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Hotel Fonda Vela

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 18 hotels in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Fremont, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely for someone who wants to be away from it all. Awesome views out over the jungle to the Nicoya Bay (when the clouds aren't in). Extremely quiet and surrounded by jungle. Our group was in rooms 12 (standard room), 8 (junior suite), 4 (standard room) and 3(junior suite). We stayed here for 3 nights. The high points were: -... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel sits in its own extensive grounds on a hillside with a good view of the surrounding area. We were able to sit and watch the bird life from a bench in the hotel gardens. The gardens include a dry river walk, where we found plenty of birds including a toucan. Other toucans could be seen in the distance... More

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rotherham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for two nights of our Costa Rican holiday, we had room no. 12 the room was wood panelled with two double beds. Our room looked out onto beautiful gardens and the gulf of Nicosia, we sat for ages outside our room watching the birds flying between the trees, saw Toucans a couple of times. There is a... More

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Seal Beach, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fonda Vela is located in a very remote area near the entrance of the Monteverde National Park. The grounds are nice and wooded. The rooms are very spacious and done up with very nice hardwoods on the floor & ceilings. No Wifi in the rooms, but it is available in the restaurant. If you have the free breakfast as... More

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Sacramento, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family owned and operated for over 30 years, this hotel is located on what was originally the family dairy farm. The hotel and restaurants are constructed from some of Costa Rica's most beautiful and precious hardwoods. The wood adds comfort and warmth to the rooms in the tranquil setting amongst the trees and fauna of the incredibly serene rainforest. The... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is like a resort on top of a mountain. The location is outstanding. I stood outside one night and the clouds were crossing through the hotel, and while you could see clearly to the towns below the mountain, the clouds above would wisp away in small pieces, cut from the main storm by the wind off of the... More

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Los Osos, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful hotel in a peaceful setting. Waking up to the chattering birds was a delight. Gorgeous views from our balcony on the 2nd floor. The food was incredible and the service was exceptional. Our room, a junior suite, was large and very comfortable. Can't wait to come back.

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Salem, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is the best hotel we have ever been in. Essentially you are living in a large natural park, only 1 km from the Cloud Forest reserve. We saw from our window all bunch of birds and monkeys jumping on the trees, without even stepping out. Our room had a large - from wall to wall and from floor to... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Hotel Fonda Vela is a very nice place to stay. The help there is very friendly and the rooms are quite large. The bed was average in comfort and the shower rooms where a little compressed and the water temperature did vary somewhat. Neither of these issues were big problems but they did make the stay not perfect. There... More

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Ballston Spa, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Spent two nights at Fonda Vela - very, very comfortable - big spacious, beautiful rooms with incredible storage - if you were staying for several nights, no problem unpacking everything! Very lovely grounds to walk - great pool / rec area (with pool and ping-pong tables). Beautiful dining room - food very good (we only ate breakfast and lunch there).... More

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Address: 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fonda Vela 3*
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Fonda Vela Hotel
Fonda Vela Monteverde
Hotel Fonda Vela Costa Rica/Monteverde

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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in beautifulMonteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals,Three-wattled Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids anda gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is refreshing,often referred to as "The Eternal Spring". The views ofthe Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1400-meterelevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an idealdestination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders ofthe tropics. A visit of at least two nights inMonteverde is recommended. ... more   less 
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