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Located in a forest setting
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Skywalk bridge
rainforest walk
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hiking trail
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local town of Santa Elena
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas

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Curtis M
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Owner was very accommodating.”
Reviewed 10 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The location was nice, out of the main town so it was pretty quiet. We're a little disappointed that it wasn't quite what we thought we had booked, we thought, according to the website that we were getting a private cabin. But it was a nice little room, would likely book again. Thank you Oscar!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2017
Hi Curtis. Thank you so much for staying with us in Monteverde. We do have casitas available, but the studio Apartment was reserved. Hope to have you back again to explore more the Cloud Forest.

PURA VIDA
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billowen9...
Lakewood, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Honeymoon Bliss!”
Reviewed 3 March 2016 for a stay in November 2014
2
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My wife and I stayed here during our honeymoon. It was great! And for what we got, it was a serious bargain! We really enjoyed the home made breakfast by the creek. We had our own private space that was well furnished and very clean. It was very romantic and beautiful. There are also so many cool things to do in Monte Verde! We loved the bat exhibit, the hanging bridges at Selvatura Adventure Park, the Cheese factory, the down town club scene. It was all really cool! We plan to visit this wonderful paradise again some day. Thank you to Oscar and Larry for the wonderful visit!

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Liked best: Home made breakfast by the creek! And the bat exhibit.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Mar 2016
Thank you for your visit and kind review. We hope to have you back soon !
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Luz V
Quepos, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice spot of the beaten track”
Reviewed 25 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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It was tempting to stay in one of the big hotels in the area but here you get the real friendly hospitality. Needless to stay Larry the owner made it special for us . He was extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding wildlife and knows how to guide you to the perfect spots of interests by just looking at you. We were also guided to some cool of the beaten track local restaurants that had real character. The photos of the appartement we stayed in don't do it justice as the views are superb and the appartment dominates a large valley. The king size bed upstairs was really comfortable and it was spacious enough for my wife and 2 small children with the extra bed provided. I even got some eggs and toast in the morning . I promised Larry I would bring him a new coffee maker for the appartment on my next visit !
Thanks again Larry for being such a great host, will be back !

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Liked best: Larry the owner is a great host
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
26 Feb 2016
So great to have had you stay with us in Monteverde.
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Regis P
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good choice to stay”
Reviewed 16 January 2014 for a stay in January 2013
4
people found this review helpful

Casa Balbi was a good choice to stay. Apartment above main house, clean, and roomy. Owners Oscar and Larry are helpful with information on the area. Location is out of town of Santa Elana that I preferred and short walk to town or take cab or shuttle to town. Shuttle service to Santa Elana Reserve and other activities in the Cloud Forest. Monteverde is a short trip from Casa Balbi and offers more of the Cloud Forest country of Costa Rica.

Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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anthony a
United States
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome property, super cool owners.”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in May 2013
4
people found this review helpful

I came to Casa Balbi from New York with the intention of staying for 1 month of my 3 month stay in Costa Rica, and wound up staying for a full 3 months, basically because of how amazing the space is, a huge farm in the mountains circled by trees, and how cool, friendly, and helpful the father and son who run the property were to me, as someone new to Costa Rica, with lots of questions. Larry and his father Oscar were super cool and really are the main reason why I give the experience a full 5 stars. Totally recommended. Go there and have fun. You´re walking distance to Santa Elena, (the tourist hub) but away from it enough to truly appreciate and enjoy the beauty and peace unique to Monteverde.

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Liked best: its location in Monteverde and the people who run it
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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