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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had some difficulty finding the place, in the middle of nowhere it felt, but luckily the locals were very friendly and even though we did not speak much Spanish, finger pointing and map drawing is a universal language! Once we finally arrived it was amazing! We travelled during the rainy season, which wasn't much rain, only beautiful luscious trees...

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Melissa W, We thank you for your very positive review of your stay with us. We often refer to our location, surrounded by the “magical” cloud forest of the Los Angeles Private Reserve, along with the good-nature staff, as the perfect balance between man and nature for a ideal escape to the peace and tranquility that is Villa Blanca...

Yankton
Reviewed 18 October 2016

An absolute slice of heaven. The scenery is breathtaking and the service was great. Every employee on the property was quick to inquire about our comfort and accommodations. The dining was superb and our villa was enchanting. A perfect way to start our honeymoon in Costa Rica. A must see!

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear nickjohnson_ynk, We wish to thank you for taking the time to share a part of your honeymoon with us. As part of the family of Greentique Hotels, our comittment is to offer an exceptional Costa Rica experience that you can highly reommend. It looks like we delivered on that commitment and wish to invite you back again for an...

Plano, Texas
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This trip was booked unexpectedly to conduct some business. But, we to our surprise, we were the only guests for 3 out of 4 days, and, it was a much needed mini vacation. The Staff is the best!! We got the royal treatment, mainly because they weren't booked. This wasn't our first visit to Villa Blanca. We've stayed there more...

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Jessica B, We always value our repeat customers and their comments too. We are sorry that the consistency of your meals was not up to your expectations and we were very concerned that the kitchen was not consistent as it normally is with or without a head chef in charge. We hope to see you again for another opportunity...

Ramsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We recently visited this wonderful hotel and nature reserve. Our accommodation was a deluxe casita, which was very well appointed, and had a attached garden which was used each morning by foraging white-nosed coatis and agoutis - both very photogenic! Although we were there in the green season it didn't prevent us from spending plenty of time exploring the reserve...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Isabel N, Thank you for sharing your wonderful stay with us and mentioning how much you enjoyed the natural attractions of our cloud forest reserve and the quality of the guides and friendly staff. We hope you will consider returning again and consider one of our Greentique Vacation packages that include our reserves and nature refuge in four of...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as the first of 3 hotels during our Costa Rica trip. We spent 3 wonderful nights. The staff was all very attentive and nice. It is a different type of hotel, relaxing, peaceful and bit rustic. Each casita has a great jacuzzi tub and huge shower, nice patios, fireplaces. No tV in the room but they have...

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear LaurainHD, So great to see how much you enjoyed part of your Honeymoon with us in Villa Blanca. We refer to our hospitality as part of the exceptional Costa Rica hospitality we enjoy offering to all our guests, from the meals to the tours, and all that you experienced as part of our commitment as members of Greentique Hotels....

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great place to relax! Nice hotel, good views, good service and good food! It is a place to stay just a few days because can be too quiet for some people. The spa is small but the swedish massage is amazing.

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Esteban R, We thank you for taking the time to share your great stay with us. We know that relaxing and escaping from the fast pace is a very special attraction we offer at Villa Blanca that you were able to appreciate. Best regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The place is magical , is a beautyful old style Hacienda . Rooms are nice and clean . Food is delicious and service is impecable. It's a nice place to relax and enjoy Nature. The road is not great it's better to take a 4x4 car .

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Irene C, When we refer to the pristine atmosphere of the cloud forest of Villa Blanca, we also agree that it’s the Magic of Nature matched by the very good nature of your hosts that welcome guests to our special part of Costa Rica in the Central Highlands of San Ramon. We invite you to come back again and...

Reviewed 15 September 2016

On our third trip to Costa Rica, we were delighted to find Villa Blanca, a bit off the beaten path near San Ramon. My husband and I found this lovely destination to be thoroughly genuine providing us with an authentic Costa Rican experience. I took a walk on the jungle trails that surround the hotel. It was a wild place,...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for sharing your time spent enjoying Villa Blanca and our private Nature Reserve. We define time spent with us as an “exceptional Costa Rica experience” that we offer at all our Greentique Hotels and Greentique Guided tours. We hope there will be a 4th trip to enjoy more of our authentic Costa Rican hospitality with one...

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This hotel is excellent to escape and have some time to relax. It is located around 10 km from the main road, surrounded only by nature and fog. There are a couple of easy paths and also a nightly walk. The room was very clean, with enough space and a lovely fireplace, I strongly recommend the deluxe casita since it...

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Gracias DiMurillo, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us in the cloud forest of our private nature reserve and research station. We hope we can offer you another romantic hideaway or adventure experience with Greentique Hotels. Best Regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Resort is a magical place, just 8kms from the main road, yet it feels like another world. One of the big advantages is the short distance to the capital (1 1/2 hour drive). The cottages are gorgeous, with their own chimney and most of them come with a little terrace to enjoy the nature. Staff...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Hello Jan melis, We appreciate you mentioning how convenient we are from San Jose, yet so far away when it comes to the Magic of Nature that surrounds you. That goes for the good-natured staff from San Ramon who extend our local hospitality to everyone who comes down that country road to discover all we have to offer. Gracias, Jim...

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Just over an hour's drive from San Jose International Costa Rica airport (SJO), eco-minded travelers from all over the world have reveled in the beauty of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel, located within the Los Angeles Private Biological Nature Reserve & Research Station in the Canton of San Ramon. The hotel is ideally situated as a gateway to Arenal Volcano and the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Here, you're immersed in one of the world's most precious and complex jungle ecosystems - the cloud forest. This boutique mountain hotel is nestled on 75-acres of gentle rolling hills, with well-appointed "casitas" and Honeymoon Suites, each with their own fireplace, and surrounded by acres of lush botanical gardens. Originally owned by former president Rodrigo Carazo Odio and First Lady, Estrella Zeledon de Carazo, Villa Blanca has become a renown and cherished Costa Rica destination. The architecture reflects the original farm village concept, with a welcoming Hacienda, offering guests exceptional Costa Rican hospitality, premier dining, a private theater, conference facilities, and pampering spa menu. Also quite unique is a replica of a 14th century Roman wedding chapel, La Mariana, with its hand painted ceramic ceiling. Choose from a variety of nature-based activities, including horseback, zip-lines, and user-friendly guided trials, plus excursions to Arenal and Poas volcanoes, hot springs, and rural-cultural tours. This is the Costa Rica where those who "travel well and travel right" want to go. Please feel free to visit our sister-site, one of the most prestigious Manuel Antonio hotels, Si Como No. ... more   less 

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Address: El Silencio de Los Angeles | Los Angeles Norte, San Ramon 1250, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Canton of San Ramon > San Ramon
Price Range: RM913 - RM1,104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Deluxe casitas cost more but offer more space.”
 of 5 bubbles Michael3942, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Wish that they had the exceptional mattresses that Tabacon Hot Springs has. Our backs hurt every day.”
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“You will get your own casita, a small little house.”
 of 5 bubbles C352BVsusanr, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the deluxe casita, the jacuzzi will make the difference!”
  • Fireplace, wine and some snacks we brought.
 of 5 bubbles DiMurillo, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We got married there and had people staying in each room type. All said it was great and no complaints. The rooms with the tubs are really great!”
 of 5 bubbles ashleymZ3852AQ, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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