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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 106 reviews

          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.

          Thank David A
          Reviewed 6 April 2017

          We reserved this hotel for four days and only stayed for one night. Upon entering into the room, it smelled like RAID. It was infested with tiny bugs and red ants everywhere. We found a few on the bed too! There was no running hot...More

          Thank Christine T
          Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono LocoResponded 7 April 2017

          To clarify, your reservation was for two people, four nights. When you arrived with three people, our manager told you that the room you reserved accomodates, two not three, and we could accommodate your group in a larger room. You said the third person was...More

          Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

          One of the greatest place in Tamarindo !!! Best time staying at this hotel !!!! Best service !!!! We have a great time staying on this hotel, The staff was very helpful and very friendly. We meet the owner (Lady Boss) a very good person...More

          Thank Valentin M
          Response from JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono LocoResponded 1 March 2017

          "Lady boss" and company loved having you. Your group brought such a great energy enjoyed by all.

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          • US$49 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel Style
          • #1 Best Value Hotel in Tamarindo
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 12
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          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of Guanacaste >
          • Tamarindo
          • Also Known As
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          • El Mono Loco Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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          jimmyvalva
          Is this a good place to stay for my wife and I to go surfing? And do the rooms face the beach?
          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
          Hello. I have a very well behaved dog who is registered as a therapy pet. She's 15 pounds Cairn/Yorkie mix. Would I be able to bring her with me to the hotel? I'm interested in staying for 2 weeks in July or August. Thanks! Lisa Rubinstein
          26 March 2017|
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          Response from JoyceVP_45 | Property representative |
          Please email the property directly regarding your request.
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          527sunnyp
          Do you have Air conditioning and twin rooms? Do you have car parking?
          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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          "Infested with bugs"
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          "Wifi intermittent in room, but works great on the patio."
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