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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the least expensive room, which was significantly cheaper than the others. The website was clear that this room is much smaller than the others but was perfect for our 2 night stay. Washroom has a nice rain shower and the patio has a great hammock and comfortable sofa, chairs and table. Service was excellent. They would bring...

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this hotel for two nights as part of a tailor made tour. All the hotels we stayed in were great but the Monteverde Lodge deserves a special mention for its attention to detail and excellent customer service. My diet is a bit of a nuisance (I don't eat gluten, dairy, onion or garlic!) but they dealt with it...

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Bonita Springs, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently stayed for two nights, which wasn't enough time to explore all this hotel offers for guests. The surrounding gardens and trails on the property are a nice bonus. The pool looked inviting, although it wouldn't accommodate more than a half dozen people without encroaching on one's personal space. Meals (we had breakfast and dinner) were well executed, with dinner...

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1Thank Paul D
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Paul D, Thank you for your detailed review. You've described the lodge very accurately. We designed it with nature lovers in mind. Rustic elegance not luxury. The luxuries you will find at the lodge are in the quality of the guiding, the food, the grounds and wildlife that make their home there and above all the service. We're sorry...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Room and especially bathroom is big, for the rest rather standard. Hotel has a nice location, close to centre of Santa Helena, beautifully surrounded by fauna and flora. Swimming pool is heated and a nice relaxing area after an adventurous day. Breakfast is a la carte and professionally served by the helpfull staff

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear gunterv2016, Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the lodge, the grounds, pool, restaurant and especially the staff. We hope you had great vacation in Costa Rica. Natalie Ewing Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We are here right now and very much enjoying our stay. We booked too late to get a balcony room but the forest view room is just fine. I'm here with my husband and two teenage sons and we're managing it with one room. The people who work here are particularly nice. The restaurant is a stand out and is...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear irvingtonevk, Thank you for describing what you were doing in "real time". We're delighted that you enjoyed the lodge, the grounds, the wildlife and your afternoon cocktail by the pool. I highly recommend that you try the Guaro Sour, made with our national sugar cane moon shine. Very tasty, here's the recipe: Guaro Sour Ingredients: 1 oz Lemon juice...

West Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lodge is indeed a rustic hotel, but fits right in with the surroundings. The staff is "over the top" helpful. When dining, choose a table overlooking the gardens and you may see colorful birds and playful monkeys. On our first night, we were escorted to a special dining table within the butterfly enclosure! The excursions arranged for us were...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Pkend, It sounds like you were a perfect fit for the lodge. Since you enjoyed Monteverde Lodge so much, you would probably really like our sister lodge in Tortuguero, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens (#1 for Tortuguero here on Trip Advisor). For people that are trying to decide if they want to book on Expedia or Booking, we suggest that...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best places to stay in Santa Elena, Monteverde. Peaceful, lovely grounds, a butterfly sanctuary off the lobby. Our ground floor room was charming and comfortable with a v- shaped window to sit in and enjoy the nature outside. Had fretted about not getting an upstairs room with a balcony but in fact it...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Margot T, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your Forest View Downstairs Room after being concerned about not getting a Balcony Room. Downstairs Rooms, they have exactly the same layout as the Balcony rooms but with a bay window instead of a balcony. These are more affordable, have views of the forest under story where you will...

Colne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was tucked downstairs overlooking the gardens - perhaps a little dark for our liking but all the amenities were available. Good rainshower and thoughtful touches such as cookies and Baileys liqueur was left for us one of our evenings there. It was a good hotel for walking into town for dinner and the local bus stopped just outside...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca S, Thank you for taking the time to share how much you enjoyed the lodge and especially the location. You're right, we're a very short walk from Santa Elena where there are shops, bakery's, coffee shops and art galleries. The reserves are a short bus or cab ride away. Vacation Time is Precious! Natalie Ewing Director Marketing &...

Kehei, Maui
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monteverde Lodge is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the Costa Rican Cloud Forest. The rooms are very comfortable, the restaurant is fabulous, the grounds are very nice and there's even a butterfly garden on site! The staff is very friendly and helpful, there's even a naturalist on staff! The restaurant serves really delicious food and you can...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear AvianiSiegel, It's wonderful to know that you had such a good time at Monteverde Lodge. Since you enjoyed Monteverde Lodge so much, you would probably also like our sister lodge in the the lowland tropical rain forest of Tortuguero (rated #1 on Trip Advisor). Vacation Time is Precious! Natalie Ewing Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction

San Francisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent two nights at the lodge as part of a package that included transportation from San Jose and all meals. Everything was meticulously arranged, from initial emails to pick-ups and departures around the transfers. My preferences for my daily excursions to the cloud forests were noted and completely followed through on. The staff were all wonderful. The lodge itself...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear deekaye, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your stay and the lodge and for mentioning how your preferences were noted and followed through on. There is a reason for this. Monteverde Lodge is owned by Costa Rica Expeditions, a full service inbound tour operator, we design customized itineraries for guests. We also own the Tortuga Lodge &...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
12 forest view downstairs rooms. 12 forest view balcony rooms (a little more expensive, but worth it. See what reviewers have said by clicking on "room tips"). 1 downstairs room is wheelchair accessible. • Beds: 2 downstairs rooms and 2 upstairs rooms have 1 king bed. 10 downstairs rooms and 10 upstairs rooms have 2 double beds. • All rooms have: in-room safe, hot water, coffee maker, ceiling fan, reading lamps, hair dryer and free wireless internet. • All rooms don't have: TV, AC, or mini-bar. • Service Style: personalized, informal, caring. • Restaurant: cuisine: What a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. •Atmosphere: quiet, laid back and tranquil. No background music. Open fireplace. • Suggested activities at Lodge: Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden. Plan 1-2 hours. Main Bromeliad and Fern Gardens and La Posa de Yolanda Solar heated Pool. Plan on spending a morning or afternoon. • 3 Computers with internet for guest use at no charge. Spend as little time as possible. You're on vacation. • Suggested stay: 2-4 nights. • Owned and Operated by Costa Rica Expeditions ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

Address: | 400 mtrs east (uphill) from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road, 6941-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $143 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monteverde Lodge & Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Monteverde Lodge And Gardens
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens Hotel Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Monteverde Hotel Gardens
Gardens Hotel Monteverde
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens Costa Rica
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“All rooms are very nice. Ours was at the end of the hall which made it a little quieter than others, but we would be happy with any room!”
 of 5 bubbles AvianiSiegel, 1 week ago | Read review
“Second floor "forest view" rooms would be the most private.”
 of 5 bubbles deekaye, 1 week ago | Read review
“Look for upper floors, they were all sold out when we booked.”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 week ago | Read review
“I had a forest view room on the ground floor as none available upstairs. Would recommend the same room type but with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Car0lcat, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Be sure to get a balcony room. It's lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles Deeahgio, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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