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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this resort was beyond perfect. The hospitality service was a 5 Plus as anything that we needed was taken care of in a matter of minutes. Our own Casita (little house) was adorable with its own Jacuzzi Hot Tub in the bathroom along with a wonderful tiled shower. The Casita also had a magnificent wood-burning stove with comfortable...

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

Dear A6938SPandrea, We thank you for your very encouraging review of what we refer to as the exceptional Costa Rican experiences we enjoy hosting as members of Greentique Hotels. We hope we have the opportunity to offer you more magnificent stays with us again in each of our unique locations in Costa Rica. Sincerely, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique Hotels

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just checking in , the front desk and room service personnel were very friendly and so anxious to please the visitor , the room or casita was impeccable, great bed linens ,excellent food , incredible place to enjoy peace and relax.

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

Dear Helga S, From start to finish, our commitment to our guests is to meet if not exceed their expectations with each and every detail. Thank you for recognizing that you found our hospitality enjoyable on many levels, including the atmosphere so very peaceful. Gracias, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had a lovely time at this hotel. Beautiful secluded location which was worth the long drive in from the main road. Rooms were spacious and lovely with a fireplace and large jacuzzi tub. The food was very good and the breakfast which was included was fantastic. I'm a vegan and the staff were very accommodating in modifying dishes for me....

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

Dear Emma_Mae_86, Thank you for highly recommending Villa Blanca and rating us your favorite stay in Costa Rica. That always means a lot to us when we can deliver on our commitment to host our guests with the best that Greentique Hotels can offer, by practicing Sustainable Hospitality, and offering experiences with memorable holidays worth repeating. Saludos, Jim Damalas Greentique...

Jenison
Reviewed 14 January 2017

In the clouds calm and relaxing. Great nature trails. Very good food, most all from the same local farm land. Axing tipical breakfast. Very welcoming people. No complaints at all. Very private and peaceful.

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

Dear cpbefus4, Glad we could offer you an enjoyable stay with the “silent angels” of Los Angles Cloud Forest Private Biological Nature Reserve at Villa Blanca. That private and peaceful atmosphere you appreciated, with 9km of scenic country road to explore along the way, is where we do our best to be in harmony with authentic Costa Rican hospitality. Regards,...

New York
Reviewed 11 January 2017

What an amazing place this forest is!! We loved it!!! Our tour guide Chris was extremely knowledgeable and shared very interesting and fascinating facts about all the plants, insects, birds, trees and other living flora and fauna that he was pointing out to us during our walk. We learned so much new information and really enjoyed the beauty and the...

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

Dear vsinternational, Thank you for mentioning some of our dedicated staff and Greentique Certified Nature Guides who share all the passion they have for the amazing flora and fauna of the of Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Nature Reserve at Villa Blanca. Gracias, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed at Villa Blanca for 3 days and totally loved the location, the food (locally grown ingredients), serene surrounding and above all, the friendly service! Worth visiting if you are looking for a cloud forest experience...

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villablanca2011, CEO/President at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear 169amold, We surely agree that one of the best reasons to enjoy Villa Blanca is the “beautiful location” we are located in with over 2,000 acres of protected cloud forest and tropical gardens. We hope you will consider adding more of the special climate zones where our Greentique Hotels are located in the Osa Peninsula, Manuel Antonio and the...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Villa Blanca lies within the Los Angeles cloud forest, a setting both natural and yet almost supernatural. With its unique combination of exotic flora and fauna and shrouded cloud forest setting, it truly is a place apart from the world around it. You can explore this new world on guided or self-guided hikes, including a nighttime walk that reveals the...

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villablanca2011, President / CEO at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear andrew698, Thanks so much for distinguishing Villa Blanca for what we refer to as the Magic of Nature in this good-natured oasis of hospitality in El Silencio de Los Angeles, Canton de San Ramon. Saludos, Jim Damalas Greentique Hotels

Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We spent two wonderful days at Villa Blanca. Food was great, accomodations were excellent, the grounds a marvel. the day and night tours (including guides Esteban and Katherine ) were super. Front desk were friendly, courteous and willing to help. A+++ to all.

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

Dear jimfaw, Thanks so much for the high grades. We feel that our mission, as members of Greentique Hotels, is to seamlessly deliver those exceptional Costa Rica experiences that are worth repeating. We hope you become one of our repeat guests with one of our very unique Greentique Vacation packages designed for you in mind. Regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager...

Satsuma, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Family spent Christmas holidays there and had a fantastic experience. The casitas were comfy and decorated with local flair (had a fireplace in each casita). A mountain-top experience in the clouds with many activities to participate in. The main lobby area had sitting areas with fireplaces, there was a huge dining area, there was a pool table room, a movie...

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villablanca2011, President / CEO at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Monica R, When we continue to hear the comments and TA reviews like your own, it’s truly rewarding to know that the “exceptional experience” you enjoyed is at the core of every effort to host our guests who stay at all our Greentique Hotels we enjoy sharing with our guests in Costa Rica. Gracias, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique Hotels

Haslet, Texas
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Villa Blanca was incredible. The rooms were perfect, the food was excellent and the tours were breathtaking. Absolutely would return with my children in a heartbeat. My children, 8, 12, and 15, were so excited, especially with the zip lining and river tour. Excellent.

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villablanca2011, President / CEO at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Stephen G, Glad that your entire family could take in some of the great tours along with the Costa Rican hospitality we are known for. We look forward to having the opportubity of hosting you again with a Greentique Family Tropical Aventure including Si Como No, in Manuel Antonio, and Aguila de Osa and Santa Juana Adventure Lodges too....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: €145 - €207 (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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“None. It was great. ”
 of 5 bubbles ThisSweetJourney, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I don't think you can go wrong, but if walking a distance and up hills is a problem you may want to request accommodation closer to the dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles brucebV4406CE, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rustic small casitas. ”
 of 5 bubbles DJPColorado, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are all separate casitas with ample privacy. Ask for one with a back porch for sitting outside and perhaps watching birds.”
 of 5 bubbles DrAlexAnthro, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms had jacuzzi and large shower, fireplace. Very roomy and nice decor - simple but comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles , 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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