The Inn is surrounded by beautiful mountains.
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Such a great a place I couldn't rave about it enough!!! We had an AMAZING time there. We kind of never plan so we can never expect and ended up just seeing a road sign so we decided to check it out. We were really impressed when we arrived as the place boasts large rooms of varied selection, expansive views, cool climate and very relaxing ambience. We booked a tour each day and were given a biliengual and very informative tour guide. The hotel restaurant is a nice perk as we came back every evening exhausted from the all day tours and were treated with some very tasty treats at the peaceful restaurant. I will be coming back again. I would like to thank all the staff for the wonderful hospitality.
"Paradise in Costa Rica"
My husband and I had our wedding at El Cafetal a few weeks ago. We had never visited the property in person before deciding to have it there, so we were a little nervous. There was no need to worry as everything was perfect. Lee and Romy, the owners, and all their staff went above and beyond to make our wedding a huge success. All of our guests loved their rooms, gained weight from eating the fantastic breakfasts and fell in love with the resident dogs, Chuy and Panda. All of the staff were beyond friendly and extremely helpful to ourselves and all of our guests (all 38 of us). The pool is beautiful, the view from the hotel is fantastic and there are lots of places to just sit and relax and enjoy the perfect weather. By the end of the week we didn't want to leave and felt like we were part of the family. If you like acomodations with a bed and breakfast atmosphere and a laid back but helpful vibe then this is the place for you.
I stayed here three days. The views from the foothill on which this wonderful hotel sits are magnificent, in every direction. (Haze shrouded mountains, hummingbirds--was that a macaw?--an Iguana for sure--as well as colorful flowers and shrubs everywhere.) One disappointment (not really): A sign points to a "Monkey" site, but I never saw any. My room was spacious, beautifully appointed and quite comfortable. The breakfasts, buffet style, were tasty and generous. Thanks, El Cafetal, for the secluded patio where I could enjoy my Havana cigar without guilt, but particulaly for your warm, generous hospitality
Recently stayed at El Cafetal Inn for one week while touring Costa Rica's Central Valley. My flight arrived late at night and I was pleased to see that their driver was there to pick me up on time (I wasn't so lucky with another hotel on my previous visit to Costa Rica). Despite my late arrival, and off-season reservation, someone was at the hotel to greet me and to show me to my room. I chose one of their new rooms, The Bungalow, by the pool and next to their new restaruant; it was spacious, had a large modern bathroom, a kitchenette and a dining table outside on the balcony. The morning revealed a gorgeous view from my balcony of the surrounding mountains and countryside. Breakfast was served at 8am and was simply amazing: at least 10 different items were served for the buffet. It was by far the best breakfast I've had anywhere in my many travels...and it was included in the price of the room! I decided to relax my first day and lounged by the pool, had a great lunch at their restaurant (new, I've been told) Rincon Llanero and had a chance to speak with one of the owners. Lee was overflowing with excitement to tell me about all of the new improvements that she and her husband Romy had recently completed. The new building by the pool, which houses the restaurant and the 4 suites built above it, is the most welcome addition for them, as is their new chef who comes with experience from several fine restaruants in Canada. They also had re-tiled the pool, re-decorated the main rooms, added new modern lighting to the outside areas and hired more and better-trained staff. Despite being located in one of the safest areas of Costa Rica, all doors can now be locked. Lee explained that she is constantly taking the feedback from her guests, always with the intention of improving what the Inn has to offer. It was wonderful, and rare in my exprience, to be able to sit and have lunch with the owner of a hotel and to learn that they are proactive and concerned on a day-to-day level instead of simply being "investors." Over the week I stayed, I could not have been more impressed: everything from the food to the service to the tours I requested were all handled with professionalism, attention to detail and -- above all -- the friendliness which Costa Rica is known for. Highly, highly recommended.