The room which we had was basic and rustic but was of a reasonable size and the bed was comfortable, however, there was no hairdryer or safe in the room.
The breakfast choice was very limited, fresh fruit followed by egg on toast one day, fresh fruit followed by 2 pancakes the next and then back to fresh fruit followed by egg on toast.
There is no restaurant onsite for evening meals but it is an easy couple of minute walk to Sabor Tico, the local soda, which offered fantastic food and big portions at very low prices.
Rustic Lodge is in a great location for walking into Santa Elena, which is a cosy, safe, town with supermarkets, banks, restaurants, gift shops etc and for visiting the cloud forest.
The furniture at the lodge is very attractive and hand carved from wood but is not comfortable to sit on for very long and a couple of traditional rocking chairs or similar to sit in and read would have been great, the only comfy chairs are in the reception area.
Sound insulation between rooms is poor so just hope you don't get noisy neighbours or people with an early transfer or tour.....
The staff were very helpful and assisted with organising local tours to a coffee plantation and the cloud forest.
All in all you get what you pay for and the location is great.
- Also Known As:
- Monteverde Rustic Hotel
- Monteverde Rustic Hotel Santa Elena
- Monteverde Rustic Lodge Costa Rica - Santa Elena
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monteverde Rustic Lodge is a small family run hotel in the heart of Santa Elena Monteverde. Our lodge is recommended for solo travelers, couples, nature lovers and families. Our mission is to make sure that every single guest we have has a great individual experience and that each of you will go home with wonderful memories. ... more less
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