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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Hotels

El Establo Mountain Hotel

  • Luxurious Retreat


  • Luxurious furnishings
  • Spacious rooms
  • Many activities
  • Great views


  • Massive grounds require shuttle van to navigate
  • Wi-Fi in common areas only
  • Cold pool
  • Rooms lack artwork and patio furniture

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

The area's largest, grandest hotel gets high marks for its huge suites, plush decor, a long list of amenities, and many activities. "The Stable" began life as just that, a stable near the road, now remodeled and apportioned into rooms with basic furnishings. Over the years, ever-upward expansion has turned this place into a sprawling operation where hillside buildings house rooms and suites, some with wood-and-stone walls, lofts, balconies, and amenities rarely seen up

here, such as hot tubs. On-site activities include tennis, hiking, and zip lining. There's also a spa and an indoor pool and gym complex. The hillside location means you'll have a steep walk or a noisy shuttle ride to your room from the lobby and breakfast restaurant. Rooms in the 300 and 400 buildings have less of a hike without compromising the view.

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Hotel Information


3½ km (2 miles) northwest of Monteverde, Monteverde, 60109, Costa Rica


/2645–5110; /2645–5041

Hotel Details:

  • 124 rooms; 31 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/14/2014


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