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EL Establo Mountain Hotel

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
$82
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
WAS
Starting from:
$699 $589
Per Guest for 3 Nights
Based on 1435 reviews
Enjoy peace and tranquility at El Establo Mountain Hotel!
Room & Rates
Deluxe Room - EL Establo Mountain Hotel - 1

Deluxe Room

Starting from
$82
Per Adult Nightly
Enjoy luxurious accommodations, including:
  • Wall-to-Wall Carpeting
  • Private Bathroom with Hot Water
  • Separate Bath Tub and Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Security Box
  • Two Queen Beds with Orthopedic Mattresses
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Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Starting from
$97
Per Adult Nightly
Enjoy luxurious 55 sq. meters accommodations, including:
  • One king size bed
  • Living room
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom with hot water, tub and shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Closet
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Security box
  • LCD 32-43-inch TV Cable
  • Mini fridge
  • Alarm clock
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Suite - EL Establo Mountain Hotel - 2

Suite

Starting from
$97
Per Adult Nightly
Enjoy luxurious accommodations, including:
  • Wall-to-Wall Carpeting
  • Large, Private Bathroom with Hot Water
  • Separate Bath Tub and Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Security Box
  • One King and One Queen Bed with Orthopedic Mattresses
  • Private Balcony with the Best View of Monteverde
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Honeymoon Suite - EL Establo Mountain Hotel - 3

Honeymoon Suite

Starting from
$130
Per Adult Nightly
Enjoy luxurious accommodations, including:
  • Wall-to-Wall Carpeting
  • Large, Private Bathroom with Hot Water
  • Separate Jacuzzi and Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Security Box
  • One King-Sized Bed with Orthopedic Mattress
  • Private Balcony with the Best View of Monteverde
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EL Establo Mountain Hotel
Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas, Monteverde, CC Costa Rica 60109

Location

Hidden away from the rest of the world, adjacent to the Monteverde Reserve, El Establo Mountain Hotel offers guests the peace and tranquility they have been searching for!

Why Stay Here

El Establo Mountain Hotel is set on a 150 acre farm, adjacent to the Monteverde Reserve. Fifty percent of this land is protected primary forest.

Resort Details

  • 155 Beautifully-Appointed Guest Rooms
  • Two Indoor Tempered Swimming Pools
  • Two Bars
  • Two Fabulous Restaurants
  • Tennis, Basketball and Soccer Courts
  • Gym
  • Green Leaf Spa
  • Conference Center
  • On-Site Canopy Tour

Accommodation Details

All of the rooms and suites at El Establo Mountain Hotel feature wall-to-wall carpeting, private bathrooms with hot water, separate bath tubs and showers, refrigerators, telephones, coffee makers, TV with cable television programming, hair dryers and security boxes, balcony or terrace. All of the beds in each accommodation feature deluxe, ultra-soft orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

  • Las Riendas: Offering the exquisite taste of traditional Costa Rican cuisine, as well as International dishes, with an A La Carte Menu and Buffet.
  • Laggus: Strategically located at the heart of the property, the chefs at Laggus choose the freshest ingredients to create the finest dishes. A spacious and modern two-story building with balconies, breathtaking views, a lounge/bar, and two private rooms, Laggus provides an inimitable culinary experience. This elegant and unique restaurant will satisfy even the most demanding palates.

For the Family

The staff at El Establo Mountain Hotel believes that it is very important to help their community and to celebrate Costa Rican culture. The hotel gives children ages five to thirteen the opportunity to learn and participate in Costa Rican dances. They also teach guests about the coffee mills, and give guests the opportunity to learn about the gastronomy of this beautiful and diverse country.

El Establo offers their guests the experience to enjoy an on-site Tree Top Canopy Tour. The Tour includes a 150 foot tower with 360 degree view, sixteen cables, two rope bridges, one loose rope and a Tarzan swing. The entire tour was built with the highest standards in safety and the tour is administered by experienced guides who will ensure the safety of their guests. Rain coats are provided if necessary, and free  transportation for this tour is provided by the hotel.

Pools & Spas

Green Leaf Spa focuses on beauty, health, and the well-being of their guests. Leave your daily stress behind and relax with massages, aromatherapy, wraps and baths. Their treatments include holistic massage of hot stones, tropical coco exfoliation, chocolate exfoliation and wrap, exotic baths in private Jacuzzis, facial treatments and more.

