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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having left the warm humidity of the Osa Peninsula we arrived in the cool humidity of Monteverde. We shared a family room with large picture windows overlooking the gardens. The food & service were excellent. We had a tour of the Monteverde National Park where we were lucky enough to see Quetzals, nesting wrens & humming birds and howler monkeys... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here 4 nights and had a nice room with a private 2nd story balcony and great view from it and our windows with lots of bird watch opportunities right from our bed. We were shown initially to an awful ground floor room with 2 levels. Up some steep stairs on the second level was a small bed which... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Upon our arrival, we were pleasently pleased with the welcome we received at the front desk. Jorge was wonderful to speak with and provided much information about the property, the trails on the property and surrounding area. We had a junior suite (#34) for our family of 4. We had plenty of space and view was lovely. Do not believe... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is a true oasis -- beautiful, tranquil grounds less than 2km from the Monteverde Reserve and a $8 cab ride to the town of St. Elena. The rooms are spacious and the best beds of our 2 week stay in Costa Rica. The front office staff were extremely helpful in booking cabs and arranging excursions for a night... More 

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Granite Bay, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights with our tour group, so we did not pick our room. We had a very large room which had lots of wood, but seemed dated somehow (bedding and curtains, perhaps). There was no AC (which is okay, except there were also no screens on the windows either so we closed the windows and by morning... More 

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Asheville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fonda Vela is a ways out from Santa Elena so might be tricky without a car. You could walk to the clump of businesses with Stella's Bakery and the market there though. They have very nice rooms, lovely landscaping and a beautiful [covered] pool area.

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Canton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint looking bungalow-like cottages available. Rooms were nice and clean. No air conditioning here because the evenings are cool and breezy. This is the cloud forest so temps are cool and lovely. There is a pool and two hot tubs. The hot tubs were not turned on when we got there but the staff immediately came down to turn them... More 

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Riverside, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Ok, the deal with Hotel Fonda Vela is this.....the customer service is extrordinary. Extremely helpful staff that respond quickly to your needs. You can book tours right at the front desk seemlessly. Just all around great service and hospitality. The grounds are beautiful and the pool area is lovely. However, I think the reason why the reviews have such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Well, easy to find great warm smiley greeting on arrival our room was ready early and the room was huge! Also clean and great space for a family as there was a room above too! We had a night walk booked on our first night so we popped into the bar for a drink before hand where we met Erick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We were blown away at the attention to detail and design on the grounds of this hotel. The restaurant and pool with jacuzzi area were amazing with great views of the rain forest. The breakfast included with price of the room (full cooked breakfast, not powdered egg buffet) was great with an awesome view from the windows of wildlife and... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in beautifulMonteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals,Three-wattled Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids anda gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is refreshing,often referred to as "The Eternal Spring". The views ofthe Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1400-meterelevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an idealdestination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders ofthe tropics. A visit of at least two nights inMonteverde is recommended. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Fonda Vela

Address: 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $148 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Fonda Vela 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Fonda Vela Hotel
Fonda Vela Monteverde
Hotel Fonda Vela Costa Rica/Monteverde
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