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Monteverde Country Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   3 blocks south and 50 meters east from the Rafael Arguedas elementary school | Cerro Plano, Santa Elena, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has a very peaceful and soothing atmosphere. Its walking distance from town and close to the rainforest reserves. Even though there is no pool they do allow you to use the pool at their sister facility down the road.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed with family of 4 for two nights during our Costa Rica trip. Clean hotel, friendly staff, however rooms very noisy and breakfast rather limited choice. Fine to stay for few days, but not if you look for a little more luxury. Also quite a bit away from village.

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

Greetings Marcel. Thank you for your review and for choosing Monteverde Country Lodge during your visit to Monteverde. Most trips to the Cloud Forest are usually for 2 perhaps 3 nights, we are aware of the fact that guests choose to stay for short periods of time, and we have tried to put together accommodations that would be suitable for... More

3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My school group and I were lucky enough to stay at the Monteverde Country Lodge this July. It was hard to leave this little paradise, and I hope to be back. ROOMS My room was clean, fresh, and comfortable. Everything was tidy and the complimentary safes were very handy. The balconies and porches are the best place to enjoy the... More

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

Dear Erin, thank you very much for finding the time to post such a nice, detailed review! We really appreciate you telling other about your experience here with us. Your comments about rooms and grounds express exactly what we wish to communicate: clean, neat, comfortable and warm. Cozy, welcoming. That’s the most important. We do realize we could bring extra... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There is so much to like about this hotel. The reception is so friendly and helpful. Very nice restaurant. Breakfast is included in the price. Nice, large rooms. Close enough to town but not that far away. Beautiful nature surroundings. I did not have problems with noise from other rooms, but the people in the room next to me said... More

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

Dear Mr 000. Thank you for your review and your support, I do love how we get compliments about our staff and front desk clerks, they are doing a great job, even when sometimes we get an avalanche of guests all at the same time, not to mention the phones that won’t stop ringing all at once!!! We are working... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is an absolute gem of a hotel. The grounds are on the end of a secluded road within walking distance to the little town yet far enough away to feel absolutely secluded. The rooms are large and beautifully appointed. Nice bathroom, showers with plenty of hot water and rice wood inlaid ceilings. Very comfortable beds. The restaurant has delicious,... More

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

Dear Groupleader, thank you very much for your comments, your made us very proud of the results of our hard work and attention to every opportunity to become better. There’s still lots to do, yet, we are enthusiast about the energy of our staff and the positive impressions of the works we undergo in order to create a more appealing,... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When I first arrived at the Monteverde Country Lodge, I was impressed. The setting is nice and somewhat isolated, at the end of a road, the courtyard area has a nice fountain. It's rustic and basic, but clean and peaceful. My only complaint, and it is a rather large one that would cause me to consider other properties, is that... More

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

Greetings Mrs 133, I´m very glad to found Monteverde to be a good choice during your trip to Costa Rica, the warmth of our neighbors and the friendliness of our people is also what makes Costa Rica an special travelling destination. We are working together with other colleagues and entities of the area so we can provide our guests with... More

Arvada, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I can't compliment the staff enough - everyone was incredibly helpful. The front desk people were great getting us taxi's, answering questions, and making phone calls for us. It was the best hotel service I've gotten in a very long time. Our room was clean, tidy, and comfortable. The reason for my average rating came about midnight when I was... More

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

Hello Steven, We can not thank you enough for your comments about our service, dedication and our staff members. This is our goal everyday: to give as much as possible and achieve great service. You are right about the way noise travels,,, perhaps the surroundings are soooo quiet that every sound feels much louder... Perhaps,, I know we have worked... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It's always disappointing to walk into a room and wrinkle you nose against the smell. It wasn't obviously dirty and we couldn't locate the source. Perhaps sewage problems? Fortunately the room could be aired by opening doors to the balcony. Reasonably comfortable but fairly basic. The restaurant was OK although the menu was limited. One morning was a buffet breakfast... More

