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Hotel Fonda Vela

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We went here on Valentine's Day. We did not have a reservation but they had plenty of room. I realized that there were several areas set up for eating and it is possible they were expecting a group or large numbers of patrons (maybe reserved...More

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Response from Hotel F, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 5 March 2018

Dear PrairieGypsy003, We thank you for sharing your positive comments about your recent stay at FondaVela. We learn from your feedback that allows us to improve and work harder every day. Thank you very much for choosing us, we look forward to have another opportunity...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Old rooms, not well maintained. The paths/ roads were so rocky and uneven, lucky we didn't turn an ankle. No heat in pool. One treadmill for gym. Nice views, but not comfortable. Some food pretty bad at breakfast and dinner. Staff friendly.

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Response from Hotel F, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Peter B, We appreciate you have shared your comments about your experience. We deeply regret the stay was not of your liking. Your comments help us improve and be better each day. Warm regards, Fonda Vela Staff

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights while exploring the Monteverde and St Elena cloud forests. While it’s true bathrooms are not updated, there is a rustic charm to the rooms and property. Everything is scrupulously clean, but most notable is the hardworking and attentive staff....More

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Response from Hotel F, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Charlene G, We love to read your comment and know that you have enjoyed your visit and the amazing wildlife surrounding us. It is certainly an environment of which we have great pride and we love to share with those who visit us. We...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

The rooms are lovely but crowded. The wood panelling is beautiful but they do ask you to take your shoes off at the door which is not always convenient. The staff are not warm, this was striking given our experience everywhere else in Monteverde. The...More

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Response from Hotel F, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 5 March 2018

Dear InPhilly, We thank you for sharing your positive comments about your recent stay at FondaVela. We learn from your feedback that allows us to improve and work harder every day. Thank you very much for choosing us, we look forward to seeing you again....More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

My room had huge picture windows on two sides, giving on to the access balcony so people in the other rooms could see every inch of my room - but it was worth it for the truly incredible view down the steep slope towards the...More

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Response from Hotel F, Gerente at Hotel Fonda VelaResponded 5 March 2018

Dear verity1, We appreciate that you have shared your valuable comments about your stay. We will certainly take each of your words into account to improve the experience of our clients. We appreciate your very positive words from the heart. We would love to welcome...More

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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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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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"Seem to all be far from the pool but would suggest something on the 2nd floor with a view."
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"We had a room with a king and queen bed. Nice view and spacious."
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"Junior suite looking over the garden are wonderful"
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"Rooms 25-28 are all a level up and offer more privacy and less noise from stomping feet."
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