AMENITIES:
  • Basketball Court
  • Beauty Shop/Salon
  • Conference Rooms
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Area Shuttle
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Massage Therapist
  • Mountain View
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Multiple Swimming Pools
  • Parking
  • Public Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Security Guard
  • Spa Services
  • Tennis Courts
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1435 reviews
from Paris, France
Submitted on 20-05-2016
The rooms in this hotel are on a mountainside and the room allocated to us (I am 65 years old) was a 10 minute walk up an incline of 1 in 4 - they do provide a shuttle service. The rooms are huge with two queen size beds. Bathroom is also huge - bath and separate shower. Minimal toiletries provided. Corridors are extremely noisy from time to time. Lunch in the restaurant by reception was very mediocre - one of the worst experienced in Costa Rica. Luckily there are a couple of local restaur... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Like many other reviewers, we were here for a couple of nights to visit the rainforest. We were not part of a group. Checkin was half-hearted. The receptionist wasn't very interested, and was continually distracted by ringing phones. We were never given a plan or a description of the property, so we left without knowing about, let alone seeing, the spa, the peacocks, the Zips, the canopy, the hiking trails. We actually feel resentful to have missed all this. We were in one of the lower blocks,... Read more
from UK
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Hotel covers a massive area on a very steep hill. Use the shuttle to her about at night as no lighting. It's very steep-imagine slippy if wet. Off season book shuttle in advance as they don't run as many. Massive rooms. Relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of wildlife just in the grounds of the hotel. Stunning setting. Breakfast good choice at the bottom of the hotel site. Pool small but refreshing.
from England
Submitted on 23-05-2016
We arrived here after a 3 hour journey : no 'welcome drink' as we had had in every other hotel we stayed at in Costa Rica. Check-in was ok (but details on where breakfast was served were inaccurate) but then we were left to lug our own luggage back to the front entrance to get a mini-bus to our room : no mean feat when the whole area is cobbled. The driver dropped us and vaguely pointed in the direction of the room - again, we were left to carry 3 cases down 2 flights of stairs and along a cobbl... Read more
from
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Compared to other hotels we have stayed in in Costa Rica, El Establo was far below expectations. It is based on a steep hill, so not very accessible without their mini bus service. The room was dark, lighting was terrible (in both bathroom and bedroom), bed was comfortable although had a horrible duvet/quilt on the top - we did wonder if they forgot the covers, but apparently not. Corridors were not well insulated and therefore every noise was reflected into the room, even with bathroom windo... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Stayed here with my sister last week. Gorgeous grounds, and the history of the hotel is fantastic. " During the Korean War (early 1950‚??s), a group of 40 Quakers decide to leave their native USA, running away from the punishment they had to endure by not sending their sons to war. That‚??s why they decided to look for new opportunities in life, in a country that offered the tranquility they were looking for. After a brief look, they decided to come to Costa Rica (who abolished the army in 1948)... Read more
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 02-06-2016
This is definitely one of the largest hotel property I have stayed in . The hotel starts from the main road and our room 828 was far inside. Imagine our taxi ride inside was a whole 5 mins . The view from our room was fantastic. The room and specially the bathroom is very tastefully done. BUT they have two tiny glasses is all they have . No tea or coffee maker . Not even a hot water kettle. We asked for coffee mugs and all they could give us was small tea cups. Room has no A/C or fan. No pa... Read more
from Miramar Beach
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Our room was good size and the bed was comfortable. The sink in the bathroom was very high. This is a mountain hotel and there was no air conditioning in our room. High up at the front and back of the room were open windows to let cool air in. That was ok, but it was humid. Cool but humid. The open windows also let in sound from outside, including other guests talking and moving about. The blocks of rooms are scattered up the mountain, so there is a wonderful view from every room. Gettin... Read more
from Holmdel, New Jersey
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Pros: One of the larger properties in Monteverde. Excellent food & bar onsite. High up on hill so nice views when sky was clear. Very good service. Cons: No A/C and no room fans. Had to keep vents open to outside porch and bathroom vents open to outside corridor to get some air circulation. This setup allows a lot of bugs to get into room and you can hear noise from rooms all around you and the corridor. Rooms have very poor lighting, I assume in an effort to "go green" but this was ridiculous... Read more
