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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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melaniehookuk
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We found that the high scores and praise for the hospitality of Renzo and Grace were well deserved. They were so kind when we arrived tired and hungry and rustled up a delicious meal for us mid afternoon; they were also really helpful in arranging our onward travel which worked very well thanks.Our room was large with a super comfy... More 

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Place was very clean friendly owners. Free wi fi large clean rooms. Breakfast was very good. Owners were very nice and helpful. Spoke English and spainish. Would say it was a good value for the price.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I spent 4 nights at El Viandante last week. Since I was solo I went with their economy room. The room was bigger and nicer than I expected, and the daily breakfast (included) was also above and beyond. For me one of the best aspects is its location. I had no car and most of what I wanted to see... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

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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melbourne
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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