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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

400 mtrs east from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road, 6941-1000 Costa Rica
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• We have 28 rooms. 12 Forest View Downstairs, 12 Forest View Balcony, 3 Garden View and 1 Superior Garden View. • All rooms have free wireless internet. • All rooms do not have air conditioning or television, so you can appreciate the sounds of the tropical cloud forest. • The service style is personalized, informal, caring. • Our food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. • The atmosphere in our lodge is quiet, laid back and tranquil with an open fireplace. No background music. • Our bar serves up creative cocktails. • Suggested activities in Monteverde Lodge: Explore the gardens, spend time in our solar-heated pool, visit the butterfly and humming bird garden. • Among the suggested activities in the area are hiking or bird watching with a naturalist guide, horseback riding, and zip-lining through the canopy. • Minimum Stay: 2 Nights • Owned and Operated by Costa Rica Expeditions
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Seating area
Laptop safe
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Spirit Bear wrote a review Feb 2021
Wokingham, United Kingdom332 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens in December 2020 (this was my second stay here, having visited several years ago and it was even better this time!). We booked a forest room with balcony and had wonderful views of the trees and garden with so many birds and butterflies. The gardens and grounds are natural and we enjoyed quiet times exploring the grounds and pathways and spent time relaxing under a covered area nearby with comfortable seats and tables and protection from the sun. We often sat there and watched the birds and enjoyed feeling the sun on us whilst enjoying a few fruit punches. The pool area was also quiet and relaxing but we didn't swim as some days it was just too windy. We booked the ‘Monteverde Cloud Forest Odyssey’ package and it was ideal for us as it included all the meals each day, drinks (non-alcoholic), transportation between lodges in comfortable large mini vans, tours and we also included a wonderful bird tour at the Curi Cancha Reserve and an Aguti Reserve night tour which we highly recommend. Everyone adhered to social distancing and wearing masks because of covid and the tables in the restaurant were spread apart and it worked well. The reception and restaurant staff were all helpful and friendly and were always there to offer help or answer any questions we had. I want to make a special mention to Luz Elena Alpizar in reservations who was so helpful in helping me build the trip we wanted with specific tours and her recommendations were spot on and her email exchange with me was so good. The restaurant in this lodge was really great and we enjoyed the freshly prepared meals each day that were some of the best we had in Costa Rica. We took our time enjoying the tasty meals and tried new meals each day and would especially like to send our appreciation to the chef who prepared these divine meals. It was more atmospheric when they lit the large open fire place in the restaturant. People who are interested in nature and seeing various bird species should come here because it is close to the Curi Cancha Reserve, Santa Elena Reserve and Monteverde Cloud Forest. We had a wonderful guide at Monteverde Lodge, namely Donald Loria, who were really exceptional, interesting and shared his knowledge of wildlife and the birds. Passionate about the environment and ecology, his expertise was first class, spotting so many birds and having the ability to find the birds we so wanted to see, mainly the Resplendent Quetzal in the Curi Cancha Reserve, which we did and took some super photos. Having such a skilled guide that can spot numerous birds is a must as it makes the experience so incredible. This is why Monteverde Lodge & Gardens is in a prime location to the Reserves and having such wonderful guides meant that our trips were amazing, exciting and so very special. We were privileged to see the birdlife and wildlife that are unique to the area, feeling the winds crossing the Continental divide and realise the specific birds that are unique to this area. The Aguti Reserve night tour was also very exciting and we were in awe of the wildlife that is seen during darkness with torches which we never thought we would see at such close range, and Dennis Fernandez was an excellent guide, friendly and knowledgeable and helped us see a baby sloth and its mother, a sleeping toucan and many more birds. A highly recommended nature tour for all ages. The high biodiversity of thousands of plant species including orchids, 400 bird species, 100 species of mammals, 120 reptilian and amphibian species in Monteverde makes it a wonder of nature and we can truly recommend it to nature lovers. If anyone asks me if Monteverde is worth visiting I will say a definite YES as it is one of the special places in Costa Rica that has to be visited as a wildlife and bird enthusiast, in addition to other special places in the country. We have fond memories of Monteverde and of course have look at our wonderful photographs of the bird and wildlife there and wouldn't hesitate to return here in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Forest view balcony room with good views of the birds
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Safari791426 wrote a review Jan 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is very nice. The food is excellent. The location is very good, within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The hotel staff is top notch! The gardens and view are beautiful. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Kari S wrote a review Jan 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin104 contributions42 helpful votes
I feel bad for hotels during COVID. They are clearly struggling and that's not their fault. I'm making assumptions here, but this hotel seems to be running on a skeleton staff (again, not their fault). However, we've been in Costa Rica for 5 weeks, we've been a lot of places, and this has been the least warm/welcoming by far. The restaurant staff were hard to engage and a few times hard to find. Again, is it their fault? Very safe (temp checks, masks, hand washing stations) and we only saw 2 other guests. The hotel is nice, pool is a natural stone one that's really cool. I wanted to skim out the leaves to swim but I couldn't find the device. We had to reserve our pool time to avoid other people (I'm ok with it), but it's not a 'get drinks by the pool' kind of place. We went up to the restaurant to get some but nobody could be found. Location is great. Check in was quick and easy. I hope things turn around for everyone!
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Date of stay: January 2021
@atreyes5 wrote a review Dec 2020
31 contributions23 helpful votes
This hotel has its own big, lush gardens and forests, and the views and vibes are so special. We had a car so it was easy for us to move from there to downtown and around. The staff is just delightful, helpful, and charming. Will stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
rowi r wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
Had a wounderfull time, hotel was beautiful from inside and out. Garden and pool area was super nice, unfortunately coudnt enjoy it to much because of the rain. Beautiful room with an even better balcony. Saw a bunch of wilde life right from our balcony. And Jennifer behind the bar was absolutely amazing, she made our stay even better!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$138 - US$396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Monteverde Lodge & Gardens?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.4 km), Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond (0.3 km), and Ecological Sanctuary (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monteverde Lodge & Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orchid Coffee Shop, Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop, and The Green Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Monteverde Lodge & Gardens have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Monteverde Lodge & Gardens accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.