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“We loved this bargain gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Mariposa Bed & Breakfast
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 5657, Costa Rica   |  
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“We loved this bargain gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

We too stumbled upon this place. We had rented a house in the area, but the house had problems and we needed to find another place fast. We were traveling with our kids and rented two rooms. Each room was a bargain rate of $40 and each had a queen bed, twin bed and private bath. The two rooms were the only rooms entering off a large common area that we had to ourselves. There were other rooms for rent in other cottages on the property including a 2 bedroom that would be great for a family. The owner did our laundry for us for a bargain rate too! The owner spoke limited English but her son, who was on the premises at all times, spoke excellent English and helped us (we don't speak Spanish). The owner took a lot of pride in the establishment. It was spotlessly clean. Breakfast, cooked to order, included the best pancakes I have ever eaten. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a safe, clean affordable place to stay with a family. The location is near the park and directly across the street from Hotel Fonda Vela. We were able to walk to the hotel for dinner.

  • Liked — The pancakes
  • Disliked — Figuring out to make the hot water work - it did work though :-)
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2008

My wife and I stumbled on this place completely by accident as we were driving looking for a reasonably-priced place to stay. Since we had no reservations, we stopped in about 8 hotels before settleing on this one. It is about 2 KM from the park entrance and there is a sign on the left hand-side of the road in front of La Fonda Vella (hotel) as you are heading towards the Monteverde Reserve. Go up the steep driveway and meet Rosemary, or one of her two sons, who speak English very well. This family owned establishment has 6 rooms. Three are upgraded two-level family rooms and the other three are more like cabins, each with a double and a single bed. We stayed in the cabin which was extremely cozy and eco-friendly and whose glass windows look out into the greenery. I loved staying here as it was much nicer and real than some of the pricier places we had seen.

Breakfast was prepared fresh and served a la carte in the family's living room each morning and made to order options included, fresh juices, fruits, eggs, gallo pinto (costa rican black beans and rice) and/or pancakes. At night, guests can watch a movie in the living room which is equiped with a DVD Player. Bring your own movies though since the selection is limited.

Everyone we spoke with was extremely helpful in providing directions or general area information. It was our first time in a B&B, let alone in Costa Rica, and this was the best experience possible!

  • Liked — Reasonable, clean rooms with a great breakfast and a very friendly local family.
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 5657, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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It is located at only 1.5 km or 1 mile from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve ... more   less 
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