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“A Disappointment!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Villa Verde

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Hotel Villa Verde
1.5 miles from Reserve, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in Monteverde
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Disappointment!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel when we visited Monteverde recently. The hotel is in a real need of an overhaul! The rooms are runned down and dirty! There was no telephones in the rooms, our room had no door to the bathroom and we didn't have running water from time to time. My daughter had stayed at this hotel a year ago and said that it had changed for the worse. The only positive thing I can say is that the food was good. I was very disappointed with my stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I do visit this place for last 15 years, with groups and never had any complaints, the people who work at the Hotel are very nice, there is hot water, and yes there are no swimming pools in Monteverde Hotels, and yes you can found some time scorpions (no poison) and other insects, off course you are in the Clouf Forest, and for sure this is not a 5 stars hotel this is a Humble Place, and they try the best way to please all the visitors,
Last week I was there with Bill Wegman -former M-L-B-pitcher for the Milwake Brewers,
He is a Christian Pastor in Ohio now , we went there with some members of He's Churh,
and He was very happy with Villa Verde Hotel,
Ronald Gonzalez R--Ronnie--Tourist Driver/Guide

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is very pretty from the outside and in most of the common areas. It was truly surprising how dirty the rooms were. Small unmfortable beds were filled with bugs. The wooden shelving was hideous and the bathroom was cramped. A room on the second floor wreaked of smoke, you could barly breathe. The door wouldn't lock and barely closed. The only redeeming part to the hotel was the lovely staff. While they didn't help in the rooms, the dinner service was great and they even invited us to their church for Easter eve service. Truly kind local people. The sloth sanctuary across the street is fabulous however!

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kloten, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

This Hotel is a little bit out of town, but you can just fall out of the door and you'll be in the reserva for a good hike or for perfect views of the province of Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula. The rooms are easy but clean, it just might get a little bit cold at nights. A nice breakfast is included in the price (we paid 15$ pp per night in low season). Definitely the best thing about this place is the staff which is really friendly and helps out wherever they can. It's a quiet place and in the evenings you can enjoy sitting at the fire in the restaurant or play pool.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

The Hotel Villa Verde was a beautiful place to rest our heads while we spent time exploring Monteverde. The grounds are lovely, and the buildings in excellent condition. I could not have been more impressed with the wonderful staff and the gracious owner of the Villa Verde--by far the hardest hotel to leave on our tour! The meals we ate at the hotel restaurant were delicious and plentiful, and served very professionally by an attentive staff. The amenities were very useful, such as laundry service and internet capability. Our experience at the Hotel Villa Verde was fabulous and I definitely plan to return.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

I spent 9 day's touring Costa Rica, we spent 2 nights here at Hotel Villa Verde, i would recommend this place to any body traveling to Monteverde . the manager Nils Fernandez is a very gracious host, they train young students to become hotel and restaurant employees and managers,they have a young trainee his name is Julio very helpful very personable.....
give them a try.... you will want to go back again...
ken billings

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Costa Mesa, CA
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

I stayed at Hotel Villa Verde for 2 nights. The location is nice if you are looking to spend most of your time in the reserve, however, it is not a good value overall. My room was the worst that I encountered in Costa Rica (and I paid far less for others). The room smelled, the shower was consistently cold and quite dirty. Beds, linens, pillows and towels were all quite old. When I called to make a reservation the front desk said that Breakfast was included. However, at checkout time I got hit w/ a charge for Breakfast that could only be paid in cash. I ended up paying over $200 for the two nights. Simply not a good value for what you get. The front desk was helpful in booking activities and future travel arrangements but I just didn't trust them. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Verde Hotel Monteverde
Hotel Villa Verde Costa Rica/Monteverde
Address: 1.5 miles from Reserve, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
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Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in Monteverde
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