We stayed in the Cascade room for 3 nights in February. Although we were disappointed that a treehouse was not available, the Cascade room is lovely and comfortable, with a separate sitting room facing the great view, a private garden, and a trickling cascade. Jen, Natalia, Geo, Olman, and all the other staff are friendly and attentive--they really make the experience special. The architecture and local materials reflect the location and take advantage of the spectacular views of the surrounding rainforest to the Nicoya Gulf. The sunset happy hour is not to be missed, and the cooked to order breakfasts perfect. The lounge and dining areas are so comfortable that, although we had a car, we chose to order in every night. Geo set a beautiful table and waited on us better than in any restaurant. The hotel is a few bumpy miles from town, but for us, that's the good news--a quiet location in the forest. We are birders who had been to Monteverde before and wanted to connect with a bird guide we'd met 11 years ago. Although the hotel employs their own guides, they found Danilo for us and arranged to have him guide us for 2 days of great birding at Santa Elena Cloud Forest and the Curicancha Reserve. We are so glad that the hotel we'd originally wanted to book was full at that time and now would go nowhere else at Santa Elena.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serene atmosphere secluded in the forest canopy -- 5 luxurious treehouse chalets and 2 well-appointed rooms - all comfortably equipped with over-sized beds, living-room areas, fantasy waterfall showers, private balconies, coffee service, mini-bar, DVD movies and free WiFi service. Easy chalet access from platform walkways and ample opportunities for birding. Lending library, board games and DVD movies in the main house guest lounge. Full Costa Rican Breakfast and our renowned "Gulf-view Sunset Tea" with Sangria and snacks included in room price. Located near canopy tours and the Santa Elena Reserve. Reservation Hours - 9 AM to 7PM. Non-smoking property. PLEASE NOTE: We do not receive children under the age of 14 . ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hidden Canopy Treehouses Boutique Hotel Costa Rica/Monteverde