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“Fantastic hospitality - great breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Monteverde Rustic Lodge
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
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“Fantastic hospitality - great breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

I did not have reservations, but was immediately greeted with a warm smile and shown a very clean, comfortable room. I stayed two nights and enjoyed two delicious breakfasts each day. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable. They directed me to local sights and restaurants. They even arranged a tour for me! Overall a great stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Jessica F
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California Hot Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

We are a family with teenage kids . We stayed in 2 separate rooms but in adjacent rooms . The rooms were basic but very clean, spacious and the beds were really comfortable. We stayed for two nights - we did hear some noise from the neighboring family room but was minimal. We had arranged tours elsewhere in Costa Rica but not in Monteverde. Ernesto and Jose were super nice and arranged tours for us even in the busy season. Our guide to Curicancha reserve was very good and recommended by Ernesto. The breakfast was also warm, hearty and filling. We really felt at home and very comfortable. We did not have a safe in the room but we locked our valuables in our suitcase or took it with us. I would definitely recommend this wonderful place.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

The hosts of the Monteverde Rustic Lodge were very warm and welcoming. We had a cup of coffee and lots of advice offered to us - as well as a sighting of a sloth - in the first few minutes that we arrived. They helped us plan our stay in Monteverde and had good recommendations. Breakfast was filling and hearty and the rooms were clean.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We are doing a 3 week tour of Costa Rica with a stay planned for the Monteverde Rustic Lodge on Feb 17-Feb 20. Just from reading the reviews we know our stay will be fabulous, but Ernesto has already greatly exceeded our expectations by going above and beyond.

I am a bit anal and have been confirming all of our hotel stays and transportation before our arrival. One of the hotels was not responding to my emails which concerned me. I expressed my concern to Ernesto who called the hotel that day and confirmed my reservation for me. What service! I will write again after we stay here, but I am sure our stay will be incredible!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Issaquah, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

Our family stayed at the Rustic Lodge 25/26 of December 2013. Two fantastic nights! We were greeted by Ernesto, who was all around great and friendly. He checked us in right away and showed us to our very comfortable, clean room. He also took the time to map out various restaurants, confirm our excursions, etc.

We booked the Selvatura suspension bridge tour, which I highly recommend and the El Trapiche Coffee Tour. That was so interesting and just a lot of fun. Our kids, 11 and 8 loved it too!

The first night we ate at Bon Appetit. Great food! We also ate at The Tree House restaurant. Fun, unique place with good food and Sabor Tico, which was delicious. We were so tired after the day that we actually took the Sabor Tico food to go and Jose was kind enough to let us eat in the dining room. We enjoyed talking to Jose and just hanging out that evening.

Breakfast was included and the staff, food and coffee were delicious. Always served with a smile! We would highly recommend Monteverde Rustic Lodge. Jose and Ernesto were friendly, kind and always got back to us right away. We hope to go back soon!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank MRK2000
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State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

We ended up staying at a lot of hotels on our cross-country trip through Costa Rica. This was easily one of the best hotels that we stayed at during our trip. The room we stayed in was clean and spacious. The staff was great and very helpful. They gave us advice on what to see an do and directed us on good places to eat. They were also very accommodating with our special needs as we were traveling with an 18 month old toddler. The breakfast included was good and they served you quickly so that you can get out the door and on your way.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Tielt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in the Monteverde Rustic Lodge and we sure enjoyed our stay with them!
The owners must be the most kind people we have encountered during our stay in Costa Rica. They really help you with all your questions and are so very kind.
The laundry service was a bargain, the rooms very clean and we enjoyed the decent breakfast in the morning.
The lodge is also well situated just outside the town. It is only a walk of about 10 minutes.

Stay here, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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