32 reviews
tour bus in 27 reviews
room was so nice in 25 reviews
cloud forest in 18 reviews
enough parking in 13 reviews
zip lines in 12 reviews
santa elena in 6 reviews
canopy tour in 3 reviews
  • Mediocre
    Feb 2021

    The views were nice. That’s all.

    The breakfast rate was to be included per the booking and review. Unfortunately it was $20(!) per person (!) which was ridiculous. There was no hot water. Overall, very disappointed and would recommend at least another property.

  • Good
    Jan 2017

    Nice place but handicapped parking a problem

    Problem with handicap parking from check in. Could not get to room for more than half hour due to tour bus blocking lot. Reception said they checked in before you. Nearly every time we tried to come or go a bus was in the way.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2016

    Beautiful hotel with wonderful view

    The hotel is beautiful! The view is amazing especially from the upper buildings where you can see all the way over the mountains to the the gulf and to guanacoste in the distance. The rooms were very nice and very comfortable beds and very clean. They have their own hiking trails at the top and it was wonderful to hike at our leisure through the cloud forest. They have their own zip line but we did not try it, but it seemed a nice quiet option compared to others. We saw lots of wildlife right there at the lobby and the dinner at the restraint was amazing! We talked about it the rest of our trip! And service in the restaraunt combined with the atmosphere definitely makes it a fine dining experience. The hotel is also a nice distance from town. The amenities are very nice. We would consider staying here again.

    The only negatives to this hotel were actually minor ones that would have just made it a more perfect experience overall. The fact that it is in such a large area they use shuttles to take you from one location to another. It is extremely steep and long to walk/hike especially to upper buildings with the beautiful view, so the shuttle is almost mandatory unless you are in excellent shape. They are more than happy to shuttle and most times are timely except there were a couple of times that we needed to wait up to 15 minutes for the shuttle. Otherwise the shuttle service was very good. The breakfast buffet was very nice but the view from the big beautiful window is the staff parking lot and bushes. It was a shame it didn't have a view, but I suppose you can't always have the exceptional view. The family pool/workout area was very nice and under an open canopy. The pool was a somewhat comfortable temperature but it was very cold with the night mountain air blowing in and there was no hot tub which could have made it a nicer experience.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2015

    Beautiful get-away from Santa barbara

    The view is amazing, room was beautiful with vaulted ceilings; the view from anywhere on the property is amazing; staff was friendly, food was good- no complaints- the resort is on a steep hillside, it's really not an issue ( 40 second drive from the bottom or 3-5 min slow walk to our room 3/4 of the way up the property) -shower is like niagra falls and as hot as you can stand- my wife had no complaints and that is amazing - two thumbs up from Santa barbara ca.

    The Grass was too green, too many rainbows in the distance , sky was too blue, Saw too much ocean From our deck/ lanai :) Our girls had too much fun ( 4 and 7 ) - the room was too big Don't hesitate, go. I've stayed in some pretty nice places and this one won't disappoint, despite a few reviews I read before going ( I'm still spoiled living in Santa barbara ca and have some reasonable expectations, my wife on the other hand sets the bar very high and had no complaints which was shocking- even she was shocked when she said it )

  • Excellent
    Jun 2015

    Will stay again!

    The grounds are beautiful. Awesome views. Good jungle trails. You can even zip-line on the premises. Rooms are large, well furnished and clean.

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About El Establo Mountain Hotel


Located in Monteverde, El Establo Mountain Hotel is in the mountains, a 1-minute drive from Bat Jungle and 13 minutes from Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Featured amenities include a business center, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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Amenities at El Establo Mountain Hotel

Babysitting or child care
Business centre
Wake-up service
Daily housekeeping
Family rooms
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Fire extinguisher
Laundry facilities
Flat-screen TV
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Multi-lingual staff
Packed lunches
Heated pool
Room service
Smoke alarms
Special diet menus (on request)
Contactless check-in/check-out
Tour desk
Face masks for guests available
Physical distancing in dining areas
Board games/puzzles
Game room
Physical distancing rules
Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
Process in place to check health of guests
Hot tub
Child pool
Indoor pool
CCTV in common areas
Kids meals
No smoking
Kid-friendly buffet
Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
Beauty salon
Laptop safe
Fitness centre
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Horse riding
Cable or satellite TV
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Mountain view
24-hour security
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Delivered food is securely covered
Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
Free parking
Picnic area
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Pool with a view
Pool table
Coffee shop
Private bathroom
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Shuttle service (free)
Wedding services
Spa and wellness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Ticket service
Disabled access
Beach towels
Safety deposit box
Seating area
Shared lounge/TV area
First-aid kit
Alarm clock
Body soap
Bridal suite
Tea/coffee maker
Toilet paper
Children's television networks
Thermometers for guests provided by property
Cleaning products

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  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve2.3 km
  • Selvatura Park3.9 km
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