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“Excellent little place!”
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Hotel BellBird
New York
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent little place!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Lovely, great value, clean, charming owner, great views of the gulf from the second floor common room. We are very sorry we were not able to stay for breakfast. The owner of this place is so friendly, polite and welcoming. Very convenient location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Monteverde. Nice ambiance and very clean (wooden floors and big windows). The breakfasts were delicious and the rooms comfortable (my single with shared bath was on the cozy side, but there were very well-designed shelves to put things and at $16/night it was excellent value). The location is great - only 45 minute walk to the Monteverde reserve and right near a supermarket, a bakery, and a health food store. The service was truly exceptional - I had a mini transportation emergency and Alexis could not have been more helpful, even coming back to the hotel late in the evening to help me sort it out. Stay here!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Toddington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Lovely hotel, excellent value for money (best value in Costa Rica) $35 for double room (with 2 bunk beds and one double bed) private bathroom, breakfast included. Good location. The room was lovely (wooden floors) and spotlessly clean. Alex is very helpful and arranged a wonderful bird watching tour for us and our visit to the frog pond. He would have arranged more tours for us if we'd had time (we only had one night/one day in MOnteverde). Very good Italian restaurant (Johnny's) just down the road from the hotel. Can also recommend Extremo Canopy Zipwires (if you dare!) - $45 so cheaper than most but the longest runs and awesome Tarzan Swing!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Alexis made our family of four feel right at home during our recent stay at the Hotel Bellbird. The rooms are affordable, and neat and clean, the included breakfasts were terrific (great coffee!), and he helped us with local information - he was more than happy to call and arrange our coffee tour. The hotel is conveniently located a short walk from both the center of Monteverde, and the center of Santa Elena. We will definitely recommend this to our friends!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Waterloo
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We truly enjoyed our stay with Alexis and his family. I recommend the place to anyone. It is clean, relaxing and very close to the Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. The breakfasts were fantastic every morning. Alexis arranged our coffee and Biological Reserve tours and our trip across the lake to La Fortuna.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2012

In our six months in Monteverde, I got to know the management of Hotel Bellbird. Great, honest, local family; terrific food; helpful service. The hotel is in a central location (between the Santa Elena and Monteverde Reserves), with views of the Nicoya Penisula across the street. Walkable distance to both Santa Elena and Monteverde, as well as the hike to Cerro Amigos. Good budget option that supports a great local family who takes pride in good service, clean rooms, and great food.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Canberra
2 reviews
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

My friend and I stayed here for 7 days. The hotel is very clean and comfortable. Alexis the owner is very welcoming and helpful in assisting us with information on what to do around the area and beyond.

The breakfasts were tasty and varied during our stay.

There is a lounge room with great views of the mountains and a nice place to relax and use the free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Bellbird is located outside of Santa Elena around the Cerro Plano area. It is a peaceful place except for the odd loud bike or car (but this was not an issue). Santa Elena is walkable or a US$2 taxi ride. Monteverde is about 1.5 kilometres from Monteverde Monteverde Cloud Forest can be reached on foot (6-7 kilometres) or catch a bus from the road.

It is in a good location if you want to stay out of town and near a couple of reserves near Monteverde but also having access to town amenities.

Alexi and his family’s friendliness made the stay even better.

We would definitely stay at Hotel Bellbird again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel BellBird
Address: Contiguo al CPI, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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