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“Pura vida! Family vacation!”

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Monteverde Villa Lodge
Ranked #2 of 14 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
1 review
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“Pura vida! Family vacation!”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Spend 3 nights here after time in Arenal; now heading to Manuel Antonio Nat. Park. Excellent service, clean rooms, extremely helpful in booking and recommending tours. Traveling with another family, we enjoyed excellent breakfast every morning and hanging out in the lobby area in the evening after long days of hikes/tours. Providing laundry service was excellent!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

Loved everything about this conveniently located hotel! From the warm welcome to the delicious breakfast....to personal attention to tour booking and laundry service....we felt like familia! Highly recommend and would love to return again. We had a fabulous 3 nights!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

My husband and I who live in Guanacaste came to Monteverde with our niece and nephew who were visiting from the US,,,,,,,,,from the beginning Ana and Heiner and their staff were very helpful, with driving directions, recommendations for local restaurants - Sabor Tico - is the place to go!!! The room was excellent - we were welcomed with fresh lemonade and swan shaped towels on the beds.............breakfast was really great..........I would recommend Villa Lodge to anyone - couples and family alike...........hopefully we will visit them again soon..............

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Turrialba, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

When visiting Monteverde, we never want to stay anywhere else but Monteverde Villa Lodge. There is something about the simplicity + calmness + friendly atmosphere provided by these quaint little cabinas that just equals a great stay.

This hotel property is small, quiet, and located within walking distance to downtown Santa Elena. Rates are greatly priced, breakfast is included, and the cabins offer preferred amenities such as hot water, wireless internet, cable tv, and kitchenettes. Beyond these desired features, the best thing about this hotel is its owners – Heiner and Ana. New friends of ours as a result of our regular stays at their hotel, these two individuals offer travellers more than they could ask for, from friendly service with a smile to great advice about their town. The icing on the cake (or should I say the jelly on the toast?) was the homemade guava jam served at breakfast made from the guava fruit trees at the front of the hotel.

When travellers ask us for an affordable place to stay in Monteverde, we always think of Monteverde Villa Lodge first. We couldn’t ask for more from this accommodation option – the tranquil cabins are a perfect representative of the calmness that is Monteverde, and we are happy to recommend this accommodation option to other travellers.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We spent two nights here. The owner and his wife are the nicest people. When we checked in, we were offered refreshments right away, and they helped us find all the things to do in the area. At breakfast he went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and both of them were always very friendly. The rooms are not fancy but they're large and clean. It was a really nice place to stay

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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bay area, ca
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

This place was recommended to us by our hotel folks in arenal ... We were greeted by Cristina Ana who immediately offered us refreshments of our choice. Once we settled into our room , she gave us all options of places to eat at, tours to go with, places to visit and such. What we also realised is she takes feedback from all her guests about the various tours , and then refines her recommendation to the future guests.

They would call and coordinate different tours and pick ups and it worked beautifully . Not once was there a misstep from them.

The rooms were quite nice and adequate. No complaints on that front either. When the power went out for a brief while, Ana was immediately at our door asking us if we needed torch lights.

The breakfast was wholesome with a choice of toast and egg , pancakes or the local tico breakfast. They would have the breakfast ready early if we requested it.

On our last day we changed our plans and instead of going to San Jose we decided to goto Manuel Antiono at the very last minute. Ana was very very accommodating , calling all shuttle services finding out the rates and finally suggesting that we rent a car . We spent a few hours after check out waiting for the car to arrive and they didn't mind at all. They were extremely helpful, warm and friendly folks and it is things like these that make your travel and experience at a place special.

Highly recommended and we wouldn't think twice about where to stay the next time we around in Monte Verde.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We spent 3 nights at Monteverde Villa Lodge. The owner and his wife went out of their way to be helpful. The cabins are large and very quiet. Unlike in other areas of Costa Rica, air conditioning is not needed here.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Monteverde Villa Lodge

Property: Monteverde Villa Lodge
Address: 250 meteres west from Orquidias Hotel | 500 meters from super Compro super Marker, Santa Elena 5654, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Monteverde Villa Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monteverde Villa Lodge nestled in the heart of Santa Elena Monteverde steps away from adventure tours, banks, restaurants, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde Villa Lodge is on the pulse of the nature isle - perfect for researchers, students and tourist.Monteverde Villa Lodge boasts 8 rooms designed with distinctive charm using precious woods and great family-style ambiance. ... more   less 
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