Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Larry
Not high end, but not badPosted Jan 15, 2014
Pros: The owner/mangers were very friendly, very helpful, providing insiders tips on things to do and places to go around Santa Elena and Monteverde.
Cons: In a week's stay, my room was never made up once. The breakfast, while not bad, could use a little variety (eggs every day).Only a few parking spaces.
Location: The hotel is about a mile from either Santa Elena town and Monteverde village. Walkable, but a cab ride is only about $2.
by A verified traveler
You get what you pay for.Posted Aug 11, 2013
We booked 2 standard rooms. Both were dingy and one had no window at all in the bedroom. Our bathroom was unclean - I don't mind old but I do expect clean! The location was ok and I guess overall you get what you pay for as it was a good price.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby A verified traveler from Alabama
Nice HotelPosted Jul 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
Nice experience, very friendly staff, good location. Clean room. Good example of a typical Costa Rica hotel. Excellent value.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Jul 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby B Ann from USA
Basic Accommodations at a Fair Price.Posted Jul 14, 2013
Clean and comfortable with a friendly and helpful staff (family operated). Breakfast is made to order and very tasty.
Recommendedby Lea from Montreal, QC
Great inexpensive hotelPosted Jun 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
We stayed at Manakin for 2 nights in June and really enjoyed our stay. Our room was nice, with a king sized bed, flat screen tv and beautiful balcony with a forest view. We even had moneys come on to our balcony one morning. The brothers who run the hotel are extremely friendly and helpful and made our stay that much more enjoyable.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from New York
A Good Short StopPosted Apr 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
The owner Chris is very nice. He gave us lots of useful traveling information. Our room is very small, with 2 full-size bed. The bathroom is very simple, but towers were folded artisticly. This hotel is a good place to stop and to sleep.
Don't think there is a better place to stay herePosted Mar 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
At an amazingly low rate, you get great rooms in a small hotel, with the personal attention of the two owners (brothers). Great location, and right on a forest. I had >8 monkeys and other wildlife coming up to us and taking fruit. Likely the most memorable part of my entire CR trip. Can not recommend more highly.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Convenient Monteverde HotelPosted Mar 7, 2013
Moderate hotel with very nice staff. First impression is of quite dumpy surroundings, but hotel is neat and clean. Guest parking is tight but inside closed gate for security. Only charged us $5 to do a large load of laundry, on site. Rooms at rear of hotel are view rooms to trees with some bird sightings. Nice breakfast included.
for Everyoneby Curt & Katie from Montana, USA
Great comfortable room.Posted Mar 5, 2013
Pros: The decorations and cleanliness were great.
Cons: There was no view from the room.
This is a very small hotel not far from the street. It looks like it is in a crowded area from the street, but when you are in the restaurant or looking out from the back porch, you look into the woods. It was very cheap and comfortable and decorated nicely. The TV didn't get the best reception, but we weren't spending much time in the room anyway. The breakfast was very nice. The hotel is within walking distance to some other restaurants for dinner. It is not a bad drive to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve from the hotel. There is so much to do in the area, all you need is a nice room and this was definitely it.