See why so many travellers make Hotel Trapp Family their hotel of choice when visiting Monteverde. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.
Hotel Trapp Family offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.
The hotel offers baggage storage, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.
While visiting Monteverde, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Tramonti, The Green Restaurant, or Sofia Restaurant.
Monteverde is also home to Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), a popular garden that is not too far from Trapp Family Hotel.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Trapp Family as you experience all of the things Monteverde has to offer.
The Hotel Trapp Family is a hidden gem. The rooms are spacious, the free breakfast is wonderful, the staff has been very friendly, and the location, within walking distance to the Cloud Forest, is unrivaled. The one caution I would give is that it’s an uphill hike to the rooms. The sidewalks are solid, clean, covered, and provide traction, but each day climbing the hill to get to the room becomes quite a workout. The walk to the cloud forest revealed several bird species and some incredible views. Monteverde is a quaint village with much tourism to offer.
We arrived in the afternoon after a long self-drive and some of it on unmade roads. The scenery on the journey was spectacular and I was nicely surprised, but not expecting, to see dairy herds and pastures etc. The Hotel is fairly striking if maybe a little dated. We were given a good welcome at reception and always found the staff very helpful and able to offer advice on places to visit and transport if needed. Our room was in the main part of the hotel and looked out over the garden and into trees. As we were expecting, it was cooler and damp with some fairly strong winds at times. I'm guessing it can be very wet but we were very lucky and only experienced a light drizzle once. The wooden cladded room was very large, with plenty of storage space and extra blankets, comfortable bed and large shower area. There was a large seating area with large windows giving a wonderful view and we saw birds and capuchins in the trees very closeby. We ate in the restaurant once, on our first night, and the food and service was fine. Buffet breakfasts were served in an area separate from the hotel accessed by a covered walkway; the choices were the same each morning but there was plenty and a good selection of fruit as well as hot food. The hotel receptionist arranged for us to meet a guide at Monteverde Coudforest Reserve fairly early on our first full day and the walking tour was very good with a knowledgable local guide. He pointed out many creatures which we would not have spotted by ourselves ; he had tripod binoculars which enabled us to get a good view of many birds and we were lucky to see a quetzal - although only fleetingly. Our entrance fee lasted the day so after the organised tour we went back into the forest to explore a bit more - there are several different routes . We noticed that as the day progressed it did get a bit busier but they control entry numbers. Opposite the entrance is a coffee/snack café and they regularly feed the humming birds on their veranda so it is a fantastic place to watch, photograph and video the humming and other birds which mass around the feeders. We were also lucky to see a large family of coatimundis who came to lick up the spillages. I'm glad we had our own transport because the hotel is a bit isolated. We drove into Santa Elena where there a few shops and restaurants and visited a co-operative craft store, co-operative food/delicatessen shop and craft/artistic/gift establishment in Monteverde. We drove to a different forest reserve (skywalk) on our second day which had a range of canopy walks/bridges of varying lengths and heights to enable a circular walk. The walks could be done independently or with a guide but you need a good head for heights as some of the bridges are very high and sway a lot. The hotel has leaflets and can give information of the various zip wire and other adrenaline rush experiences available in the vicinity. For us I think the 3 nights B&B was right - we had a total of 3 weeks in CR with a range of different places to visit and experience. I was very glad that we fitted in the Cloud Forest area even though it was a bit inaccessible.…
For fresh air, good food and fantastic bird watching this hotel was ideal. We stayed in one of the high up Mountain Suite rooms which was quiet and had an awesome view over the forest. At night in March the temperature did drop and it got quite windy - you need a fleece or thick jumper in the evening - but the room itself was cosy with a thick duvet and blankets on the bed. During the day it got hot, if still breezy so remember the sunscreen. The wood panelled bar and restaurant served tasty meals and a range of beers, wines and cocktails - recommend the Trapp Special! Buffet breakfasts were generous with a range of fresh fruits, pastries, juices and cooked options. We enjoyed a previously arranged private guided nature tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with the Company Ocotea tours which was excellent - even saw both male and female quetzals. Or just take a 10 minute walk up the road, turn right out of the hotel, to the hummingbird cafe/shop where you can enjoy delicious snacks/coffee while watching countless different species of hummingbirds visiting the nectar trays. The friendly and helpful family who run the hotel can arrange different tours too. …
We stayed here recently in order to visit the cloudforest. The hotel is located 5km up the hill above Santa Elena and close to the entrance to the Monteverde cloudforest park. We had a big, comfortable room, but the supply of hot water was intermittent. A good free wi-fi signal is available. A nice breakfast is provided and the restaurant served a good choice of nice dishes for dinner. However, there is very little to do other than visit the cloudforest or take a taxi down into Santa Elena.
Comfortable rooms and helpful reception desk, but it was cold and damp when we were there which probably clouded our judgement of Trapp Family hotel. Breakfast was less varied and not as good as elsewhere in Costa Rica, but restaurant looked after us well and we enjoyed tasty pasta etc.