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Hotel Claro de Luna
Ranked #20 of 41 Monteverde B&B and Inns
Rambouillet, France
1 review
“Unique experience”
Reviewed August 17, 2011

This hotel is blessed with friendly staff and a beautiful setting.
We were able to eat a fresh breakfast on the veranda overlooking the flourishing front garden, while watching the squirels race in the trees and the humming birds pollenating the flowers.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

The website was promessing but the reality was totally different : bugs, terrible beds with noisy and uncomfortable plastic under the linen, light walls and horrible breakfast. People are not nice at all and everything in the lobby / breakfast room is durty. When my husband asked after his poor piece of bad bread whether he could get some granola and yogurt like the one I had ordered, the woman took my bowl and brought him back with the granola : she didn't even change the bowl !

I am convinced that you can find a better place for the same money.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2011

We were very excited about this place before arriving to Costa Rica. Reviews and pictures of the hotel looked amazing and promising.
How wrong we were...We were allocated to one of the rooms upstairs, just above the kitchen. The room was very small, dark and unbelievably hot. Tiny fan was standing on the corner in full speed but the effect remained unnoticed.
We discovered that the cleaning lady had done the job hastily as toilet was not flushed from the previous guests and the toilet paper basket not emptied...A bit of a disturbing find.
I wouldn't mind normal hand wash paper but as it happened...this was not it.
I presume the toilet was not flushed as it didn't work and maybe this was beyond the cleaning lady's abilities.
Luckily for me, my boyfriend is a fixer and sorted the problem.
We were supposed to stay 2 nights in this place but after the first night, we had had enough as there were some seriously big spiders crawling up our arms when we woke up.
We packed our bags and went to a small place next door called La Orchidea (or similar). 40$ for 1 night and breakfast in a spotless room. We were delighted.
Now, we have been travelling around a lot in Asia and are well used to low standard but this place was beyond anything experienced before.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Latvia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2011

This hotel is good choice, if you plan to go to see Monteverde Cloud Forest - only 30 minutes by a bus. Hotel is nice, with homely atmosphere. A breakfast is not very rich, but good enough. A supermarket is 3 - 5 minutes walking, Santa Elena center too. For cheap and goog dinner I can recomend Super Pollo - Super Chicken near bus stop. And ecotourists like me can find many birds and other animals in hotel's garden (look pictures). Don't forget the clothes for cool weather, because Monteverde is situated in the mountains. I found beautiful cardigan from lama wool in the local gift shop, for only 32$.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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St. Louis, MO
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2010

Claro de Luna in Monteverde, Costa Rica was a nice hotel choice. It lacks some amenities such as TV, alarm clock and pool but it offers very clean and specious rooms. Rooms are beautifully decorated with local hardwood furniture. The bathroom was spacious and grounds were nicely landscaped. Air conditioning is not necessary in this area. TV would have been nice but there is so much to do, we probably would not have watched it anyway. The hotel is also a short walk to town. I did find restaurants and souvenir shops to be more expensive in this area compared to other regions.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Hudson, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 9, 2010

Staff were very friendly. Rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast was good. Location seemed secluded but was close to town.

  • Stayed August 2010
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2010

A super nice hotel in a beautiful property. Although close to downtown Monteverde, you feel as if miles away since the entre lodge is amidst and surrounded by çamazing plants and trees. the breakfasts is G.R.E.A.T. The eople woirking there are very helpful and friendly. Although not luxury, I have to say that the deluxe rooms they have are super nice. We stayed in one of the standard rooms and had a great time. 3 nights, March, 2010.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Claro de Luna

Property: Hotel Claro de Luna
Address: 3 blocks south from Catholic Church in Santa Elena, 5655, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Claro de Luna 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer a beautiful location on a hill overlooking town, lush gardens with a path connecting the buildings housing the reception, rooms and restaurant. Excellent ambiance, comfortable rooms, private bathroom with hot water and breakfast included. 5 minute walk to downtown, easy access to shops, restaurants, banks and supermarkets. ... more   less 
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