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“Loved everything about this place!” 5 of 5 stars
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Historias Lodge
One Kilometro From Santa Elena | 25 Mts de la Esc Publica en Cerro PLano, Monte Verde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Loved everything about this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Definitely recommend this place! My girlfriends and I were only here for one night, but we found our room to be a good size, very clean, and affordable. The customer service was superb - Alba is energetic, funny, and very helpful. At the last minute, my girlfriends and I decided to take a night tour of the rainforest, and she was able to set that up for us quickly - complete with a friendly and very knowledgeable guide. Breakfast was yummy, too. We loved Historias so much, and Monteverde in general, we tried to stay an extra night, but unfortunately, it didn't work out with our itinerary.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear JL ,
Thank you very much for writing your experience whith othere traveles
We are also happy that your stay was enjoyable
Hope you come back soon again
Many thanks,
Alba Brenes
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Greenlawn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful wood and great big ivy plants greet you here at Historias. The rooms are cool, beds are more than comfortable enough, and breakfast feels like you are at your moms house. Alba is very friendly and helpful and the wifi reaches all the way to across the couryard and up to the balcony. Another plus is the short walk to town (just watch out its downhill going but big uphills on the way back)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Lost Dave ,
Thank you very much for writing your experience whith othere traveles
We are also happy that your stay was enjoyable
Hope you come back soon again
Many thanks,
Alba Brenes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Alba gave me wonderful service solved all logistic problems.
Rooms are clean. Bathroom big and very clean.
Comfortable bad.
Quiet rooms. Very good breakfast.
Very nice people Central located.
Warm reccomendation. Value for mony.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Uzi G ,
Thank you very much for writing your experience whith othere traveles
We are also happy that your stay was enjoyable
Hope you come back soon again
Many thanks,
Alba Brenes
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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

What can I say! Alba was extremely accommodating, loved her and the staff. Due to the weather change in CR I came down with a cold and Alba and he staff made me a homemade remedy that did wonders for me! The rooms are charming and spacious. And the breakfast yummy!! I definitely recommend this hotel if you are staying in Monteverde.

Gina Marquez

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Georgina ,
Thank you very much for writing your experience whith othere traveles
We are also happy that your stay was enjoyable
Hope you come back soon again
Many thanks,
Alba Brenes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with clean and grand wooden rooms. very recomended! Alba who works here is the best host and gave us the wormest welcome you can wish for. She also helped us book in the canopy and took care of all the arangements we needed so great thank to her! :)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear OfekAmir,
Thank you very much for your nice comment,
for me it was a pleasure to help, I love my job, I love people like you
I hope to see you soon and stay with us
Best Regards ,Alba Brenes
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I didn't stay at Historias because Alba didn't have a room available for the 4 nights we needed. But, she was so warm and quick to respond to emails that I decided to stay connected. She arranged our transportation to and from Monteverde through Roy Varelas (her husband who runs a taxi/transport service) who we felt very comfortable travelling with both locally and to and from the airport. This is very much a family business and the Brenas are wonderful people. I also met Alba's brother, Luis, for whom Historias is a private labor of love. When I visited Alba, we met in the main area where guests eat their morning breakfast while hummingbirds feed right outside the big windows. Alba also arranged a guided tour in Curi Cancha with Danilo who I later learned is also her brother as well as a popular guide in the Monteverde area. (I had asked for Danilo based on a review so no deception here.) All in all, I recommend Alba's services and believe we would have been happy at Historias had she had room.

Room Tip: Had we stayed here I would have requested a 2nd floor room on a corner.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Pat,
Thank you very much for your nice comment,
for me it was a pleasure to help, I love my job, I love people like you
I hope to see you soon and stay with us
Best Regards ,Alba Brenes
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Hojancha, Costa Rica
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Luis and Alba were extremely accommodating and did all they could to ensure we had a fantastic stay. We were not only impressed by the staff. The hotel was also very well located, clean and comfortable. Thanks for everything!

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Alba B, Gerente at Historias Lodge, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Google Translation
Estimado Scottytico,
Muchas gracias Por tomar un ratito de su valioso tiempo para compartir su experiencia con otros
viajeros,siempre para nosotros es un gran plaser hacer lo mejor que podamos para que nuestros visitantes se sientan como en casa ,asi que esperamos verles pronto.
Muchas Gracias !!
Alba Brenes
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Address: One Kilometro From Santa Elena | 25 Mts de la Esc Publica en Cerro PLano, Monte Verde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Historias Hotel Monteverde
Historias Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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