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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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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Monteverde
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first glance it looks pretty clean and doable, the staff is pretty nice. But with all older buildings there are hidden things that pop up. For example there is no ventilation in the shower room. You can not even crack a window. This has caused mold. My boyfriend couldn't even be in the room, so if you are sensitive... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there as part of an organized tour and enjoyed my stay. The main building is a bit out of the way and higher up so you can either get a little exercise and walk down to reception/breakfast area or just order a free shuttle. Very large rooms and because of the location the air felt unbelievably fresh! Breakfast... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 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 August 1, 2014

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
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
59 helpful votes 59 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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel 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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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
Heliconia Hotel Costa Rica/Monteverde

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