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“Nice place in the forest!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Swiss Hotel Miramontes
Ranked #14 of 40 Monteverde B&B and Inns
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place in the forest!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

Wonderful owner, great food, cute little cabin in the woods...my family enjoyed our stay for 2 days in Dec 2012 driving around the area. It's quiet, peaceful, natural, and Walter is a great host.
For seafood, go to El Marquez in town...delicioso!
BTW the road to Monteverde is a washboard, so be prepared to go slowly...but you don't really need 4WD. In some places you might think so, but there are lots of people without them on the same roads... Better to spend the money to upgrade to a car with better shocks and tires.

Room Tip: No swim pool or gym here...its just to crash and relax.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JMado
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lewisville, Texas
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

The room was very pretty and clean and the food was original since it had been the first time we had a Röstii made with yucca root as supposed to potatoes. The beds were a little soft, but we weren't falling into the middle, so it was OK (the host did mentioned they were changing the mattresses soon, though). The room had two beds so at one point, my husband and I slept separately for a little bit which was OK too. The hostess was acknowledgeably polite but not very enthusiastic. Their self-made video of the Monteverde Cloud Forest was nice and informative of all the wildlife we didn't get to see, so at least we knew what we were missing.

Room Tip: Travel in the off season (green season, when it rains) and it wont be as hot in the room as there is...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank therabbit86ed
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Manfred M, Gerente at Swiss Hotel Miramontes, responded to this review, 6 July 2015
Hello

Sorry for inconvenience you had during your stay in my hotel.
Starting on June 25th 2015 We are a new administration focused on customer atancion and improve many details in the comfort of the guests

Hola

Disculpe por cual inconveniente que tubieron durante su estadia en mi hotel.
Apartir del 25 de Junio del 2015 Somos una nueva administracion enfocada en la atancion al cliente y mejorar muchos detalles en la comodidad de los huespedes
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Paris, France
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46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012 via mobile

For once i must say that the reviews are unfair. Having spent 3 weeks in costa rica this was the best value hotel i stayed at and the most friendly.
For only 50$ we had a clean spacious room and a great breakfast. There was real hot water (not the boiling machine that is dangerous) and the bed was comfortable. The two owners were very friendly and had good tips about the region. They also have a restaurant which cooks delicious food for a cheap price (know that costa rica is a very expensive country). The owner also shows at 7:30pm a video that he made himslef of the animals of Monterverde. An excellent documentary!
I think this hotel is the best surprise of my trip !

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at this lovlely hotel durinb june 2012. The hotel is run by a friendly couplf from swizerland and they can help you with anything you need to know about the area. We stayed at a cabin and it was very spacious,clean and nicely decorated. Breakfast is exceptional, and dinner is very good too. The owner is a great nature lover and explains allyou want to know about aninals ans nature of the area.
The location is beautiful because you stay right next to the reserve, 1 km from the center. We didnt have a car and got along fine (the owner gave us a ride once, and taxi is about $2)

Highly reccommended!!!

Room Tip: The cabbins are great, thw balcony is in the garden and it's private and quiet
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Morann77
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Altdorf, Switzerland
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74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Swiss-austrian business, run already for many years. Clean and ordered. The owner explain the local fauna by playing at dinner the film they recorded themselves. Good yuca rosti - much cheaper than in Switzerland :) Nice garden, well-functioning wifi.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mike M
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37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

Plus+
good value for price ($90 for room that sleeps 4 and included breakfast)
Very Clean- free wifi

Negative-
close to road and very noisy
too far from Santa Elena to walk
Food here was too much $$ and food was blandFemale owner Kathi needs a vacation as she is burnt out. Husband Walt was very pleasant.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tongag
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Manfred M, Gerente at Swiss Hotel Miramontes, responded to this review, 6 July 2015
Hello

Sorry for inconvenience you had during your stay in my hotel.
Starting on June 25th 2015 We are a new administration focused on customer atancion and improve many details in the comfort of the guests

Hola

Disculpe por cual inconveniente que tubieron durante su estadia en mi hotel.
Apartir del 25 de Junio del 2015 Somos una nueva administracion enfocada en la atancion al cliente y mejorar muchos detalles en la comodidad de los huespedes
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

We were wowed by the beautiful grounds and the very clean, dark wood paneled rooms, even when arriving in a rain storm. My kids loved the dogs, the gardens, the many interesting guests we were with, and the Swiss/European cuisine at the restaurant (ask for the Swiss apple juice . . . worth the bumpy drive up the mountain!). It's hard to separate Sta. Elana/Monteverde from the hotel itself . . . the whole place is magic and the kids all told me this was their favorite place in Costa Rica . . . but they all keep mentioning the Swiss Hotel Miramontes specifically and want to go back!

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Swiss Hotel Miramontes
Address: 60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Swiss Hotel Miramontes 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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