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Belcruz Bed And Breakfast - Monteverde - Building
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9.4 Excellent (330 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Sierra, Belcruz Bed & Breakfast is a 5-minute drive from Wildlife Refuge Monteverde and 8 minutes from Monteverde Orchid Garden. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Randall and his family were so wonderful. They made this stay so lovely.
Cons: Would have liked a fan in the room. The hot water also did not work.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful location and amazing host! Randall was so helpful and welcoming. He greeted us with coffee upon arrival and helped us book our activities for the next day right away. We were pretty wiped out after the rough drive up the roads there. It was wonderful to have help planning our ziplining excursion and getting directions into town for the evening. I wish we had more time to stay here! Binoculars are provided for bird watching. It is a beautiful property and seemed like a low-key, mellow crowd when we were there. Good breakfast with option of eggs. Homemade granola and jam were great! And lots of fresh fruit.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful wooden cabin in stunning scenery No tv - just nature No a/c - just fresh air Friendly helpful people Good shower pressure Great breakfast Super restaurant watching hummingbirds feeding
Cons: Needed a taxi to get to the village or activities (If you have a car - no problem)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I would highly recommend Belcruz B&B to anyone traveling to the Monteverde area. Our room was spacious and spotless. It was just two of us but there were two rooms that could easily accommodate 4 people. The owner put a lot of time and thought into the landscaping and property. I enjoyed the little hike between the rooms and the restaurant. Both dinner and breakfast were excellent. My favorites were the homade granola and jam. The hospitality of the owner was some of the best I've encountered anywhere. He was genuinely happy to have us there and went out of his way to accommodate. A great value overall. I will stay here again if I return to the area.
Cons: No complaints.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything there: the rooms were very spacious and cleaned, nice to have a fridge in the room too. The location is perfect, very close to Santa Elena and close to the main activities like ziplining and visits and parks. A good place to observe birds, among them hummingbirds. The owner and his family are very friendly and told us advice and interesting anecdotes! We spoke a lot about the birds and animals in the area. The breakfast is very generous and varied, the coffee always good.
Cons: Nothing. I will recommend it to my friends coming to Costa Rica.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: - Comfortable beds - View from balcony - Very good breakfast - Tea/Coffee on the house - Owner courtesy - Value for money - Birding opportunity from restaurant balcony
Cons: - Toiletries included only 2 small soap bars.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast and food overall. Clean rooms with everything needed. Friendly owner who is ready to help. 20-25 minutes to Monteverde cloud forest. Nice view from the terrace.
Cons: Sometimes can hear noise of local cars trying to manage bumpy road.
7.9 Good
Pros: Host was amazing, committed and homely vibe to the b&b
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Randall and his family provided an impressive service; the breakfast was superb and the rooms are good enough. The hotel is a bit far from Santa Elena, but it's definitely worth the trip for the price.
Cons: Nothing to add here.
7.5 Good
Pros: The view from the property over the mountains was beautiful - the sunset and mountains and the quiet. The staff (family run) were lovely - very friendly, helpful, nice home cooked breakfast, attentive with the room, luggage and taxi. It felt like a very cosy and warm farm type stay.
Cons: The property is 30min walk or 10min taxi to the nearest town of Santa Elena on a dusty road - the road stretches across the whole area. The room was comfortable but basic (no fan or air con, the shower drain was smelly so had to keep the bathroom window open).
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Excellent help with tours and general information
Casa Campo Verde - Monteverde - Building
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9.2 Excellent (305 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Monteverde, Casa Campo Verde is within a 5-minute drive of Wildlife Refuge Monteverde and Monteverde Orchid Garden. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and clean. We could see monkeys from the patio.
Cons: I liked it.
8.8 Excellent
Cons: i booked the room also for the tub but there was no plug. no bath possible.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A friendly and very well located establishment with easy access to Monteverded and other local attractions. The breakfast was excellent and the rooms were great.
Cons: The pictures suggested the site was in the rainforest-which it is not. But just a few minutes away, so close enough to be a very easy drive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and comfortable room! Big shower, great beds, very very clean (every day!). Also, we are birders and went out very early, so we got take to take our breakfast with us. No problem to even make it 5.30am!! Warm pancakes, fruits and fruits:) very friendly! Garden and surroundings are pretty good for birds. It's a good place not too far from town, but still quite quiet.
Cons: The people spoke only Spanish, but nothing that we couldn't manage with the little Spanish we speak.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hospitality , Manuel helped me out with recomandations and order activities for me. Very pleasant stay.
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very well located in a quiet and close to nature zone. A beautiful view to the mountain and the cloud forest. The chalets are well designed, very clean, spacious and very comfortable. The staff is very helpful and attentional. The family who runs the hotel is very warm and welcoming, making you feel at home. A perfect ecosystem, from the hotel, to the family, to the park guides and great tips ! A great place to explore the area and stay cozy at night.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What's not to like! Andres is a gentleman and helped us arrange the Zipline tour at selvatura Park in advance. The room was comfy and clean and came equipped with Netflix. The bed was comfier than my own bed at home! And the breakfast was delicious and authentic. I would happily stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.
Cons: The only thing that I came remotely close to not liking was the room getting too light early in the morning, but even with that I still had a great sleep.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The cabins are comfy, clean and equipped (there’s a hair dryer!). The family that owns the place is super nice.
Cons: The hot water in the shower are limited (specifically in our cabin- our friends stayed in the second cabin and they had better hot water). There are very strong winds in that area, and you can really feel it from inside... it is very loud. Also, the WiFi in our cabin didn’t work most of the time (it works better on the 1st cabin, we were in the 2nd cabin).
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice view, very good breakfast especially the pancakes!
Cons: The toilet is only separate by a curtain
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The "family experience". It is nice to see how this casa (3 rooms available) is built around the home of Jesus and Aussie. The whole family is very friendly & helpful - from finding tours/transportation to cooking meals. The breakfast is nice too. Aussie cooked one evening meal for us which was delicious. Our room was spatious and very clean. Thank you very much Jesus, Aussie, Natalia, Andres & Jason!
Hotel Belmar - Monteverde - Building
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9.2 Excellent (270 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Monteverde, Hotel Belmar is within a 5-minute drive of Curi-Cancha Reserve and Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was exceptional
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything absolutley wounderful! Highly recommend staying at this beautiful hotel and their farm is a must see.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Hotel Belmar is located in a beautiful location overlooking the Nicoya. Great view and the balcony made a great space to have breakfast or a glass of wine at the end of the day!
