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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Close to the Cloud Forest Park, this older hotel reminded me of going to camp as a kid, but with all the luxuries I'd ever want from a hotel. About 15 minutes away from Santa Elena, down the gravel 'Monteverde Highway' on the road to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Park, this hotel has everything we wanted to relax after time... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very nice and the grounds were lovely. The pool area was just adequate. The dinner was good but expense and the breakfast was OK. The staff was very helpful. Overall the place was nice, but it was by far the most expense place we stayed in Costa Rica. We expected more for our money.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is just perfect. Just next to Monteverde cloud forest reserve entrance. The Staff is very nice and helpful. Very comfortable rooms with free wifi. You can enjoy and relax by the swimming pool and the jacuzzi. Excellent breakfast is served!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only word to describe the setting is magical. Fabulous cottages with individual garden, spectacular view of the sunset and unique art throughout the hotel. Lexo and the staff were incredibility kind and helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. A really good and relaxing stay. We felt like we were living in the treetops!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed three nights here and loved it. The grounds are beautiful and all the rooms are well spaced out so you feel a sense of space. The views are amazing. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Pool is a good size and there's a nice jacuzzi. Restaurant is good, hearty breakfast and lovely meals. Good happy hour too! Nothing... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short and to the point: This 'hotel' has no security. We had $418.00 taken from our room safe during our two day stay. $120 of it in US twenties (which was the big giveaway since we hadn't used any of our US currency yet!) No proof, money gone. Nothing can be done...Kinda ruins anything good about this place... Keep your... More 

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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a jewel. It would be a wonderful hotel for a destination wedding or family/friend get together. It is located very close to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. It is basically in the same forest. They have obviously remodeled it to keep up with the times, yet it still has a wonderful cabin feeling. The grounds are manicured beautifully.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not going to waste my time reviewing this property and unfair OWNER! Instead I will copy and paste my text and email upon returning home. We also spent a good portion of the day we were to leave Montverde to go back to the hotel to speak to the owner after he called us at Hotel El Bosque,... More 

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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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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: $123 - $200 (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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