We stayed 3 nights and were very pleased. Heiner and his wife Ana were very gracious and helpful. They take great pride in being good hosts. We could not have asked for more from them.
Our cabin was on the first floor, and unfortunately this meant some bugs. The second night we had a visit from a very large scorpion. But Ana came by as soon as I told her and she removed our unwelcome guest with a broom and a dustpan.
The light bulb in our bathroom went out on the third night, and Heiner immediately replaced it. But 15 minutes after he left, it went out again. It was probably a minor electrical problem (a short perhaps? --- I am sure he has fixed it by now.)
Ana and Heiner helped us set up a few bus and taxi rides and tours, and Ana rightly scolded us for not setting up one of them with her. (Instead we used the "Tourism Center" in Santa Elena, which was a mistake. The young woman there did not seem very knowlegdeable and gave us bad information on tours and buses.)
Our room was basic, but comfortable. It would be nice to have one or two small luggage racks, a few more towels, a larger mirror, some kleenex, and a few other things, The hot water in our sink never worked, while the hot water in the shower worked fine. I also suggest adding a "door guard" under the door to keep the bugs out. Ants kept coming in through the space between the door and the floor.
Probably the single best thing about our stay was the breakfasts. They were wonderful. Fresh fruit. juice, tea or coffee, and three main entree choices: pancakes, eggs and toast, or a "traditional Cost Rican breakfast".
I would definitely recommend Monteverde Villa Lodge. Heiner and Ana are very nice people and clearly want to help guests enjoy themselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monteverde Villa Lodge offer spacious individual cabins with fine woods finished beautifully landscaped gardens. Surrounded by trees around and tropical plants, the cabins offer Microwave, coffee maker fridge and TV,this place is great choice for relax.our location is only 10 minutes walk to down town! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Monteverde Villa Hotel Santa Elena
- Monteverde Villa Lodge Costa Rica - Santa Elena