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Hotel Fonda Vela

3.5 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 1 week ago
Sophs8 Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed at Fonda Vela for 2 nights but we loved it. The staff are so friendly and helpful, we even got upgraded to a junior suite on arrival. Our room was huge with 2 very comfortable king size beds, it was very clean and in good condition. The view from our room was gorgeous! The staff can book... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the rainy season of Costa Rica which is not really their busy time for tourism. Being two of probably ten guests they had you would think the service would have been awesome, well quite the opposite. The pool bar was closed down with no chance of getting service, our meals took so long to get, and the... More

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Managerfondavela, Owner at Hotel Fonda Vela, responded to this review

Dear Kelly S, We truly apologize and want to let you know that we have gotten together with all our staff since we are entering slow season there are a lot of changes that have to be made. We hope that you understand that since they're is very little tourism coming in at this time of year the atmosphere is... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and stayed in some lovely places on our 3 week tour. This was our favourite of all of them. It was just so different from all the other places – a beautiful, large room with wood panelling floor and walls, 2 sofas in a big window seat, huge TV hidden in a... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (family of 4) stayed here for 4 nights recently, and really loved the hotel and the Monteverde area. We were given 2 large junior suites, each had a king-size and a queen-size bed, really comfy. Beautiful views from very large windows in the sitting area over the lovely gardens. The kids used the pool a lot while we relaxed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights here in beautiful surroundings. The room was very well appointed with great views. The hotel is in the middle of some great cloud forest treks so it's ideal for nature lovers. Plenty of birds to be seen as well. The hotel restaurant was also quite good. I'd love to go back someday.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in "junior suites". Each could have slept two couples... This is the most remote of the lodging in the area - right within the rain forest and about 5+ minutes from town - most of the journey on unpaved roads. A very rustic feel. Service was very good and breakfasts included were "OK" - not quite... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a vintage, wooden lodge style room, which was very spacious. The grounds were charming and we grew to feel very much at home here. The resorts location is ideal if you are a keen adventurer. The Montrverde and Selvetura cloud forest resorts were a stones-throw away and a leisurely stroll into town revealed some hidden gems (restaurants/ arts... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights, with three children aged 10, 7 and 5. The hotel is a bit of a hippy retreat in the cloud forest, with sculptures in the beautifully kept gardens and a really tranquil feel. The junior suite turned out to be one large room with two doubles and a single and a separate bathroom, but it was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had family group of 4 rooms for three days, two nights in mid-August. We liked the "feel" of the rooms. Most were large and each a little different. On clear day amazing view in which you can see part of Pacific ocean in far distance. The kids enjoyed the pool. We had lunch at the restaurant one day and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed as part of tour, and this was an upgrade hotel, we found it a little disappointing, the room was ok it was clean and quite large, but it looks a little tired, we were on a ground floor and because of the wooden floors we could hear people upstairs moving around, to be fair they did not wake... More

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Managerfondavela, Owner at Hotel Fonda Vela, responded to this review

Dear Beverley, Thank you for taking the time to evaluate our hotel we really appreciate the opinions of our clients and we apologize if we didn't satisfy your expectations. All the rooms are decorated with wooden floors and very good insulation to avoid listening to other clients. The hotel Fonda Vela has been know for its unique location hidden in... 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:3.5 star — Hotel Fonda Vela 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Fonda Vela Monteverde
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