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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
Monteverde Country Lodge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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Crestview, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It is a nice hotel and the staff is friendly however there are many small and large things that hold me back from rating it higher. First, as many people have said the sound insulation is nonexistent. When you can clearly hear a conversation in the next room and join in, there is a huge problem. Every foot step, every... More 

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

Dear Capt. Thank you very much for your very detailed review, we really believe we have a very good product and standard, especially for a basic 3 stars facility with a RUSTIC, MOUNTAIN LODGE AMBIENCE. If you need more coffee, sugar, tea, water, an electric heater, extra pillows, towels,, etc,, you can easily request it at front desk. We are... More 

Webster, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice place to stay. Clean with big bathrooms. Staff is very friendly and helpfull. The town is a about a 20 minute walk, very steep hills. The town is very small but full of energy and exciting locals. My only suggestion would to have a shelf in the bathroom.

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

Dear Rita, Thank you for your review, you stayed in one of our bigger facilities, our Superior rooms, they offer a little more room, coffee makers and hair dryers. Thanks about our staff, we are very proud we are constantly getting compliments about their service, manners and dedication. It is true down town Santa Elena is 1 km away, very... More 

Glossop, United Kingdom
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265 reviews 265 reviews
63 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Nice hotel in good rural location maybe 20/30 mins walk from Santa Elena or a dollar by taxi. Good central base for Monteverdes attractions. No problems with anything though the WiFi might not go much beyond reception area. Good healthy breakfast with attentive staff.

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

Dear Mr Kuepper. Thank you very much for your kind review. Monteverde Country Lodge is strategically located: only 1 km fron down town, yet, far enough that you find yourself surrounded by open areas, trees in a more natural, rural, country side. Perhaps not quite a 20 min walk, and also, a US$ 3,00 taxi ride to down town. Good... More 

Sanford, Maine
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Lodge was a nice, rustic place in the middle of the cloud forest. As many of the other reviews say, it was pretty basic. No AC (not that you need it here) and no fridge, but the bed was relatively comfy and the room was clean. I found the property to be very beautiful. It seemed relatively well maintained and... More 

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

Dear Mrs. Katleen, Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate you took the time to write it. We wish to maintain a cozy, warm feeling, the best service possible and clean, comfortable accommodations, we are slowly working to bring extra amenities, ( coffee makers, hair dryers.. for now, changed a lot of mattresses last year and launched... More 

Waukegan, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The place was nice. It's basic. No fridge. No AC, that kind of thing. The staff were very nice and amazingly helpful. The winds were strong and you could hear them rattling the building. Breakfast was very basic, something you might get at a value hotel in the States. Not sure how to compare this to other locations in Monteverde... More 

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

Hello Mr Rog. Thank you very much for your review. We are the best 3 stars hotel in Monteverde, basic amenities, two kinds of rooms: Classic and Superior, tv, cable, phone, safe, hot water, wifi and Coffee makers and Hair dryers at the superior rooms. Our guests may also enjoy the chance to use the indoor heated pool at Hotel... More 

Manama, Bahrain
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It is a basic hotel in everything, room size, toilet and breakfast are all basics. The location is not the best as you have to use a taxi or walk for 20 min to reach the downtown. The employees are very friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Alammadi, we are a great hotel!!! in style, atmosphere, ambience, we preserve the warmth and style from years ago, in a more authentic Monteteverde. and thank you for your compliment about our staff, they are the best!! Our rooms are good enough for a good night’s sleep and to relax after you experience the Cloud Forest, the hotel offer... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Stayed at the Monteverde Country Lodge for one night. The room was average but clean, the bed wasnt so comfortable and it has very thin walls so its hard to fall asleep. The front desk staff were very attentive, Jeffrey the waiter was also very nice and friendly, the waitresses not so kind. Overall its not a bad option, ok... More 

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

Hellos Mrs Danas. Thank you for your review, we´d love to be an “above the average” hotel, and we think we are in the right track. Yet, we have to arrange and manage some details, such as thin walls on our Classic Rooms, among others. Our restaurant has had a good change and we have a new menu, new team... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stayed at the Monteverde Country Lodge hotel for 2 nights in December 2014. The hotel looks impressive from the outside - the reception area/gardens are lovely. However our room was very dark and the smell (which we could only work out was coming from the plants outside) was not very welcoming. The hotel is quite a way away from... More 

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

Greetings Mr/ Mrs Joof. Thank you very much for your review. Monteverde Country Lodge is only one km away from down town Santa Elena, it is indeed very hilly, however, Guests don’t really have the need to walk all the way to down town in order to access other attractions like: coffee shops, small restaurants, pizza places, ice cream parlors,... More 

Tustin, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 days while on vacation in Monteverde. The hotel was in a great location and close to some very good restaurants. The town in only 5 minutes away as well. The rooms were very clean and the staff very inviting. They have a lot of services to offer and their breakfast buffet was... More 

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

Dear Mrs Lindsey. Thank you for your comments, we really like our location, it offer the best of both: the services and the natural settings in Monteverde. Close to the forest, yet, only 1 km away from Santa Elena. We have other restaurants and attractions only one block away from us. We have tried to improve the quality of breakfast... More 

Taboada, Galicia, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had been looking forward the most to this hotel given their eco credentials but was a little disappointed. The rooms were fine and the bed huge and comfortable but the insulation was zero so we heard our upstairs neighbour clomping about all night. The breakfast again was adequate but nothing exciting for saying they push the food at the... More 

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

Dear Mrs Lisa. I hope the eco-friendly practices were up to what you expected, we are proud to be one of the most committed hotels in Monteverde. Thank you for mentioning this and for being a part of the solution. We have troubles with isolation and sadly, we are aware of that, nevertheless, we have had very limited resources to... More 

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