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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

If it was just a restaurant review it will be 5 stars. The food is so fresh and the staff make really sensible suggestions. Food is excellent and there were plenty of delicious vegetarian options .However it’s a hotel and they have coach parties which mean you may have a very chaotic breakfast experience. The rooms or cabins are a...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear ML, Thank you for highly rating our restaurant, El Sendero, as well as our guided tours and staff performance. We apologize that breakfast was not to your expectations and appreciated your feedback that was immediately reviewed with our F & B manager. Sincerely, Jim Damalas CEO/President Greentique Hotels

Cheshire
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed at the Villa Blanca for 2 nights. The lodge we stayed in had a large sleeping area, two bathrooms, one that contained a shower and one that contained a large jacuzzi bath and we also had a separate seating area. The views were onto gardens and you could watch humming birds feeding on the flowers from your bed....

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear JontyCheshire, We refer to your enjoyable experience as part of the “magic of nature” that surrounds Villa Blanca. When it comes to exceptional Costa Rica experiences we are very fortunate to host clients from around the world who appreciate our authentic hospitality. We hope you will become a repeat guest of Greentique Hotels and take advantage of one of...

Lake Charles
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Had a great time! The staff is very accommodating and friendly! Rooms are clean and very comfortable. It is a beautiful property, very scenic all around! Loved the nature and the bird watching hikes on the property. The guides are really knowledgeable and nice. The restaurant was excellent too!

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear jyothi2016, Glad you had a wonderful experience with us, including with our knowledgeable Greentique Certified Guides. With so much to stimulate them about the flora and fauna of the Cloud Forest Reserve, it’s no wonder all our staff are valued for their good-natured hospitality here in the Canton of San Ramon de Alajuela. Saludos, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique Hotels

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 7 March 2016

very unique place....read where this was an ex presidents home of the 1920's, then was told by staff this is not true it was a business he started. regardless it is a very unique and wonderful experience. lots to do on site.... many birds to see, but sometimes hard to photograph in the clouds....but this is the cloud forest!!!

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear E1035RZdavidm, Appreciate you valued the climate zone and amazing biodiversity that surrounds us with 2,000 acres of the Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve. President Carazo, and Frist Lady Dona Estrella, started their family dairy farm over 20 years ago and added the structures that evolved into a hotel business we took over and renovated in 2004. Best...

Ventura, Calif
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This was a great hotel in the middle of the Los Angeles Cloud Forest with good accommodations, (each casita had it's own fireplace- which we used!), lovely public rooms and surrounding grounds. My only complaints would be that, unless you have a car there, you are captive to the resort as far as selection of eateries and things to do....

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Foodsniffer, Appreciate you enjoyed overall your brief stay with us. Actually we promote Villa Blanca’s seclusion, combined with our hotel amenities and property tours, that require no need for more vehicle transportation. We have found that the cloud forest literally becomes more alive when it rains and so provide ponchos so guests won’t miss out on the added experience....

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Villa Blanca was the most beautiful, romantic and peaceful place I have ever been! The customer service was outstanding. The naturalist were knowledgable and fun. We went on two guided hikes, one in the morning and one at night. I would recommend Villa Blanca to all my friends who love and appreciate nature.

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Un miembro de TripAdvisor, Thank you for your recommendation and appreciation of the Magic of Nature we’re fortunate to share with our guests every day. With great guides and hotel staff, who love to work at Villa Blanca, it’s nice to get so much positive feedback, year after year, about Greentique’s exceptional hospitality here in “beautiful, romantic and peaceful”...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Very good accommodation, right in the heart of the cloud forest,loved the log fire in our room.Guide excellent at pointing out the flora and fauna of the cloud forest. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear amacphot, Appreciate your review of the welcoming atmosphere within the pristine cloud forest that surrounds us at Villa Blanca. Our Greentique Certified Guides are not only involved in all the research we do within the Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve, but enjoy sharing their knowledge with our guests and the many students who volunteer at our research...

