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Monteverde Country Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
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62 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Comfy and relaxing”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

As our third hotel on a package tour (EF) this hotel was very nice. The rooms without A/C were very comfortable as the high-up windows could be left open. Lighting was pretty dim but I find that a problem in US hotels as well.
The setting is very nice and the surroundings provide some pleasant walks. Our group would gather in the evening in a very nice common room and the set meals were very good.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stayed in 3 hotels, in 3 different areas of Costa Rica, and this was my favorite. The website doesn't do it justice. Excellent accommodations, very clean and comfortable. The grounds were well maintained and spread out. The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and kind to our large group of 60 people. There wasn't a pool, but I didn't think we needed one. There was plenty of room for kids to get their energy out. You can walk to town, or get a taxi. They staff did our laundry for a small fee. I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 21, 2016
Thank you for your comments and for recommending Monteverde Country Lodge to others. Your feedback will allow us to improve, correct and supervise the standard of service and to achieve excellence.
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!
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Carmel, Indiana
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Most of the rooms are fairly new, and the landscaping is really nice. We had a good bathroom, and it was best shower we had in Costa Rica. The restaurant was nice with good food and even some musicians. On the negative side, they have a serious bug issue in the rooms, and the bed spread looked old. There was no pool or A/C, but it may be too cool much of the year for either one.

Room Tip: The upper floors probably have less of a bug problem.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Excellent accommodations! We stayed in one of the rooms on the second floor away from the restaurant, and found it to be spacious, clean, and comfortable. Absolutely enjoyed sitting out on the spacious verandah in the early morning, and absorbing the peace and tranquility.
The dining room staff was well trained, and extremely accommodating of our large group. We were always served promptly, and the portions were adequate and tasty. Loved the home-style flavor, and they had the best fried plantains and fruit juices.
A little distance from Santa Elena - the downtown area- but for the more athletic traveler, it is within walking distance. For the rest of us, the staff at the front desk will gladly call a cab which arrives quickly, and is inexpensive. Would go back again, and would definitely recommend the hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Great rooms and great food! We stayed at this hotel for 2 days during our tour and this was by far our favorite hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 21, 2016
Dear Tamar. Thank you for your comments and for recommending Monteverde Country Lodge to others. Your feedback will allow us to improve, correct and supervise the standard of service and to achieve excellence.
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

I've been taking travel groups to Costa Rica for 7 years, and this hotel is by far the nicest I've found in Monteverde. The location is convenient for all of the activities in the area, the rooms are clean and newly remodeled, the staff is friendly, and the food in the restaurant is great! If I had to list a drawback, it might be that there's no air conditioning. But since Monteverde is in the mountains, it isn't really an issue. I've stayed at many, many hotels throughout Costa Rica over the years, and I've seen the range of quality available, and for those who understand value, this hotel is perfect!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
Dear RIS, Thank you for your review. Your comments do make us feel very proud, coming for such an experienced traveler. We are surely using your feedback on our web site!! Thanks again.
Please notice: there are no A/C facilities up here, we are located at 5.000 feet of elevation. I do agree weather is changing and hot - sunny days are more and more common. We do have small fans for the rooms and will install ceiling fans shortly..
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed at Monteverde Country Lodge with couple friends and had an amazing experience. It is a very affordable place with great, clean rooms, comfortable beds, very good service and yummy breakfast. Its conveniently located near three restaurants but at the same time, nature is just steps away. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Santa Elena. I would definitely come back again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!
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Property: Monteverde Country Lodge
Address: 3 blocks south and 50 meters east from the Rafael Arguedas elementary school | Cerro Plano, Santa Elena 506, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Monteverde Country Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monteverde Country LodgeMonteverde Country Lodge is Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco's fully renovated sister property. It compresses the philosophy, experience and desire to create a new lodging option where tradition and personalized service are the most appealing features. Monteverde Country Lodge offers the comforts of modern establishments with the rusticity, warmth and tradition of the Monteverde from 1980's. Starting Jan 1st, 2014; Monteverde Country Lodge will offer two different room categories, based upon amenities, area and construction materials. 36 Wooden, warm and comfortable Classic or Standard rooms. Guarded by front corridors on both, lower and higher levels, with gardens and neat open areas. Room's amenities are: Cable tv, telephone, safe, and private bathroom with hot water shower. Classic rooms offer: 1 or 2 double beds, 1 single and 1 double bed and 2 double beds and 1 single. Maximum occupancy: 5 people.24 Superior rooms. Newer and more modern, with more space; more comfortable bathrooms, corridors, balconies and great views of sunsets and surroundings. Cable tv, telephone, safe, wireless internet access, hair dryer and coffee maker available. Superior rooms offer: 1 king size bed, 2 queen size beds or 2 queen beds and 1 single. Maximum occupancy: 5 people.All hotel rooms are surrounded by patios, fountains and gardens which provide the ideal location for relaxation and enjoyment. Wireless internet access, laptops and a fully equipped meeting room are also available for guests and visitors. Children will enjoy a great time at the playground and open areas. Construction materials, techniques; and regular operation procedures are compatible with the environmentally friendly practices of our times, as well as accessibility, security and new standards of comfort, quality and service. Monteverde Country Lodge was granted by the Costa Rican Tourism Board with 3 levels on the Sustainable Tourism Certification. Ecological Blue Flag and Green Flag Accreditations have been awarded to Monteverde Country Lodge by two consecutive periods. Our well trained personnel cater for the satisfaction of our guests at all times. Clients interact with dedicated, informative, capable hotel representatives willing to assist and provide the best service possible. Whether at Front Desk; at the restaurant, where quality, homemade style and fresh ingredients are combined or at the bar, with a friendly, familiar atmosphere where our guests can enjoy our warm hospitality and amenities.Music: For over a year now, Monteverde Country Lodge has embraced music as a new, fulfilling way to reach to guests and provide them with special experiences. Live music at Front Desk, during meals at restaurant, recitals on the gardens, serenades and more is available for the guest's enjoyment. Monteverde Country Lodge: a great lodging option in Monteverde!!! ... more   less 
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