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Roseville, California
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We didn't stay in the hotel, but the El Sapo Dorado restaurant is known for creativity, variety, freshness, and presentation, so we went there for an anniversary dinner while in Monteverde with friends. Everything was superb. Being a slow night, the owner talked to us, told us about their striving to go organic as much as possible. They lived up...

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Cranbury, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Cabins are rustic but comfortable with great views, quiet. Excellent, helpful staff, best restaurant in Monteverde. The chef cooked what we requested. The owners are very cheerful and friendly and good with children. We were in off-season so it was quiet with attentive service. I would definitely return to this hotel.

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Reviewed 27 January 2012

On January 8 after a long drive we arrived at Sapo Dorado to find a yellow tape across the driveway of the hotel. A guard handed us a note that said the hotel was closed due to "unforeseen circumstances and that they had upgraded us to the hotel next door. Through no efforts of Sapo management, I'm sure, the Hotel...

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Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 3 January 2012

All rooms are duplex cabins, 2 beds, fireplace, large bathroom, table and chairs, coffee maker, nice wooden floors.Very quaint rooms. It was a bit of a hike to the room, but the staff was right there to help us with the luggage. A fire was laid out ready to lite and the next day the same. The only problem was...

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Pine, Colorado
Reviewed 23 December 2011

We visited early in the tourist season, so thins were very quiet and the restaurant , often we were the only people in it. However, while the accommodations were rustic, its in a good location, has good trails for hiking around, we found the hotel staff very helpful and kind, and I think we all agreed that the dinners we...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2011

We were a group of 8 from the UK doing an extensive tour of Costa Rica. The Sapo Dorado hotel was the poorest hotel that we stayed in during our three week visit. All the rest, whether "rustic" or upmarket were fine and had lovely staff. I agree with other reviewers that the rooms need upgrading. No regular maintenance seems...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We were all set to get rustic during our visit to the Monteverde cloud forest, and we somehow were under the impression that we were really staying in the jungle. This was not the case. El Sapo Dorado ("The Golden Frog") is about a minute drive or five minute walk from the downtown Monteverde area (a few blocks, not a...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We stayed at the Sapo Dorado as part of a tour package. The hotel was....ok. They advertise free Wi-Fi, but the cabins are so far from the lobby that the wi-fi does not reach. The cabins are quite a hike from the lobby and the rooms are very secluded. As a previous reviewer said, the rooms could use a serious...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 July 2011

I was not looking forward to staying at this hotel but my husband and I really enjoyed staying here. The food and service at the restaurant was excellent. We are both picky eaters and we found the choices healthy and delicious. The owner made sure to come over to our table and to answer all our questions and make sure...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 July 2011

We stayed here in June 2011 and were extremely disappointed. Yes, the rooms are basic. I thought I was prepared for that but this was beyond just a basic room. The lights didn't work well, the bed was hard as a rock, the sink had zero water-pressure, the shower was either freezing or scalding. It's a shame really because we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Hotel El Sapo Dorado

Address: PO Box 9-5655, 00000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: RM396 - RM440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
El Sapo Dorado Hotel
El Sapo Dorado Monteverde
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“Choose a cabin as close to the office as possible if you don't want a long hike to the room. Choose a cabin far away from the office if you want a view of the ocean (on a clear day).”
 of 5 bubbles 5Kimba5, 2 Jan 2012 | Read review
“aim high- get the rooms with views of gulf of nicoya...13 and 14 were good for us.”
 of 5 bubbles teresam244, 23 Dec 2011 | Read review
“Do not take room 11 it has no foo[path or lighting leading to it”
 of 5 bubbles queenofdrains, 2 Aug 2011 | Read review
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