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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is just perfect. Just next to Monteverde cloud forest reserve entrance. The Staff is very nice and helpful. Very comfortable rooms with free wifi. You can enjoy and relax by the swimming pool and the jacuzzi. Excellent breakfast is served!

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The only word to describe the setting is magical. Fabulous cottages with individual garden, spectacular view of the sunset and unique art throughout the hotel. Lexo and the staff were incredibility kind and helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. A really good and relaxing stay. We felt like we were living in the treetops!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights here and loved it. The grounds are beautiful and all the rooms are well spaced out so you feel a sense of space. The views are amazing. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Pool is a good size and there's a nice jacuzzi. Restaurant is good, hearty breakfast and lovely meals. Good happy hour too! Nothing...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Short and to the point: This 'hotel' has no security. We had $418.00 taken from our room safe during our two day stay. $120 of it in US twenties (which was the big giveaway since we hadn't used any of our US currency yet!) No proof, money gone. Nothing can be done...Kinda ruins anything good about this place... Keep your...

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2Thank John A
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This hotel is a jewel. It would be a wonderful hotel for a destination wedding or family/friend get together. It is located very close to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. It is basically in the same forest. They have obviously remodeled it to keep up with the times, yet it still has a wonderful cabin feeling. The grounds are manicured beautifully....

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I am not going to waste my time reviewing this property and unfair OWNER! Instead I will copy and paste my text and email upon returning home. We also spent a good portion of the day we were to leave Montverde to go back to the hotel to speak to the owner after he called us at Hotel El Bosque,...

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5Thank Shelly4488
Watford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Having left the warm humidity of the Osa Peninsula we arrived in the cool humidity of Monteverde. We shared a family room with large picture windows overlooking the gardens. The food & service were excellent. We had a tour of the Monteverde National Park where we were lucky enough to see Quetzals, nesting wrens & humming birds and howler monkeys...

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Naples, Florida, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed here 4 nights and had a nice room with a private 2nd story balcony and great view from it and our windows with lots of bird watch opportunities right from our bed. We were shown initially to an awful ground floor room with 2 levels. Up some steep stairs on the second level was a small bed which...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Upon our arrival, we were pleasently pleased with the welcome we received at the front desk. Jorge was wonderful to speak with and provided much information about the property, the trails on the property and surrounding area. We had a junior suite (#34) for our family of 4. We had plenty of space and view was lovely. Do not believe...

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Burbank, California
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This hotel is a true oasis -- beautiful, tranquil grounds less than 2km from the Monteverde Reserve and a $8 cab ride to the town of St. Elena. The rooms are spacious and the best beds of our 2 week stay in Costa Rica. The front office staff were extremely helpful in booking cabs and arranging excursions for a night...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in beautifulMonteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals,Three-wattled Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids anda gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is refreshing,often referred to as "The Eternal Spring". The views ofthe Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1400-meterelevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an idealdestination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders ofthe tropics. A visit of at least two nights inMonteverde is recommended. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Fonda Vela

Address: 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: RM427 - RM1,129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Fonda Vela 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Fonda Vela Monteverde
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“Upper rooms are at parking level with no stairs for suitcase lugging etc.”
 of 5 bubbles sdavid614, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“beautiful room”
 of 5 bubbles mother4me, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Do NOT book a room here. Go someplace else. That is my advice.”
 of 5 bubbles Midwesternmama, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I would assume that every room could be stolen from since it seemed many people had access to our room and safe keys.”
 of 5 bubbles Shelly4488, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“make sure you get a 2nd floor room with views.”
  • view of Golfo de Nicoya and Nicoya Peninsula beyond from our room
 of 5 bubbles PatrickH338, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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