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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

If you're heading to Monteverde to visit the cloud forest or go zip lining, you'll need a great place to rest your tired feet. Boy, do I have one. The Hotel Fonda Vela is without a doubt a place you will remember. The rooms are very cozy and have view to die for. Large windows help bring the outdoors closer.... More 

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Cumbria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Beautiful surrondings - abit out of the town though. Rooms were excellent - we had a lovely view over the gardens. Not sure the pool fit in with the rest of the buildings. We ate in the restaurant both at lunch and dinner and could not fault it - very reasonalby priced. There was a lovely fire roaring in the... More 

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Verona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We clearly did not have one of the best rooms. It was tiny and to add to our discomfort, we had the water cut off and pipe banging from plumbers working in the room next door for a couple of days. We complained but they did not change our room, and fobbed us off with a bottle of wine. The... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Fonda vela is a hotel made up of seperate buildings scattered on beautiful grounds in the hills below the cloud forest. My suite was bright and airy, with a beautiful view of a garden with a fountain. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The pool, with its canopy roof and bar, has WIFI so is great for relaxing while... More 

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Westchester, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Lots of space in the room as it has two floors. Very clean. Great staff and the restaurant was great too. Entire area Is not paved, only parts of it are. Great value overall though. Pool is nice but not heated.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Lovely property - our room was upgraded to a Junior Suite and it was beautiful. I wish we could've stayed longer. HUGE room, two king beds, great balcony and view of the cloudforest, monkeys, and amazing birds. It is indeed far away from restaurant options, so you are limited to the on-site dining unless you have a car. Has a... More 

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Sonoita, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Hotel Fonda Vela is a little rustic at 1st glance, but if your a nature lover it is a place to stay. You can walk to the Cloud Forest or Curi-Cancha a birders paradise. Rooms that are super clean with hardwood floors and food that is fine dinning in real ambiance. The staff is helpful and cater to your needs.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel. The rooms are huge with wonderful teak flooring and large windows to view the grounds. The bathroom was small but had the sink outside the toilet/shower area making it convenient for couples. The pool had a covering over it since it probably rains quite a bit there. It was not raining while we... More 

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Saint Georges, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The rooms are located in different building among the trees and birds. The road going there from Santa Elena is typical of ground roads of Costa Rica... Everything was all right. Rooms were confortable and clean. Service was OK. You can take a bird tour at 6 am around the hotel.

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Penryn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This hotel wasn't as good as the others we stayed at during our three weeks in Costa Rica, primarily because the restaurant had no ambience. Although the staff were attentive in taking orders etc. it seemed almost to be an automatic response. The seating area outside our rooms was a bench shared with the next door apartment and smoke drifted... 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: $122 - $209 (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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