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“The best Experience in Monteverde” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Casona Lodge

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La Casona Lodge
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica   |  
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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“The best Experience in Monteverde”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I stayed at la Casona, this is the lodging right at the entrance of Monteverde CLoud Forest Biological Reserve, they own this Albergue too, rates are excellent and they include 3 meals and entrance to the reserve, but the best is yet to come, once all tourists leave, around 4:00 p.m, and specially when it gets dark, you have that wonderful cloud forest just for you...amazing sensation!!!! Is the only lodging in all Monteverde where you actually sleep almost inside de forest. The rooms are basic, but you don´t need more, you can share a room with shared bathroom (hostel like) or you can choose a private room, whith private bathroom, with hot water. This is really UNIQUE, the best experience in monteverde, if you are visiting the area, don´t miss this reserve and stay the the CASONA.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carlos H, Manager at La Casona Lodge, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
Thank you for your comments, we really do an effort to offer good services and we feel glad that you enjoyed being so close to the forest, this is very unique for La Casona, no other lodge offers staying almost inside this beautiful and important cloud forest. Hope you can come back and visit us again soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

While my friend and I could have chosen any hotel in the area, we decided for a more unconventional option and stayed at the Monteverde Reserve. The Reserve has its own lodging giving you free access to the park at any time. For $64 a person, we had our own room and all of our meals were included. We were expecting just buffet style food, but we actually had some of the best meals while at the park.

Everyone was extremely friendly and we were greeted immediately upon arrival by one of the park guides. Also, all of the proceeds go directly toward the park.

The room is very basic (more like a camp), but that is all you need for Monteverde.

For more information, click here: http://www.cct.or.cr/english/reserva_monteverde/tarifas.php

Note: You pay in cash or debit card upon arrival and you simply reserve by e-mail.

Prices includes: 3 meals, entrance to the park, which is normally $8-10
$53 bed + shared bathroom
$64 bed + private bathroom

HINT: Take the night tour at the park - well worth it and we saw some cool animals )nectar bats, snakes, tarantula, etc). It's $17 and lasts about 3 hours!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carlos H, Gerente at La Casona Lodge, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice comments, we feel glad that you found the value of this lodge, with the rate all the meals are included and they are very good, also entrrance to the famous Cloud Forest as many times you wish to go in. It is defenetely a very good option if you want to be close to nature.
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Address: Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only lodge in Monteverde located inside a Reserve, is the lodge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, all rates include 3 meals, dinner takes place at a nice Italian restaurant near Santa Elena town, and transportation is provided, also rates include entrance to the forest. We offer private rooms with private bathroom, shared rooms with private bathrooms, and shared rooms with shared bathrooms. By staying here you will be helping to preserve one of the most important cloud forests in the world. ... more   less 
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