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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 6941-1000, Costa Rica
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Philadelphia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for there 4 nights, and enjoyed every minute of it. The room is a little snug with 2 full beds and a desk, but the covered outdoor porch makes you feel like you are in the rainforest, as it overlooks a beautiful garden, where we spotted lots of wildlife. The bathroom is nice, especially since the bathroom and... More

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Seaham, Co. Durham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Monteverde at this hotel for two nights, although I wish we could have stayed longer. The rooms and grounds are really nice and make you feel that you are in the forest. The hotel is about five minutes walk down the hill into Santa Elena and so is central to most things you'll need. A taxi up... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear wavydavy36, Thank you for having stayed with us for two nights. It was great to read that you “wish you could have stayed longer”. It’s great that you appreciated how great the grounds make you feel. The landscaping was designed to bring the flora and fauna of the cloud forest to the doorstep of the hotel. I hope you... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights, which was 1 night more than Monteverde needs. The town is a tourist trap! Everything is over priced for what you get! This hotel was just barely overpriced. Not good for families with small kids!!! This is more of an adult hotel. A getaway. It's located near town. The only critique I would offer the... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear njoyourlife, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about our lodge. The Monteverde Lodge & Gardens is situated in the Monteverde area 35 kms north of the Pan American Highway. It’s called Green Mountain and within it, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is its main attraction being what most people come to see. On top... More

Cincinnati
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, son, and I stayed at this hotel while visiting the Monteverde cloud forest area. My wife and I had stayed here 10 years ago and found that while it had expanded it is still as outstanding an experience as our first visit. The balcony rooms overlooking the garden have two queen sized beds and great wifi (no television)... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear CincinnatiVictor, Thank you for visiting our lodge a second time. There is no greater pleasure than to know that we stayed in our guests’ mind long enough for them to return and even better to know that we fulfilled your expectations once again. It was great that you, your son and your wife were able to enjoy the lodge... More

Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights. This hotel was wonderful. The location is great, within walking distance to town. Breakfast was included and the food was excellent. The staff was kind and very helpful. The gardens were a nice treat. They have walking trails throughout the property. The turndown service was a nice surprise. It included coffee liqueur, oatmeal cookies, and candlelight.... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear tlw3, Thank you for letting us know that you had a wonderful stay at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. The is close town and it is also a 15 minute drive from the Monteverde Reserve Cloud Forest and a short drive to many of the attractions in the area. I am sorry you did not get to see any monkeys... More

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked into this hotel via Costa Rica Expeditions and were so very thankful. The place is beautiful: both its interior and exterior. There are beautiful views of the forest and gardens from every window and there are lots of windows. The gardens and trails are lovely, complete with hummingbirds. While there we saw white-faced monkeys and coati. The... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear TripleAB, It’s great to see that you were able to appreciate the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens{ interior and exterior design so much. The gardens are a special place for us, so much that they had to be included in our name: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. We just couldn’t leave them out. The garden project began with the vision to... More

popking
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great visit. Staff was very helpful in booking adventures for us. We had requested a king, but ended up with 2 queens-not the end of the world. Breakfast was great and we ate there each day. We also had one lunch. Dinner, didn't seem to be worth the money but it could have been what I had.... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear popking, It’s wonderful to hear that you had a great visit and that our staff was helpful booking your adventures . I am sorry we were not able to fulfill your request for a king size bed. We get more requests for rooms with two queen size beds than for rooms with king size beds, but we are trying... More

Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptionally friendly staff from the moment we stepped through the door. We had two forest view balcony rooms for the family. They were good, but if you prefer a television to a view, then this is not the hotel for you. The communal areas are very comfortable and spacious with free coffee and cake too. The restaurant was best we... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear dave f, First of all I want to say that we got a real chuckle out of your “I must single out Oscar. It was a real disappointment that he was not there on our last night - as we were hoping he would beat his 35 "con much gusto"s of the previous night ! “ I’ve asked our... More

los angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights and noted that this hotel is one of the nicer places to stay in the area, located within walking distance of the village. The staff were really friendly and the room was clean. The food in their restaurant was ok. The breakfast was very good but you can only choose one breakfast item from their... More

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear gingernutla, Thank you for calling us “one of the nicer places to stay in the area”. It’s quite a compliment since Monteverde is one of the most visited places in Costa Rica. I enjoyed reading that you enjoyed the Jacuzzi as well as the fireplace we have at the bar. We have set out to make the lodge a... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the stay very much, the food was great and the accommodations very good. Staff spoke English very well and were wonderful, every member. Not a huge fan of the management company that runs booking, but that is the way of the world I suppose. Recommended highly nevertheless.

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Natalia J, Guest Satisfaction at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Justin F, We were delighted to see your reviews of Monteverde Lodge & Gardens and of our restaurant El Jardin. When our team sees that you rated the food as being “in a class of its own”, they will be thrilled. Thank you for pointing out how wonderful the staff was, comments like yours are key to motivating this... More

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Address: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 6941-1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monteverde Lodge & Gardens 3.5*
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Located at 4,600 ft. above sea level on the edge of the world's best-known mid-elevation cloud forest, Monteverde Lodge is the expression of Costa Rica Expeditions' desire to create the ultimate lodging experience for the discerning nature traveler. Monteverde Lodge offers two room types: Forest View Downstairs Rooms and Upstairs Balcony Rooms. Forest View Balcony Rooms have two double beds and double doors leading out to your own private balcony, where two wicker chairs and a coffee table encourage you to sit and watch for life in the cloud forest. Forest View Downstairs Rooms also offer two double beds. These rooms have corner bay windows with the same seating arrangement as the upstairs balconies. This alcove is designed to put you in the forest while still within your room. Both upstairs and downstairs rooms have glass enclosed showers, solar heated hot water, in-room safe, hot water, coffee maker, alarm clock, ceiling fan, reading lamps, hair dryer and laundry bag. All rooms have free wireless internet. The main entry of Monteverde Lodge includes a glass cathedral entry, high wooden ceilings, an open fireplace, restaurant, bar, and 15-person hot tub. There are comfortable sofas in the bar, reading room and on the garden terrace. There is a computer room with three computers for guest use and wireless connection throughout the public areas of the hotel. The landscaping is designed to bring the flora and fauna of the cloud forest to the doorstep of the hotel. Plan on spending a morning or afternoon to wander in the 15 year old garden that includes Imperial Bromeliads, Costa Rica’s national flower the Guarianthe skinneri orchid and hedges of Blue porter weed and Lantana where butterflies feed. Location: after passing World of Insects on the left, take the right fork in the road, 500 meters to the entrance of the lodge. ... more   less 
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