Cons: There isn't much not to love about this property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: An upscale hotel in one of the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica. Very helpful staff, delicious food, great wildlife tours!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely LOVED everything about the Hotel. The grounds were beautiful and the rooms / accommodations were amazing. Loved the fact that everything is farm to table. Enjoyed how all meals were locally grown / cooked from produce garden or the owner's farm. Staff was so friendly and the view from every part of the property was spectacular. Would definitely recommended and refer anyone to stay here!
Cons: NOTHING!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous property, gardens and views!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Hotel Belmar is without doubt one of the best hotels I have every stayed in. The views are among some of the most beautiful in world let alone Costa Rica. The staff were all amazing and the food was excellent as well. The staff were able to organise some amazing tours - we would definitely recommend the night walk with Will Nunez.
Cons: Nothing. We found no problems with our stay - we thought it was perfect!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hotel. The room was comfortable and had a great view. We saw some regional birds from the balcony. We really enjoyed the Jacuzzi bath tub in the room. Restaurant was excellent. Staff was helpful and attentive.
Cons: There was construction from early in the morning though the afternoon in the section of the property next to our room. It was very loud.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Farm to Table restaurant is great. Though would be nice to include a breakfast at least. Got a great B&B cabin feel, walk out to the balcony and teleport into Costa Rica's famous cloud forest. Get up early in the morning and catch all the birds waking up and do what they do best.
Cons: Cleaning could be a bit more meticulous. It's nice place for a romantic spot. Thought it is on the higher spectrum of price point for attempting to maintain the boutique aspect. Being it the off-season there is some extra's to be longing for. I'm glad I didn't run into any of the "snobs" this place could possibly attract. Though always go in with minimal expectation and go with your gut feeling. Pura Vida!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was outstanding
9.6 Excellent
Pros: the verandah on which meals were served.
Cons: nothing
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens - Monteverde - Building
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9.2 Excellent (177 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens in Monteverde, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of Monteverde Orchid Garden and Bat Jungle. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast is amazing. Everyone gets delicious jam and toast with a plate of fresh fruit. All the dishes are delicious!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Saw monkeys from balcony!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is outstanding. Beautiful grounds and the staff are wonderful; very personal in their service. The food is some of the best in the area. The room was stunning, you don't need any air con as it's cool enough. We saw a huge amount of wildlife from the moment we arrived, often right outside our room. Watching the cloud float in over the swimming pool was mesmerising! Simply brilliant hotel all round. I honestly cant fault it.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Monteverde Lodge and Gardens is nestled a short walk from downtown amongst a well manicured and lush landscape. It is only a short drive away from all of the attractions and has several short trails on the property itself. We were welcomed at the reception with tropical drinks, had access to a coffee bar throughout the day, and ended the night in our room with fresh cookies and dessert drinks. The lodge was not very busy this time of year, so our room was upgraded and we felt like we were on a private retreat. The staff made us feel right at home and assured all of our needs were met.
Cons: The walls in the rooms are not very sound proof, so you can hear your neighbors next door and people out in the hallway fairly clearly. I would not let this stop you from visiting, as ear plugs are provided if you are a light sleeper and you likely will not spend much time in your room anyways.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel for the price, great parking and location, walking distance to town and short drive to national parks. Lovely a la carte breakfast. Fantastic service, especially liked the little touches of robes in the room, nice turn down service and was welcomed by name at the door when we arrived. The grounds are also beautiful, lots of lovely common areas, gardens and beautiful views.
Cons: Rooms were a little small and dark where we stayed, but kingsize bed made up for it and it was super comfortable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hotel - staff are lovely and go above and beyond. Organised lots of trips for us (night tour, ziplining) which were fab and good value for money in low season when not many other tourists are around. Lots of nice extra touches in room - turndown service each night with fresh water and cookies left in room, towels to wipe your muddy boots after the forest. Our room was lovely and big with a nice outdoor area with a hammock. The grounds are amazing - stunning views and lots of areas to relax and spot wildlife.
Cons: Nothing - would thoroughly recommend.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely staff, incredible setting and great food.
Cons: Walls were a bit thin if you had noisy neighbours or people talking in the corridor.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place however it's 10 minutes walk to go to the nearest santa Elena centre. Loved the massage was excellent.The guides arranged for the rain forest by the hotel were very good.
Cons: Please lower your prices for the organised tours.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is nice and clean on top of a Mountain, very relaxin, the staff was very helpful and friendly, the food from the restaurant was a bit pricey but delicious.... and we got to see monkeys during breakfast!
Cons: I liked everything about the property beautiful place! Just be careful aware that if you’re driving to do your research because we took a horrible route but we’re have been told there’s is a slightly better one to get to the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was awesome. For a family of 4, easily a $50 value and well worth it.
Historias Lodge - Monteverde - Building
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9.1 Excellent (168 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Historias Lodge in Monteverde, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Children's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a library, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: The room and property were very nice
Cons: The walls were paper thin, you could hear everything outside and also your neighbor right next door.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful paintings on the building, lovely gardens, big room with fan, close to market and great local restaurant (Tortillas), very delicious breakfast and friendly, helpful staff...they arranged all tours for us.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was hand cooked by one person every morning and so good. Rooms very spacious with large bathroom. Nearby to so many restaurants and an incredible sunset vantage view point.
Cons: No AC in our unit, fortunately it wasn't that warm outdoors. Shower stopped in the middle of my shower. Had to go to the front desk for him to restart it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice room, very clean, quiet and beautiful place, very friendly and helpful hosts.
Cons: More choices for breakfast would be nice.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing,
Cons: It is not renovated since it was built 1945. enough room for 2 people. Bathroom is you turn you are in the shower, you turn you are in potty or in the sink. Music coming from the next property all night long very loud . Bedroom was 10X10 very small with double bed shoved in
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent breakfast, great location!
Cons: Having to pay in cash is a little inconvenient
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Luis and his family were wonderful, friendly, and accommodating. Food was great.
Cons: Wish they had more rooms so we could have stayed longer. They were booked solid, not a bad thing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: big room. new room recently built. owner friendly and helpful.
