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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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Hotel Fonda Vela
Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me begin with the good, and there is a lot of good. The hotel itself is beautiful, and we arrived to a surprise room upgrade. We had a spacious balcony with sunset views, and a very comfortable king size bed. Scattered around stunning grounds are small groups of rooms, so you really feel like you are in cozy mountain... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is lovely. Incredibly personal and well thought out. Feels very intimate. The rooms are excellent, very spacious, elegant and exceptionally clean. Food is amazing and a great wine list! Really friendly, helpful staff. Fantastic location. I would definitely recommend this Hotel!!!

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica is full of surprises. We knew that some of the road from Arenal to Monteverde wasn't paved; we did not know that seventeen kilometers of the road wasn't simply dirt, but dirt covered with large and sliding stones. After our rental car bounced us around for a couple of hours, we ended up completely by chance at the... More

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the buildings could stand a little updating, our room was very comfortable, clean and spacious. Being able to see some of the beautiful birds of Costa RIca right outside our window was a plus. There were areas to relax on the lawn outside our room or at the pool which is covered to protect your from the sun. The... More

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Central Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in a separate buiding (JR Suite) in room 17, 2nd floor. Saw a toucanet in the tree next to our room and watched the humming birds from our balcony to the purple flowers below. Saw a green snake on their private hike trail. Very nice room with 1 king and 1 queen bed. Has fridge in... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had this hotel recommended by Anywhere Costa Rica. The grounds of this hotel are beautiful and it was so peaceful out here. The hotel staff were exceedingly nice. We also dined at the restaurant for lunch and breakfast and had very, very good food. The room was small but clean. The only thing that was challenging was that the... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was a little way out of the town but this was more than made up by the scenery and wildlife. We were able to watch an abundance of bird life on the bird table while eating breakfast and a little agouti used to run past the room in the evening. The rooms were clean with a well stocked... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is absolutely beautiful! We visited with our 3 children - aged 7,9 and 11. We had a superior room, with a queen bed and a king bed. The grounds are spectacular. The girls loved the pool - although it is very cold! I loved the hot tubs :) The kids also loved the pool table and ping pong... More

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Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were scheduled to stay at the Hotel Fonda Vela this upcoming week and have had to cancel our trip very last minute secondary to a medical situation in our family. I e-mailed and received a response immediately and able to cancel without penalty. We were so relieved during this stressful time that the Hotel Fonda Vela was compassionate about... More

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Sheffield
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights during a tour of Costa Rica and were given a large suite with two queen size beds, seating area and views over the grounds. Although we were away from the hotel for most or our stay, whenever possible, we took advantage of the trails through the gardens to do a spot of birdwatching and... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Fonda Vela

Also Known As:
Fonda Vela Hotel
Fonda Vela Monteverde
Hotel Fonda Vela Costa Rica/Monteverde
Address: 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fonda Vela 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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