from Pennington, New Jersey
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Monteverde has its own unique charm in the cloud forest. A rocky drive to get there, but when you do, it feels like the you have arrived in an artist community in a way, with coop arts, coffee shops, and a yoga studio. The people are lovely. The walk through the rain forest pretty. But while the staff couldn't be nicer and more accommodating (A++), we weren't wowed by the rooms. That said, the dinner was superb! Then again, we weren't in Costa Rica to sit in our rooms! It is safe, clean and fi... Read more
from San Francisco, California, USA
Submitted on 17-06-2016
Beautiful and well maintained property. The rooms are HUGE and it felt more like a cabin up in Tahoe than a hotel. The property itself is also huge but there are complimentary shuttles that take you around the property. They came in about 5-10 minutes after calling. The property also featured many free amenities (tennis, swimming, soccer etc) and a few tours that were reasonably priced. We did the night tour (highly recommneded). We were hoping to do the zipline tour, however there was a thunder... Read more
from new york ny
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Let's start with the good stuff Pros: beautiful property, reasonable priced activities and excellent tour staff The hotel grounds were stunning. Guest are encouraged to walk the property and there is a lot to see. On the outside the rooms look great, but I'll elaborate on rooms later. From what I saw this was one of the larger hotels in the area. A huge plus is that they offer their own tours and activities for a great price. My husband and I did a night walk and canopy tour for $68 / pers... Read more
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 25-06-2016
The views from your back porches were stunning. This a hotel sits a very large area and requires shuttles to move people about. The staff were very helpful with this and there are various restaurants about to help limit your exertions. The rooms are quite large, but very noisy. Anything going on in the hallway is audible in your room. They all have back entrances where you can sit and enjoy the misty forest and myriad animal sounds.
from Jacksonville
Submitted on 26-06-2016
We stayed two-nights during our trek through Costa Rica. Loved the property though it is so expansive that you need to take advantage of the drivers to see it all. We were in the first building so getting around was easy. Our room had a balcony and loft which worked perfectly for 3-adult travelers. Agree with others that no A/C meant moths but once you turned off lights at night they don't bother you. The Canopy tour offered by the hotel was excellent, Roy and Pablo know their stuff. If you have... Read more
from
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Wonderful place with a marvelous view, surrounded by trees and vegetation. Great gardens, perfect to walk inside the mountain or just relax. Very close to several local attractions such as canopy, hanging bridges, zip lining , horseback riding and many more. One restaurant that was my favorite was Don Luis about a 100 meters from the hotels entrance. Personally it was a great place to stay.
from Queens, New York
Submitted on 29-06-2016
My husband and I stayed there on our honeymoon trip to Costa Rica. Rooms were very large with great views. We actually had one of the lower rooms, so I can imagine the higher rooms were even better! We ate at Lagos the first night because the other restaurant was closed for an event and I'm glad we did! Food was outstanding, my husband had the Jimenez Ribeye and I had the Romeo and Juliet Tenderloin. Both were cooked perfectly and the accompanying sauces were amazing. We were there during the s... Read more
from Arlington, Massachusetts
Submitted on 05-07-2016
El Establo is a beautiful hotel on a lovely, large property. I stayed there with my kids, and we walked around for an hour and didn't cover it all. The view from the property, and from most of the rooms including the one we stayed in, is amazing. The rooms have no A/C, so we were a little warm, and noise really carries through the hallways, which was a little disruptive. Wifi is available only in specific areas of the hotel, like then reception area, and even then your mileage may vary. I wou... Read more
from Romulus, Michigan
Submitted on 07-07-2016
This hotel was absolutely beautiful, set in the mountains with trails on the property where we saw some cute wildlife. There is a shuttle service to take you anywhere on the grounds. The rooms DO NOT have a/c but the picture windows open if you don't have a balcony. When you consider where you are (the mountains), and factor in that June is part of their cooler season, I find a single complaint about this gorgeous experience of a hotel.
from Merendree, Belgium
Submitted on 09-07-2016
This hotel is very old-fashioned and really needs to be renovated. It feels like going on a schooltrip: big rooms with old furniture, almost no lights (or lights that are not working), no van or airco (so too hot to sleep if it's a warm night), dirty carpets on the floor, dirty duvets on top of the beds (with no cover), doors that have gaps (so that insects can come and visit you at night), ... The only 2 positive things are the views and fauna-flora + the restaurant Laggus has an excellent chef... Read more
from