Cons: did not have table or chairs in room but when we asked for them the owner got us table and chairs as well as a kettle for hot water. need to built some shelve in bathroom for personnel things .
6.7 Good
Pros: Nice and trustworthy Staff, Clean Room, Included Breakfast was good, staff guided me for getting some tour, secured box available in room.
Cons: Smaller room than what I imagined, far from city centre, no air conditioner so cold room at nights and warm in morning, no shampoo provided in bathroom (only liquid soap), there was not anywhere to hang your clothes in bathroom. staff didn’t know English very well.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was super friendly and accommodating in every way. There is a bird feeder in the lovely garden, and there were a lot of birds visiting it. The breakfast was delicious and generous. The front desk made some reservations for us. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!
Cons: I cannot think of a single thing.
Cabinas Eddy B&B - Monteverde - Building
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9.0 Excellent (388 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Cabinas Eddy in Monteverde, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Orchid Garden. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff really friendly and helpful. Booked tours and transport for us.
7.5 Good
Pros: Very close to the center and most of the bookings for the trip can be made at the place.
Cons: The property was fine, but the strong gusty winds at night did not let us sleep.
7.5 Good
Pros: Cabinas Eddy is a family owned/operated hotel. They provide decent yet basic accommodation at a very reasonable price with an included breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpful in booking our zip line excursion and do a good job in maintaining the facility.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms and the property look much better than they do in the pictures, the staff is really nice and helpful, really good breakfast! The location is perfect, it’s only a 5min walk to the center of Santa Elena.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great service for very little cost. Facility exceeded expectation for low cost. Breakfast was awesome! Staff was awesome & very friendly!!! Location awesome!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, good location, great staff. It was very warm and carrying service. It's very basic place, the room was clean and so the towels and bedding. The breakfast was nice with a most tasty banana pancake! It was worth more than what we expected.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the breakfast each morning. The staff was super helpful. We would recommend this hotel based on location and price. It was a friendly place and felt safe.
Cons: Parking was tight but present. This is Monteverde so parking is tight everywhere due to the vertical and tight nature of the hills.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very friendly and the Hostel and rooms are very clean. We really enjoyed the nice breakfast with fruits, pancake or omlette in the sun. In total a very nice place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and cleam room, the staff was very very friendly and helped us a lot. We would come back anytime!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff, it was a pleasure to stay there. We got a map and very handy tips on arrival. You can book tours and pick-up at reception. There's an electric kettle, tea and coffee available at reception, and there's a fridge in the room! Brilliant for the stay with our 18-month-old. B&B is less than a minute walk to the centre of Monteverde, restaurants and a supermarket.
Cons: Not a lot and definitely nothing major. The window in the bathroom was a bit difficult to close (no handle, tight hinges). Parking and driveway can be tight at times so I'd recommend reverse parking
Overview Reviews
Located in Monteverde, Monteverde Inn - Valle Escondido Preserve is in a regional park, a 1-minute drive from Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) and 9 minutes from Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great value, good breakfast and amazing view! Plenty of trails to hike and an amazing restaurant
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view from the property is amazing!!! Tucked inside a private nature reserve with with experience natural guides leading night walks every night for $25. The staff takes great care of the guests and property and will help out with whatever you need. The breakfast buffet was hot and included eggs, toast, sausage, rice, beans, and coffee. The restaurant cafe also has some the best wood-fired pizza that you will find in Monteverde and decent prices!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff very helpfull and friendly, good location, restaurant really good and not too expensive
Cons: Private trails only from 6 to 15:30, you have to pay for the nighttour, WiFi did not work in the room
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic nature preserve, staff was great and lovely location near santa ana
Cons: Beds and mattress was old . It's not comfortable for more than a few days sleeping
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location and trails are amazing. The staff are lovely. Everything very clean and cared for. It is a magical and beautiful place :)
Cons: The restaurant and services were more expensive than other places we stayed at and we found we had to be a bit careful about what we ordered etc. The laundry in particular was a bit excessive with a per-item system of ~ $1 per item - we paid 10$ for a few shirts and hand-washed the rest. It is worth noting that the restaurant and services are of great quality of course, just some may not be able to afford them.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The beautiful surroundings, the staff, the pizzas
Cons: The coffee in the bar was expensive and there was little to do after 8pm
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Landscape. Amazing owner and crew always available for advices and help
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The vibe and ethos of Monteverde was so refreshing and a real treat! The best part is that you can walk around the grounds on pathways through the forest and hang out with the wildlife. Breakfast was delicious and plentyful, do try their gaucamole and chips it's so good we had seconds two nights in a row!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We felt very welcome at this awesome place! The staff was always very helpful and really nice. The restaurant and the big common area invite everyone to have a good time. We loved the food, especially the pizza. We would recommend this place to everyone and would love to come back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view of all the mountains and the arenal volcano was insane. The staff here was so accommodating and nice. They offer breakfast and eating outside in the morning with that view was just wow.
Cons: There is no shampoo and hot water so I would prepare for that. Other than that it was perfect.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge - Monteverde - Building
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8.9 Excellent (443 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge in Monteverde, you'll be 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from Children's Eternal Rainforest. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
6.5 Good
Pros: Beautiful garden. Clean and comfortable room despite the humidity.
Cons: No insolation btw cabins, awaken everyday at 6am by our neighbours. Very basic breakfast. Front desk staff very cold and not offering any help or suggestion for the region.
7.9 Good
Pros: The view from the bar and the hummingbird feeders was lovely.
Cons: The dinner menu was limited and the main area a little bit soulless. There is a zip line travelling over the property that can disturb the peaceful setting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was incredible, we saw lots of awesome wildlife! The staff and management were top notch!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful setting. Nice staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We visited last year and had to come back! The rooms are really nice, very big. The location is beautiful and the food it fantastic!
Cons: Nothing, it's great!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Amazing location right up in the Cloud Forest. Trails onsite with fantastic wildlife. Hummingbirds to watch on the terrace. The grounds/gardens are beautifully kept. Good tours available locally. We had a car which is very helpful as the location is out of the main town. Zip lining and night tours available onsite.
Cons: The room was quite dark and dated.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: Food, area, amenities were great.
