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“like old friends..”
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Historias Lodge
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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
“like old friends..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

The people at Historias Lodge treated us like old friends - better than family! The people and the place were warm and inviting. Our room was large and comfortable and featured a giant bath tub! The food was prepared fresh for us and they couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful. The location is very convenient and the grounds and the room and the common areas were clean and fresh. The price was right. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay while traveling in beautiful Monteverde.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed here with some friends after visiting 2 other towns in Costa Rica and the staff and services they provided exceeded our expectations. The owner Luis and his sister Alba were very accommodating in providing early breakfast so as to meet our early morning excursions. The rooms were very spacious and we felt extremely safe. This lodge is located within walking distance to banks, the city center, bars, and restaurants. There is also an excellent restaurant right next to this lodge that is a must try!! Thanks Luis and Alba for your hospitality...I will definitely be back. PURA VIDA!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Historias Lodge is located just minutes from Santa Elena. A short walk into Santa Elena will get you to restaurants, a bank, a few museums, and some coffee shops. Nevertheless, there are a handful of restaurants and a bank just down the street from Historias Lodge within a 2 minute walk. If you head about 1 kilometer in the opposite direction from Santa Elena, you will find a gas station, a few shops, a chocolate shop, and a bat museum, among other things.
The rooms at Historias Lodge are clean and spacious. The breakfast is hearty and tasty, but be sure to let someone know the night before when you plan to have breakfast (especially if you hope to get an early start).
If you do go to Historias Lodge, ask for Alba at the reception desk. Her English is excellent and she is very helpful. Alba helped us plan several excursions while in Monteverde. Also, when my mother was sick, Alba showed genuine concern and made sure to check on her and ask about her ever so often. She also helped arrange our transportation out of Monteverde.
Overall, I was very pleased with Historias Lodge and would absolutely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

I traveled to Monteverde in July and found Historias lodge. This is a great place to stay at a great price. It is clean and in a great location. The breakfast is amazingly good and what really makes the place great is Luis and Alba and the buen perrocito Lucho. They make you feel welcome and help you get good deals on tours and fun activities. We even saw a 3 Quetzals with the great guia Danillo in Curi Cancha. Monteverde is a cool place to rest and relax and Historias is a great place to stay at a good price. The zipline at 100% adventura was also the best zipline of our trip. Thank you again Luis and Alba, Pura Vida...David

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

This place is a gem. The owner and his sister really made us feel at home. Alba was super helpful in scheduling our daily excursions. Beautiful breakfast each morning. They even accommodated early morning excursions by preparing breakfast earlier than normal. Huge bathtub! Remember to bring your own shampoo!
We loved our stay there and expect to return on our next trip to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Excellent service. the stave really cares for their guests. Great breakfasts and wonderful rooms at great value.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

I've been travelling Central America for a month now and found Historias Lodge to be absolutely brilliant. As I'm travelling on a basic tour with Intrepid, you can imagine my delight in a hot shower, lovely bathroom and spacious, comfortable bedroom. The decor is reminiscent of an extravagant treehouse and the people are top notch. Finding staff who are truly helpful and care about your experience and opinion is rare. An adorably friendly little pup met me as soon as I stepped off our van, fantastically friendly staff took it from there and our delight carried straight through to breakfast and beyond. As for breakfast, I hope you're hungry. Suffice it to say it left the eating machine in our trip well fed and satisfied for $7USD. Staying here was a welcome treat and highly recommended to anyone in Monteverde. (Whilst there, be sure to go zip-lining too!)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Historias Lodge
Address: 15 Minutes From Monte Verde Cloudforest Reserve | 15 Minutes From Monte Verde Cloudforest Reserve, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Historias Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Historias Hotel Monteverde
Historias Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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