Canopy and floor provide platforms across which species of trees, plants, and animals connect. The canopy at this boutique hotel is not only evident through the windows of the house and tree houses, but also in the canopy across continents created during the nightly happy hour from 5-6 p.m. Most, if not all the guests gather for sangria, wine, juices, or hot drinks and an appetizer and dessert. While we were there, guests from three continents—Europe, North and Latin America met at the wonderful interface created to exchange information about travel, wildlife, and adventure. The people in the canopy provide suggestions, tell stories, and share conversation. The scale of Hidden Canopy is just ripe for this to happen.
We stayed in the Glade—an octagonal house in the heights; the views were lovely. While our experience was very good, there was room for improvement. Service was taught but not owned. We were not greeted with Buenos Dias or Good Morning when we came into the main house. The staff did not initiate conversations that were not related or orders for breakfast or happy hour. It was not sincere or engaged--attributes that would be indicative of more than going through the motions. For a boutique hotel, bathrobes would also have been nice.
- 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