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

Greetings Mr Jhon. Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about this situation, we were not aware of a swage smell or similar, perhaps it was a problem with moisture in the room, or something similar. Thank you for mentioning that the room was indeed clean, yet, I apologize for the bad experience. Thank you... More

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14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

we stayed here on a B&B basis for 2 nights the room was basic, clean with coffee making facilities, no fridge, the bed was comfortable, we stayed here so that we could do the Sky Tram & Sky Walk & we did a tour of EL Trapiche farm. The negative points was that the hotel was set in lovely gardens... More

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

Greetings Mrs Tracey. Thank you for your comments, I’m very glad you enjoyed your time spent in Monteverde, the tours you took are among some of the best in the area. Our rooms are indeed basic, yet they offer a warm ambience and Mountain style comfort. We have incorporated more and more pick nick tables, chairs and coffee tables, chairs... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Monteverde was our first stop of the 8 night trip to Costa Rica. Our group of 11 reserved 3 rooms. We hired a van to take us to the hotel from the airport and it took our driver at least a half an hour to find the hotel. For some reason the hotel is not on some of the Santa... More

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

Hello Mrs J, thank you for your review, I´m sorry the driver had a hard time finding our lodge, we do have a sing at the main intersection and are posted in most of the Maps of Santa Elena, guests of drivers usually give us a call and we can point them on the right direction. I´m sorry we had... More

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Address: 3 blocks south and 50 meters east from the Rafael Arguedas elementary school | Cerro Plano, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Monteverde Country Lodge 3*
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Monteverde Country LodgeMonteverde Country Lodge is Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco´s fully renovated sister property. It compresses the philosophy, experience and desire to create a new lodging option where tradition and personalized service are the most appealing features. Monteverde Country Lodge offers the comforts of modern establishments with the rusticity, warmth and tradition of the Monteverde from 1980´s. Starting Jan 1st, 2014; Monteverde Country Lodge will offer two different room categories, based upon amenities, area and construction materials. 36 wooden, warm and comfortable Classic or Standard rooms. Guarded by front corridors on both, lower and higher levels, with gardens and neat open areas. Room’s amenities are: Cable tv, telephone, safe, and private bathroom with hot water shower. Classic rooms offer: 1 or 2 double beds, 1 single and 1 double bed and 2 double beds and 1 single. Maximum occupancy: 5 people.24 Superior rooms. Newer and more modern, with more space; more comfortable bathrooms, corridors, balconies and great views of sunsets and surroundings. Cable tv, telephone, safe, wireless internet access, hair dryer and coffee maker available. Superior rooms offer: 1 king size bed, 2 queen size beds or 2 queen beds and 1 single. Maximum occupancy: 5 people.All hotel rooms are surrounded by patios, fountains and gardens which provide the ideal location for relaxation and enjoyment. Wireless internet access, laptops and a fully equipped meeting room are also available for guests and visitors. Children will enjoy a great time at the playground and open areas. Construction materials, techniques; and regular operation procedures are compatible with the environmentally friendly practices of our times, as well as accessibility, security and new standards of comfort, quality and service. Monteverde Country Lodge was granted by the Costa Rican Tourism Board with 3 levels on the Sustainable Tourism Certification. Ecological Blue Flag and Green Flag Accreditations have been awarded to Monteverde Country Lodge by two consecutive periods. Our well trained personnel cater for the satisfaction of our guests at all times. Clients interact with dedicated, informative, capable hotel representatives willing to assist and provide the best service possible. Whether at Front Desk; at the restaurant, where quality, homemade style and fresh ingredients are combined or at the bar, with a friendly, familiar atmosphere where our guests can enjoy our warm hospitality and amenities.Music: For over a year now, Monteverde Country Lodge has embraced music as a new, fulfilling way to reach to guests and provide them with special experiences. Live music at Front Desk, during meals at restaurant, recitals on the gardens, serenades and more is available for the guest’s enjoyment. Monteverde Country Lodge: a great lodging option in Monteverde!!! ... more   less 
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