Cons: Shower head was crazy, shower did not drain, no tv in room. Gustav was a great waiter and day front desk was wonderful. Night front desk and night waitress lacked personality.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was amazing, especially Gabriel in the restaurant. It was super easy to book tours and adventure right from the front desk here. The room was spacious and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything... especially location in the forest! Many trails close to facility!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice, remote private retreat. Has hiking trails on property that are well marked. Breakfast is included and was very good. WiFi was one of the best we had. Showers hot with decent pressure.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay here! The property is beautiful - lush wildlife with a lot of activity from birds and small animals. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. We told them it was our honeymoon and were greeted with a bottle of wine and flower petals in our room :) We took advantage of the night hike and canopy tour which is right on the property - definitely book this while you're here! Breakfast is included and very fresh and delicious, they also have a happy hour with very reasonable prices. It rained a lot during our stay but our room was clean, dry, comfortable, perfect temperature (there is no AC but you really don't need it!),
Cons: Comfort of the beds could be improved - I could feel the springs through our mattress. Location is a bit of a hike from town and up a steep hill - luckily we didn't have our own car and taxi to town is only $5
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cloud Forest Lodge is amazing! Wil, the manager, and all his staff are exceptional hosts. I was very sad to leave. The location is amazing for wildlife viewing.
Cons: There is absolutely nothing not to like.
Cabinas El Pueblo B&B - Monteverde - Building
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8.7 Excellent (575 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Cabinas El Pueblo B&B in Monteverde, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Orchid Garden. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, close to a supermarket and restaurants. The staff was very friendly, including booking activities and transport. The breakfast was delicious and it changed every day. At one point, the staff showed me the sloth that comes to a tree across the street. Great place!
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Our room was clean and big, the bed very comfy. The staff was extremely helpful and gave us many valuable information about excursions and the national parks. We enjoyed the clean and well equipped kitchen and used it a lot for cooking. We really liked our time in this hostel and should we visit Santa Elena again, we would stay here!
Cons: The owners seem to have made some very bad experiences, our room was full of ban notes (if you do xy, fine of 50 USD).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place and stuff
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The best breakfast we ever had in Costa Rica! Very friendly stuff and cozy room. The kitchen was very clean and well equipped :) Close to supermarket!
Cons: The bathroom was very small so it wasn't possible to close the door while sitting on the toilet.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were very happy with our experience. The staff were extremely helpful, booking our tour and making recommendations for us. The breakfast was good, and the kitchen area was clean and very well equipped.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: The staff is super kind and efficient! Well, if you book activities with them of course you have a little extra price... but they help you choosing what you want.
7.9 Good
Pros: The kitchen was well equipped and breakfast was plentiful. The bathroom was decent with hot water. It is also located right on the edge of town, only a minutes walk from the supermarket.
Cons: The outside area wasn't great as there were a few plastic chairs and the hanging seats were always wet despite being under cover. The bed was ok but the pillows were very lumpy. They had a card machine but it wouldn't work on either of the days we tried to pay, there are cash machines in town, the one next to the supermarket did not charge me any upfront fees.
5.0 Okay
Cons: They were working at the pool so it was not ready and the workers started al 6.30 am. The kitchen stuff was dirthy and not working. The breakfast was bad
7.1 Good
Pros: Breakfast was yummy and the community spaces are commutable for hanging out. The staff was helpful and aided us in booking tours. It's price is great. Awesome location for walking around Santa Elena.
Cons: There wasn't much airflow in our room so everything felt a bit damp during our stay. There were some gaps in the wall so a pretty big spider came into the shower with me which was terrifying.
7.9 Good
Pros: We had a private room for 2 with bathroom and the staff all went out of their way to make us comfortable! With our room, our breakfast was included. Breakfast was good and imcluded eggs, toaste and fruit. This was a very nice place esecially for the price we paid!
Cons: This was a bed and breakfast, but the kitchen closed at 9pm.
Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco - Monteverde - Building
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8.6 Excellent (610 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Monteverde, Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco is in the mountains, a 1-minute drive from Monteverde Orchid Garden and 5 minutes from Curi-Cancha Reserve. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked the super friendly staff. The property is beautiful, with pool, jacuzzi, and restaurant. We liked the breakfast that was included. It is within walking distance to Santa Elena shops and restaurants.
Cons: Some people may find the lack of elevators a bit challenging. If there was one there, we didn’t see it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The restaurant was fantastic and for a visit during off-season, the staff was still incredibly responsive.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice design.
Cons: It is close to the road and you listen cars an motorcycles passing in the road
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It’s close proximity to many great restaurants and shops. Breakfast is also included which was a great plus and there is a covered pool and spa but no gym.
Cons: Rooms were dark and our initial room didn’t have an AC which made the night miserable but the next night, the wonderful hotel manager, moved us to a modern big suit and made up for it.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing swimming pool/jacuzzi. The staff at the reception was very helpful and friendly. The hotel's garden (where they grow their own food) is amazing, you can see a lot of animals there. There is also a small trail you can walk.
Cons: Insect nets in the windows/door to the balcony had holes in it so insects entered the room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Helpful staff, great pool for grandson
Cons: Did not replace towels and facecloths in room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location, rooms, front desk, beautiful view
Cons: Breakfast is limited, have Just few options and can't repeat. Restaurant Waiter not very friendly
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff was incredibly helpful and kind. Greeted us with fresh towels and a welcome drink upon arrival (which was delicious). Explained to us not only how the property works, but gave us an entire run down on how to get around the town without a car. They included a map with bus routes and prices! The food at the restaurant was also AMAZING. Breakfast is included in your stay and rather than the regular continental breakfast every hotel has, they hand you a menu with 5 different options or so of gourmet breakfast meals that they prepare fresh for you. Fresh fruit and cereal is also available buffet style.
Cons: The hotel is in the forest, so if you leave your doors or windows open for even a minute, bugs and little creatures WILL find their way into your room!!! (This is not something the hotel can control, just be mindful!)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Quirky little place in the middle of the Monteverde cloud forest area. Very friendly and helpful staff who gave good advice and arranged activities. Room and grounds was clean. Not fancy but fine for the occasion. Free breakfast was great. Large grounds with lots of birds in the trees.
Cons: No a/c in the room. Some rooms had it, ours didn’t.
Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast - Monteverde - Building
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8.6 Excellent (426 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast in Monteverde, you'll be in the mountains, within a 15-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Orchid Garden. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Clean, comfortable rooms for a short stay.
