We stayed 3 nights (2 adults and 2 kids 10-13) in the canopy room and in the Sunset room. Both of these rooms are great. They are located in the chalet building just beside the main Hotel building.
The canopy room is very large and is facing the mountain it is located on the higher floor (3rd) in the trees, There is a jacuzzi inside the room and a mini bar that we used as a mini fridge for our own needs. The rooms is having floor to ceiling full windows and there is a large balcony going around the corner with outside table and sunbed. Great!!! We had monkeys coming directly on our balcony in the morning eating whatever fruit we left outside.
The sunset room is a bit smaller, but there is a jacuzzi outside, on the balcony. It is also located on the 3rd floor. Great to watch the stars at night. It is facing the Pacific side. On clear days, you can see the Ocean from the balcony.
We had maybe the best lunch of our 2 weeks trip in CR at the Belmar. The cocktails are also very good. However the Dinner was a hit and missed. Some of our meals were either too salted or just ok. Given the price above what you will find in this area in other restaurant, we would expect a bit more precision in the preparation of the meals.
The beds are comfortable but the pillows are too thick...This is personal, but i like tin or very fluffy pillows
The included breakfast is nice, but after 2-3 days, it becomes redundent since they don't change the offer. (same fruits, same bread, same little hot buffet, one kind of cereal and always the same) .
Good to know: From time to time, in the chalet building they have some hot water pressure problems. The first night we didn't complain about the situation, but the second night we did since we were coming back from a horseback riding tour and we wanted to go out in town for dinner. They admitted it was happening from time to time. They were able to resolve the issue in 2 hours. However, it was getting late for diner and our kids were extremely exhausted to go out for diner...As a compensation they offered us an upgrade..wich was very nice of them an expected. We were already paying for one of the most expensive room of the hotel and you don't expect these problems to occur 2 days in a row when you stay 3 days.
The staff is great, smiling and always doing their best to help!
I would recommend this hotel for people looking for luxury in the mountain at 5 minutes drive for the town center. However, if i am going back i will be looking for something a bit more "rustic" to better live the local cloudforest experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Costa Rica's lush cloud forest, nestled in the mountaintops of the Monteverde Reserve, the venerable, world-renowned Hotel Belmar offers its guests truly unique experiences full of natural wonder, elegance, and warm friendly service - all within an unprecedented sensitivity to the preservation of the environment. With the coveted award for 5 levels of sustainability, Hotel Belmar's commitment to the environment as well as the local community has been unyielding for over 30 years. With recent upgrades aimed at presenting an even better Hotel Belmar, guests can expect a variety of exciting room styles, features, and amenities designed for exclusive, unforgettable comfort, quality, and experiences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belmar Hotel Monteverde