Ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Miami

Posted Jul 1, 2014
We found our new favorite hotel in Monteverde...very clean, nice staff, a greatvalue for the money.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Berkeley, CA

Fantastic stay in Monteverde

Posted Jun 29, 2014
Wonderful experience. Our family of four spent three nights and loved it. The friendliest, most helpful staff imaginable, from arranging tours to emergency clothes drying. And the food was terrific. Delicious and extremely ample breakfasts every day. An amazing pumpkin soup one rainy afternoon. And great comida tipica too. Great location right next to Reserva.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel, isolated from town

Posted Jun 18, 2014
The hotel was very nice and very much matched up with the photos you see of it. Clean rooms, clean facilities, and a great setting in the rainforest. However, it is about 2 km outside of Monteverde proper, and while that doesn't sound very far the reality is that the roads for driving and the terrain for walking are not conducive to getting into town. The drive over very rocky roads consists of putting your vehicle into 1st gear and keeping it there the entire distance while you bump over very rough roads. Walking on the other hand means a steep, strenuous hike. While it is the closest hotel to the entrance to the Monteverde Reserve, we found that all of the tours, hikes, and activities we wanted to experience in Monteverde were not located in the Reserve, but were back down toward the town Monteverde. The isolation from the town and activites is the sole reason I would not recommend this hotel to others. The hotel itself is great - friendly helpful staff, great food, very good breakfast (included), clean and quite rooms. But a hotel is a base of operations, not a destination and it the isolation that would prevent me from recommending the hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 24, 2014
The staff was very helpful with directions to Manuel Antonio. They guided us around a road closure and were very patient. Dinner and breakfast were very good and our waiter was terrific!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kayla from los angeles, ca

Friendly hotel close to Cloudforest entrance

Posted May 4, 2014
This lodge is beautiful, with great staff and a tasty restaurant, breakfast included. Walking distance from entrance of Monteverde cloud forest, but keep in mind it's pretty far away from everything else in town.
3 out of 5
by family of 5

Nice hotel for a night

Posted Apr 21, 2014
Clean basic place for a night but not very charismatic and slightly pricy compared to alternatives in the area. Reception staff friendly but not going above and beyond. Could tell the rather high tourist volume that must go through during peak season. (We came right after)
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Bill Moore from Monteverde

Nice View

Posted Apr 8, 2014 on Hotels.com
We stayed in the rooms at the top of the hill. We had a very nice view of the Cloud Forest. It was a short drive to 2 minute drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest. The breakfast was very good. The dinner we had was good but a little pricey for Costa Rica. We went to Stella's bakery for lunch which was excellent plus they feed the birds in their back garden. They have great desserts. The roads are a little rough but most Costa Rica dirt roads are.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Brooke from Colorado

Close to preserve, close to town

Posted Mar 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
Everything was great. Clean. Comfy. Hospitable. And convenient.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel up in the trees.

Posted Mar 19, 2014
Pros: clean
Cons: nothing comes to mind
Location: cloud forest, sweet hiking
Clean, comfortable, beautiful wood floors, in the middle of the forest.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Susan from florida

Nice hotel for short stay

Posted Mar 14, 2014
Pros: the room is beautiful. If you're unable to climb steep steps, make that known upfront so you can have a room in the main building. The meals were excellent but a bit pricey. Meals range from $14-$20. Salads which are very good range around $10. A hearty breakfast is served buffet style. Staff courteous, not overly friendly. It's very close to the cloud forest reserve, 5 minutes by shuttle. A guided tour of the cloud forest and the hummingbird gallery are a must. Cons: It's a 15-20 minute, $8 taxi ride one way to the neighboring town of Santa Elena. There's nothing to do at the hotel and therefore it's good for a short stay. We stayed 2 nights. IMO, if staying longer it's better to stay closer to town because guided excursions include transfer pick ups. Other: no bar soap provided, only gel. Hair dryer is provided. I had to ask for a washcloth. Not all hotels provide a washcloth. Toilet paper cannot be flushed, must be discarded in trash bin. Monteverde is much cooler than Arenal so bring a sweater.