We stayed here for three nights in mid-March. It was perfect for our needs. Four cabins, spotlessly clean, lots of room. Ktichennette equipped with fridge, sink, coffee maker. It is located an easy 10 - 12 minute walk from the main part of Santa Elena. They provide a computer with internet available.
Heiner and Anna, and little Heiner, were conscientious hosts. They went above and beyond duty in ensuring our comfort. An example. We had some trouble before arriving in CR arranging our transfer the day we left. Anna spent half an hour on the phone on our behalf trying to fix this for us, with no luck. The shuttle company was being pig-headed. As she could fix the problem they offered to pay our taxi fare across town to catch our shuttle. This wasn't their problem, It was ours. But they so wanted to fix our problem. In the end the only way they could was to offer to pay our taxi fare for us. Of course we declined! But it is a wonderful sign of their hospitality and care of their guests.
Breakfast was great, always delivered piping hot and at the requested time. Anna even provided choices for us.
The location is quite good. It is located on the very edge of Santa Elena on a dead end street. This meant zero traffic, noise and dust. It is surprising how much traffice the nearby gravel road in town received, which I think would be disturbing to sleepers. Walking at night from the village center to the cabins was easy, well lit and very safe.
In our two week journey through CR, our stay here was the one that helped us feel most in touch with the country. We got to know our hosts well, and the feel for the town.
- 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