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250 meteres west from Orquidias Hotel | 500 meters from super Compro super Marker, Santa Elena 5654, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
Calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Perfect Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

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.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

I liked villa lodge a lot. The owners hospitality and service contribute to this feeling.
The villas are clean and big. My only advice would be to invest in some bigger sheets. Ours kept felling off the matrass at night. The fact that they help you where they can and will serve the breakfast whenever you want in yoir room makes up for a lot!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

I enjoyed my stay in this immaculately clean facility. They have 4 or 5 "cabins" and each is large with small kitchenette. There are no dishes or condiments, so if you are planning on saving on meals, bring your own salt and pepper.
The shower and bath were very nice.
Breakfast was delicious and served to me very early one of the days since I was leaving on an early birding tour. There is internet access in the lobby. And Heiner and Anna were lovely hosts. They made all tour and travel arrangements for me. I would certainly go back again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

Anna was the perfect hostess, provided a fabulous breakfast. Coffee, juice served throughout stay with a smile. Setting was quiet, room spacious with kitchenette. Owners assisted with taxi service and recommendations for activities and restaurants.
Personal, friendly attention. Highly recommend to any traveler.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

Stayed here for 4 nights in late February and service and hospitality were way beyond expectations. Upon our arrival, host Anna offered coffee for us and juice for our kids (2 boys aged 10 and 12), which was unexpected but greatly appreciated. During our stay, our kids became quite sick, we think due to undercooked hamburgers at a local restaurant. The hosts went out of their way to help, offering stomach-soothing tea to our kids, almost treating them as their own. This is a young couple who are just in the start-up of their hotel business and are off to a great start. They were very catering to all our needs. Accomodations here are rustic and very clean. Our boys are still talking about how nice the hosts were.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

I agree with all the other review. Four girls in a room with lots of room.to spare Clean, Great breakfast that was brought to our room each morning included in the price of the hotel. The weather was crazy but we still did the zip line and the coffee tours. Heiner and Anita just opened this hotel last fall. And they are doing a great job.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

Toucan. Outside our room. We wouldn't have known except for the owners coming and letting us know. That is what they did when they weren't bringing us lemonade after we arrived. Or a traditional Costa Rican breakfast. Or anything else they could do to help us out.
This place had just opened a couple months before so there was a couple glitches but none worth mentioning.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Monteverde Villa Lodge

Address: 250 meteres west from Orquidias Hotel | 500 meters from super Compro super Marker, Santa Elena 5654, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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

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