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Hotel El Viandante

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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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Vienna, Austria
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Address: Frente Hotel Sapo Dorado, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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