Cons: Quite a small room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really close to the center and great breakfast
Cons: Bed where not comfortable and small for tall people
9.2 Excellent
Pros: ManFred was very helpful and assisted us with all our tour booking needs. We liked the breakfast - it was so fresh and made to order. We liked the facilities to cook and use the coffee machine . Good location - only less than a 10 minute walk down the hill to the shops and restaurants of Santa Elena.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was small nice and frendly hotel
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location to walk to everything, Front desk was extremely helpful and friendly.
Cons: We were freezing and there was no heater. No hot water either....
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The hotal is located right next to all the shops, bars and restaurants (5 min walk). The breakfast was good and the staff very helpful!
Cons: The room was to small for 3 people and the bed could have been more comfortable.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Stunning views! Definitely very pleasantly surprised when we arrived! Pool was very much enjoyed and staff very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Very good value for money!
Cons: Restaurant a little on the expensive side for dinner.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: No AC, Mo toiletries
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very well located for all activities. Anthony is a great host too!
Cons: If you don’t mind the motorcycle noise during the night it’s a great place for you.
6.7 Good
Pros: The location very close to the Monteverde Park
Cons: A room with no windows
Trapp Family Lodge - Monteverde - Building
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8.6 Excellent (367 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Monteverde, Trapp Family Lodge is in the mountains, within a 15-minute drive of Wildlife Refuge Monteverde and Sky Adventures Monteverde Park. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful surroundings, great breakfast and not far from town or the volcano
Cons: The beds had these plastic like mattress protectors on them which were very hot and made so much noise every time you moved during the night. They were very uncomfortable, best to use cotton protectors
10.0 Excellent
Pros: it was perfect
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice helpful staff. Depends on individual taste but this hotel has a modern contemporary look from the outside and dated feel on the inside (dark wood panelling/furniture) but with a lot of character. Room was good with a lovely bay type seating area complete with sliding windows overlooking front garden (Room 3). Only stayed one night so no time to look around hotel and grounds. Looked like lovely well kept gardens. Hotel in excellent location - 15 minute walk on access road to Monteverde National Park entrance.
Cons: General hotel layout a bit unorthodox. Breakfast choice limited/basic. Breakfast room lacks atmosphere with functional furniture and in need of revitalisation. Light and airy though.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The front desk staff was very helpful in booking excursions. The restaurant served a very nice dinner, reasonably priced, excellent service. We had two rooms, one in the main building and one further up a hill. We had assistance getting the bags to the room. They have a nice happy hour. Beautiful grounds.
Cons: Traveled with my 80 year old mom, not very accessible. The room in the main lodge had a bit of steep stairs, and the other room was a pretty good walk. Must back into parking space.
7.5 Good
Pros: The views from our room and the wildlife around the hotel grounds
Cons: Booked a Sloth trip which by the way was great. Told the wrong time to be ready. 5am to be ready. When I spoke to the member of staff to point this out (Alexander) he just looked at me blankly and no form of apology.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: the breakfast was modest- continental. The restaurant did provide several good meal selections with attentive waiters.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was ok. Location and room are great.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very cozy and well located near monteverde natural preserve
7.5 Good
Pros: Location and breakfast!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was great! Specifically Cesar and Randal.
Cons: No coffee pot in the rooms
Cala Lodge - Monteverde - Building
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8.6 Excellent (189 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Cala Lodge in Monteverde, you'll be in the historical district, within a 10-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Orchid Garden. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff was super helpful, and the room was large and comfortable with no need for AC, so it was very relaxing after less comfortable hotels - and we heard many tourists complaining about humidity in their hotels, which wasn’t the case here - all things relative, you’re still in Costa Rica.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The restaurant had a nice porch where we could sit in the afternoon and enjoy a tea or coffee and look at the birds. The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed the breakfast very much. The location of the place is great - away from the busy town centre of Santa Elena.
Cons: The view from our room wasn't as attractive as we hoped it would be.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the raised rooms set in the jungle with awesome views. Room was very clean, excellent bathroom, nice balcony. Great place to watch birds. Very friend people with nice breakfast and afternoon coffee. Monteverda is a super cool town with great restaurants.
Cons: Monteverda is a difficult location to drive to due to the poor approaching roadways; everyone in gravel. I was a nervous wreck after 50 km of gravel and one flat tire. If your up for the drive, Cala Lodge is an excellent place to stay.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location was very good but the room was small and with no fan or AC we had to leave the windows open at night. Most of the motorcycles in the area have had their mufflers altered and so are 20 times as loud as a stock motorcycle and we heard them all through the night from our room. The lodge is at the same elevation as the main road and so the noise travels unintterupted.
Cons: Breakfast was sparse with a tiny amount of fruit. Only place we have stayed at in Costa Rica that did not provide a breakfast buffet. Feeding station for birds was left bare most of the time and then the staff would toss out watermelon which attracted only a squirrel, mot mot, and a brown jay. A cafe in town puts out orange slices and this attracted many more birds including two species of orioles.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the staff is very friendly , the breakfast is included and of a very good quality. the room was huge and clean. very good value for money.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. We liked the walking trail and location close to, but not in, town. It is a good place from which to explore all that Monte Verde has to offer. Good restaurants are within walking distance and downtown is a short taxi ride away.
Cons: The rooms were a little small.
7.1 Good
Pros: The quietness of the place, the nice staff, the location and the little garden with its cute trail to discover many kinds of birds
Cons: The room had a really weird and unpleasant smell
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location is right at the edge of the national park in monteverde, with balcony perfect for scenery and real bird watching. Free Al carte breakfast, and staff was helpful arranging tours, recommendations, etc. Delightful stay for my wife and me.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast. Nearby restaurants for evening meals ,within easy walking distance.
Hotel Las Orquideas - Monteverde - Building
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8.5 Excellent (176 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Las Orquideas in Monteverde, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Orchid Garden. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
6.7 Good
Pros: The visit from the monkeys and the view out over the vally
Cons: The rooms were not sound proof could hear next door talking
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owners were really helpful and very friendly, the room was immaculately clean and the breakfast was very good. Plus the viewing platform gave a spectacular view of the gorge. Finally Capuchin came to breakfast accompanied by Coati’s (cousins to Raccoons)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great!
