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Hotel El Viandante

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stood there for 2 nights in March 2015...you get everything you need (clean and absolutely sufficiently equipped rooms + an awesome view) in this very friendly hotel....the owners were great with super helpful advice about what to do in Monteverde

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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I just spent 3 wonderful days in the Monterverde cloud forests staying at the El Viandante with Grace Renzo and family . From the moment we checked in we knew we had found a home away from home. Renzo after a brief chat surmised we were serious greenies and mapped out our itinerary for the three days... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 3 days with Renzo, Grace and their family at this lovely hotel. They are really great hosts and give you excellent advice and insights into the local area and wildlife. The food , the views from the dining room and the warm, friendly atmosphere was really special. Renzo also took me on a great hike far from the... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The El Viandante Hotel was a welcome sight after the bone rattling goat paths leading into Monteverde! The hotel is basic, but clean, warm and good value for the money. The owners are very friendly and helpful when it comes to all things Monteverde. Breakfast with a great view from the top floor is worth the stay. We were only... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This little hotel was everything I wanted out of my 3 night stay in Monteverde. The rooms are very large. Because the nights get so cool, all we needed was the ceiling fan -- we slept under a blanket! The hosts are lovely. So friendly, and kind, and helpful. The breakfast was simple and tasty. I don't know what else... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The location is fairly convenient, despite the short but steep hill to get to the hotel. The owners were friendly and very helpful. The rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable. The view from the breakfeast room was awesome, and the breakfast got us off to a good start of the day in Monteverde. The only downside worth mentioning was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place was comfortable and inviting to say the least. Grace and Renzo knows what it takes to take care of their guests and give exceptional hospitality. They took the time to go over the map of Monteverde and layed out my day of tourist attractions. As a new traveler of Costa Rica that has stayed in a dozen hotels... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our 3 night stay at El Viandante was one of the highlights of the trip. Clean, cozy rooms, excellent breakfast (particularly the carrot cake - one of the best in Costa rica) and fabulous hosts. Grace and Renzo ensured we made the most of our time in Monteverde advising us on best trips, hikes and restaurants and were great company... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights with our two kids (4 years and 5 months) and had a fantastic time. For starters, Grace and Renzo are amazing. Yes, you read this in reviews of different places, but this place is different. They are fun to talk with and share experiences, not just get good advice from (which we got plenty... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed one night on a recent visit to Monteverde. The Renzo family who owns and runs the hotel went out of their way to help us with our stay and with with planning our Monteverde visit and travels from there. Our room with two queen beds had a Nordic rustic charm - very cozy with wood paneled walls. The... More 

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