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Irving, Texas
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Pros: - On site restaurant. - Friendly staff - Use of the facilities of their sister property, Paco Paco Cons: - Though it is about 10 blocks walk to the city center, the elevation is prohibitive to the faint of heart - No A/C(it was not needed due to the climate condition) - Small bathrooms

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr 1985. Greetings from Monteverde. Thank you for your comments. Our staff always receives lots of compliments about their service skills and dedication. We are vey proud we have a great team. Our restaurant offers local cuisine, Costa Rican style food and a very nice ambience. Daily happy hour with local drinks and sangria!!! The local ambience of the...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I really appreciated the little water fountains and pretty flowers on the grounds. I also ordered a most delicious dinner and adult beverage in the non-crowded hotel dining room. I thought the breakfast was delicious and all the staff very courteous. A couple of hesitations...the room does eventually cool down, but the curtains discourage the cooler air from entering the...

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sunset. Thank you for a very nice review, Eco Tourism shouldn't affect the quality of the stay, showers, water temperature, amenities ( basic amenities and comforts ) I apologize for the small faults during your stay. We have been working on isolation from room to room. Renovations and remodeling, the results are very nice and we are indeed increasing...

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The room was clean and comfortable. WiFi only available near office. Water temp/pressure impacted by other guests. (if you feel the pressure drop, step away from the water!) Thin walls. Other than the few items above, I liked this place. I'd stay again.

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew! Greetings from Monteverde. Wifi will be available around the hotel very soon, we are working on a series of improvements for next season and I´m sure the hotel will be much better. Noise isolation and hot water supply are part of the improvements, amenities, wifi and others. we are a great option, well located, great service, good...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I hate to give a two-star rating to a locally-run eco-lodge, but I just wasn’t satisfied with this property. Even taking into account that this is a rustic lodge, and not a big-city resort, I want a comfortable bed, good food, decent WiFi, and a hot shower in the morning. At Monteverde Country Lodge, all I got was the comfortable...

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr Friedman, Greetings and thank you for your feedback. There are indeed other options, better, more expensive, more equipped, etc,, I´m very sorry for such a bib number of miss happenings: cold water, weak pressure, weak WIFI signal, noise,, etc. All of this things would certainly ruin one's stay, yet, we do have a good side, a side where...

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Room Overview: The rooms were spacious and clean. Do note that the door does not go to the ground, so you may have small critters (mainly bugs) coming in and out of your room and you can hear more noise than normal. Wifi is not fantastic in the rooms-- go to the Lobby for great Wifi! Bathrooms were good-- I'm...

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs 89, Thank you for your review and comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, we are working to better our hot water supply, and have done a lot about noise isolation. We try our best to offer clean, neat, well maintained facilities, our superior rooms are the largest, more illuminated, and better equipped ones. We'll have wifi around...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Weirded experience with the safe. Seem like someone tried to mess up with the codes n could not get it open. Help could not come quick enough. Had to wait about 40 min. to get it opened. The bathroom smelled mouldy. A black spider with the body-size about a dime was found between the sheets by the under the pillows....

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear April, thanks for mentioning our food, we offer Costa Rican recipes and local style food. We always get compliments about it!!! I'm sorry for the spider. Moisture is also a problem here in the tropics, and sometimes, rooms could get a mouldy smell. House keeping is daily performed, the best possible, yet, sometimes we get insects, bugs inside the...

Midlothian, Texas
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Monteverde Country Lodge. The drive up was on a dirt road on the side of a mountain, a little crazy but worth it! The rooms don't have air conditioning but that high on the mountain it wasn't necessary. The town was great, the pizza place at the end of the road had live entertainment and...

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wg, greetings a thank you for your review. Monteverde Country Lodge offers a great semi secluded, more tranquil location as well as easy access to shops, tours, restaurants both: down town Santa Elena or just a couple of blocks away. Our restaurant offers Costa Rican food and flavors, cozy style and great prices. Thank you for your feedback and...