Submitted on 10-07-2016
The grounds are nice but very large and built on a hill. You won't want to walk it much and they have a good shuttle system. Never ate at the restaurant. The free morning breakfast was OK but like typical buffet type free breakfasts it's the same thing daily. Now the room: mixed feelings. OK size with a nice deck. No Wifi. The biggest complaint we had is the very thin walls in the bathroom. I could hear the neighbor cough and spit(I think) in the shower. The bathrooms are large but there is a gl... Read more
from
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I had read some reviews about how loud this hotel is and figured people were exaggerating, unfortunately for us, they weren't. We were in the 500 building and it seemed like they had put almost everyone who checked in that day in that building. I have no problem with the lack of AC (we were there in July and were completely comfortable) and I understand having windows and doors open make a loud environment. However, the whole building echos so it goes beyond just typical outside noise. You c... Read more
from Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Basic hotel. The rooms were based on 9 different blocks up a hill side. We were on level 5 thankfully near the pool and restaurant. Transport was provided to take you up and down the hotel which was vital really. The rooms were simple but clean however no air con. The rooms had access to grass terrace which was good however as people walked along it privacy in the rooms was no existent unless you closed your curtains not ideal during the day. Staff were helpful and friendly as most in Costa Ric... Read more
from Gloucestershire
Submitted on 11-07-2016
First the positives - go up to the canopy at the top of the resort where the zip wire tours start from, and there are more humming birds coming to feed a few feet from you than we'd ever seen. Very knowledgeable guide on hand who took some great photos for my wife with her phone and his binoculars. Also saw anteaters and raccoons around the resort and a few tiny orchids on the trails in the orchid garden. Guides very friendly and the restaurant was very good and very well done although chef cle... Read more
from Savannah, Georgia
Submitted on 14-07-2016
The only negative to the property is that it is located a little out of town. With that being said, we were still able to walk to town from the front office. It took about 20 min or so. The property is spread out within itself but they have a shuttle service that will take you to the office. The room was magnificent with a great view. The pool area and property in general was amazing and we were told by vacationers and locals alike that it was the nicest (most expensive) property in the area. We... Read more
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 15-07-2016
3.5 stars Cons: -bathroom window opens into the hallway so you can hear everything and vise versa, very uncomfortable -no wifi in the rooms -no a/c (honestly not needed during our stay) Pros: -beautiful grounds -friendly staff -sizable room -free parking
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Submitted on 16-07-2016
The hotel is very nice, with an excellent view, infrastructure, restaurants and service, but lacks some features such as: - Air Conditioning. - Bigger TV. - Blackout curtains. - Stronger water pressure. - Chairs and table on balcony to enjoy the view.
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Did love the Hotel didn't love the restaurant The view from the rooms is amazing! The swimming pool area is stunning. The Hotel is calm and relaxing. About the restaurant; It is a big restaurant. so, a lot of Tours Companies stop by.
from
Submitted on 18-07-2016
This hotel was exquisite. I loved the spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and absolutely stunning views from huge panoramic windows. My group of friends and I were fortunate in that we were able to get rooms in the 500 building (highly recommended you reserve your room there if possible). There were complaints about no WiFi in the rooms, but some of my friends discovered that if you stand near the windows, the WiFi will easily connect. I'm guessing because of where my room was located at the v... Read more
from Burlington, Canada
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Had a junior suite with amazing views of the pacific and sunsets. I highly recommend this resort hotel. The room was two floors with king beds. The restaurant is great. The property is huge with trails and a zip line tour. The staff is so friendly and very helpful.
from Mitchell, South Dakota
Submitted on 20-07-2016
The location is great and has beautiful views. The front office people were very friendly. The down side is if you wanted to go to the pool, eat breakfast or eat at the lounge you needed a shuttle. The shuttles were free but the driver seemed irritated that he had to drive us up to the restaurant and then pick us up. We were not the only guest who felt the unfriendly shuttle.
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Submitted on 21-07-2016
Hotel is built up the side of a mountain with beautiful views and so much wildlife to enjoy. We were concerned when we saw it didn't have AC but it is so high up in the clouds the breeze made the rooms very comfortable and even cold at night. Our entire family enjoyed it.
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