Hamilton, Bermuda
Reviewed 29 February 2016

What a wonderful hotel and location. We cannot emphasise strongly enough just how fantastic everything was from the staff, service, guides, atmosphere .... wecould go on. This is a little piece of heaven on earth in our humble opinion. Simply amazing !! We'll be back. Thanks again for everything to all there from top to bottom. Just a great place...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Michael B, What more can we say but “Pura Vida” back at you for your wonderful review! We invite you to come back again and add three more great places to stay with us in Manuel Antonio, Drake Bay, and the rural mountain village of Santa Juana. Gracias, Jim Damalas Greentique Hotels

Province of Florence, Italy
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Villa Blanca is perfect in every way - a beautiful location, excellent property and service. By far the best place we stayed in during our 2-week holiday in Costa Rica. The rooms were well appointed and spacious with a fire-place for those cool evenings stocked with new wood every day. The food was of the highest standard with many of...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear lolmo2015, We appreciate you taking the time to share your great experience with us. Our Greentique Certified Guides also add to the experience of the incredible biodiversity of our protected cloud forest reserve with their love and knowledge to the biodiversity we have to offer, including the Jose Miguel Alfaro Research Station. Great news you spotted a quetzal on...

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We spent our last 3 nights of 16 in Costa Rica here at Villa Blanca & just loved it. The rolling countryside, the peacefulness & the friendly, helpful staff were just what we were looking for to end our wonderful trip to this lovely country. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff & we arranged a couple of great...

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Dear David G, It is always a pleasure to meet if not exceed our guest expectations and so we appreciate how much our hospitality made such a positive impression upon you at Villa Blanca. We refer to our good-natured staff as the most important part of our value and support of the mission of all the properties in Greentique Hotels....

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Just over an hour's drive from San Jose International Costa Rica airport (SJO), eco-minded travelers from all over the world have reveled in the beauty of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel, located within the Los Angeles Private Biological Nature Reserve & Research Station in the Canton of San Ramon. The hotel is ideally situated as a gateway to Arenal Volcano and the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Here, you're immersed in one of the world's most precious and complex jungle ecosystems - the cloud forest. This boutique mountain hotel is nestled on 75-acres of gentle rolling hills, with well-appointed "casitas" and Honeymoon Suites, each with their own fireplace, and surrounded by acres of lush botanical gardens. Originally owned by former president Rodrigo Carazo Odio and First Lady, Estrella Zeledon de Carazo, Villa Blanca has become a renown and cherished Costa Rica destination. The architecture reflects the original farm village concept, with a welcoming Hacienda, offering guests exceptional Costa Rican hospitality, premier dining, a private theater, conference facilities, and pampering spa menu. Also quite unique is a replica of a 14th century Roman wedding chapel, La Mariana, with its hand painted ceramic ceiling. Choose from a variety of nature-based activities, including horseback, zip-lines, and user-friendly guided trials, plus excursions to Arenal and Poas volcanoes, hot springs, and rural-cultural tours. This is the Costa Rica where those who "travel well and travel right" want to go. Please feel free to visit our sister-site, one of the most prestigious Manuel Antonio hotels, Si Como No. ... more   less 

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Address: El Silencio de Los Angeles | Los Angeles Norte, San Ramon 1250, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Canton of San Ramon > San Ramon
Price Range: €108 - €221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“They are all individual (a few duplex type) cabins with great views.”
larryc2014, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 34 - 2 adults and 2 kids. Had a queen sized bed and a twin foldout in 1 room and another foldout and a sofa in the other room. 2 full bathrooms - 1 with a shower and 1 with a large jacuzzi tub. Would definitely stay again.”
mayachamilton, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms looked good”
vtrunner, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms were great, however be prepared to do a bit of walking, great exercise!”
KateL2012, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some of the casitas have decks overlooking the forest so would be better for wildlife viewing”
Sedgtrav1, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
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