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Hotel Fonda Vela

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The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in beautifulMonteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals,Three-wattled Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids anda gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is refreshing,often referred to as "The Eternal Spring". The views ofthe Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1400-meterelevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an idealdestination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders ofthe tropics. A visit of at least two nights inMonteverde is recommended.
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The view from our room was spectacular and the grounds of the hotel are beautiful. However, the breakfast was very poor - lack of food! It is a way out of town - fortunately we had a driver so we were able to have dinner out of the hotel. The rooms are in need of attention.
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Located a couple of kilometres outside of town and enjoying spacious grounds and large swimming pool complex. Due to it's distance from town , the eating choices are either to use the on-site restaurant or get a taxi as too far to walk.
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Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda Vela
Responded 1 week ago
Dear bahamasbliss, Our main motivation is that customers are comfortable, that's why we appreciate your observation. One of the main advantages of the hotel is that we are far from the hustle and bustle of the town center so the sunrises and sunsets are appreciated and impressed even more by being so immersed in nature. We would love you to visit us again soon, Fonda Vela Staff
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We were traveling with Lindblad/National Geographic and visiting the cloud forest stayed for two night this property is beautiful. The rooms were comfortable and provided spectacular views of sunset overlooking the bay and mountains. The dinners were provided and excellent. The
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Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda Vela
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Smittens123, We appreciate that you have shared your valuable comments about your stay and we are happy to know you have enjoyed your stay that much. We will certainly take each of your words and to improve the experience of our clients. We would love to meet you again in the future, and that you come to enjoy a unique natural environment that surprises us every day without rest. Fonda Vela Staff
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We stayed in 2 rooms, one had 3 in-laws (75, 75, 40) and the other our family of 5 (kids are 2.5, 5.5, 8) - our rooms were perfect for splitting up the groups and giving everyone some privacy. The grounds were perfect for wandering, there's a lovely path around the whole hotel
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Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda Vela
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear alicebmc03, We love knowing that your experience has been so positive and that you have enjoyed both the nature that surrounds us and we love that the facilities have seemed so convenient for the whole family. Your comments motivate us and encourage us to continue working to offer a unique service while nature does the rest of the work. We hope you choose us again in the future, we will be happy to receive you. FondaVela Staff
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This is an older property in sprawling and undulating grounds. It promised a lot but really did not deliver. Our room was cramped and very cold when we were there. It had no heating and it was not much fun sitting in the room reading in an overcoat to get warm. Admittedly
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Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda Vela
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Peter C, Thank you for using your valuable time in writing a review of your experience with us. Monteverde is a rain forest with conditions very typical of nature, it is a destination for people who want to enjoy the true conditions of a rain forest, conditions with which you have found. One of the positive features of our hotel is that it is far from the city and thus you can better appreciate nature in its purest state. We will take your comments into account to improve and offer perfect experiences. Fondavela Staff
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I am not sure what is meant by customer service. The place is not a 5 Star facility...most places in Monteverde tend to keep staff fairly lean because tourism is only 6-8 months per year. That said, we did not experience any issues, in fact quite the opposite. We had what we needed and were really happy with our stay, and would return. Perhaps it depends on one’s expectations?
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9:00 pm closing
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It was one of my daughter's favourite places to stay, lovely rooms, good food and helpful front desk staff. It was close to where we saw our first Quetzal :)
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Do you have air conditioning?
Our hotel as any Hotel in the area, doesn´t provide any air conditioning A/C, this due mostly of the year Monteverde keep a fresh weather. Also, our room structures are build to keep high spaces to let the air flow and keep it fresh.
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The wifi throughout the property is hit or miss and slow. In the lobby it is a bit better. You have to find the right spot.
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"In the new block with good countryside views."
"I think all the rooms had large windows and lovely views."
"Jr Suite!!"
"Seem to all be far from the pool but would suggest something on the 2nd floor with a view."
"We had a room with a king and queen bed. Nice view and spacious."
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PRICE RANGE
US$119 - US$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
fonda vela hotelfonda vela monteverde
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverde
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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