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Hotel El Viandante

2.5 of 5 Frente Hotel Sapo Dorado, Costa Rica
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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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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Quinto Vicentino, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

After two years i returned to monteverde.costarica and yet i chose "el viandante" and it was like coming home. The warmth of the Renzo's family was moving.They remember me as a friend who was returning from a distance. Wonderful. His family has expanded whit a new born but the passion for this place and for his work is still admirable.... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The El Viandante was one of the best stays during my Central America trip. My room was big, clean and comfortable. All the amenities were in good condition (WiFi, hot water, etc.) and the owners are very friendly and helpful in organizing tours, etc. The breakfast area has the most stunning view over the hills of Monteverde. But this also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The room was big, comfy and very clean. All facilities are well maintained. Location is close enough to the town. Owners were very nice and friendly to us and helped us with everything we needed. Great value for money!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed in 2 big rooms in the upper floor which were very silent on this season. We felt like in a boutique hotel. The service is great, nice breakfast and clean rooms means every thing. We got lot of help and guidance which made our stay very pleasant

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The room was clean, and it is a budget hotel. We were in a group and got a much poorer room than our travel companions.This could have been the agent's fault, but it was full and there was nothing that could be done to improve our 3 nights there. Unfortunately this meant that we did not sleep well, and I... More 

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San Jose, California
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

El Viandante Lodge is a good base for activities in Monteverde and Santa Elena. The place is run by an Italian man and his American wife. They do a fine job. The breakfast is delicious – home made by the man of the house. The breakfast room is beautiful! The tables and chairs are rough honed from local woods and... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

very nice owner family. A special thanks to Renzo, he`s walk with us in the cloudforrest was an absolute exciting experience. the Hotel and the Rooms in proper condition. greetings from switzerland ernst& heidi

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Address: Frente Hotel Sapo Dorado, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Viandante 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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