7.9 Good
Pros: Good location with nice view behind. The owner is very nice and helpful. Only ~10 minutes away from Monteverde Cloud Park.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Extremely helpful the older lady at the reception as well as all the staff! Breakfast is home made and very good! The room is very clean and they really try to make it bug-free even though we are technically in the nature.
Cons: A bit of a walk to downtown but I think it's fine and usually a very pleasant walk. We did see spider coming into our room but staff are helpful in taking them out...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed everything about our stay. There were monkeys in the trees by the kitchen. Breakfast was great, friendly staff who doted on our children, strong wifi, clean rooms, no bugs, great view. Highly recommended.
Cons: The hotel is right on the main road through town (but so are most of the other hotels too!) and the traffic is loud. If you require absolute silence to sleep, book a hotel that is not in town and stay somewhere out in the hills.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The magnificent view from the bed
Cons: The limited ability of the land lady
7.9 Good
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. The room was really nice with a view on the vegetation and the mountains. Comfortable bed. Breakfast was good and generous. The style of the interior was unique.
Cons: Maybe the access to the city: not very far by foot but not a pleasant walk on the side of the road, but it's quite common for some of the hotels in this area. Rooms are not completely sound-proof.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing. This place has no customer service and no Integrity whatsoever.
Cons: 5 times in CR and this was our only disappointment! The woman at the front desk didnt speak any English but she told us that she worked in the hotel industry in USA for 20+ years in Mississippi or something like that. And she didn't pick up any English? What a con!! When I emailed before our arrival, a gentleman said no AC but when we checked in we asked again. The woman said yes they have air!! So I was very excited. We go to the room and I asked her where the air conditioning is. She points to the ceiling fan. Again. Don't tell me she doesn't know the words "air conditioning" especially working at a hotel in the south!! It was VERY hot in the room. We called the manager on the phone and told her that we cannot check in and stay there b/c of heat. She said just to stay for one night and try it. I told her no because I have fibromyalgia. I explained that I need a good sleep or my pain is Amplified. She proceeded to tell me about my syndrome. Quite incorrectly I might add. She said that fibromyalgia is arthritis and it doesn't have anything at all to do with your quality of sleep. I tried educating her and we just kept arguing. I told her we would try it for one night. The lady told us to open the windows. The windows were maybe about 1/10th of the entire window but we opened them and went out to eat. We came back and the room was full of insects! All kinds! And there was some type of reptile poop on the bathroom floor now. Definitely could have been a snake. I Googled it. Also, could not sit on toilet properly bc it was pushed up to shower door and all the rooms are like 10ft from the main road!! LOUD! We called and spoke to a very rude man. He said he would not give our money back and challenged me to go and leave him a bad review - that he didn't care! I do not believe he is a native costa rican b/c they are not like this. We left after the one night and never got our $$ back for the other 2.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: As a wheelchair user, The rooms are almost entirely accessible. This was great. The only minor obstacles were the ramp leading into the room which was a little bit steep yet easily manageable. There is one step leading into the reception and breakfast area which is also quite manageable. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. He arranged a private tour of his farm. Because it was really windy and cold when we were there, they arranged heaters for the room. Anything and everything we wanted was promptly supplied. A real home like atmosphere. I would highly recommend staying here
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to downtown was great and to other attractions. Owner involvement, feels like home. Cleanliness. Amazing view and saw coati and monkeys by the window!
Cons: The room by the kitchen is loud in the morning, starting at 5 am...choose the other rooms that are apart from the main building; those I have stayed in and are great.
El Establo Mountain Hotel - Monteverde - Building
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8.4 Excellent (873 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Monteverde, El Establo Mountain Hotel is in the mountains, a 1-minute drive from Bat Jungle and 8 minutes from Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Featured amenities include a business center, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful hotel with amazing views. Night hike on property was incredible.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is beautiful! The view is amazing especially from the upper buildings where you can see all the way over the mountains to the the gulf and to guanacoste in the distance. The rooms were very nice and very comfortable beds and very clean. They have their own hiking trails at the top and it was wonderful to hike at our leisure through the cloud forest. They have their own zip line but we did not try it, but it seemed a nice quiet option compared to others. We saw lots of wildlife right there at the lobby and the dinner at the restraint was amazing! We talked about it the rest of our trip! And service in the restaraunt combined with the atmosphere definitely makes it a fine dining experience. The hotel is also a nice distance from town. The amenities are very nice. We would consider staying here again.
Cons: The only negatives to this hotel were actually minor ones that would have just made it a more perfect experience overall. The fact that it is in such a large area they use shuttles to take you from one location to another. It is extremely steep and long to walk/hike especially to upper buildings with the beautiful view, so the shuttle is almost mandatory unless you are in excellent shape. They are more than happy to shuttle and most times are timely except there were a couple of times that we needed to wait up to 15 minutes for the shuttle. Otherwise the shuttle service was very good. The breakfast buffet was very nice but the view from the big beautiful window is the staff parking lot and bushes. It was a shame it didn't have a view, but I suppose you can't always have the exceptional view. The family pool/workout area was very nice and under an open canopy. The pool was a somewhat comfortable temperature but it was very cold with the night mountain air blowing in and there was no hot tub which could have made it a nicer experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved that it was outside the chaos of town, but not far. Quiet and peaceful, great views, and my 17 y.o. daughter loved the hammock chairs in our room.
Cons: I was surprised there was no temperature control in the rooms. The temp was fine but I like a cool room to sleep. I couldn’t open our slider for the cool night air because I was in the ground floor, and no screens would have invited animals into my room.
5.4 Okay
Cons: We had a medical issue, and the hotel does not have a protocol to attend emergencies, we call reception for an ambulance or a doctor and they couldn't resolve us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Right on top of the mountains with an excellent view! The staff and welcoming was amazing and the shuttle was convenient and helpful. The grounds and wildlife were immensely spectacular and the breakfast at Las Riendas was delicious!
Cons: The rooms got dark at night because the hallway had no lights, but other than that, amazing stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is a very nice facility with activities for the family. It caters to foreign tourists.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room, the view, the staff, the location, the breakfast was just wonderful.
Cons: I liked everything!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic Resort, beautiful rooms with nice view, lots of facilities, very good breakfast, good staff in reception and restaurant, highly recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful architecture, simple clean luxury, all the amenities!
