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“Great hospitality. Nice people.”
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Historias Lodge
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Alba gave me wonderful service solved all logistic problems.
Rooms are clean. Bathroom big and very clean.
Comfortable bad.
Quiet rooms. Very good breakfast.
Very nice people Central located.
Warm reccomendation. Value for mony.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank 201uzig
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

Dear Uzi G ,
Thank you very much for writing your experience whith othere traveles
We are also happy that your stay was enjoyable
Hope you come back soon again
Many thanks,
Alba Brenes

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

What can I say! Alba was extremely accommodating, loved her and the staff. Due to the weather change in CR I came down with a cold and Alba and he staff made me a homemade remedy that did wonders for me! The rooms are charming and spacious. And the breakfast yummy!! I definitely recommend this hotel if you are staying in Monteverde.

Gina Marquez

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Georgina M
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

Dear Georgina ,
Thank you very much for writing your experience whith othere traveles
We are also happy that your stay was enjoyable
Hope you come back soon again
Many thanks,
Alba Brenes

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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with clean and grand wooden rooms. very recomended! Alba who works here is the best host and gave us the wormest welcome you can wish for. She also helped us book in the canopy and took care of all the arangements we needed so great thank to her! :)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank OfekAmir
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

Dear OfekAmir,
Thank you very much for your nice comment,
for me it was a pleasure to help, I love my job, I love people like you
I hope to see you soon and stay with us
Best Regards ,Alba Brenes

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

I didn't stay at Historias because Alba didn't have a room available for the 4 nights we needed. But, she was so warm and quick to respond to emails that I decided to stay connected. She arranged our transportation to and from Monteverde through Roy Varelas (her husband who runs a taxi/transport service) who we felt very comfortable travelling with both locally and to and from the airport. This is very much a family business and the Brenas are wonderful people. I also met Alba's brother, Luis, for whom Historias is a private labor of love. When I visited Alba, we met in the main area where guests eat their morning breakfast while hummingbirds feed right outside the big windows. Alba also arranged a guided tour in Curi Cancha with Danilo who I later learned is also her brother as well as a popular guide in the Monteverde area. (I had asked for Danilo based on a review so no deception here.) All in all, I recommend Alba's services and believe we would have been happy at Historias had she had room.

Room Tip: Had we stayed here I would have requested a 2nd floor room on a corner.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank takucat
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Dear Pat,
Thank you very much for your nice comment,
for me it was a pleasure to help, I love my job, I love people like you
I hope to see you soon and stay with us
Best Regards ,Alba Brenes

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Luis and Alba were extremely accommodating and did all they could to ensure we had a fantastic stay. We were not only impressed by the staff. The hotel was also very well located, clean and comfortable. Thanks for everything!

Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
Thank Scottytico
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013
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Estimado Scottytico,
Muchas gracias Por tomar un ratito de su valioso tiempo para compartir su experiencia con otros
viajeros,siempre para nosotros es un gran plaser hacer lo mejor que podamos para que nuestros visitantes se sientan como en casa ,asi que esperamos verles pronto.
Muchas Gracias !!
Alba Brenes

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Reviewed 11 July 2013

The pictures do not disappoint, and while it is a little futher away from the shops and restaurants, the walk is quite picturesque and shorter than expected. Loved the service, Alba is super friendly and always readily available with good recommendations!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Julia W
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Dear Friends ,
Thank you very much for writing your experience whith othere traveles
We are also happy that your stay was enjoyable
Hope you come back soon again
Many thanks,
Alba Brenes

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

We stayed at Historias Lodge as part of a package group that was arranged by a travel company in Tamarindo. We had no idea where we would be staying and were at the mercy of the booking agent. As we entered the town of Santa Elena with a bus load of people that were all bound for different hotels, we sat back and waited for our destination. Some of the hotels/hostels were a bit sketchy and we wondered what kind of place awaited us. We were nearly the last ones dropped off, but we were THRILLED when the bus pulled up to Historias Lodge. It was so much better than some we had just seen! It is a quaint and quiet property that has been well taken care of. Alba & Luis were wonderful hosts and were very helpful with information. You can tell they take great pride in the property!!! We stayed in a second floor room facing the courtyard. It was clean, had 3 beds, a wonderful bathroom, and a safe. We did the Don Juan coffee tour in the afternoon and explored the area around the hotel for the rest of the day (there is a local grocery and a bakery a block or so away). That evening we opted to walk downtown to eat at the Tree House Restaurante and to explore the town. It is a decent walk, but it is all downhill. We took a taxi back, which I would recommend to anyone that isn't looking for an extreme workout going back up the hill. The following morning we had a spectacular made to order breakfast in the hotel dining area while we watched the hummingbirds out the window. Sadly, we only had one night in Santa Elana and I think one would want a minimum of two. I don't know if I'll ever get back to Santa Elena, but if I do I will certainly stay at Historias!!!

Room Tip: I liked the upstairs rooms because there were stools and tables in front of each room where you coul...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank LuvCostaRica_11
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Dear Friends ,
Thank you very much for writing your experience whith othere traveles
We are also happy that your stay was enjoyable
Hope you come back soon again
Many thanks,
Alba Brenes!!

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Address: 15 Minutes From Monte Verde Cloudforest Reserve | 15 Minutes From Monte Verde Cloudforest Reserve, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range: £36 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Historias Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Historias Hotel Monteverde
Historias Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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