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“casual space centrally located” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel BellBird
Contiguo al CPI, Costa Rica   |  
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MANCOS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“casual space centrally located”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Manager here makes himself available & can arrange many activities. We only spent 3 days end of March, 2014 (not much time to orient ourselves), so a local savvy guide was essential. Bellbird is away from busy center of Santa Elena-- easy in all directions to the various nature preserves. Large deck and lounge are available (ping pond included!) outside the small but tasteful sleeping rooms. His advice was especially useful for lunch/dinner options (especially Sabor Tica restaurant).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Sutton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

What a nice quiet place for a so low rate !!

My husband and myself just spent four nights in Monteverde at the BellBird small hotel in Monteverde.

Near the little downtown ... but not too close so you don't hear all the noise at night and then, you can sleep well.

Alexis, the manager, is a lovely gentleman, always attentioned, polite and smiling.

Right now is the high season in Costa-Rica and we paid 35$/ night for two, breakfast included !! The meal is different each morning and you can watch the hummingbirds from your table.

The place is very very clean, safe and the rooms are lovely.

If you want to play a ping-pong game with Alexis, be careful, the guy is really competitive !!!

Thank you for everything Alexis and long life to the Bell Bird !!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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St. John's, Newfoundland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed three nights here during our 3 week trip to Costa Rica.

The rooms were clean and comfortable. The building itself is perched atop a hill that allows for amazing sunsets. Not exactly in the heart of town but within walking distance!

Breakfast was plenty and delicious! & Alex was such a genuine host. When our shuttle was late he helped us call (our Spanish isn't the best). Great place to stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Kalona, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We whole-heartedly reccommend Alex and his facility. Amazingly clean and he went above and beyond to make our stay so pleasant. He gave us his time when we arrived and an overview of the area. The entire facility and our room were immaculate. We had an early morning tour to the rainforest and he made a wonderful breakfast before we left at... 7AM!! We said just some fruit would be sufficient but he went way above and beyond, again...with everything!! We hope to return to Costa Rica, we will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

It's a long story, but we did not originally end up at the Hotel Bellbird on our overnight excursion to Monteverde. We were booked at the La Colina Lodge, but it was so horrible, I refused to let my kids sleep there (see my review of the La Colina Lodge for more info). So we ended up at the Bellbird, where we should have been all along. It was wonderful. Clean, warm, inviting and our host Alex made it all the more special. He could not have been more helpful or attentive. He even got up early to make us a delicious breakfast since we had an early tour booked (we told him not to bother, we didn't want to put him out, but he insisted). I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Thank you Alex and the Bellbird for making our stay in Monteverde wonderful.

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Lometa, Texas
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Looked up Hotel Bellbird on Tripadvisor. Reviews were good so we gave it a shot. It was a wonderful bed and breakfast very close to Monteverde. We had a room with two bunk beds for the kids and a bed for my wife and I. The breakfast was very good. Alex took great care of us. He helped us with our pre-plans when we discussed ideas over email. He helped us secure passage to Playa Coco. In his free time, Alex played ping pong with us. It was a great experience and we hope to return for a longer stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I was really impressed by the hospitality of the owner. You feel like at home there. Cozy rooms, clean and comfortable. Tasty breakfast served at the suitable time, especially for you. You can also book any types of excursiones there. 2 little adorable girls and a puppy makes you feel at home rather than at a hotel.
The location is also very good. Close to Monteverde and Santa Elena. And the vies from the hotel is also amazing.
I would certainly recommend this place to my friends and come to stay there again when I visit Monteverde next time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel BellBird

Address: Contiguo al CPI, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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