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views, great facilities and located in a stunning environment
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Problem with handicap parking from check in. Could not get to room for more than half hour due to tour bus blocking lot. Reception said they checked in before you. Nearly every time we tried to come or go a bus was in the way.
Santa Elena Hostel Resort - Monteverde - Bedroom
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8.4 Excellent (426 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Santa Elena Hostel Resort in Monteverde, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Bat Jungle. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access and express check-out. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Best scrambled eggs in CR Friendly staff
Cons: The water heater of the shower should have been better No WiFi coverage in some rooms Only cash
7.9 Good
Pros: The room was okay .
Cons: Very musty smell , I think it had been shut up for awhile as it’s the wet season .
7.5 Good
Pros: Good location right in town centre. Breakfast included was good.
Cons: Was no fans and a lot of bugs In dorm room so had to keep window open otherwise it was sometimes too hot. Didn’t have any lockers in dorm room that would have been good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great, beautiful hostel! I can’t say enough about Ro at the front desk. I had some problems with something I had booked elsewhere and he truly went above and beyond to help me get it sorted out! My room was perfect, location is great, breakfast was fantastic. Can’t say enough good things about it.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were excellent. Super friendly and anything they could do to make things easier was done. We enjoyed it so much so that we booked with the same Hostel Resort in La Fortuna.
Cons: Nothing comes to mind
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very information, friendly and helpful staff. Nice balcony with a rocking chair that was very pleasant to relax in.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were extremely clean and the staff was very helpful!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff were incredible, super helpful and friendly. Location is great.
Cons: Thin walls, can hear everything from outside and the neighbours. Stayed in a room without balcony so not really able to have natural light as need curtains to be drawn.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very helpful and friendly. I appreciated their kindness. And felt they went out of their way to do a good job.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice spot, clean spacious rooms, very close to town, guys knew a lot about all the activities in town
Cons: Bar was empty and poorly lit and not sure if it was open or not.. breakfast very plain but just ok
Cabinas Vista Al Golfo - Monteverde - Building
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8.3 Excellent (1,289 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at CABINAS VISTA AL GOLFO in Monteverde, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Orchid Garden. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
6.0 Good
Pros: The staff was very courteous and helpful. They had a breakfast included that was excellent with a nice variety of different things each day. Breakfast could be had indoors or out on a patio with a nice view.
Cons: The beds were very hard and uncomfortable, and amounted to a mattress on a frame that had no box spring. There were no comfortable chairs or a patio one could sit out on, unless you went over the the main building. Our room was in the building next to the main building and it looked it had been hastily sided with with aluminum siding and a tin roof. Although there is a view, the windows can not be opened making the place a greenhouse without any vents; there wasn't even a bathroom exhaust and it was obvious the place was not insulated. So with no air conditioning, and unable to even open a window, and only a single floor stand fan the place was unbearable in the daytime. Before returning from our days activities we had to open the door and position the fan to blow in as much cool air as we could. With some improvements on the issues I've mentioned it could be a nice place. The room itself was low on the scale of what I'd call "the basics."
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff’s recommendations about tours and activities are very good and clear. Great view, great location, great common space on 1st floor for an apero. Mini fridge in our private room was a huge plus!
Cons: Common kitchen lacks glass glases and proper drying towels.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed for one night in the deluxe room. The front desk is a cool dude that’s super friendly and really cares about his guests and their comfort. You get very good value for money! Would definitely stay there again
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff
Cons: Size of the room
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, 2min walk to the city center, with an amazing view over Monteverde! Very nice and helpful staff that will help you with any tour decision, if needed be. They have an amazing and complete map of all Monteverde's activities, tours and parks with every price and shuttle time. I cannot recommend it enough!
Cons: The breakfast (although great and very homemade) could start a bit earlier in the morning since the first shuttle bus is at 6:30 for the major parks. this would give the people that have time limitations like catching the only afternoon bus a little more time to explore Monteverde!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome staff, good food, safe, comfortable room. If you have the opportunity stay here!
7.1 Good
Pros: Martial and Celia were very warm and welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed and that our stay went well
Cons: The rooms were a bit spare and the cleaning could be made more thoroughly
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful staff, nice breakfast and free tea and coffee all day! Good location but a bit hard to find. 15 min. Walk from the busstation.
Cons: There could have been more bathrooms. The dorm was far from full but only one bathroom with toilet closeby.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great terrasse
Cons: Blanket in the room not very confortable
9.2 Excellent
Pros: helpful staff, lovely place
Cons: small bed
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great staff helped us book activities with discounts, short walk to town, nice hanging out spaces, coffee and tea 24/7, good kitchen
Cons: Pillows not the best, breakfast doesn't allow for you to make park opening, very noisy at night from the strong winds (but not much they can do about it)
Hotel Cipreses - Monteverde - Building
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8.3 Excellent (406 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Cipreses in Monteverde, you'll be in the mountains, within a 15-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Orchid Garden. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
6.7 Good
Pros: The size of the room, clean bed.
Cons: The temperature of water in bathroom not hot enough
6.7 Good
Pros: Size of room and cleanliness.
Cons: My Room entry / corridor area was not lit at night, I had to use my iPhone flash light to see the room Number, to confirm I was at the right door. Water in shower and washbasin was barely lukewarm, not hot.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice hotel, very helpful staff, perfect English and willingly arranged canopy trip, pick up in front of the hotel. Room spacious and clean with a nice garden view. Delicious traditional Costa Rican breakfast buffet.
6.3 Good
Pros: Good breakfast.
Cons: Very noisy. They started to cut the grass at 6am in the morning.
5.0 Okay
Cons: The soap dispenser in the bathroom was not working properly.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff and host were super friendly and helpful. They accomodate us in a better and cheaper room for the family. Pura vida!
Cons: Sometimes the shower was not very hot, but still very good.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: All the staff members knew my name and were genuinely interested in whether I enjoyed my tours. The breakfast was great and the garden has a lovely seating area. A really friendly family run hotel.
Cons: It was quite noisy at night with the wind and dogs, but this would be the same in any hotel in the town.
6.8 Good
Pros: The hotel itself is beautiful, the landscaping is breathtaking and it's really quite wonderful.
Cons: The walls are EXTREMELY thin. You can hear someone sneeze. No exaggeration. I'd bring ear plugs or try and make sure no ones next to you.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful grounds and the hotel management and staff were wonderful and very accommodating.
