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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Paper thin walls, noise from the restaurant below, snowy tv reception, no wifi in the room, lackluster breakfast. No milk for coffee and the waitress seemed put out when I asked for jelly for the bread. And the cute little bed bug sealed our disappointment.

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Tromso, Norway
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The hotel is in the center of this little pueblo, and the room we had had quite a lot of space, and good beds. The bathroom was so-so, but we had hot water, so we managed. There are no lockers to store your things in, which is a shame. And the noise from the street and the kitchen carried far,...

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

really nice staff people☺️ clean rooms and pleasant atmosphere in the hole hotel. excellent price performance ratio👌🏻 good connections to the rest of the village and the touristic offers where pick you up right at the hotel.. when you are with the car, you can leave the car at the own parking and this was really good to!

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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Showed up with friends and needed two rooms. Was told to pay for one night and in the morning we can pay for the other. Said a large group was coming and they may move us to another room. Later that night we were told we could stay in our current room. That morning we went to pay and they...

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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

It's a decent little joint, but if you struggle with Spanish, you might be a little confused. The bathrooms are a little shady (don't flush the TP!) and the showers have one temperature: cold. A lot of the bathrooms don't lock either. Only one light per room. Not at all sound proof- watch what you say! Hard pillows, but really...

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Thank Bailey C
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights in the Hotel Sueño in Monteverde. The hotel is very nice for anybody who likes a nice atmosphere, friendly stuff, clean rooms and a delicous breakfast. Adrenalin Junkies should ask for "Ever", he is very helpful to find for everybody the right action activity in town. Thank you

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

This place is good value for the money but it's a little tired. Needs a little sprucing up and maybe some new sheets. The ones on my bed were pretty this. Best part about this hotel are the people. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 15 January 2016

the hotel offert nice breakfast in the morning, the people working there are helpful and service-minded it is located central Santa Elena and easy to walk around to get to bus station or shopping center Some of the person at the front desk speak english some not but they are patient and it is a good way to improve your...

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Tessenderlo, Belgium
Reviewed 14 December 2015

The wooden floors can be squeky as has been indicated. One person wrote about the upstairs room with a view. We asked for this room and it was very nice. It is at the end of the hall and comes with a huge window looking out across town and up the hill towards the cloud forest. Nice! Also as stated...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Not a bad place - just lacking a few things. For instance, consistent hot water or walls that are not paper thin. It also lacks in customer service - not very friendly or helpful - I often felt I was an inconvenience to them. However, the $35 a night room, with breakfast included, I can deal with the other stuff.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel El Sueño is a family owned and operated lodge in the center of Santa Elena, a small village next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. A favorite for budget travelers and backpackers, the lodging is hosted by a family originally from the Monteverde area. The eating/kitchen and reception areas are surrounded by the rooms, all with their outside private entrances. Three new rooms have been recently built at the back of the property. Breakfast is served daily between 6 and 8 a.m. and is very reasonably priced. Lunch and dinner are also available by request at good prices, and a homemade lunch will be made to go upon request, if you're spending the day in one of the nearby parks. Transportation service is also available to the parks as well as Arenal Volcano. The friendly owner, Rafa Trejos and his family, are helpful hosts, and offer horseback tours from their nearby farm ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Sueno

Address: Santa Elena Center | next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $40 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“If traveling on motorcycles, there is a great place to keep your bikes on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles connors776, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take room 18 - with big panorama window.”
 of 5 bubbles V9227LE_, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“As stated by another reviewer. Upstairs room at end of hall with view of town is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles RCJO, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Second floor room with an opening window.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveloir, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Something not facing the street”
 of 5 bubbles SNG56, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
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