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Hotel El Mono Feliz

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Hotel El Mono Feliz is in the small village of Ojochal, - the Foodie Capital of Costa Rica. We're 10 minutes from some of the most amazing beaches in the world, as well as a seemingly endless supply of adventure, birding, nature, and water activities. From zip lining to ultralights and from bird watching to whale watching - it's here for you to enjoy. Our 3 acre property consists of several types of hotel rooms and bungalows - several with private kitchens and all with private baths, , a large outdoor swimming pool, walkable gardens - and over 130 species of identified birds that frequent our haven. This hotel is perfect for people who would like to slow down, unwind, and relax at the speed of nature. Please note that due to the number of stairs and bridges we do not accept children under 6 years old.
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We stayed here for 5 nights, loved our fully equipped, comfortable one room cottage. Hotel El Mono Feliz is a lovely property filled with flowering trees and the sounds of birds. Rhonda and David were truly welcoming, they helped us feel at home, recommended area beaches, made
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Response from Patrick G, Propietario at Hotel El Mono Feliz
Responded yesterday
Hi! We are so glad you had such a great experience here - thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are humbled and appreciative - so thankful for your kindness. We loved having you here - and we hope the rest of your stay in Costa Rica is absolutely wonderful. Pura Vida!!
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We are staying at El Mono Feliz for three nights. It's such a peaceful place. We're also married in the beautiful backyard off the hotel. Rhonda and Dave (they take over the hotel for a few weeks) gif us the most special day of our life. They take a great care of us and the
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Response from Patrick G, Propietario at Hotel El Mono Feliz
Responded yesterday
Hi, Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for your kind words... and we are SO glad you chose us as the place to celebrate your special day!! We were so happy to take care of you... and are most thankful you had such a great experience. Here's to decades of wedded bliss... Pura Vida!!
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This hotel is a small bit of paradise. We spent our honeymoon here and it was the perfect choice. The bungalows were lovely - spacious and comfortable with fully functional airconditioning. The service was amazing and the hosts were some of the friendliest most helpful people
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Response from Patrick G, Propietario at Hotel El Mono Feliz
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much! And congratulations, again, on your wedding! We're so glad you stayed with us... as part of your wonderful Costa Rica adventure. So glad you were here!!
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Our first great experience in Costa Rica. As at home, by the way, the detail made the difference. From the hummingbirds that are spoiled with a sweet that attracts them permanently, to the beautiful blue morpho, to the delicious breakfast, sympathy of all the staff. We slept
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Response from Patrick G, Propietario at Hotel El Mono Feliz
Responded 5 Jan 2019
Thank you so much! We are so thankful that you enjoyed your stay with us... we certainly enjoyed having you! Your descriptions are absolutely beautiful, your passion for life is so obvious. Guests like you are what make this such a wonderful experience... in this amazing part of the world. We will remember Saudade Only Faldo... and we will remember you. With utmost appreciation,
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After 25 days almost all over Costa Rica . I stopped for tree days at Ojochal. After being in several very nice boutique hotels or lodges. Was expecting same at El Mono Feliz. Big difference from others until. Received by Diego first thing presenting the credit card machine to
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Response from Patrick G, Gerente at Hotel El Mono Feliz
Responded 5 Jan 2019
Hello, Well, we can agree on one thing. Your stay with us was, indeed, a nightmare. We knew when you arrived, before words had been spoken, that this review was coming. That's why - as soon as the manager was able to talk with you soon after checking in - we offered you a full refund, no fee charged, even on a holiday. We encouraged you to find a place where you'd be happy. We even offered to help. We did this at the beginning of your stay, and again during your stay. We could see - every time we interacted with you - that you were unhappy, and despite our best efforts and repeated offer for a refund and relocation, your unhappiness never changed. We apologize that you had to endure the nightmare, as you put it, of not having espresso during your stay, as we don't have an espresso maker. We do have, as you mention, amazing coffee grown and harvested locally - that most of our guests tell us they love. And we’re sorry the quality of the hangers wasn’t up to your standards. And I’m amazed you only saw two colibris… generally people see dozens at any given time. Thankfully, the vast majority of our guests are an absolute joy to have here at the hotel and they enjoy our hospitality as our many reviews illustrate. In fact, here's a review that came in the very same day, from people were on property at the same time. We genuinely hope the rest of your travels - elsewhere - are more to your liking. Review received same day (also on TripAdvisor): Our first great experience in Costa Rica. As at home, by the way, the detail made the difference. From the hummingbirds that are spoiled with a sweet that attracts them permanently, to the beautiful blue morpho, to the delicious breakfast, sympathy of all the staff. We slept like aliens, lulled by the noise of the forest and so many animals for us rare, white-faced monkeys, several birds that we can not remember the name ... Much respect for nature. We are Portuguese, and normally appointed as people with a tendency to be melancholic. Well, we are worse now every time we think about this place. A word in portuguese describes that perfectly: Saudade. Only Fado (Unesco traditional Portuguese song)and Samba (exotic Brazilian dance) can touch that feeling. Pure life. Pura Vida. Thank you and congratulations.
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The hotel grounds are beautiful beyond description!
The room we stayed in was cozy and very comfortable.
for the newly weds....
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As others said, there are two small dogs, both quite elderly. Please talk to Patrick and Todd who will do everything they can to make you comfortable.
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"If you want total quiet, choose a room toward the back of the property. That's where we were, and it was fantastic!"
"You have more privacy in a bungalow but I would not hesitate to stay in any room available."
"I stayed in the room by the kitchen area. I am up early. You may want a bungalow if you like to sleep in late."
"The cabins offered more space and privacy."
"We enjoyed our room (#7) which was close to the river and yoga gazebo"
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PRICE RANGE
US$77 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOjochal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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