While we enjoyed our stay at Fonda Vela, I felt it was important to share our experience since it isn't cheap to get to Costa Rica.
We really enjoyed Monteverde and you can walk from Fonda Vela to some restaurants. Make sure you bring a flashlight if you plan to walk back from the restaurant in the dark. There are some dirt and brick sidewalks that will help keep you off the dangerous road, but it's impossible to see at night.
The hotel was quite dated and in need of a facelift. While we had a suite with a seating area and couch, I didn't want to sit on the couch because it was a little dirty. The beds were a little hard and the sheets and blankets were old. Clean, but old.
While the staff at the front desk was super nice and very helpful, we found the staff in the bar and pool area bar to be either non existent or slow.
The front desk encourages you to make reservations for dinner, but each night we were there, we noticed a nearly empty restaurant. We chose to walk to dinner. Don't forget your flashlight!
Orphos in the town seemed to be one of the better places to eat. We really enjoyed our dinner there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in beautifulMonteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals,Three-wattled Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids anda gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is refreshing,often referred to as "The Eternal Spring". The views ofthe Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1400-meterelevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an idealdestination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders ofthe tropics. A visit of at least two nights inMonteverde is recommended. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fonda Vela Hotel
- Fonda Vela Monteverde
- Hotel Fonda Vela Costa Rica/Monteverde