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El Mono Loco

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is overrated on TripAdvisor. Check in processed by a man wearing a stained vest and baseball cap. Car Park difficult to find. I never saw anyone having breakfast and i know why. The Bathroom was basic and that is being generous. We had to ask for hand towels and a bathmat.Shower is weak and unsafe(see pic). Basin only has...

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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco, responded to this review

Our guests come from all over the world and walks of life; our positive reviews are based on the level of attention they receive from the staff, including Karla's delicious breakfasts and meeting guest requests, like additional towels, the amazing location across from the beach and just far enough away from the noisy town, interacting with complete strangers who become...

Syracuse, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean basic room with a double bed and shower. The room was close to the beach, air conditioned and very affordable. The pool was clean and everyone was friendly. This is not a 4 or 5 star resort, but as basic accommodation goes, it was quite good. We found the street that it is on to have a strong smells,...

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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you sharing your experience. Regarding the unpaved streets, the municipality puts molasses on the road to curtail dust during dry season. When the rains start, it can smell unpleasant. I agree that it very pleasant to walk into town along the beach.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The owners are incredibly friendly and accommodating. If you are expecting a modern hotel with new amenities, this is not it, but Mono Loco was an authentic local experience and was perfectly clean, comfortable, and cozy.

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We reserved this hotel for four days and only stayed for one night. Upon entering into the room, it smelled like RAID. It was infested with tiny bugs and red ants everywhere. We found a few on the bed too! There was no running hot water and I didn't even get a refund for the 3 nights that I did...

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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco, responded to this review

To clarify, your reservation was for two people, four nights. When you arrived with three people, our manager told you that the room you reserved accomodates, two not three, and we could accommodate your group in a larger room. You said the third person was not staying. When we showed you to your room, we sprayed outside your door. We...

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

One of the greatest place in Tamarindo !!! Best time staying at this hotel !!!! Best service !!!! We have a great time staying on this hotel, The staff was very helpful and very friendly. We meet the owner (Lady Boss) a very good person ,she made our stay in the hotel a blast!!!! I really enjoy my holiday in...

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JoyceVP_45, Owner at El Mono Loco, responded to this review

"Lady boss" and company loved having you. Your group brought such a great energy enjoyed by all.

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 25 February 2017

If you want a big international hotel experience right on the beach, look elsewhere. But you want a relaxing, intimate, comfortable, colorful, garden-y lodging experience, then this is the place. 100 meters from the beach down a sandy path, El Mono Loco is run by a fun and helpful couple who are always around. Rooms are clean, colorful, and work...

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This place was great, we totally enjoyed our stay here. The owners and staff were very helpful and accommodating. The hotel is clean and convenient to the beach and town. We met some very nice people and had a great time in a family atmosphere! Would definitely stay again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great location off the busy strip, this clean and quaint hotel has beach access across the road. Marvin and Karla is super friendly and so helpful, although they do not speak a lot of English, it was easy enough for us to communicate. The rooms had great space and the decor was just right. We stayed in three places throughout...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Read prior reviews and must say this place lives up to the positive statements in those reviews. The hosts are friendly and very helpful. Safe parking for your rental car and easy access to a store and numerous restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Both air conditioning and a celing fan available. I can recommend this place. The only negative is...

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St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect place. Firstly, the caretakers, Karla and Marvin made us feel like part of the family. They were kind and welcoming, and no request was too much. The facility was tranquil and felt like a tropical paradise. There is a small pool, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Even though it is close to stores and restaurants, it has...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small 12 room hotel located across the street from the beach and a short walk from town. Our basic, clean rooms can accommodate solo travelers, couples, families, and small groups. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot water, quiet A/C, ceiling fan. Community area offers a TV, free wi-fi, shared refrigerator, hammocks, and rocking chairs. We have a refreshing plunge pool and outdoor shower. Our on-site cafe offers breakfast daily for purchase. Free secure parking is available on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Mono Loco

Address: Calle Cardinal | 450m South of Pacific Park, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $66 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
El Mono Loco Hotel Tamarindo
El Mono Loco Tamarindo
El Mono Loco Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Tamarindo
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“Infested with bugs”
, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room next the office had good wifi, and was quiet.”
davemW2089NT, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from the road if you don't want to hear early morning bus traffic, but closer to the common areas mean more evening noise”
Sara1108, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wifi intermittent in room, but works great on the patio.”
, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were in the east side (toward town) and that seemed to be "monkey central" at night; recommnd the south-side rooms”
JWD1964, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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