My wife and I stayed at La Colina in March 2012. Our room was small and had two beds headboard to headboard crammed into it. We believe one of the beds was taken from the room next door which was being worked on. There is no wifi on the premises. The description said that a chef was on staff and that breakfast, lunch, and dinner were offered. There was no chef, no meals except breakfast, and breakfast was eggs, toast, and fruit. The ceiling paint was peeling badly, and there wasn't even a chair in the room. The lighting was poor. It wasn't a room that you would want to spend any time in. Downstairs in the dining area, there were several cats and dogs roaming about freely, even on the tables. If you're allergic to animals, stay away! The hot water in the shower was nice!
The location is pretty far from town and walking was difficult at night. It was close to the cheese factory, the Quaker school, a cafe, and a few other things.
Nanci, the owner, was friendly. She lives in another area on the premises and was generally unavailable. One night, a door somewhere nearby was banging open and shut loadly every 15 seconds or so on a windy night. I had to get up in the middle of the night to figure out where this door was and find a way to secure it.
We asked Nanci about whether it was safe to keep an ipad in the room. She said that she was "pretty sure" that the cleaning lady wouldn't steal from us. She offered to hide our valuables for us. This is not very reassuring.
We were not expecting an elaborate room for the price of our room at La Colina. However, we expected something that we would be somewhat comfortable in. We weren't. It is among the worst rooms that we have ever stayed in. We would not recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Colina Lodge is a beautiful mountain lodge located at the edge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. 150 Meters from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, you will find our rustic, log cabin style hotel full of art and bright colors, with a cozy warmth in our dining room where most nights you will find an old wood stove burning. The views and sounds are simply breathtaking! You will wake up every morning to the sound of the famous Bellbird, fresh air and a view of biodiversity like you wouldn't believe. At La Colina Lodge, you will find art, music, beautiful community, great staff, nature at your doorstep, and lots of love! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Colina Lodge Costa Rica/Monteverde