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denver
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The Monteverde Lodge and Gardens was a great little place to stay when touring Monteverde. We enjoyed our time here very much and would likely return when visiting the area. As an overview: Rooms: The rooms were lovely but quite small. However, they met their purpose and we enjoyed having a nice small balcony looking out over the forest. The...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

It’s great to hear that you had a “solid stay” at the lodge. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed the rooms, the service, the grounds and the guides. Thank you for letting us know that the tenderloin was “chewy”. The Sugar Cane Kebab Skewers with beef tenderloin marinated with soy sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic is one of the...

Canberra
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Our second stop in Costa Rica was Monteverde. This hotel is quite luxurious and set in a true garden of Eden. Lots of quiet nooks etc to photograph birds and animals. The garden is a work of art. The rooms are large with balconies. We ate every night in the hotel restaurant. The Exec Chef has imaginative ideas and knows...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that CanberraTell felt that Monteverde Lodge was luxurious and that our gardens are a work of art! The kitchen staff is very excited about how much they enjoyed our food and service. I do want to clarify that Monteverde Lodge & Gardens is not a luxury hotel, at least not in the traditional sense. The...

County Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 9 May 2015

This is a lovely hotel set on great grounds where we saw numerous wildlife including sloths, toucans, agouti and coati. The staff in the restaurant are extremely friendly and really put you in a good mood, and the food is delicious...the best we had in Costa Rica. I was abit disappointed to overhear people talking over breakfast saying that they...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Monteverde Lodge & Gardens so much that you would stay with us again! You’re right; lizards are part of our daily lives in Costa Rica, especially in locations that are so close to the forest. They’re harmless! We’re happy to get them out for you if you’d rather not share your room!...

Jersey
Reviewed 6 May 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights during in our Honeymoon, and the garden room we booked was perfect for us, and fantastic value! We could walk straight out in the grounds where we'd seen Coati, Agouti & Hummingbirds within 10 minutes of arriving! We went on to see Capuchin monkeys & a Mother & baby Sloth right there on the...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

This honeymoon couple says “the staffs were really what made this hotel great for us.” They specifically mention how much they enjoyed Jeffrey and his wine selection. I’ve watched Jeffrey light up the bar his philosophy is: "I like what I do because it gives me the opportunity to have conversations with all different kinds of people. Without being too...

Payson, Arizona
Reviewed 5 May 2015

This grand lodge was part of our 12 day tour across Costa Rica, arranged flawlessly by Costa Rica Expeditions. We watched coati and other wildlife right from the balcony of our lovely, upper floor room. A butterfly pavillion is a delightful part of the lodge where we spent some time We had a tasty private dinner there one night. The...

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I’m so glad to hear that this guest spent time just sitting in the gardens at the lodge waiting for wildlife, listening to the birds and enjoying the view. I highly recommend taking your morning or afternoon cup of coffee or even better your afternoon wine or cocktails to the garden. We have several seating areas spread out on the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We stayed here for three nights and it was outstanding, both as a hotel and as an opportunity to see wildlife and places we are never going to see again. The highlight was a long trek into the Cloud Forest which we did with our guide, Carlos, the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable environmentalist you could wish for. We saw the...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

This guest mentioned how much they enjoyed the trek with our Naturalist Guide Carlos Vasquez Carlos was born in the city of Quepos, on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. His love of the outdoors was transmitted to him by his parents. Some of his earliest childhood memories are of looking for crab and shrimp the forests of Mangrove...

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was wonderful. We arrived to be immediately shown a mother and baby sloth in a tree just beside the hotel building. We also saw coatis, frogs, toucanets, spider monkeys and so many very colourful birds. The rooms are smaller than usual here but more than adequate, very clean and the evening supply...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing you experience at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens! Karen will be thrilled to her how much you enjoyed the service during your private dinner in the Butterfly Garden! It sounds like the lodge was a perfect fit for you, please do come and see us again! Vacation Time is Precious! Natalie Ewing Director Marketing &...

Chiswick
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Our second stop after the remoteness of the Osa peninsula, the surfer-dude atmosphere of this small town was a bit of a surprise - but in the hippy-trail party atmosphere of the centre, this place is a delightful haven. Decent though slightly dated rooms with intimate balconies look out onto rich gardens and forest, with a quiet pool and short...

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, responded to this review

It’s great to hear that your family enjoyed the lodge grounds, that your seven year old daughter especially liked the Butterfly Garden. You’re right to point out that Monteverde in general and the town of Santa Elena has the atmosphere of a town that has grown to satisfy the interests of travelers. Like most things, this has a positive and...

Reviewed 28 April 2015

Booked two nights in this hotel, hoping to see Monteverde and do some hiking. Upon initially walking onto the property, saw some animal I had never seen before called a Coati wandering the property. The pool was beautiful but a little chilly to swim for us. No Jacuzzi on site. The hotel staff was nice and helpful. The restaurant had...

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Delighted to hear that you had such a good time in Monteverde in general and at Monteverde Lodge! You mentioned how much you enjoyed Javier and his service for your surprise dinner in the Buttefly Garden and breakfast. Javier was born in Nicaragua, where he lived until he was 16 years old, he made the trip south alone, to join...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 April 2015

What a wonderful place to stay if you are planning on visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest and other sites in the Monteverde - Santa Elena area. Our daughter and her boyfriend stayed here five years ago, when the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens had a jacuzzi where the butterfly garden now stands, and they recommended it highly. The place does not...

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We are delighted to hear that this guest had such a great experience at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. She stayed in the Forest View Downstairs rooms which also have forest view; the different between these and the Upstairs rooms is that these have a bay window rather than a balcony. For complete descriptions and prices go to the Amenities tab...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
12 forest view downstairs rooms. 12 forest view balcony rooms (a little more expensive, but worth it. See what reviewers have said by clicking on "room tips"). 1 downstairs room is wheelchair accessible. • Beds: 2 downstairs rooms and 2 upstairs rooms have 1 king bed. 10 downstairs rooms and 10 upstairs rooms have 2 double beds. • All rooms have: in-room safe, hot water, coffee maker, ceiling fan, reading lamps, hair dryer and free wireless internet. • All rooms don't have: TV, AC, or mini-bar. • Service Style: personalized, informal, caring. • Restaurant: cuisine: What a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. •Atmosphere: quiet, laid back and tranquil. No background music. Open fireplace. • Suggested activities at Lodge: Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden. Plan 1-2 hours. Main Bromeliad and Fern Gardens and La Posa de Yolanda Solar heated Pool. Plan on spending a morning or afternoon. • 3 Computers with internet for guest use at no charge. Spend as little time as possible. You're on vacation. • Suggested stay: 2-4 nights. • Owned and Operated by Costa Rica Expeditions ... more   less 

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Address: | 400 mtrs east (uphill) from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road, 6941-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: €131 - €292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monteverde Lodge & Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens Hotel Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Monteverde Lodge And Gardens
Monteverde Hotel Gardens
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“splurge on the upstairs balcony for a view of the forest”
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