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Hotel Fonda Vela

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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“junior suite”(55 reviews)
“cloud forest”(122 reviews)
“pool area”(29 reviews)
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What's included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Private Balcony
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Fitness centre
3 Star Hotel
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...
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Location and contact
1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
23.1 miles to Fortuna Airport
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All reviewsjunior suitecloud forestpool areacosta ricahardwood floorslarge windowshotel groundsking bedtwo nightshotel restaurantbeautiful groundscheese factoryno wifi in the roomssanta elenathe reservespread outstandard room
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to stay if you want to be away from the crowds. It is on a little eco reserve close to the cloud forest entrance. The reception staff are super nice. The rooms are big and have nice views. The restaurant...More

Thank Rachel V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this hotel on Orbitz, was given a confirmation number and it seemed all good. After driving all the way up to Monteverde (which requires a 4x4 vehicle) I arrive and the reception building is dark and locked up at 8 pm. I honked...More

Thank moclaud
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for three nights in their junior suites. The rooms are enormous with great views and I would recommend you upgrade to the junior suite if going. The only major downfall to the room is that there are no drapes on the upper...More

Thank RUSSELL H
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We unfortunately only had the priviledge of staying 1 night in this lovely setting. The rooms were HUGE with a king bed and a queen bed! Very refreshing as my husband is 6'4" and most places only had 2 doubles! :-( They were very clean...More

Thank ksilva4
Response from Hotel F, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 15 May 2018

Dear ksilva4, We are very grateful that you have shared your opinion about your visit. Our daily goal is to offer unique and unforgettable stays in an environment with a magical nature. We regret that you have had inconveniences and we assure you that we...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

it is difficult to get to Monteverde on terrible roads, but once there this is an excellent lodge. It has 15-20 rooms in several buildings. It is close to the reserve. We had a niice room with a great view. The room itself was very...More

Thank garybirder
Response from Hotel F, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 15 May 2018

Dear garybirder, We are very grateful for your comments about your visit and we are very happy to know that you have enjoyed the experience. We know that it is a bit complicated to get to Monteverde and we try to offer the best possible...More

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Restaurant
Free Parking
Pool
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
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Free Parking
Laundry Service
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Restaurant
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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US$125 - US$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$125 - US$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Pool & Beach (45)
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Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Susana B
15 February 2018|
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Response from Pannipannini | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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Lsnowhite
20 January 2017|
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Response from vacationfan641 |
9:00 pm closing
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Droopydrawrs52
7 December 2016|
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Response from JeanetteAron | Reviewed this property |
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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"Seem to all be far from the pool but would suggest something on the 2nd floor with a view."
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"We had a room with a king and queen bed. Nice view and spacious."
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"Junior suite looking over the garden are wonderful"
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"Rooms 25-28 are all a level up and offer more privacy and less noise from stomping feet."
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