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Hotel Fonda Vela

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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in beautifulMonteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals,Three-wattled Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids anda gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is refreshing,often referred to as "The Eternal Spring". The views ofthe Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1400-meterelevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an idealdestination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders ofthe tropics. A visit of at least two nights inMonteverde is recommended.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Free Parking
Pool
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Concierge
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Suites
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Park View
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
Getting there
Juan Santamaria Intl Airport74 km
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All reviews junior suite cloud forest pool area costa rica hardwood floors large windows hotel grounds king bed two nights hotel restaurant beautiful grounds spread out santa elena no wifi in the rooms the reserve monte verde spacious room
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A rather dated hotel spread over quite a large area of sloping garden. Accommodation is arranged in various blocks with the restaurant some distance away from some of them and separated by a series of steep, sometimes uneven, paths. Very friendly, helpful staff. Rooms could...More

Thank Colin W
Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Colin, We appreciate your comments about your experience and we appreciate that you have chosen us to enjoy the unique nature of Monteverde. It is a pity that you have found inconveniences and we appreciate you telling us to take into account and make...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view from my balcony window was second to none and the room itself well appointed and very large for a singe traveller. The restaurant was fine, though service rather slow and although there was a pool, it was rather cold. There were a number...More

Thank Marvelmann
Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marvelmann, We are very pleased to know that your stay has been positive, no doubt your comments help us improve and make things better day by day. We hope you choose us again, FondaVela Staff

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Stunning location high in the cloud forest of Monteverde, famed for it’s abundance of flora & fauna. The hotel itself was a little disappointing & was eerily quiet: we felt as if we were the only guests. Sparkling water at USD 10 was pricey, especially...More

Thank Deborah9859
Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 4 October 2018

Dear Deborah9859, We appreciate that you have shared your comments about your experience in Fonda Vela. We regret that your experience has not been perfect as we would have liked but we will take your comments into account in order to make the necessary improvements...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights while on a big travelling group, the hotel is basic and we went out of season, the food was good and so was the service , pity the bar closed early but apart from that I would recommend, the rooms...More

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Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 25 September 2018

Dear Clairer1965, We are very grateful that you have shared your opinion about your visit. Our daily goal is to offer unique and unforgettable stays in an environment with a magical nature. We regret that you have had inconveniences and we assure you that we...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Hotel Fonda Vella An ok hotel in nice surroundings. This was the coolest part of Costa Rica so would recommend light jackets particularly for the evening. The pool was on the cold side and I guess would be nice on hotter days. The jacuzzis were...More

Thank JoanneB692
Response from Hotel F, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 2 September 2018

Dear JoanneB692, We appreciate that you have shared your comments about your experience in Fonda Vela. We regret that your experience has not been perfect as we would have liked but we will take your comments into account in order to make the necessary improvements...More

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Susana B
15 February 2018|
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Response from Pannipannini | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure what is meant by customer service. The place is not a 5 Star facility...most places in Monteverde tend to keep staff fairly lean because tourism is only 6-8 months per year. That said, we did not experience... More
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Laura S
20 January 2017|
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9:00 pm closing
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Droopydrawrs52
7 December 2016|
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Response from JeanetteAron | Reviewed this property |
It was one of my daughter's favourite places to stay, lovely rooms, good food and helpful front desk staff. It was close to where we saw our first Quetzal :)
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Room Tips
"Jr Suite!!"
britt824
15 Aug 2018
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"Seem to all be far from the pool but would suggest something on the 2nd floor with a view."
lappink
11 Apr 2018
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"We had a room with a king and queen bed. Nice view and spacious."
damnels
3 Apr 2018
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"Junior suite looking over the garden are wonderful"
Manicky
2 Feb 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$156 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
fonda vela hotelfonda vela monteverde
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverde
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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