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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed for two nights the first week of March 2014. Our hotel was on the 2nd floor near the pool/restaurant and had its own balcony. There is no air/heat, but it's not needed during this time of the year. There is a fan, and small windows you can open which let in plenty of fresh air. It gets chilly...

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Corfu Town, Greece
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Although our room was in the lower level and it had an odor and a toilet problem, I must admit that the setting , the view of the forest, the birds that we saw from our veranda and the huge, rustique (not our taste of decoration but suits exactly the spot) room, made up for that. The hotel is about...

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Managerfondavela, Gerente at Hotel Fonda Vela, responded to this review

Dear Xristina T, Thank you for taking the time to evaluate our Hotel. We really appreciate the opinions of our clients and we apologize if we did satisfy your expectations. We are really glad that you enjoyed the view from the forest, the birds that you saw from the veranda and the room we provided for you. Our mission is...

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Bedrooms were huge, cabin style. Ours had a whole separate bedroom upstairs as well as a living area. Lovely setting but a way out of town if you don't have a car but its close to the cloud forest. Breakfast was lovely but we didn't eat here for dinner so can't comment. Pool area is lovely with a nice veranda...

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ohio
Reviewed 5 March 2014

This hotel is nice but is not convenient unless you have a rental car. The hotel is located a distance to town so you must take a taxi to get into town. We found the restaurant too expensive to have dinner there, so we took a cab into town each night. Breakfasts were wonderful and the pool area enjoyable. The...

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Our first trip to CR, and we already want to return. Monteverde/Santa Elena is a mountainous and more remote area of small towns and ranches, so prissy visitors may initially recoil at the arduous trip in and dusty unpaved roads. Once you are here you just feel safe, welcome and excited. Our room is very large and very charming, definite...

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

This was our 2nd destination from San Jose and when we arrived I immediately had this sense of peace. I loved the layout of the villas, our room was huge, beautifully decorated and because it's elevated, the view we had was just beautiful. We took advantage of the night walk tour nearby(upon the recommendation from the gentleman at the reception...

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I was there 2/5-7 with 5 other family members in 3 rooms. The hotel rooms we super large and had "a lot of charm and character" as did the entire facility. The rooms, decor and furniture made you feel like a guest in an old country estate. Since we were a ways from the actual town it was very nice...

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Durham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We just showed up after being told that they were sold out. Just stayed one night with my adult children. Good food at reasonable price. Note, we stayed in room 3 in a villa. There are must better and more expensive rooms available. I checked one out and it was significantly better.

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Oldham
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We stayed for two nights at the Fonda Vela as part of a tour of Costa Rica. Our room was large and comfortable with two large beds a couch and table and chairs. The decor is somewhat uncoordinated. We could sit on the terrace outside our room to watch the sunset in quiet and peaceful surroundings. The restaurant provided good...

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Fonda Vela has a great location near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. We had a junior suite with a nice sitting area overlooking the grounds. The pool and restaurant were close by. Although there were other rooms attached, the accommodations seemed private. It's a short cab ride to town if you're interested but we had most of our meals at...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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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: €53 - €182 (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
Hotel Fonda Vela Costa Rica/Monteverde
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