Yardley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 June 2016

this hotel is located in a quite corner off the main road. Comfortable and with the essential amenities. has an attached restaurant where the food was reasonably good. Service staff were helpful and nice. Not far from the cloud forest reserve, will need a cab though. Rooms were clean

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Murlik, thank you for your review. You mentioned our most important feature, located at the end of the road, yet very close from everything else. we combine the best of the Monteverde Mountain Style with the ease to reach down town, different attractions, tours, shops, etc. Our sister property: Hotel Poco a Poco, allows our guests to visit and...

Reviewed 6 June 2016

We booked a 2-night package with Expediciones Tropicales in San Jose. Their regular property was full, so within 2 hours they had us booked on a package just for us. We took it sight unseen, and found ourselves in the Monteverde Country Lodge. This is an eco-friendly property (think solar hot water) that is beautifully maintained. Our room was large,...

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Deb. Thank you for such a nice review. we really appreciate your spirit and your willingness to enjoy the Cloud Forest, the town of Santa Elena, all the places worth seeing and specially our hotel. We try hard to provide the best service possible, our team is always ready to go the extra mile, we are very proud of...

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Staff were so helpful, our spanish was very limited, but most staff spoke enough English to help us out. Rooms are comfortable. They are basic, but very clean. We went to the sister resort to have a swim and a few drinks around the pool. Food was delicious and a great intro to tico food.

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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Neils, thanks a lot for your review! Tico food, tico hospitality, tico ambience, tico way!!! Thanks, we sure love our job and we do it with passion. Both our room categories are very nice, yet, our Superior rooms are the better equipped with: flat screen tv, coffee maker, hair drier, electronic safe and very spacious showers. we are very...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monteverde Country LodgeMonteverde Country Lodge is Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco's fully renovated sister property. It compresses the philosophy, experience and desire to create a new lodging option where tradition and personalized service are the most appealing features. Monteverde Country Lodge offers the comforts of modern establishments with the rusticity, warmth and tradition of the Monteverde from 1980's. Starting Jan 1st, 2014; Monteverde Country Lodge will offer two different room categories, based upon amenities, area and construction materials. 36 Wooden, warm and comfortable Classic or Standard rooms. Guarded by front corridors on both, lower and higher levels, with gardens and neat open areas. Room's amenities are: Cable tv, telephone, safe, and private bathroom with hot water shower. Classic rooms offer: 1 or 2 double beds, 1 single and 1 double bed and 2 double beds and 1 single. Maximum occupancy: 5 people.24 Superior rooms. Newer and more modern, with more space; more comfortable bathrooms, corridors, balconies and great views of sunsets and surroundings. Cable tv, telephone, safe, wireless internet access, hair dryer and coffee maker available. Superior rooms offer: 1 king size bed, 2 queen size beds or 2 queen beds and 1 single. Maximum occupancy: 5 people.All hotel rooms are surrounded by patios, fountains and gardens which provide the ideal location for relaxation and enjoyment. Wireless internet access, laptops and a fully equipped meeting room are also available for guests and visitors. Children will enjoy a great time at the playground and open areas. Construction materials, techniques; and regular operation procedures are compatible with the environmentally friendly practices of our times, as well as accessibility, security and new standards of comfort, quality and service. Monteverde Country Lodge was granted by the Costa Rican Tourism Board with 3 levels on the Sustainable Tourism Certification. Ecological Blue Flag and Green Flag Accreditations have been awarded to Monteverde Country Lodge by two consecutive periods. Our well trained personnel cater for the satisfaction of our guests at all times. Clients interact with dedicated, informative, capable hotel representatives willing to assist and provide the best service possible. Whether at Front Desk; at the restaurant, where quality, homemade style and fresh ingredients are combined or at the bar, with a friendly, familiar atmosphere where our guests can enjoy our warm hospitality and amenities.Music: For over a year now, Monteverde Country Lodge has embraced music as a new, fulfilling way to reach to guests and provide them with special experiences. Live music at Front Desk, during meals at restaurant, recitals on the gardens, serenades and more is available for the guest's enjoyment. Monteverde Country Lodge: a great lodging option in Monteverde!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monteverde Country Lodge

Address: 3 blocks south and 50 meters east from the Rafael Arguedas elementary school | Cerro Plano, Santa Elena 506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $102 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Monteverde Country Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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