Although our room was in the lower level and it had an odor and a toilet problem, I must admit that the setting , the view of the forest, the birds that we saw from our veranda and the huge, rustique (not our taste of decoration but suits exactly the spot) room, made up for that.
The hotel is about 30 min.walking to the reserve, but far away from the town, so the dining possibilities are not by walking distance (especially sodas etc).And here it comes the reason why we didnt like it so much:BREAKFAST.Maybe the worst we have ever experienced in any hotel in the world(without exaggeration!) Quality was the worst, we couldnt easily find something to eat and we had peptic problems for days.Dinner was ok as for the main dishes, but the appetizers over priced and funny (the antipasto plate was 2 slices of tomato, 2 of aubergines, 1esparagus and 4-5common mushrooms, for 14d.) In Rome they still laugh!
Seriously now, except food, we liked the place and thank you to the reception guys for their informations and their help for organizing our tours.
- 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