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    El Mono Loco

    Calle Cardinal | 450m South of Pacific Park, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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    1 - 5 of 79 reviews

    Reviewed 26 August 2017

    The rooms are super basic. Like, SUPER basic. Suicide shower. No bath mats, rugs, or anything so the floor gets gross fast. Nosy owners/managers. They live on the property, right in the middle of it, and have about 5-7 yappy dogs that they let out...More

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    Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

    Place was great. Close to town. Nice pool. Great breakfast. Staff was friendly. Beds cozy. Went there with friends for a bachelor party. There is a beach across street you can walk too. Very enjoyable stay.

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    Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

    Hotel is overrated on TripAdvisor. Check in processed by a man wearing a stained vest and baseball cap. Car Park difficult to find. I never saw anyone having breakfast and i know why. The Bathroom was basic and that is being generous. We had to...More

    Thank 527sunnyp
    Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono LocoResponded 12 May 2017

    Our guests come from all over the world and walks of life; our positive reviews are based on the level of attention they receive from the staff, including Karla's delicious breakfasts and meeting guest requests, like additional towels, the amazing location across from the beach...More

    Reviewed 8 May 2017

    Clean basic room with a double bed and shower. The room was close to the beach, air conditioned and very affordable. The pool was clean and everyone was friendly. This is not a 4 or 5 star resort, but as basic accommodation goes, it was...More

    Thank Alfred Joseph G
    Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono LocoResponded 9 May 2017

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you sharing your experience. Regarding the unpaved streets, the municipality puts molasses on the road to curtail dust during dry season. When the rains start, it can smell unpleasant. I agree that it very pleasant...More

    Reviewed 9 April 2017

    The owners are incredibly friendly and accommodating. If you are expecting a modern hotel with new amenities, this is not it, but Mono Loco was an authentic local experience and was perfectly clean, comfortable, and cozy.

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
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    • US$50 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Tamarindo
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Tamarindo
    • Also Known As
    • El Mono Loco Hotel Tamarindo ,
    • El Mono Loco Tamarindo ,
    • El Mono Loco Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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    jimmyvalva
    5 April 2017|
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    Response from JoyceVP_45 | Property representative |
    Absolutely, a great place to go surfing! We are across the street from the beach. Most of our rooms face the pool/gardens. Our Mono Casita apartment has ocean views from the living room, kitchen and dining area. Check out... More
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    Lisa R
    26 March 2017|
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    Please email the property directly regarding your request.
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    527sunnyp
    18 March 2017|
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    Response from JoyceVP_45 | Property representative |
    Yes. Our ac is the cool quiet split unit w remote. All rooms also have a ceiling fan. Parking is in a large locked lot behind the hotel. We have affordable room combos: queen, 2 twins, queen/1 twin, and queen/2 twins. You... More
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    "Wifi intermittent in room, but works great on the patio."
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