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“Homey Cottage-like Atmosphere”
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Hotel El Viandante
Ranked #8 of 42 Monteverde B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 3, 2013

This place was like home away from home! Wonderful dining area and cute cottage/cabin like experience. Renzo, the owner, is truly wonderful and genuinely kind and sincere. He helped find my mom age-appropriate experiences (she's almost 70) according to the weather. So appreciated his help. Great location, too!

The room was a tad bit chilly (luckily they have spare blankets). Just be sure to bring warm clothes! (I was there in early August).

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

A great little place very rustic and homely and the owners are so helpful and kind. The bedrooms are generous and comfortable. The breakfast room offers amazing views of monteverde and is great for watching a storm or the stars! Would recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Emily B
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed at this hotel a couple of years back now, but it was a great experience. The owner was really friendly and accommodating. He offered multiple suggestions of things to do in the area, including the climbing tree back in the forest. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nick B
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elviandante, Owner at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Hello Nick B

we are very happy to know that after 2 years you still remember your stay with us!! Hope to see you son

Renzo

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Great place to stay in Monteverde and environs. The owners, Grace and Renzo, are informed and friendly. They suggested a "jungle night walk" on our first night which became the highlight of our trip! The breakfasts are great, the rooms clean and well appointed, and the location outstanding. That said, the roads to Monteverde really are "that bad!"
We did not get a 4x4 car rental, and should have, but you can make it in a sedan.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Galameade
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elviandante, Owner at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Hello Galameade


thank you so much for your review. Hope you had a great time here in Monteverde

See you next time

Renzo

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was the perfect place to stay for our adventures in Monteverede. The owners were so friendly and helpful. Both speak English which was great for us since we don't speak Spanish. I believe in addition to English and Spanish, they speak Italian as he is from Italy. The room was average in size and appearance. The bathrooms are a bit small, but modern and very clean. It was perfect for this trip since most of our times was spent outside. We stayed two nights. The breakfasts were cooked fresh each morning and featured different items. The breakfast/eating area has a wonderful view for miles. At night, they gave us plenty of recommendations for restaurants which are very close to the hotel (some are even within walking distance if you don't mind a bit of a hill). It can be a little windy at night and the hill up to the hotel is pretty steep. The owners are very knowledgeable about the various activities (zip lines, ATVs, night walks, etc.) in the area and the companies that provide services. I appreciated the fact that they didn't try to push any particular company, but instead provided costs of activities and brochures so we could make an informed decision. Once we decided on an activity and company, we were free to go have fun. They took care of the rest, making the reservations for us. We had fun on the night walk and saw quite a few animals that we didn't see during the day (viper, tarantula, fox, sleeping birds, etc.) Be sure to ask about the strangler fig up the hill from the hotel. We had an hour to blow one day so she told us how to get to the tree. It was amazing and completely free. Don't miss it!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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elviandante, Owner at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Hello ChrisandTiffanyG

thank you so much for your review. Happy that you had great time in Monteverde.

Hope to see you in the future
Renzo

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were a party of nine and were thankful that someone recommended this place to us. We occupied most of the top (second) floor. Rooms are very comfortable and wide. The view out of the main room is spectacular! Renzo and his wife are very nice. Renzo recommended we have dinner at Tramonti at that was fantastic (check out my review of Tramonti). Next time I'm in the area, I will definitely stay there again. Oh, and nice breakfast too.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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elviandante, Owner at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Dan L

thank yo so much for your great review. Hope to see you again.

Renzo

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

For only $55 a night I was very skeptical! However, what a pleasant surprise! This place was in a perfect location just a 10 minute walk in to the center of town, you don't need a car if you're staying at this place. My partner and I had a horrific experience with our rental car and Renzo couldn't have been more helpful. I don't know what we would have done without him. I love Monteverde and El Viandante was exactly what I was looking for. It's a great value with wonderful owners, very clean and very comfortable. I am definitely booking this place again on my next visit.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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elviandante, Propietario at Hotel El Viandante, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Hello Toddhenk

thank you so much for your review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip

Renzo

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Additional Information about Hotel El Viandante

Address: Frente Hotel Sapo Dorado, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Monteverde
Price Range: $61 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel El Viandante 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel El Viandante , 13 new rooms all with private bathroom , hot water(no electric showers), cable tv, wireless , free internet. New breakfast and dining room with amazing view of Nicoya's gulf and the forest. ... more   less 
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