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Somerset, New Jersey
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157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was awesome! I would gladly stay here again! The grounds were beautiful, the breakfast buffet awesome, and the staff very friendly and accommodating. The rooms were big and clean and everything was comfortable. Awesome place! I was worried about this place before we got here because Trip Advisor comments were that they mysteriously closed w/o telling anyone. Happy... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large room (2 kings & seating area). Clean. Birding trip with 12 + 2 guides. Hotel was changing hands (March 2015, review wouldn't go back to this date) so a few road bumps with breakfast buffet running out of coffee, but service was friendly. Hey, those are bird decals on the restaurant windows-of what bird, can't be sure! Feeders are... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place was chosen for us by our tour company GoToCostaRica.com ... When they recommended, I double checked on the Internet, and the reviews and photos were good. But here's the truth, the photos were either taken a long time ago or were 'for advertising only'. In America, we call that false advertising. The staff was kind and helpful. When... More 

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California
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We started our CR holiday in Monteverde. We have been to CR many times and have stayed in all sorts of hotels. I wanted one close to the reserve and not close to town. This was the perfect location. We were told there was no internet because of a storm. We didnt have internet for the whole two nights we... More 

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Currently staying here. Save your money and time by staying somewhere closer to town. This is off the beaten path; it takes 15 minutes and a cab ride that might break one of your bones to get back to the accommodation because there are no paved roads leading to the hotel. The hotel staff had a few good apples -... More 

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Madison, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My family and I were there in August of 2016. The rooms were very musty. I understand, we are in the rainforest during rainy season, so I could let that go. However, the bedding was dirty and a gross gold color that looked as though it was from 1970s. The first thing we did was eat at the restaurant. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Close to the Cloud Forest Park, this older hotel reminded me of going to camp as a kid, but with all the luxuries I'd ever want from a hotel. About 15 minutes away from Santa Elena, down the gravel 'Monteverde Highway' on the road to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Park, this hotel has everything we wanted to relax after time... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The room was very nice and the grounds were lovely. The pool area was just adequate. The dinner was good but expense and the breakfast was OK. The staff was very helpful. Overall the place was nice, but it was by far the most expense place we stayed in Costa Rica. We expected more for our money.

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Milan, Italy
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is just perfect. Just next to Monteverde cloud forest reserve entrance. The Staff is very nice and helpful. Very comfortable rooms with free wifi. You can enjoy and relax by the swimming pool and the jacuzzi. Excellent breakfast is served!

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The only word to describe the setting is magical. Fabulous cottages with individual garden, spectacular view of the sunset and unique art throughout the hotel. Lexo and the staff were incredibility kind and helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. A really good and relaxing stay. We felt like we were living in the treetops!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Fonda Vela

Address: 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: €90 - €231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Fonda Vela 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Fonda Vela Hotel
Fonda Vela Monteverde
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“Upper rooms are at parking level with no stairs for suitcase lugging etc.”
 of 5 bubbles sdavid614, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“beautiful room”
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“Do NOT book a room here. Go someplace else. That is my advice.”
 of 5 bubbles Midwesternmama, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I would assume that every room could be stolen from since it seemed many people had access to our room and safe keys.”
 of 5 bubbles Shelly4488, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“make sure you get a 2nd floor room with views.”
  • view of Golfo de Nicoya and Nicoya Peninsula beyond from our room
 of 5 bubbles PatrickH338, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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