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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 3 March 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel. The rooms are huge with wonderful teak flooring and large windows to view the grounds. The bathroom was small but had the sink outside the toilet/shower area making it convenient for couples. The pool had a covering over it since it probably rains quite a bit there. It was not raining while we...

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Saint Georges, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The rooms are located in different building among the trees and birds. The road going there from Santa Elena is typical of ground roads of Costa Rica... Everything was all right. Rooms were confortable and clean. Service was OK. You can take a bird tour at 6 am around the hotel.

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Penryn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2013

This hotel wasn't as good as the others we stayed at during our three weeks in Costa Rica, primarily because the restaurant had no ambience. Although the staff were attentive in taking orders etc. it seemed almost to be an automatic response. The seating area outside our rooms was a bench shared with the next door apartment and smoke drifted...

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Gosport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2013

This is the best hotel we stayed in during our holiday in Costa Rica. The rooms are completely clad in beautiful wood and are very big. The bathroom was small but had a large bath with shower over. Bath robes are provided. The grounds are lovely. From the restaurant at breakfast time we saw mot mots, toucans and squirrels feeding...

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 23 February 2013

We recently returned from our first trip to Costa Rica and we enjoyed a wonderful time. Two days hiking in the Monteverde Cloud Forest was one of the highlights. Staying at the Hotel Fonda Vela was also a highlight. This hotel is a special place and not just because it is an easy walk to the Cloud Forest. The rooms...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Fonda Vela is one of the closest hotels to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, about a 2km uphill hike. The room was large and spacious, with a king and queen bed, tv, fridge, and sitting area with a nice view of the forest and sunset when the weather permits. The floors are all wood and quite slippery, don't just walk around...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 February 2013

After the grueling drive up to Monteverde and three hours hiking in the reserve, we were ready for a siesta and a meal. Like others, we were upgraded to a junior suite, which was much appreciated. The room was huge, with two beds and a large sitting area. We looked out over some wonderful grounds, with a fountain, sculptures, etc....

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Keene, New York
Reviewed 12 February 2013

This is a very nice place with friendly staff and a very large room (only room I´ve ever had with a queen and a king bed) and a very good restaurant. It is out of town very close to the Biological Reserve. There is plenty of wildlife right on the hotel grounds (the blue headed Motmot was great). It is...

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Utopia, NB
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We loved the experience. We were surpried to read it was only 3 star. It is one of the nicest 3 star hotels I have seen. Trails were amazing, sitting areas were abundant. Great relaxing experience. We spent a good part of the day walking around the grounds. A car is an asset as there is not much around here.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Wonderful location for relaxing and visiting surrounding area. We were upgraded to a junior suite for no apparent reason and this was a very pleasant surprise. It was a little disapointing that wi-fi was not available in the room but it was available in the lobby, by the pool and in the restaurants. Had to move suit cases on gravel...

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Official Description (provided by the 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 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. ... more   less 

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Address: 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: £96 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Fonda Vela 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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