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Hotel El Viandante

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Frente Hotel Sapo Dorado, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 31 Monteverde B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Desipapa Seattle, Washington
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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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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in March 2014. Renzo & Grace, the owners, were uber hospitable and helped with suggestions on what to do etc. As other reviewers have said, there is a steep climb back from town (which by the way, is quite tiny), but if you just take your time and go slow, you'll... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and frendly people, home-made breakfest was really good and tasty. Walk to the city just 10 minutes, but the way back is much more worse - really steep hill is behind you :) Rooms quite big and i can recommend the stay.

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Toronto, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
31 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel due to reviews on TA. I was pleasantly surprised by the look of the hotel. It looks better than in photos. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Check in was smooth. I think it is off season just now because we got a huge quad room for two of us. It is one floor up... More

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elviandante, Owner at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this review

Hello Seema60 thank you for your review... just to clarify some points... we are not in an off season...during your stay the hotel was full and we gave a big room only because you made a reservation through expedia or hotels.com asking for a cuádruple room...thats it!! about the shower...we are sorry that your daugher can not taked any shower...each... More

London, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Comfortable hotel especially the beds. Very good internet, hot water and breakfast. Hotel is run by a great couple that provide help and assistance with anything in Monteverde. I would only suggest maybe a communal fridge for the guests.

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elviandante, General Manager at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this review

Hello Pmacel thank you for your review. Hope to see you in the future Renzo More

Vero Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

What a gem of a place!! Grace and Renzo are amazing people running a very sweet, clean, comfortable hotel. Unlike other reviews we were happy to be close to the downtown (within walking distance) but also could be removed from the "party-like" atmosphere at night. We thought the location was just perfect and truly enjoyed our walks in and out... More

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elviandante, Owner at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this review

Hello Meghan G thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope we will see you here another time Renzo / Grace More

Brit in UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Grace and Renzo are the highlight of their hotel. Very knowledgeable, approachable and friendly. So much so that I feel bad for leaving what by comparison with others is a mediocre review. That said I do have to be objective and review the hotel for what it offers across the board and not the just lovely family that runs it.... More

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elviandante, Owner at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this review

Hello fly22 thank you for your review. Few thing that we don't agree with your review.. you wrote: In the evenings you will need to head into town to eat or drink as there is nothing available in the immediate vicinity. wrong.. there is a restaurant and a bar less tan 2 minutes walking form the hotel, D-kary restaurant. there... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This place was very cozy! Renzo was so helpful in terms of activities, restaurants, calling a cab to get us to our activities as planned, and finding extra hangers for us! It is located on quite a steep hill, and although the walk is manageable, it is very difficult to do after a very filling meal! Renzo was also very... More

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This place was like home away from home! Wonderful dining area and cute cottage/cabin like experience. Renzo, the owner, is truly wonderful and genuinely kind and sincere. He helped find my mom age-appropriate experiences (she's almost 70) according to the weather. So appreciated his help. Great location, too! The room was a tad bit chilly (luckily they have spare blankets).... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

A great little place very rustic and homely and the owners are so helpful and kind. The bedrooms are generous and comfortable. The breakfast room offers amazing views of monteverde and is great for watching a storm or the stars! Would recommend this place to anyone.

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed at this hotel a couple of years back now, but it was a great experience. The owner was really friendly and accommodating. He offered multiple suggestions of things to do in the area, including the climbing tree back in the forest. Highly recommend.

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elviandante, Owner at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this review

Hello Nick B we are very happy to know that after 2 years you still remember your stay with us!! Hope to see you son Renzo More

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Additional Information about Hotel El Viandante

Also Known As:
Hotel El Viandante Costa Rica/Monteverde
Address: Frente Hotel Sapo Dorado, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Viandante 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel El Viandante , 13 new rooms all with private bathroom , hot water(no electric showers), cable tv, wireless , free internet. New breakfast and dining room with amazing view of Nicoya's gulf and the forest. ... more   less 
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