Fonda Vela is a 45 minute walk down a rocky road to the edge of the main town, but a positive is that it is a short walk to a cloud forest preserve in the other direction (dead end of same road). The grounds are really nice, the room we got (a junior suite) was very nice and spacious, and if you are paying in the $130 to $170 per night range you are getting a really good deal by US standards. The staff is very nice. Pool area is great, with hot tubs, and pool/ping pong tables, and a nice locker / shower area next to it. We did not eat in the restaurant, it looked over-priced. This hotel is a 20 minute walk down to an area with two restaurants (one Italian, one Argentine) and both of these restaurants are reasonable and good, a cab ride back to the hotel if it is too dark from this area is $8, same as a cab ride all the way into the main town. Rooms and furnishings are new. If you want peace and quiet, and to be away from the main town, this is a great choice. Bring a flash-light if you want to walk in the evenings, it is dark, roads are safe because people go really slow because of the rocks and turns, you can hear people coming way before you see them.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fonda Vela Hotel
- Fonda Vela Monteverde