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Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Monteverde
Tustin, California
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great location, good breakfast, good value”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here as one of our 4 hotels in Costa Rica. The location was great. We walked into Santa Elena for shopping and or dinner on several occasions. We had dinner at the hotel our first night and it was a great meal. There was live spanish guitar. Food was great, and prices were reasonable. Breakfast each morning was good. Our room was nice. There were 4 of us (15 yr old & 13yr old) and our room actually had 3 beds (2 queens & a Full) Furnishings were nice, TV was good. Pool & hot tub were great. Nice views sitting in the hot tub. Bartender walks around so you can get drinks while you are in the pool/hot tub area. Only complaint during our stay was the wind was really strong on the 2 nights we were there. There was a large tree right behind our room. The wind caused a branch to run on the metal roof which made a lot of noise. It also dropped some kind of seed pod/pine cone thing which when it hit the metal room, sounded like a gun going off. It was probably only that room (tree) and only when the wind blows really hard. Other than that things were great. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco, responded to this review, 30 March 2015
Dear Trip Advisor member: Thank you very much for your comments and review.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Poco a Poco, the best value hotel in Monteverde.
Our location, added values, facilities, details, and specially the service are all up the best standars.
Thank you and we wish you had the best time during your vacation in Costa Rica.
Happy travels.
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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Small hotel with quaint features; charming grounds with beautiful view; nice swimming pool and hot tub though we didn't use it; we r a family of 4 (with 2 teens) so a good room was a must - the room was great and beds comfy and clean; internet access excellent; tv in room for when kids need a diversion; Hotel restaurant very good and has live music in the evening; breakfast also excellent. Very close to town which was important to us with a constantly starving teen boy who needs to eat every 5 minutes (also close to supermarket across road). We ate in a local Soda - Maravilla - which was good value also. Also our tours started early nearly every morning so we needed to eat breakfast at 6.30am - the restaurant was open then and friendly enough. I would recommend this Hotel for families since we had no problem.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco, responded to this review, 30 March 2015
Dear Trip Advisor member: Thank you very much for your comments and review.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Poco a Poco, the best value hotel in Monteverde.
Our location, added values, facilities, details, and specially the service are all up the best standars.
Thank you and we wish you had the best time during your vacation in Costa Rica.
Happy travels.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Was there about two years ago. The hotel looks good from outside, but not so great inside. The bedsheets were yellow with stains on them. Had to ask the staff to change them. Also, the rooms smelled of humidity. I guess it wasn't their fault, but still. Not much to do around either. There is a little town nearby (walking distance) where there a few places to eat.
Instead of staying here, look at Tree House Hotel (near Hotel Poco a Poco) which looked nice. It was only $25 per night and the rooms looked similar to this hotel or better. Plus, at the Tree House hotel, they had a nice ambience (looked cool and had good food). Recommendation: Not worth it, stay at the Tree House Hotel instead.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco, responded to this review, 30 March 2015
Dear trip advisor user: thank you for giving us this opportunity to improve our quality and services, we try really hard to provide the best service possible, sometimes, things just do not turn out the way we´d wish, Your patience and understanding are both highly appreciated,
Please be sure we are doing everything on our behalf to deliver the best service possible,
each negative feedback, creates a new opportunity to make this better next time.
thank you.
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Woking, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Stayed here for two nights in August. The room was fairly shabby with holes in the duvets cover and in need of new furniture. The beds were comfy.

The standard of cleanliness wasn't great - had to clean bird poo off the bathroom floor and kill a few bugs when we arrived. Fine if you are in a hostel but not for a hotel that advertises itself on being a boutique hotel.

Rooms were very noisy as there is traffic noise from the road and really thin walls so you can hear anything outside.

The staff were the main positive of this hotel. Really friendly, polite and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed August 2013
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco, responded to this review, 30 March 2015
Dear trip advisor user: thank you for your review and your compliments about our service. Also for giving us this opportunity to improve our quality and services, we try really hard to provide the best service possible, sometimes, things just do not turn out the way we´d wish, Your patience and understanding are both highly appreciated,
Please be sure we are doing everything on our behalf to deliver the best service possible,
Each negative feedback, creates a new opportunity to make this better next time.
Thank you.
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perrysburg oh
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We selected Poco a Poco as our base in Monteverde - it is a great location and the hotel was quite nice. We had dinner in the restaurant and our meals were quite good as well. The grounds were beautiful and the facilities very nice. Our room was quite nice, and for a good price.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco, responded to this review, 30 March 2015
Dear Trip Advisor member: Thank you very much for your comments and review.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Poco a Poco, the best value hotel in Monteverde.
Our location, added values, facilities, details, and specially the service are all up the best standars.
Thank you and we wish you had the best time during your vacation in Costa Rica.
Happy travels.
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

A very good stay with comfortable beds a great pool,
Restaurant was also very good and they had entertainment when we were there. Great service all the way around. I would recommend this hotel. for anyone considering.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank elvan
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco, responded to this review, 30 March 2015
Dear Trip Advisor member: Thank you very much for your comments and review.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Poco a Poco, the best value hotel in Monteverde.
Our location, added values, facilities, details, and specially the service are all up the best standars.
Thank you and we wish you had the best time during your vacation in Costa Rica.
Happy travels.
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Castro Valley, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Stayed here as the first leg of our nine night Costa Rica vacation. They let us check in early as soon as the room was ready which was nice because our flight got into San Jose, CR was very early that morning. The last part of the ride from the airport was quite bumpy as the roads were not paved but the views were stunning. Our driver said it was a free massage.

The Hotel was clean and the staff was quite helpful to us as we had never been there before. There are no elevators but a staff member carried our bags to the 4th floor for us. The grounds are well maintained and the included breakfast buffet was good. Dinner at the restaurant was good as well. We never took advantage of the pool/spa but they looked refreshing and clean.

The location is good and there are restaurants, grocery store, and a pharmacy all withing walking distance. Also withing walking distance is a reptile tour and great coffee shop. We would definitely stay here again. Kudos to the staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Randy S
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco, responded to this review, 30 March 2015
Dear Trip Advisor member: Thank you very much for your comments and review.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Poco a Poco, the best value hotel in Monteverde.
Our location, added values, facilities, details, and specially the service are all up the best standars.
Thank you and we wish you had the best time during your vacation in Costa Rica.
Happy travels.
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Property: Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco
Address: | Santa Elena Centro, Frente Al Centro Comercial Plaza Monteverde, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As its name stands for, Poco a Poco is a hotel that has grown little by little, from five rooms in 2000; our restaurant and 6 more rooms in 02, 18 more rooms at the end of 2005, our heated pool and the last 3 rooms on 2006 and finally for march 2009, our new front desk building, with a new standard in architecture and construction materials: modern, versatile and clean.The hotel's analogy and emblem: The Turtle, relates to its mythological attributes of wisdom, spirituality and perseverance; values that are part of our business philosophy. ... more   less 
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