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Heliconia Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cerro Plano | Frente a la Escuela Rafael Arguedas, 10921-1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our cabin was fine, clean and spacious, but at the top of a hill, so it really was a long climb when we didn't go by car. The staff were nice enough, but not exactly keen. Restaurant food and coffee rather awful. Dullest breakfast ever in Costa Rica - only two kinds of fruit in a country with such abundance?

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Newton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only stayed one night due to schedule. In serious need of updating but pretty much what you get in the Monte Verde area. Breakfast was a bit of a mess - so many Germans lined up for the buffet, when it opened it almost resulted in a stampede. Not the hotel's fault, but maybe start earlier (?). I wish I... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in the middle of our trip to Costa Rica. We tried to like it, but we were underwhelmed compared to the other four star accommodations booked for us by our agent. After reading other reviews, I am now pretty sure most our disappointment is with the agent on this one. The lobby and restaurant... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our group stayed here for two nights. I was a teacher traveling with a group of 24 teenagers for a school trip. It's a difficult location because the hotel is built up into the side of a hill. Trekking our suitcases up and down the hills were not easy. Even walking from the reception up to the rooms was enough... More

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Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Poor customer service! We initially booked for 2 persons, 2 queen beds with hotel.com and was confirmed, 2 other friends decided to join us last minute. upon check in we were surprised that they gave us 1 queen and 1 single bed (which was different from the confirmed booking of 2 queens) and they wanted to charge us 50 extra... More

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orlando
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stayed here for two nights with my 13 year old grandson. It doesn't look or feel like anything Costa Rican. We were at the top of a steep hill, giving us a nice view, but very inconvenient. The restaurant and wi-fi access were at the bottom of a large hill, and it wasn't a hike you'd want to take... More

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Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After staying in European hotels, this one is spacious. Beds are large and comfortable as is bathroom. However, bathroom floor becomes quite slippery because shower is open, no shower curtain or enclosure. Didn't need AC, so didn't miss it. Ask for hair dryer at front desk. Shuttle provided if you don't want to hike the hill. I would stay here... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I came here last minute for a enduro motor ross ride and were booked in this hotel by the organizers. Has great curb appeal, but would probably not stay again. Little overpriced. I've lived in Costa Rica for 10 years, so I may always be looking for the best deal as things are grossly overpriced here in... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The room we stayed in had an amazing view of the mountains and rainforest. There was plenty of wildlife all around the hotel and the location is very convenient and close to everything in Monteverde. The room we stayed in was very large and nice as well.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was an interesting hotel in Santa Elena. We were booked at this hotel through G Adventures. The chalet style was unique. The inside of the hotel and the rooms had a funny odor from the type of wood they used to build the hotel. I wasn't a fan of the odor but I forced myself to get used to... More

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Address: Cerro Plano | Frente a la Escuela Rafael Arguedas, 10921-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Heliconia Hotel 3*
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Heliconia Hotel Monteverde
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Hotel Heliconia is located on a stunning 6 acre property and is surrounded by lush, beautiful and tropical rain forest, where you can see and find hundreds of exotic birds and animals. The lodge offers a one of a kind panoramic view of Monteverde and the surrounding area. Hotel Heliconia has been decorated with a fine wood finish, all contributing to the home like ambiance. Here you will find a finely decorated restaurant and bar featuring an international menu, amazing walking trails and numerous jacuzzis found around the property that can fit 2 to 5 people- great for a romantic night for two, or a few drinks with friends. All rooms come with all the amenities like flat screen tv with cable, beautiful spacious bathrooms, fresh towels, coffee maker and balconies with sitting area. All contributing to make your stay at Hotel Holiconia a very comfortable and memorable one. Whether you are looking to relax or be active, Hotel Heliconia has something for everyone. ... more   less 
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