Great to be close to Monteverde reserve
Posted Jan 21, 2017
The hotel is in a perfect location to walk to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the adjacent hummingbird garden and café. It makes a great base for nature themed activities (we also walked to the nearby Bajo del Tigre reserve) and you can walk all the way into the nearest town, Santa Elena, which is about 5km away, easily for souvenirs and a bit more life (though bear in mind the walk back is all up hill!).
When we arrived the power was out because of a fallen tree, and the power stayed off all night as a result. This meant electrically powered water systems (shower, sink etc) didn't work - not great when you've just transferred from a very hot, sticky area - but made for a nice candlelit dinner in the onsite restaurant.
Staff were friendly and the food was very good in the restaurant, though rather pricey, though without a car or wanting to hire a taxi there aren't really any other food options out here after dark.
The rooms were amazing - huge, super clean, and lovely - though the lack of any heating or insulation meant that when we stayed in a week of gales and rain the place was very cold (they do provide heavy blankets to wrap yourself up in though!).