People who wrote a bad review of this place clearly have not stayed in many budget hotels in Costa Rica! Our room in La Colina was VERY clean, and the furnishings were adequate and eclectic. We spent over a month in Costa Rica, and this was the best, actual HOT water shower we found in any hotel in this category in the entire country! The owner, Nanci, is not only pleasant and funny, but she is an artist as well, and there is amazing and unique tile work everywhere. It is not convenient to "town", but it does not need to be.. it is within a short walk to the Quaker meeting, the Cheese Factory, the fascinating Bat Museum, one of the reserves and a lovely little village with galleries (including artist´s co-op) and good restaurants. One needs to take transport for anything else anyway, so why not stay in a lovely place where you can see hummingbirds and other wildlife right outside your window? The road outside will be dusty in the dry season, and muddy in the wet season, but this is rural Costa Rica, and we, at least, felt that this is what we were here to see, not a town developed for the single purpose of housing tourists (St. Elena). And the breakfast was good... the best breakfast potatoes I ever ate. And the dogs and cats were well mannered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Colina Lodge is a beautiful mountain lodge located at the edge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. 150 Meters from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, you will find our rustic, log cabin style hotel full of art and bright colors, with a cozy warmth in our dining room where most nights you will find an old wood stove burning. The views and sounds are simply breathtaking! You will wake up every morning to the sound of the famous Bellbird, fresh air and a view of biodiversity like you wouldn't believe. At La Colina Lodge, you will find art, music, beautiful community, great staff, nature at your doorstep, and lots of love! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Colina Lodge Costa Rica/Monteverde