There are many factors that make a hotel stay an exceptional one. One of them, as they say in real estate is location, location, location. For El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde, Costa Rica, the sheer expansiveness of their grounds (52 hectares, equivalent to 128 acres) is one of their greatest features. You can stay within their property and go to the pool, play tennis, enjoy relaxing spa treatments, have an intimate romantic dinner, go on a canopy tour, hike trails within the rainforest, stroll through their beautifully kept gardens and much more.
The world class infrastructure at the property is best displayed with the design of the guest rooms. First of all, their sheer size. Rooms have been separated into three categories, Deluxe, Junior Suites and Suites (Five of these reserved as Honeymoon Suites). Deluxe rooms are 164 square feet, feature two queen beds with orthopedic mattresses, separate bathtub and shower areas, wall to wall carpeting, and either balconies or terraces with rocking chairs to enjoy the views of the Gulf of Nicoya. Junior Suites offer same amenities with one King Bed. Suites range in size from 180 to 260 square feet, they have two stories, bedroom located in mezzanine above, and they all have balconies. Honeymoon Suites have one King Bed and an added Jacuzzi. Special care has been taken to make the beds as comfortable as possible, with high thread count sheets and the softest of pillows. As Mario G, a recent guest remarked recently: “The bed was amazing. We had two king size beds with the softest sheets and warm blankets which made them the perfect place to cuddle and watch a movie.”
What about a mountain resort offering ocean views, how is that possible? Monteverde is located right on the continental divide, at an altitude of 5,900 feet. It overlooks the Gulf of Nicoya, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean dotted with several islands. When the perfect climate conditions are present, which is often at sunset, spectacular results are observed. Mario G, a guest at the property commented “The room was amazing. At first I didn’t understand when they said that it had an ocean view, since I was going to a mountain hotel, but when I got there, I finally understood. There was a large glass door and a spectacular view of the shore looking out west, ideal to watch the sunset.” Travelrobs, another recent guest exclaimed: “This hotel was exquisite. I loved the spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and absolutely stunning views from huge panoramic windows.”
It is time you visit El Establo Mountain Hotel for yourself and decide what makes the experience unique, you might decide it’s not just one factor, it’s a combination of infrastructure, service and activities that will keep you coming back for more.
Article by Katie Widdowson