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Hotel El Viandante

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything from booking online to arriving at El Viandante was straight forward, welcoming and no hassle. With a very laid back and welcoming style, the owners made us feel right at home. Room was VERY spacious, clean, and had everything we needed. Also, the included breakfast in the morning was outstanding. Would recommend this place to anyone traveling to Monteverde!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great location just five minutes walk from Santa Elena town and around 5km from Monteverde Cloud Forest. As others have noted the walk back to the hotel from Santa Elena is up quite a steep hill so those less mobile may need to hop in a taxi. The walk to the national park is also quite nice and takes around...

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British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Spent two nights here with my Dad at Christmas. Lovely family run place. Our hosts were very great help in recommending places to eat and things to do and are delightful people. The rooms were comfy and mostly quiet (fireworks for the holiday couldn't be helped). Clean rooms, comfy beds. The shower pressure was very poor in our room but...

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Doddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Excellent lodging for Monteverde. Lovely, spacious rooms with a good breakfast. Calm, courteous hosts. The bus service to the main park entrance is at the bottom of the hill. The bus driver will stop to point out interesting birds on the way. Only in Costa Rica do bus drivers act as nature guides! The cafe next to the entrance has...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed here for 2 nights. The hosts were excellent and helpful in all ways. The rooms very spacious, quiet and charming and we could enjoy good nights sleep. Great location and close to everything. The breakfast is stunning supported by awesome views. Our hosts gave us great recommendations for hikes through the parks and aside the normal tourist tracks...

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We were an extended family party of 8 and spent 2 wonderful nights and 3 days at El Viandante. The rooms were clean, roomy with beautiful woodwork. The breakfasts were a perfect mix of local fresh fruit and traditional B&B staples served a great room with panoramic views . Most of all, the owners and staff were overly courteous and...

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Greeley, Colorado
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Grace and her husband are the perfect hosts! They were helpful and friendly and gave us great advice on what to see and do. The room had a great view of the clouds passing over the ridge which is cool because you are in a cloud forest. The room also had a real good price. Breakfast had awesome juices, great...

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Fort Collins
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Grace was an excellent host, helpful in all ways. The room was huge, with high ceilings, big windows, ceiling fan. Bathroom was roomy and clean, and the water hot. The included breakfast was excellent and healthy. Located in between Santa Elena and Monteverde, so we walked all the time, and it was on top of a hill, so got no...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The single room was an amazing deal for me as a solo traveler - it's small for sure, but clean and pleasant. Throughout my 5-day stay, Grace was an AWESOME host. She helped me plan my tour schedule, made all related bookings for me, and even started breakfast early on a day when I had to leave earlier. The hill...

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

My husband and I loved our two nights at El Viandante. It was our first time in Monteverde, and both Grace and one of her employees, Jamal, were full of great information about which restaurants were not-to-miss, what activities were available around town, and all the necessary bits like access to banks and taxis, etc. Thanks to them we found...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel El Viandante , 13 new rooms all with private bathroom , hot water(no electric showers), cable tv, wireless , free internet. New breakfast and dining room with amazing view of Nicoya's gulf and the forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Viandante

Address: Frente Hotel Sapo Dorado, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $80 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel El Viandante 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Join other guests for breakfast- delicious!”
J4931PQsaraf, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take ear plugs if you are a light sleeper and are staying there during windy season. It is up high and the winds can be fierce.”
A7963QPkarenp, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had rooms 7 8 9 all up stairs and handy to the breakfast room”
tomlL5418AU, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Grace was quite happy to show you the rooms available and let you make your choice”
glennpeterson59, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room #10 had good views of the area as it faced down the hill”
Canadian_JamesM, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
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