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Hotel Fonda Vela

3.5 of 5 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a week in Costa Rica through Natural Habitat. We spent two nights at Fonda Vela, and were blown away with the comfort and beauty of the accommodations as well as the restaurant and meals. The staff was wonderful, and the grounds were beautiful. I highly recommend this hotel, and would stay there again in a heartbeat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a few days here on our tour of Costa Rica. Fabulous. Really close to the cloud forest. A taxi would be advised if heading to the town. The room was great with outstanding views. Go see the humming bird gallery.

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camillus ny
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family just returned from a ten day vacation in Costa Rica. We started in Monte Verde and greatly appreciate the recommendation from our travel agent at Prefferred Adventures. The staff, rooms, restaurant and amenities at Fonda Vella were just what we wanted. MV is cooler and rainy and we appreciated the fireplace in dining room ,and hot tub and... More 

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Arlington, VA.
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, as our visit was during the winter months, it pretty much rained both days that we were at Fonda Vela, so we were not able to take advantage of what one can only assume would be beautiful views withing this environmentally sensitive hotel. Having said that, when we entered our rooms, (a short walk from reception), the years melted... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Fonda Vela is located only a few kilometers from the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The accommodations are very nice. The breakfast was delicious. The dinner was expensive and very good. The hotel helped us make arrangements for a night hike and a zip lining. They also recommended Sabor Tico which was one of the best restaurants we visited in Costa... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two night. The hotel is in beautiful grounds but needs a lot of tlc. Dinner is excellent in lovely decorated dining room. Breakfast is modest and breakfastroom is cold. Not comfertable. swimming pool area nice.

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Asten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are making a five weeks roundtrip through Costa Rica and after 3 weeks we arrived on januari 3th at this hotel st Monteverde. We were pleasantly suprised at our arrival. Very beautiful hotel/lodges,nice big and clean rooms,beautiful garden,big swimmingpool with magnificent vieuw on the area around.Pura Vida. Very friendly and helpfull frontdesk people/personal We dont understand the bad revieuws... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only word to describe the setting is magical. At about 1500 meters (4700 feet) elevation the climate is simply perfect. The days generally sunny, the evenings misty and the nights filled with stars. The sunsets are spectacular, whether viewed from the room or the restaurant, you can see all the way to the ocean. The landscaping of the grounds... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights (16th and 17th November) on our tour. After booking the skytrek adventure with the bridges and ziplining we found that we had been upgraded to this hotel. I am so glad that we did, this hotel is amazing. When we arrived we were given room 17, the top room overlooking the pool next to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a room that would be comfortable for three people, and the Junior Suite exceeded our expectations. The room was beautiful, the grounds attractive and the breakfast wonderful. Being close to Monteverde and Curi-Cancha Reserves was a plus.

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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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Also Known As:
Fonda Vela Hotel
Fonda Vela Monteverde
Hotel Fonda Vela Costa Rica/Monteverde

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