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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

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| 400 mtrs east (uphill) from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road, 6941-1000, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Payson, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This grand lodge was part of our 12 day tour across Costa Rica, arranged flawlessly by Costa Rica Expeditions. We watched coati and other wildlife right from the balcony of our lovely, upper floor room. A butterfly pavillion is a delightful part of the lodge where we spent some time We had a tasty private dinner there one night. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights and it was outstanding, both as a hotel and as an opportunity to see wildlife and places we are never going to see again. The highlight was a long trek into the Cloud Forest which we did with our guide, Carlos, the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable environmentalist you could wish for. We saw the... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

This guest mentioned how much they enjoyed the trek with our Naturalist Guide Carlos Vasquez Carlos was born in the city of Quepos, on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. His love of the outdoors was transmitted to him by his parents. Some of his earliest childhood memories are of looking for crab and shrimp the forests of Mangrove... More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was wonderful. We arrived to be immediately shown a mother and baby sloth in a tree just beside the hotel building. We also saw coatis, frogs, toucanets, spider monkeys and so many very colourful birds. The rooms are smaller than usual here but more than adequate, very clean and the evening supply... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing you experience at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens! Karen will be thrilled to her how much you enjoyed the service during your private dinner in the Butterfly Garden! It sounds like the lodge was a perfect fit for you, please do come and see us again! Vacation Time is Precious! Natalie Ewing Director Marketing &... More 

Chiswick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our second stop after the remoteness of the Osa peninsula, the surfer-dude atmosphere of this small town was a bit of a surprise - but in the hippy-trail party atmosphere of the centre, this place is a delightful haven. Decent though slightly dated rooms with intimate balconies look out onto rich gardens and forest, with a quiet pool and short... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

It’s great to hear that your family enjoyed the lodge grounds, that your seven year old daughter especially liked the Butterfly Garden. You’re right to point out that Monteverde in general and the town of Santa Elena has the atmosphere of a town that has grown to satisfy the interests of travelers. Like most things, this has a positive and... More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked two nights in this hotel, hoping to see Monteverde and do some hiking. Upon initially walking onto the property, saw some animal I had never seen before called a Coati wandering the property. The pool was beautiful but a little chilly to swim for us. No Jacuzzi on site. The hotel staff was nice and helpful. The restaurant had... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that you had such a good time in Monteverde in general and at Monteverde Lodge! You mentioned how much you enjoyed Javier and his service for your surprise dinner in the Buttefly Garden and breakfast. Javier was born in Nicaragua, where he lived until he was 16 years old, he made the trip south alone, to join... More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to stay if you are planning on visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest and other sites in the Monteverde - Santa Elena area. Our daughter and her boyfriend stayed here five years ago, when the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens had a jacuzzi where the butterfly garden now stands, and they recommended it highly. The place does not... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that this guest had such a great experience at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. She stayed in the Forest View Downstairs rooms which also have forest view; the different between these and the Upstairs rooms is that these have a bay window rather than a balcony. For complete descriptions and prices go to the Amenities tab... More 

Metuchen, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had a wonderful 2-night stay at Monteverde Lodge and Gardens. We heard about it from a friend who stayed there and loved it, and it has great reviews, and it did not disappoint. The room, the grounds, the pool, the service, the staff, and the food were all outstanding. Luz Alpizar courteously and promptly answered all... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you had friends that stayed with and recommended us and that your stay was everything you had hoped it would be. We have an incredible team; they are fanatical about what’s best for our guests! Since you enjoyed Monteverde Lodge & Gardens so much, you would probably love our sister lodge, Tortuga Lodge &... More 

Holmes Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the lodge for one week. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. We had a breakfast included plan. The breakfasts included eggs to order,meat, fruits,, coffee, and a delicious homemade jam. We normally avoid eating other meals at our hotel, but the food was so excellent and fairly priced that we ate almost all meals there.... More 

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant so much that you ended up eating most of your meals in house. The kitchen and wait staff will be thrilled! For people considering a stay at the lodge and wondering about our restaurant, El Jardin, complete menus and prices are posted on our website. Vacation Time is Precious! Natalie... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lodge was cinvenient to town. The Israeli couple who own and run the facility are lovely. Great place to relax. Free, delicious breakfast every morning. Staff very willing to help plan activities. Great scenery.

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

This review was posted mistakenly for Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. The reason we know is that the lodge is not owned by an Israeli couple. Natalie Ewing Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lodge has everything we needed from it and more! It was very convenient to the local town and easy to get around also. The pool area which we didn't think we would use was lovely also. All of the staff were very friendly and more than polite and understanding with our lack of Spanish. Room was comfortable and they... More 

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These guests are not the first to tell us that they wished they stayed longer. It’s worth looking into the activities that are available so that you have enough time to do those and but also leave at least an afternoon to use the pool, explore the gardens, photograph butterflies and just relax. We suggest 2-4 nights in Monteverde. While... More 

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