We stayed in Monteverde for 2 nights as part of our Gate 1 Tour of Costa Rica. Finca Valverde was such a disappointment!! We had a room in a 2 room cabin. I'd like to say the cabin was rustic and quaint, but it was in fact one step above camping. There were a few bugs (which I understand as you're in the forest) but that wasn't even my issue. It just didn't feel clean. It needed a MAJOR remodeling. Also, the walls were PAPER thin!! You could literally hear the people next to you just walking around and talking! I mean, I could hear their floor squeak and literally make out every word of what they were saying in conversation.
In addition to my issues with the cabin, the restaurant and bar were closed. This meant for included breakfast you had to make the hike to Ficus hotel nearby (which looked MUCH better by the way). They had free Wifi, but it didn't work in our cabin.
Another main issue was that there was no common place to go and relax and read a book or something. The porch on the cabin was WAY too uncomfortable for that.
Finally, apparently they forgot to charge our credit card when they booked a zip lining tour for us. They called our room in San Jose after we left so that we could give them our credit card. However, they wouldn't just let us give them the number over the phone. They insisted on this complicated e-mailing of a document, which we had to fill out and scan back, etc. Now we didn't have easy access to a scanner at our hotel in San Jose, so we told them we would just do it when we got home. But this wasn't good enough for them. Now the mistake was theirs and they wouldn't accept over the phone payment or to wait 2 days. They called our hotel room in San Jose SEVEN times to bug us about hurrying up to send them payment! Finally we found scanner but they said it didn't come up dark enough on their computer so we had to go do it again! They called us up until about 8pm. RIDICULOUS
Not very clean. Needs remodeling.
Wifi isn't great
No place to read a book or relax that's comfortable
Paper thin walls
Overall, I would think you'd HAVE to be able to do better!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Oasis located in the main street of Santa Elena Center, visit us and check our rooms and rates, we offer you:- Rooms with private bath and hot water- First, second and third floor- Wifi in the rooms- Breakfast included - Communal kitchen- Tour desk- 10% discount for extremos canopy ( only for our guests )We offer you, too:Canopy Extremo ( tour by the cables, tarzan swing, rappel and the superman),Bungee jumping, big tarzan swing,Hanging bridges, night walking, coffee tour, horseback riding, water fall, ATV, and many others tour of the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monteverde Hostel Lodge Costa Rica - Santa Elena