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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Monteverde Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 6941-1000, Costa Rica
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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let's face it, when you pay good money you want a front desk person who will be warm and friendly. When the cat is gone the mice will play. We felt that the staff was more concerned with chatting with each other than serving us. It felt like an absentee owner. The room was nice, but bugs come in easily.... More

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In general this lodge had great service. We needed help in booking our tours and they were very kind to help us. They also assisted us in accommodating our transportation. I loved the idea of the location being right inside the forest with many greens and birds to look at early in the morning and throughout the day.

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

Dear Valerie B How great that you mentioned our staff and the great service they provided for you. We have a great team and they love to hear from our guests so I will let them know what a great impression they made on you. Our staff at the lodge can help our guests to book the additional services or... More

Rome, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at This hotel just a few days ago and i would surely reccomend it. After an initial bad impression due to the entrance and the lobby, the rooms are very characteristic and confortable.. The one thing to say is the lacy of tv.. Which is good.. But sometimes you just want it. The breakfast is indeed one of... More

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

Dear lorenza m Thank you for saying that you would recommend our lodge. I am sorry you didn't give me more details about what shocked you when you initially arrived. Our main entry of Monteverde Lodge includes a glass cathedral entry, high wooden ceilings, an open fireplace, restaurant and bar. There are comfortable sofas in the bar and a reading... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good base hotel, clean and modern with a nice fire in the bar area in the evenings. There is free wifi and an internet & reading room. We arrived early and they took our bags while they arranged a room to be made available. We booked all of our tours through the hotel which made everything easy.... More

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

Dear Carley99_uk Thank you for calling our lodge a good base hotel. Its location works out great if you want to venture to see what’s available in the nearby town of Santa Elena .Still we are a good 10 minute drive away from the Monteverde Reserve which is a very popular attraction. The check in at the hotel is at... More

Saint Augustine, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hot tub and bar were such a lovely treat after a long day of hiking, met interesting people and greatly enjoyed the bird watching on the lovely grounds. We did find a scorpion in the room, but it is Costa Rica! Don't miss the Children's Rainforest - the Bell Birds there are stunning.

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

Dear mainegreenmama, Yikes! We’re really sorry that you had to deal with a scorpion in your room! I hope that you had seen the warning in our “Dear Guest” booklet in your room, before you had your encounter. No matter how careful we are scorpions occasionally manage to get into the rooms. The chances of getting stung or even seeing... More

San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband I stayed here on our honeymoon and loved the experience. Our room was beautiful, we loved the big windows overlooking the cloud forest. The hotel is set in the forest with beautiful trails and overlooks. The hotel has a very relaxing and quiet feel. The staff here are so lovely - they were helpful and extremely nice. The... More

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

Dear katherine f, I’m delighted to hear that you spent part of your honeymoon at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens and that you had such a wonderful time exploring the gardens and taking in the view from your room. We were especially excited to see that you felt that the food at our El Jardin Restaurant was some of the best... More

Guthrie, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this place!! It was an experience like no other and if I ever get the chance to go back, I definitely will. We took the zip line which was better than any here in the states. The hummingbird exhibit was very cool. The way the clouds just moved through was nothing you ever seen. We stayed in Playa... More

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

Dear lmcrazygood, I am glad that you enjoyed the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens and you had a chance to do some of the many activities that you could do while you are at Monteverde. The hummingbird exhibit is also one of my favorite stops since the hummingbird put on such a great show with the feeders that constantly attract so... More

Philadelphia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear TravelinGrasshoppers, I really enjoyed your description of how much you enjoyed sitting on your balcony taking in the view of the forest and spotting wildlife. Our restaurant and reception staff will be very happy to hear that you mentioned them on Trip Advisor, they get pretty excited when this happens! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the town... More

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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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

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Address: Monteverde Reserve, 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 and bar. 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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