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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights and i was really impressed with the staff at this hotel. They have a beautiful butterfly garden which you can book for a private dinner, which I did as a surprise for my husband as we were on our honeymoon. Unfortunately a storm in monteverde meant that the butterfly garden was damaged and my meal...

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Brooklyn
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My girlfriend and I spent 2 delightful nights at Monteverde Lodge and Gardens. We had a balcony forest view room and could have spent many more hours on the small balcony drinking coffee or wine and looking at the forest. The angle of the rooms gave the balcony a measure of privacy, a nice touch. Beds were comfortable (we appreciate...

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

Dear Erica G, I'm so glad you mentioned driving to Monteverde. Your description is very accurate and yes, we agree that it's far better to drive in daylight. If you visit our site and go to "How to Get Here" you can download driving instructions and get accurate time estimates. Google Maps often give shorter than realistic driving times. Since...

Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Most comfortable place to stay. The meals provided were well above expectations for a remote area. Staff was courteous and helpful in every way. The butterfly garden just off the lobby was full of many butterflies. A great photo opportunity.

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

Dear JoeKathyFL, The butterfly garden is a great place to work on getting a great photo of a Blue Morpho Butterfly or of the Owl Butterfly, or one of the many other species. They are most active on sunny mornings, so plan on having a couple of hours to dedicate to it. Another great photo opportunity is to spend some...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at the Monteverde Lodge and easily could've stayed for a week. I selected the forest-view room with a balcony, and it was absolutely lovely (bonus points for the comfy mattress; I'm usually miserable on hotel beds). The meals were wonderful and the staff really made the trip exceptional. We saw the same waiter, Milton, several times...

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

Dear Kristin L, Milton was so excited about your dinner in the Buttefly Garden and then your birthday cake. One of their favorite things it to orchestrate celebrations. It doesn't even have to be a birthday or an anniversary or a college graduation, it can just be a celebration of life and the vacation that you are on with your...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay at the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens on 1/5//2017 to 1/6/2017. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. At reception and in the restaurant. Our primary server in the restaurant waited on us three times and she was very efficient and very friendly each time. Quality of the food was excellent. We had a second floor...

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

Dear jeffgV6814WC, Thank you for your overview of your stay at the lodge. We are delighted that you took full advantage of all the activities on the grounds and that you enjoyed the staff. Your right about the walk into the town of Santa Elena. This is a very worthwhile thing to plan on doing! We hope you had a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a bit torn with this hotel. There are so many great things about it but then a couple of downers. The hotel is really attractive, the room was lovely and really clean. The restaurant was great. I think one of the best we went to while in Costa Rica. Breakfast was brilliant. The gardens are very pretty. Downers -...

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

Dear FayeBentos, Thank you for mentioning the things that you really liked about the lodge and especially for giving our restaurant, El Jardin, such a great review here on Trip Advisor. You may have felt that the lodge lacked atmosphere because we don't have any background music in the public areas or the restaurant. You didn't say what it was...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is excellent, the food was good, and the property feels like you are two steps up from glamping in the Monte Verde rainforest. We stayed on the second floor and our room felt a bit like a luxurious treehouse, oculus window included.

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

Dear Reid B, Thank you for mentioning our staff, they get very excited when guest mention them here on Trip Advisor. And yes, you are literally two steps from the Cloud Forest that you traveled to Monteverde to see. When we first built the lodge it was surrounded by pasture. It's taken years of selective gardening to bring the forest...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hospitality - they brought us cookies and shots of Bailey's to our room upon check-in. And there was a complimentary coffee station all day! Front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. Hotel was very clean, rooms were lovely, and the rain shower was amazing!! Didn't see a single bug in our room, which was a nice break from...

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

Dear Camden M, We are delighted to hear that you arrived to a clean, lovely room with a soothing rain shower after what sounds like a rougher patch in your itinerary! You're right, we do offer a complimentary goodie station with coffee, tea and treats. We also offer a special turn down service with liquor and cookies at least once...

Coogee, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monteverde Lodge is just how you picture a mountain lodge in Costa Rica, with a fire place in the restaurant area and a cozy feel. The rooms fit into the simple lodge aesthetic and are comfortable. We had a balcony room which I recommend. The staff are attentive and helpful. We had breakfast and dinner at the restaurant, and the...

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

Dear Nancy K, You're right, if guests want a massage, it's important to make a reservation as soon as you arrive OR you can write ahead of time and we'll hold the space. Guests tell us that they thoroughly enjoy their treatments in the Massage Cabin in the gardens. The menu includes Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Full Rain...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens! From the butterfly garden to the hummingbird gallery to the roaring fire in the lodge gathering room at night... what a beautiful place to relax and drink in the amazing scenery. Our room was clean as a pin and offered a great view of the white-faced monkeys that seemed to pass through every...

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

Dear Meilissa H, It sounds like you were a perfect fit for the lodge and that you explored the grounds and took advantage of every amenity available! This is wonderful and what we hope our guests will do. The monkeys come through most days and the signs behind your room door warning to be sure to close your balcony door...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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 - $290 (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 & Gardens Hotel Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Monteverde Lodge And Gardens
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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“We liked our balcony room.”
 of 5 bubbles 670NancyK, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get a balcony room for sure!”
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“The garden view rooms are an absolute delight to wake up to!”
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“The more expensive rooms are larger and quieter”
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“Get a garden room so you can sit outside, even in the rain.”
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