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Hobart
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Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a junior suite. Huge room with all the amenities needed. Clean and fantastic views from the upstairs room. Plenty of wildlife about. Only drawback is that its well out of town and has no shuttle service, but a cab is about $7 each way so no major drama and the food at the hotel is top notch and... More 

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Reviewed 3 May 2013

Stayed here four nights. Room clean and comfortable. Staff quite helpful, including calling our room to let my wife know she had left her purse in the restaurant. Location quite good for access to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Grounds very pleasant.

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KlamathFalls, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Excellent staff. The place is made from wood, and there's not much insulation. We had a family with a special needs child staying below us, and were able to enjoy the bedtime story the parents read to the child. Who knows what the child learned from listening to us! Be careful about the breakfast. It may or may not be... More 

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

What a nice place! Out of town in very nice, wel kept, natural grounds. We even saw more animals in the hotel grounds than in the close national park. As it was of season, now at the end of April, only 1 building was kept open and a free upgrade was offered. Wat a wonderful room! So quiet.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Hotel Fonda Vela in the Monteverde cloud forest is absolutely the place to stay! The reception staff are amazing and the rooms will definitely not disappoint. Although they suites available, the "standard rooms" are perfect. I recommend trying to get rooms 1-12 as they have the best views. However, any room will be perfect. The amount of flora and fauna... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This was the second of three stops on my wife and I's honeymoon and it did not disappoint. Nestled up in the cloud forest of Costa Rica is a wonderful little town called Monteverde. Is has all of the charm that you would expect from a central american mountain town...great food, friendly people, and lots of awesome activities to experience.... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

If you're heading to Monteverde to visit the cloud forest or go zip lining, you'll need a great place to rest your tired feet. Boy, do I have one. The Hotel Fonda Vela is without a doubt a place you will remember. The rooms are very cozy and have view to die for. Large windows help bring the outdoors closer.... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Beautiful surrondings - abit out of the town though. Rooms were excellent - we had a lovely view over the gardens. Not sure the pool fit in with the rest of the buildings. We ate in the restaurant both at lunch and dinner and could not fault it - very reasonalby priced. There was a lovely fire roaring in the... More 

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Verona
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We clearly did not have one of the best rooms. It was tiny and to add to our discomfort, we had the water cut off and pipe banging from plumbers working in the room next door for a couple of days. We complained but they did not change our room, and fobbed us off with a bottle of wine. The... More 

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Thank akalegall
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Fonda vela is a hotel made up of seperate buildings scattered on beautiful grounds in the hills below the cloud forest. My suite was bright and airy, with a beautiful view of a garden with a fountain. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The pool, with its canopy roof and bar, has WIFI so is great for relaxing while... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 

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Address: 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: RM422 - RM1,103 (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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