Cons: ON a steep and bad road (even for walking) - parking was a bit confusing. Some drag racing of motor biles at night - very loud.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Our stay was good in the hotel, the breakfast is excellent, and the hotel staff can help you if you want to book tours.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Ease of parking. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Proximity to Santa Elena (5-10min walk).
Cons: Towels didn't smell great. Hot water in the shower was sporadic. Having a mini fridge would be nice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I came to Monteverde just for the ziplining and hanging bridges at Selvatura Park. This hotel was in a great location to go there by rented car. The hotel includes a great typical breakfast every morning. The rooms are quiet and the beds are comfortable. Not many luxuries, but it's a great place to sleep and shower.
Cons: If you use google maps for directions to this hotel, the last street it has you turn on before reaching the hotel is very steep with dirt and loose gravel. It was pouring rain when we arrived so my two wheel drive SUV had trouble making it up. Would have been no trouble with a 4x4 vehicle, but even then I would go around and use one of the other streets to get to the hotel.
Hotel Fonda Vela - Monteverde - Building
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8.3 Excellent (269 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Fonda Vela in Monteverde, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Curi-Cancha Reserve. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
4.2 Okay
Pros: The hotel grounds are pretty and well-kept. The pool is covered, which is nice. The people in reception during daytime hours were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was nice.
Cons: First of all, while the room was nice, the bathroom was old, outdated and not clean. None of us took a shower while staying there for 1 night/2 days. Also, there was no internet, even though the hotel was supposed to have wifi. There was no way to call out from the hotel phone. There was no one in reception during the night. When my husband had a medical emergency in the middle of the night, there was no way to call a local doctor and no one in reception to help us. We felt trapped and helpless. (That being said, the gardener and guard tried to help, even though they didn't speak English - and the people at reception during daytime hours were very friendly and helpful.)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful grounds and suite. I saw so much wildlife just walking the grounds.
Cons: The road to get up there was rough.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was excellent, very accommodating and kind!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful staff. The hotel is very nice and had lots of amenities. The breakfast is delicious with lots of options.
Cons: The food is a little pricey. It’s an amazing and restful location, but it’s very high in the mountain, so it’s a little hard to wander around on foot.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Breakfast was good.
Cons: The booking.com website is incorrect. There is no air conditioning (when I mentioned this to the hotel, they told me it was not their issue it was a booking.com issue... And I felt the conditions were very rustic. Our first room had a laminate floor that looked very rustic and in the corner of the room there was a "terrarium" style area with a huge spider nest (and more). The second room had a whole between the room and bathroom, above my son's bed, that let sun in. The room had 5+ wasp my husband had to kill, the bathroom sink leaked, mold under the sink, missing a door to shower, and the windows (that had to be open) opened to parking lot where others could look straight into. Asked to be moved again and was told there was no other rooms - even though I checked the booking.com and found the same room for $50 less and 29 rooms open??? Much more rustic than advertised. I would of chose not to stay and found something else... I do have photos if booking.com wants them....
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location and view!
Cons: The food wasnt great.
7.9 Good
Pros: Great location away from the buzz of the city and wild life around you. Nice pool. Good restaurant, fabulous fireplace and mostly great staff.
7.1 Good
Pros: Close to Monteverde reserve, Stella’s bakery, casem coop. It was cool to be able to walk around the property trail. Loved seeing the banana plants outside our window from our room and the natural lighting was perfect during the day. The staff at the front desk were very helpful in reserving tours and suggesting restaurants. Made to order omelettes for breakfast buffet.
Cons: Because the hotel is situated in the forest, the room smelled musty and there was some mold growing. The lighting in the room was also not appealing. Noisy neighbors (neighboring property, I don’t think they were hotel guests, but I am not sure). For dinner at the hotel restaurant, you were asked to make a reservation in advance and since we didn’t know our plans, we ate elsewhere both nights for much cheaper.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast and staff were outstanding!! Pool, hot tubs, gorgeous property and views to Gulf of Nicoya were great! Could be left in peace or chat with the friendly staff, as you wish. Helped us to plan all of our 4 days of activities.
Cons: Harder beds were needed.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, grounds and grounds maintenance
Cons: Room was tired and dark, not at all like the hotel images
Hostel La Suerte - Monteverde - Bedroom
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8.2 Excellent (79 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hostel La Suerte in Monteverde, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Monteverde Orchid Garden. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It is a family - run business. The staff is wonderful and we really felt we were part of the family. They will help you with anything without asking for any money.
Cons: It is a little outside town, so you have a five minutes walk to reach the centre.
7.9 Good
Pros: Super friendly familier staff and really nice breakfast.
7.1 Good
Pros: A bit too noisy but a great place when there isn't any young group.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I really liked this hostel! Felt so welcomed and the staff were very helpful. Great traditional breakfast was served from 7-9 am. I would stay again!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff were more than super, very helpful and helped a lot to find the best guides during our visit in Monteverde!
Cons: There were strong wind outside which we could feel inside the room.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: The staff were so friendly and even though my Spanish is awful they were patient and helpful. The man at the front desk had perfect English and was very knowledgeable about tours and the area. The kitchen was big and there’s a lovely outside patio. Rooms were very clean.
Cons: The oven wasn’t working was the only bad thing I found but lots of burners so it wasn’t that big a deal.
6.7 Good
Pros: It had a beautiful view from both hang out spots (the kitchen and the deck). The breakfast was awesome, the shower had good water pressure and the price was decently cheap. Oh, and the staff was beyond friendly and helpful even threw my shoes in the dryer because they just couldn’t dry in the humidity - thank you for that!!!
Cons: We rented the 4 person private room but it smelt horrible like mold and cleaning supplies. And unfortunately we couldn’t leave the window open because it didn’t have a screen. My sheets had old blood stains on them, and the bed was super uncomfortable. Perhaps if we were in a different room I would have been much happier :-)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff members were always very friendly and helpful.
Cons: The shower didn't have hot water.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The owners service was awesome. Great view
6.7 Good
Pros: I did like the view, little bit outside for more relaxing place. I met some nice people there. breakfast was ok.
Cons: it was a really windy place outside the center, with a steep climb up.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, has a very good service
Cons: Nothing! Everything was perfect!