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Monteverde Rustic Lodge
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Vancouver, BC
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148 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

My wife and I stayed here two nights and were very impressed with the Rustic Lodge. The room was large and clean, the service good and the breakfast was delicious. The Lodge is a short walk from town, down a dirt road, in a quiet area, which was ideal for us. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

We had a fantastic 2 nights stay at the Rustic Lodge. Huge room with huge bathroom and shower, very clean, great and very friendly service - helped us with luggage upon arrival, made reservation for us for a great expedition in Monteverde, recommended great restaurants, etc. - nice breakfast every morning, i mean, there's nothing else to say than we very highly recommend it, we would and most certainly will stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

We stayed here over Thanksgiving and it was one of the highlights. Jose and Marcello are gracious hosts and the Lodge is incredibly clean and central to the area. Everyone here was friendly and helpful, they made an extra effort to be available to all their guests. Some 5-Star hotels I've stayed at could learn a few things from them…I'd stay here again and hopefully will.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

The people in Monteverde are exceptionally friendly and courteous. This is also the treatment that you receive at the Rustic Lodge. Upon your arrival you are greeted as a friend and treated consequently as such during your stay. The rooms a clean and comfortable. The property is full of artisanal wood furniture and objects (some for sale), that give the place a special feel.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Jose and Marcelo are the best people running a wonderful lodge in the quaint town of Santa Elena in Monteverde. It is a little piece of paradise and we were so lucky to have the chance to enjoy their place! As previous reviews, as soon as we arrived they came to our help and took our bags to our beautiful and large room with a very nice large bath. The place is impecable and the owners take pride in cleaning and maintaining every piece of the gorgeous lodge and all the beautiful wood. The breakfast is very fresh and delicious! Jose and Marcelo were always available to help us book tours or give us advice on where to eat or where to go... They even took care of me while I was suffering from a terrible cold and they prepared some excellent natural medicine to help me with an awful caugh. Thank you so much Jose and Marcelo! Also, they have the cuttest little spa area, a super clean and peaceful room overlooking a quiet area of their amazing gardens, with an excellent massage expert! We got the couples massage and we also recommend to take advantage of this service! We are recommending Rustic Lodge in Monteverde to everyone we know and to all the people we met along the way in Costa Rica! We would definitely stay here again. Thank you again Jose and Marcelo.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

My wife and under 2 years daughter traveled to Costa Rica and we stayed 2 nights at this lodge. This Lodge is ran by Jose and Marcelo who are brothers. As soon as we arrived he came to helps us with our luggage and took us to our room. He gave us a bigger room for the same price since we has a toddler. Breakfast was good and it was served by either Jose or Marcelo or both. They were really nice and they are always available for any questions we had about food, attractions, etc. The place is beautiful inside and it is very clean, you can tell that is is a family business cause they care about their guests. I would totally recommend this place.
Location wise is not that far from "downtown" which is only 3 blocks in triangle shape.
BTW, breakfast is included in the price.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

My wife and under 2 years daughter traveled to Costa Rica and we stayed 2 nights at this lodge. This Lodge is ran by Jose and Marcelo who are brothers. As soon as we arrived he came to helps us with our luggage and took us to our room. He gave us a bigger room for the same price since we has a toddler. Breakfast was good and it was served by either Jose or Marcelo or both. They were really nice and they are always available for any questions we had about food, attractions, etc. The place is beautiful inside and it is very clean, you can tell that is is a family business cause they care about their guests. I would totally recommend this place.
Location wise is not that far from "downtown" which is only 3 blocks in triangle shape.
BTW, breakfast is included in the price.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Monteverde Rustic Lodge

Property: Monteverde Rustic Lodge
Address: 800 mts north from Santa Elena | Santa Elena Monteverde, Santa Elena 50309, 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 Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Monteverde Rustic Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monteverde Rustic Lodge is a small family run hotel in the heart of Santa Elena Monteverde. Our lodge is recommended for solo travelers, couples, nature lovers and families. Our mission is to make sure that every single guest we have has a great individual experience and that each of you will go home with wonderful memories. ... more   less 
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Monteverde Rustic Hotel Santa Elena
Monteverde Rustic Lodge Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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