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Monteverde Country Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
Columbus, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Excellent value in Santa Elena”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

The Monteverde Country Lodge is near "downtown" Santa Elena and is convenient to Monteverde area activities. (I had a rental car and do not know about other transportation.) The rooms and baths are large, clean and well appointed. I had only breakfast in the restaurant, and it was very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only complaint was due to noisy foot traffic on the floor above during the night and early morning.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank pavoga
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
Dear Mrs. Mr Pavoga.
Thank you for your review. Noise isolation is among our more urgent improvements, we have actually started a renovations process as well as a noise reduction / isolation program specially on our classic rooms. Things well be much more quiet next season. 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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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

The drive there was wild I have been on better tractor roads. But we got there and found it. Great service at desk very helpful. Room was very nice and clean. Unpacked and went to town to eat.
That night was awful. There is no insulation anywhere. The people upstairs were packing to leave.Bang crash bang scraptill midnight or more. Then dogs started whinning and crying all night. The front desk was closed and the front guy did not speak english. But he tried to help.
We went zip lining again after breakfast with the Extreme group. It was awesome. they took lots of pics and it included the tarzan swing and the superman line.
Next day had breakfast and took off for the airport.

Room Tip: No rooms have insulation so god luck but all were nice.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MOREOFLES
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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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Avon Lake, Ohio
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Clean and spacious room with no need for a/c due to cool weather. Quiet area with charming grounds. Their restaraunt de Lucia has excellent food at moderate prices. The hot breakfast (American or typico) is included. Did not take advantage of the sister hotel that has pool and spa, but they provide transport for free.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank schubarb
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
Dear Mrs / Mr> Schubarb. Thank you for your words and for letting other know about your experience.
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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North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Simple rooms, but clean and comfortable. Lacking somewhat in amenities (no pool or hot tub), but very charming and enjoyable. Friendly staff and they do have a sister location about 3 minutes drive away where you can enjoy the hot tub if you feel like soaking after hiking in the park.
Strong wi-fi connection which is always a plus, and a nice breakfast served in the restaurant. Didn't try the restaurant for other meals, but did see live music going on inside at night. Laundry service was available here and they did a good job of it for us. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Scott T
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
Dear Mr T. Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your time spent with us. and Thanks for sharing with others!!
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Of the 3 places I stayed in Costa Rica, this one was my favorite. It reminded me of a rustic lodge n the Appalachians. The food and service were excellent and the bed comfortable. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and wish I could've spent my entire trip here.

Room Tip: If you go to bed early, ask for a room away from the bar. They had live music until about 10pm the...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank bryanyoung
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
Dear Mr Young. Thank you very much for your kind words.
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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Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2012

it's a little pearl that we found by mistake. it's not a famous one but we think it will be.
it's located in Santa Elena that is a small town near the Monteverde national park.
the hotel is beatifull from the outside, the rooms are big and clean. The only bad thing is that the walls are a little thick so you can hear other rooms but we didn;t have any big issues with that.
The front desk will do anything you want and take care of everything to let you have a great stay.
They helped us find our next hotel and they found us a perfect one!

Room Tip: They have a new section they have just finished building. stay there
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paz M
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
Dear Mrs Paz. Thank you, Gracias! Thank you for your words.
We aim high and have been improving since the beginning.
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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Fullerton, California
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed August 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights in August for our honeymoon. I was a little concerned about staying here because of the negative reviews. However, I am pleased to say that our stay here was perfect. The lack a/c was not a problem as it was hot too hot, in fact it was chilly at night. I also read a review that they don't provide hair dryers, but you can request one at the front desk, free of charge. You have access to the swimming pool and spa which is nearby at their other hotel Poco a Poco. The room was very clean, including the bathroom. The property was also very clean and well kept. If you want to go to town it is like a $4 cab ride to town. The best part of this hotel is the great service from all of the staff at the hotel. They organized all of our tours and were very attentive. The best hotel for your money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Starbucksgirl0305
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2016
Dear Mrs 0305. Thank you for your review.
It is also hard for us to read some very harsh, very negative feedbacks, written with spite and hanger. Aren't guests supposed to be enjoying their selves? And further more; if they having a bad time, why don't they just approach front desk and speak up? We'll do what it takes to make things right or to provide them with more suitable accommodations...
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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