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Hotel Fonda Vela

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1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful spot, gorgeous views and unique art throughout the hotel. The rooms are luxurious and large and very clean. The food was excellent. The dining room/banquet hall afforded a gorgeous view of the mountains and valley, and the grounds of the hotel (an old farm) were beautifully maintained. It also has a terrific pool and games area.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling alone with my best friend, as two girls we want to feel safe. At hotel Fonda Vela we felt safe for sure. they place is very nice and the staff speaks great english to help you plan activities, get you transportation ect. we wish we stayed longer! Restaurant was tasty too!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay at the Hotel Fonda Vela! The hotel itself was beautiful with lots of land and great views. Nice and quiet, but close enough to town. Our room was also great, really clean and nicely decorated. The staff was super friendly and helpful- Bryan at reception gave us great recommendations. Will definitely come back!

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Thank Ani E
Bowmanville, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay. Our room was a lovely clean junior suite, with a king and queen and a sitting area with a large window looking over the grounds. Meals at the restaurant were very good, but a bit expensive. The hotel is a 4 km walk from town, but there is a path along the road, and a... More 

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Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We just returned from our trip to Costa Rica and Hotel Fonda Vela was our favorite hotel overall. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. Our room was so spacious and the huge window provided an excellent view of the grounds. Samuel, the naturalist, gave us a wonderful night tour of the nearby area where we saw... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We made a reservation, arrived on site, to find hotel was closed/out of business. Signs were removed from hotel. Locals said hotel closed around mid September. No word from hotel in advance of our arrival. Luckily we found great lodging just up the road to the Monteverde reserve.

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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I accidentally paid twice for my room in July, once when I reserved through Expedia and again when I checked out. I contacted the hotel immediately and they saw the mistake and said they would refund the overpayment. It's been two months and after repeated requests, I've received nothing. I talked to someone on the phone last week and they... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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60 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We booked this hotel for 2 nights: 28 - 29 September. After reading that the hotel is not working anymore we called the hotel from our hotel in Arenal (GREAT - Silencio del campo) and there was no answer from any phone number of them. So we cancelled the reservation through hotel.com at the last minute! We booked instead hotel... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

My husband and I came here for a few nights as part of our honeymoon and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were upgraded as courtesy to a junior suite. We found this hotel clean and comfortable and we enjoyed walking in the grounds and seeing the wildlife. The staff were friendly and helpful and helped us book activities. We... More 

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Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I reserve this hotel for 2 nights, and deposited the money in advance in their bank account, but when we arrived last night we found the hotel is close, the workers did not get the salaries for several weeks and were fire, no electricity, etc. Do not go there. I had to pay another $500 to stay on another hotel.... More 

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