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Hotel El Bosque

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$50*
US$47*
US$49*
US$50*
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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel is run by two very enthusiastic brothers that will help you always out with questions, tour bookings and transport (e.g. Jeep-Boat-Jeep). I've never met other Costa Ricians that speak that good English like these two! The expression"hotel" is maybe a littlebit missleading. In fact it is a true hostel (W/O any dorms and loud young crowd). And that's...

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Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basic Clean comfortable rooms with excellent beds and good breakfast! Good value for money. Beautiful location - loved awaking up to bird sounds! We were a big group and Daniel at the front desk was very helpful. He arranged various activities for us. Bit away from town but that was the totally worth it. Enjoyed exploring the walking trails on...

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

Hello Bole Family, Thanks for your feedback :) So glad to hear you had a great time here :) Night Tours sometimes are great (you see many animals) and other times they are not so great (not many animals show up) but unfortunately this is just nature and we can't control it... If you have more specific feedback, feel free...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute bungalows - he rooms were reasonable size and had comfy beds. The shower was not the most powerful but plenty hot enough. One curtain rail was rather unsteady and fell down! The wildlife was fantastic - lots of hummingbirds and agoutis just outside the rooms. Lovely little gardens in front of the bungalows and also benches to sit quietly...

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

Hi Scarlett, Thanks for your comment. I was OOO so Johana (our cook) backed me up. She is currently learning English so that's probably why some things were lost in translation and I am sorry about that... Trails are open from 5am to 5pm. Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in some wonderful hotels, and our stay here was high up with the best of them, simply because everything was “just right”. From making the booking the impression given to us was quality service and in the end we wished we had stayed for longer. The Hotel is on the road from Monteverde to the Cloud Forest...

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

Hi Stephen, Thanks a lot for your thoughtful comment. It was a real pleasure to have met/served you :) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of stayed at this hotel and we all thought that it was great. The 2 brothers at the front desk (Joshua and Daniel) were very helpful with suggestions of what to do and made all of our bookings. The layout of the hotel had cabin like rooms side by side. It feels like you are in a cabin in...

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

Hi Vasko, It was such a pleasure to have met you and your party. Cheers to you and to all of them. And thanks for your comment :) Regards, Daniel Lalinde

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel El Bosque four nights and had a relaxing and peaceful time. A review said it was like 'scout camp'. We have plenty of experience with scout camps, and Hotel El Bosque went way beyond my expectations. Our room was clean, well maintained, quiet and comfortable. The sink only had cold water, but water in the showers...

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

Hola AcornOwl, Thanks a lot for your review. I agree with you that the "scout camp" was completely off... Haha... It was a pleasure to have met you :) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't expect luxury at this very basic hotel. The most that can be said for it is that it appeared clean and the breakfast was good. On the downside, there are limitations. My group occupied 7 rooms, 2 of the rooms had showers where the water pressure was not great enough to rinse shampoo from your hair. in my room...

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

Thanks William. The price given to your group was fair and it reflected the simplicity of our hotel rooms :) It's always good to remember that our strength is our own private reserve, 23 acres of forest, quietness and lots of nature :) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for an upscale hotel, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a quaint little lodge, for a family with the nicest people, stay here. We had booked this location because of it's proximity to the cloud forest. Unfortunately, due to circumstances, we were unable to continue on to the cloud forest, and...

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

Hello mangosong, It was my pleasure to help :) Hopefully next time you will have more time to enjoy those activities you missed out this time :) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked the setting of Hotel el Bosque, it's very relaxing and great for seeing birds right on your doorstep. It's also just a quick 5 minute walk from the children's eternal rainforest which has some very nice self guided trails which are cool to do once you have been to Monteverde reserve. There are easy to get to...

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

Hi A P, Thanks for your comment :) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

Delaware
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's important to note that if you're looking for a hotel to lounge around at all day with upscale amenities, this is not the place for you. If you're looking for a quiet and relaxed place to stay that provides basic needs, this place is perfect. We are active travelers and were visiting Monteverde in order to go to all...

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

Hi Hannah, It was a pleasure to host you. Thanks for your comment :-) Cheers, Daniel Lalinde

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: RM216 - RM515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Bosque 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“All rooms are equal”
ChrisDaTischler, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best not to choose the rooms opposite reception from a nature perspective as you don't get the view of the green or such good wildlife.”
Scarlett1700, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are larger rooms for families closer to the main entrance”
Stephen_Lloyd, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms laid out side by side and had a cabin feel. All rooms seemed equally nice.”
vaskok189, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
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