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Monteverde Country Lodge

3.0 of 5
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3 blocks south and 50 meters east from the Rafael Arguedas elementary school | Cerro Plano, Santa Elena 506, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room 69. The bed was a king size. The room itself was spacious and was located on the very end of the walkway/side of building. The bathroom was large as the dresser/closet clothes keeping device/furniture was located in here. Yes, bugs can sneak in through the door and bathroom window. We sprayed some bug spray along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our bags robbed and passports stolen whilst arriving at private accommodation. We no longer felt safe so we booked into the Country Lodge. They could not have been kinder, or more helpful. They helped us make arrangements for getting to the Embassy and were so kind when we really needed help. Cannot thank them enough!!

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tommy, I truly wish our paths had crossed due to better circumstances, we were shocked to find out what happened and still are trying to create better awareness amongst our community and the decision making parties. I wish all could have been avoided, on behalf of the honest, hardworking people from Monteverde, we send you our warmth apology for... More 

greenwicn
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92 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in July, the staff are all very friendly, the restaurant staff even give out free iced coffees.The room is clean with a tv and balcony. The breakfast is basic but enough to fill you up, lunch is reasonably priced try the homemade tomato soup. We walked into town which took around 20 minutes its... More 

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Joanne, thank you very much for your very nice and detailed review. We are very proud of such great comments about our service and we know our team is the best. They always go further in order to please and accommodate our guests, Thank you. Our rooms are basic but nice, and our restaurant offers a nice selection... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Firstly there were big gaps between the doors/ window frames and walls so bugs would come in, as well as noise from outside. Breakfast was disgusting with very little choice. Can find better in the area. Would not return or recommend this hotel.

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Milena, I’m very sorry we were not up to your standards and expectations. I won’t deny we have our flaws and lots of improvement to make, yet, we offer good accommodations and fair prices for our services. It’s all a matter of first impressions and somehow I guess we failed to create a good one for you. Let... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This hotel is really pretty. The grounds and gardens are lovely. The balcony off of the rooms is really nice too. It's a great place to stay if you have multiple people. For two of us, we ended up having a double bed and two singles. You could walk into town, but honestly, and I'm a fit person, the walk... More 

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Katty. Thank you for such an useful review, I´m very glad you recommend us to others. We pay lots of attention to our grounds, gardens, patios, places to seat and relax, as well as to our service, ( one of our highlights ) and the food at our restaurant. I´m very sorry about WIFI; we are working on... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This hotel was ok. It is a little run down and I took cold showers for 2 days. The beds are extremely hard and since I sleep on my sides' my hips hurt in the morning. The grounds are pretty and I did like all the quaint sitting areas and courtyards. They was a weird smell in our room and... More 

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Shannon, greetings. Thank you very much for your review, we always learn and improve from our guests feedbacks. We always helps guests with their luggage, regardless of where the room is located. We only have one and second floors, so it is not accurate we have 4 flights of stairs. Nevertheless, we have being a G1T provider for... More 

Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

At MVCL the rooms are nice, but the gardens are exquisite! Ok, the room could use a fan. The tiny window that opens is better than nothing. I can do without AC, but it is super clean and has a wonderful shower. WiFi in the rooms is useless, but works fine from the restaurant and the lobby. (But really, if... More 

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Gerencia Genera... H, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr Bee, Thank you very much for such a nice review and for commenting and explaining what others have said about our facilities. There are not Air Conditioned rooms in Monteverde, period, ( at least not yet ) We have tried to make the Country Lodge a welcoming place, focused on the most important features: the style of the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

You get four walls and a bed, plus a decent breakfast. Beyond that, don't expect much. There is no air conditioning in the room, which is fine, because the outside air is cool even in summer, but you can only crack a few small windows. The only way to get moving air is a dilapidated old sharper image floor fan.... More 

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Gerencia Genera... H, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr Alan, Thank you very much for your review. I´m sorry you did not enjoy our lodge as much as other guests do. Perhaps it is a matter of expectations. Please let me remind you: there are not Air Conditioned rooms in Monteverde. I know days might be sunny and warm, nevertheless, it does get cooler here at the... More 

middle england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This hotel is about a 15 min walk to the village and only a few minutes drive to the Cloud forest. Spacious rooms, large bathrooms, pleasant gardens. Staff were helpful and the restaurant was nicely furnished.

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Gerencia Genera... H, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings Mrs / Miss Tammie. Thank you very much for your review, Monteverde Country Lodge offers the best of both: location and relaxement. We are only 1km away from down town, yet, there are many places to go and things to do just around the corner.. Restaurants, ATM; supermarkets, and lots of natural attractions. You stayed in one of our... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Pros: nice lobby, comfortable room, beautiful park-like grounds with fountains, across from nice restaurant, walking distance to town or $3 taxi, helpful staff made phone calls for us and notified us when shuttles arrived, yummy typical Costa Rican breakfast Cons: rooms are very plain and simple but adequate, thin walls, can often hear neighbors and maids, could not get wifi... More 

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Gerencia Genera... H, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Kelly. Thank you very much for your very nice review, we have tried to create comfortable areas, colorful and nice garden sections where our guests can enjoy the closeness with nature. Lots of birds are common around the gardens, hummingbirds, flowers, etc.. Monteverde Country Lodge has a very warm feeling of the typical Monteverde ambience. We are very... More 

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