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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

This is a gorgeous place to stay! We loved the gardens (our room opened out onto the patio & there were hummingbirds, capuchin monkeys, & butterflies right outside), and our room was very comfortable. There are short walking trails & a lovely pool on the property, and you're close to Santa Elena. The staff is oustanding and really friendly -...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear MrsKrausInTheHaus, I’m really glad you enjoyed your stay just off the gardens, and that our staff were a help. Our receptionists have a locals knowledge of the activities available in the Monteverde/Santa Elena area, and will spend some time talking with you and your family so that together you can figure out what activities will suit you best. I’m...

The Bay Area, California
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This lodge is a beautiful gem in Monteverde! We arrived in the evening to a warm inviting fire pit, banana loaf bread, hot tea, coffee and fruit infused water in the lobby. The room we stayed in was also beautiful. We had two full beds and a single bed for my 10 year old niece. The room had a beautiful...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear ALumbre, Thank you for this lovely review of our Lodge, and also for your review on the Trip Advisor page for our restaurant, El Jardin. Our kitchen staff will be thrilled to know they made such a good impression on you. I’m glad you made time to enjoy the butterfly garden, the pond and went for a night swim...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 June 2015

While visiting several destinations in Costa Rica, I stayed two nights here, close to Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve. Friendly staff, lovely grounds, and good food at reasonable prices. It was a pleasure to stay here.

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear BigEasyTraveler-23, Thank you for the kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, and our hotel grounds. We recommend to our guests that they reserve at least a morning or an afternoon for exploring the gardens, swimming in our solar heated pool, and watching the forest move and change as the day progresses from one of our...

Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The resort is in the midst of the tropical rain forest. Resort itself is luxurious, clean and very eco conscious. The bar and restaurant are comfortable, like a mountain lodge and the food is very good. I highly recommend the beef tenderloin skewered on sugar cane. Delicious! Staff is extremely helpful setting up adventure excursions. Highly recommend their choice for...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Eeteecee, I’m glad you found our Lodge to be luxurious and clean. We like to refer to our ambiance as “rustic elegance.” We’re certainly not a fancy lodge, but it’s important that we are comfortable, clean, and above all welcoming. Great food and drink is also very important, and I’m glad you enjoyed it. The beef tenderloin on a...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Monteverde is so beautiful. It is a cloud forest. The trees are stunning. The hotel is in the cloud forest so the view from the room is incredible. The walls of the rooms are glass. Staff were friendly and arranged a great tour to sky trek zip line. Breakfast is Included. The complementay coffee and cake is nice after being...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear default982, Thank you for your kind words about the hotel, I’m glad you enjoyed some complimentary Costa Rican coffee in the lobby after a day exploring the cloud forest. We keep it fresh everyday from 9:30 to 5:00 pm, accompanied by a treat from our kitchen. It sounds like you really connected with the cloud forest, and I agree...

Reviewed 31 May 2015

This lodge was amazing in every day. Beautiful gardens and trails, so many animals to see, delicious food and accomodating waitstaff (we loved the many vegan and vegetarian options), and very friendly staff overall, especially at the front desk. We loved our stay here - I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Costa Rica. I would love to...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Rachael M, It sounds like you had a lovely stay - we’re so glad you enjoyed it! We’ve doing our best to continuously improve our vegan and vegetarian options, both in variety and in quality. Our Chef is passionate about innovating with Costa Rican cuisine, and wants to develop some dishes our kitchen can do exceptionally well in honor...

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Our expectations were exceeded by the beautiful hotel property, large rooms with views of the cloud forest, the superb hotel personnel, and delicious complimentary breakfast/cakes & coffee in the lobby. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary ice, cookies, & farewell (milky & alcoholic) drink delivered to our room on our last night. We had pre-arranged the Don Juan 3...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Linda M, Nothing makes us happier than hearing we exceeded expectations; Legendary Service & Unforgettable Memories is our motto, and when we surprise people is when I think we’re most living up to it. It sounds like you really took advantage of everything both the lodge and the area have to offer. Even with so many activities in the...

Reviewed 30 May 2015

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens is the perfect place to rest and recuperate after the "adventurous" jeep track that leads to it. I only wish that I had planned more than one night at this hotel. The hotel itself was world class and the staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The food at the hotel restaurant was a Costa...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Thomas A, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay, and we too wish you could’ve stayed with us longer! I’m not sure which route you took up to the Lodge, but pretty much anywhere our guests would be coming from means a 3-4 hour drive. That’s part of the reason we recommend people stay with us for 2-4 nights. The...

Roswell, Georgia
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed here last night. This was a nice if slightly dated property. It is in a good location. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They were truly exceptional. The food at the restaurant was VERY good. We ate three meals there and were pleasantly surprised. This hotel is not fancy but it is solid. I would recommend it.

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

This guest is right, we are not fancy! We like to say that we offer Rustic Elegance in the Cloud Forest. All rooms have free wireless internet. All rooms do not have air conditioning or television, so you can appreciate the sounds of the tropical cloud forest. The service style is personalized, informal, caring. Our food is what a Costa...

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A perfectly lovely lodge---15 min drive from the Monteverde Cloud Forest in one direction, and a 10 min walk into a charming town in the other. Our room was large and comfortable, with a small balcony. We stayed for 4 nights in the first week in May, had excellent breakfasts in the morning, and headed out to various places around...

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This guest suggests: Enjoy the sunsets in the beautiful gardens---make sure to follow the stairs down past the pool--beautiful places to sit, many birds to see. I agree, if you follow the path to the pool and then continue down the stairs, you will come to what we call the look out. There are benches so you can sit and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
12 forest view downstairs rooms. 12 forest view balcony rooms (a little more expensive, but worth it. See what reviewers have said by clicking on "room tips"). 1 downstairs room is wheelchair accessible. • Beds: 2 downstairs rooms and 2 upstairs rooms have 1 king bed. 10 downstairs rooms and 10 upstairs rooms have 2 double beds. • All rooms have: in-room safe, hot water, coffee maker, ceiling fan, reading lamps, hair dryer and free wireless internet. • All rooms don't have: TV, AC, or mini-bar. • Service Style: personalized, informal, caring. • Restaurant: cuisine: What a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. •Atmosphere: quiet, laid back and tranquil. No background music. Open fireplace. • Suggested activities at Lodge: Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden. Plan 1-2 hours. Main Bromeliad and Fern Gardens and La Posa de Yolanda Solar heated Pool. Plan on spending a morning or afternoon. • 3 Computers with internet for guest use at no charge. Spend as little time as possible. You're on vacation. • Suggested stay: 2-4 nights. • Owned and Operated by Costa Rica Expeditions ... more   less 

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Address: | 400 mtrs east (uphill) from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road, 6941-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: RM634 - RM1,388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monteverde Lodge & Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Monteverde Lodge And Gardens
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“splurge on the upstairs balcony for a view of the forest”
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