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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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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27 hotel reviews
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I think this is a good choice for budget travelers in Monteverde. Monteverde in pretty rustic so don't expected refrigerators in the room and lots of amenities. Everything stated on the board here is true. Grace in particular is fantastic. Very friendly and always with a smile. She was really helpful in planning our days in Monteverde. The hotel was... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Walking distance to everything. I prefer not to walk so we took taxi. Renzo the owner was very friendly and welcoming. Renzo took us to nature walk in AM for FREE. Breakfast was delicious. Would def. come back.

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Federal Way, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Visited in early March. Grace and her husband both were exceptional in helping to facilitate arrangements to help us make the most of our visit, which we appreciated. They are both fluent in English (Grace has lived in the U.S.), so that really helped with the communication. This was all much appreciated. Overall, these are modest accommodations but they are... 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): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Viandante 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Hotel El Viandante Costa Rica/Monteverde

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