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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Loved our stay here. We were a family of four, and it was virtually perfect. There was easy access to the various hiking trails, the rooms are huge and comfortable, the pool area has a great view, and the restaurant/brunch area is excellent.

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Only had time to stay one night prior to joining a Starclipper sailing cruise. Staff was great help in planning the trip. They arranged the lake crossing from La Fortuna to the hotel. The drive was still longer and bumpier than we expected. Six of us were traveling together (3 couples). We all received upgraded rooms big enough to roller...

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Ottawa Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2013

We were very disappointed with this resort. On the plus side, the grounds are beautiful and the rooms large, clean and comfortable. The staff is also very friendly. However that being said, it does look like the hotel is in a state of decline with renovations needed to make it more up to date. The wifi only worked in the...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We stayed at Fonda Vela for two nights in December and loved the rooms and the setting. Enrique at the front desk was very helpful and he upgraded our room to a suit. The suit was nice with wood flooring & nice views. The whole property is nice but seemed a bit unkempt. The pool is covered and nice but...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2013

The room was HUGE with a sitting area. It overlooked nice grounds including a very kitschy sculpture. The hotel was fine, the front desk staff was extremely helpful (arranging taxis, checking on our pick ups etc). BUT you are essentially a 'captive'. It is a 15 min walk to any other restaurants or shops (downhill going, uphill returning). We took...

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Plano, Texas
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Trying to find a place close to the activities we wanted to do in the Monteverde area, we checked a small bed and breakfast; however, they only had a room for one night of our stay. Nearby was Hotel Fonda Vela where we had stayed 14 years ago when it and eco-tourism was very new.They did not have a room...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We stayed there for two nights with our kids and found the rooms and grounds beautiful. the wildlife on the grounds was excellent. The only negative was that the restaurant wasn't kid friendly. The hot tub could have been warmer too.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed at Fonda Verde in back in February and had a splendid 3 nights there. The grounds are beautiful with flowers and plants that you could only imagine in a botanical garden. Me and my wife enjoyed the covered pool which was nice because we were able to enjoy it even though it rained a little while we where...

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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here since the other hotels were booked. It's abit far from town but its also close to the cloud forest . We walked from the hotel to the sanctuary it took about 30-40 min. Also there is an Italian restaurant called trimonti about 10 min wall from the hotel which was very good. We asked for a free...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 15 August 2013

My husband and I stayed here as the last stop on our Honeymoon in February 2012. I was so pleasantly surprised by this little hidden gem! The property is expansive and absolutely beautiful. We were in a large corner villa with two queen beds and a very modern, updated bathroom. The rest of the room was dated but in great...

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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 

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: $158 - $232 (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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“All of the rooms are very quiet and have beautiful views”
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