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Hotel El Bosque

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 October 2016

There is a jungle walk within the lodge. You can see aguties in front of your door. The breakfast is just outstanding with fruit, eggs, traditional rice and beans, and pan cakes. The staff is very friendly and supportive. If the weather is bad (rainy and cold) there is not heating in the rooms.

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Rooms big enough for families, small patio, semi-clean (spiders), warm water, hairdryer out of function, no nightwalk-tour for free, no english speaking people, reception closed when we arrived, lots of wildlife, good breakfast, coffeeshop and pizza in a walking distance

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Jan T, Thanks for your feedback. September is very rainy which drives a bit more bugs to want to come in... For the next September we will be more careful to ensure (as much as we possibly can... Let's remember this is a private forest with lots of wildlife...) spiders stay outside. We are going to test/change hairdryers based...

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The guy that runs this hostel is so so kind. He helped me book so many trips whilst staying in Monteverde The rooms are very clean and its quiet. This is good value for money and in a good location right near a great coffee shop. was sad to leave

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This hotel is a good value and is located in a nice little spot next to several restaurants and the bat jungle - though far from the main part of town, but the room felt damp and musty and not very clean. It would have been okay, but by the morning, we had hundreds of little ants all over the...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi Chopchopchops, Thanks for your feedback. You're correct. We would have loved to help you rectify the situation with the bugs. El Bosque (The Forest) is a very special place, full of wildlife and from time to time, bugs may come in... That's just nature and we have taken many actions (such as a robust fumigation process...) and this issue...

Hickory, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Monteverde is up the mountains in the cloud forest. It is also the name of the province. Santa Elena is the largest town nearby-a $5 cab ride. The hotel is quaint and maintained well. The price is reasonable and breakfast is included. No air conditioning, but it is usually cool up there. This was the rainy season, but there was...

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

It is out of the way and quiet, just what we were looking for that evening. There are short trails on the property as well as a small park/courtyard. The grounds were nice but we found the towels and sheets dirty but were eventually dealt with. Breakfast was pretty good.

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England
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. It is a clean and pleasant hotel with a nice feel to it. Joshua who works on the front desk, is a real gem. Very helpful and capable, sorted out our complex activity information with great patience! Breakfast room nice and food good. Only problem with hotel is it's a bit remote if you...

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We liked the hotel very much and the breakfast was greaT. Daniel and Joshua took great care of us and booked us awesome zipline and night hike tours. The hotel is situated near town and is very accessible. Rooms were clean and as advertised. We would stay again.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Jose (Joshua) who was the front desk person was amazing! He was extremely professional and accommodating. He spoke great English and provided me with so many tour recommendations and even arranged them for me. I'm a person with a lot of questions and he was always happy to answer them and was just so friendly overall. The hotel grounds are...

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Lake Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I loved this hotel! It is located in a very peaceful area slightly off the road, and is very quiet. There are trails to walk in around the hotel that were lovely and mostly well maintained and quiet. The room was very clean, the bed comfortable, and the shower excellent. The price is great too! Daniel is very helpful at...

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Daniel L, General Manager at Hotel El Bosque, responded to this review

Hi skyeport, Thanks for your comment, especially on the remark about price. We aim to be the best simple place to stay in Monteverde. Keeping cost as low as possible is a big part of it. I personally love to travel and appreciate simple/clean/unique places within budget. And that's exactly who we are :-) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surround yourself with nature. "El Bosque" means "The Forest" We are a small family hotel nestled in a 23-acre private forest. That's why we are quiet, peaceful and excellent for a retreat to connect with nature. We're exceptionally friendly and our rooms are simple but reasonably priced. Our location is very convenient (4.5 stars in TripAdvisor): -The original Monteverde Reserve is only 3km (1.9 miles) away -We have two restaurants within our property -The Monteverde Coffee Center, a Wholefood Store and CASEM (Women Artisan's Cooperative) are just a 2-minutes walk -Stella (the most famous bakery in Monteverde) is a 3-minutes walk -Cafe Bure (Argentinian Coffee Shop / Restaurant featuring an astounding view to the Nicoya's Gulf) is a 5-minutes walk -The Curicancha Reserve and the Monteverde Cheese Factory are a 10-minute walk ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Bosque

Address: | First right after Restaurant Tramonti (entrance next to Coffee Shop), 60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $78 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Bosque 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“The family room was very spacious!”
 of 5 bubbles EasyPlanetTravel, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Simple, clean rooms are accessible with views of the forested area, wildlife, and good trails.”
 of 5 bubbles tinak743, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask hotel for best rooms if you must have great wifi in the room”
 of 5 bubbles nakiko-nyanko, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ramps to the rooms but it requires a bit of walking.”
 of 5 bubbles LYNNEM921, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All first floor rooms. Family cabins available. Every regular room looks onto the gardens. Very Peaceful .”
 of 5 bubbles L3396ATcynthiac, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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