Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
72% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jenniferfrom Houston, TX

Wish I Could Have Stayed Longer

Posted Mar 24, 2014
Pros: It feels so secluded, you can really experience the cloud forest here.
Cons: More hospitable front desk staff would be nice. The bartender was very nice and made some tasty cocktails.
Location: Take the hike into town and have lunch at the Tree House. Super cool little restaurant.
Cloud Forest Lodge was a beautiful facility. Located about a mile (maybe less) from the center of town, it and nestled among the cloud forest. Lost of lush landscape, hummingbirds, and wildlife on the grounds. Private trails (all though not well marked so make note) add an extra dimension of adventure. We walked into town a couple of times, it's all the way uphill on the way back to the lodge from town but a great walk none the less. Taxis also available from the lodge.
3 out of 5
by dkfrom Escazu,CR

No WiFi

Posted Jan 23, 2014
The staff was very nice and helpful. But there was no WiFi or TV in the room.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Mauriciofrom Costa Rica

Great service and vacations

Posted Jan 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Bethfrom Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Secluded retreat

Posted Jul 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
We stayed one night enroute to our destination. The drive was rough, but well worth the gorgeous views! Since our time was limited we just explored the trails on the property. They were nice and we saw several different animals and plants. They were very friendly with food service and breakfast was included. Overall, it was a pleasant, albeit brief stay.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Carolinfrom Chicago, IL

Great zip-lining!

Posted Jul 3, 2013
Pros: Close zip-line facility and breakfast.
Cons: The road to the lodge and the Internet reception in the cabins.
The zip-line facilities were in the reception/restaurant building. We took our kids (10, 8, 5) and they had a blast. Our 8 and 5 year old boys could do the first few lines on their own but for the more difficult lines they were "riding" together with our guides. There was even an awesome Tarzan swing which everybody could do on their own. Fun! We checked out a few other zip-lines (for instance at Arenal vulcano)) and learned that the one at Could Forest is very reasonable priced ($45 for adults and $22 for kids). The longest line was 800 meters! The cabins were nice and clean. The kids slept in bunk beds and loved it. The bathroom was newly renovated and very spacious. The staff was great. They even brought some hot native brew/ drink (tea with some spices) at night to our cabin because my husband's stomach acted crazy. The kids and I mentioned his sickness when we were at dinner without him. That was very thoughtful. The restaurant had good choices for dinner even though a bit expensive (like almost everything in Costa Rica). The breakfast was excellent (and included). We were very happy with our 3 night stay at the Cloud Forest Lodge.
4 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified travelerfrom CO

Monteverde Area

Posted May 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great hotel in a beautiful area
4 out of 5
by Valerie

Nice place to stay!

Posted Feb 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
We enjoyed our stay at the Cloud Forest Lodge. The rooms were nothing fancy, but were spacious and clean. The shower was large and nice! By the time you get to your room, if it is dark, you probably won't feel like making the drive back down the road to town to eat but the restaurant at the hotel is just fine and is very reasonably priced. Don't think you need to drive back to town to avoid inflated prices. The hotel staff is VERY helpful and friendly! The road up to the hotel is steep and windy, but if you have four wheel drive, it is no problem at all (at least during the dry season.)
3 out of 5
by Lak

hard to get to

Posted Dec 28, 2012
The road to the hotel is a very steep gravel road, so off it has been training and you are in a small rental cease, the two kilometers to the lodge can be quite an adventure. Also the rooms do not have even a coffee maker or a water heater. The breakfast is excellent though.try the typical Costa Rican breakfast
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Montreal, QC, Canada

Life in the Forest

Posted May 5, 2012
Pros: The staff The view The gardens
Cons: Condition of road leading to hotel
Location: a little remote, but beautiful... the sounds of the crickets at night was amazing.
We had a great time at the Cloud Forest, the canopy tour was the best (and first!) The hotel is a little far away from town and the condition of the road made going out at night challenging... though the restaurant was good. The only caution I would give to people is be prepared for some snakes, tarantulas and other insects...it is in the forest and makes it interesting! There is a night watchman there to catch creatures outside. The staff was great, especially Gustavo in the restaurant. The view and gardens were amazing...
3 out of 5
by Rebecca

Basic & overpriced for what you get

Posted Apr 26, 2012 on Hotels.com
Price included breakfast ( which is only USD $8 anyway) was a little steep for the VERY basic room you get. Beds creaked, no heater in room, no water jug or cups even. No TV. I felt like I was in a dormatory with just beds and a small basic table with 2 chairs. Hotel should provide umbrellas to guests. We had to borrow from a staff member to return to our room as the rain was pretty heavy. Waitstaff were super friendly and a highlight. The Original Canopy Tour is onsite and a great highlight and fun to do.