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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We spent a couple of days of our honeymoon staying in one of the casitas at Villa Blanca, it was very private and tranquil. We had our own fireplace that was set up for us every day which was so cosy. The hotel even surprised us with a treat of chocolate covered strawberries because it was a special trip. We...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Joanna T, Congratulations again on your Honeymoon! We thank you for choosing us and especially for recommending us to others seeking to enjoy our boutique brands of hospitality with Greentique Hotels. We hope you will consider joining us again for your anniversary as one of our regulars who discovered our Vacation Packages designed for you by our Greentique specialists....

Decatur, Georgia
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This is a terrific place! The cloud forest is amazing! The weather is cool, but not cold. Be prepared for clouds and drizzle and very little sun. However the atmosphere is wonderful and the forest, birds and critters are great. The casitas are charming, each with its own fireplace. The staff is thoughtful, polite and all about customer service. The...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Divephotoexplore, We apologize for the extra folks who joined your tour at the last minute. We normally restrict the guided tour groups from 8 to 10 maximum, depending on the ages or size of families. Fortunately you found your overall experience with us to your liking and if you should ever decide to join us again with one of...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at villa Blanca just for one night. We regretted we did not stay longer. What a peaceful place on earth. The hotel is located in a cloud forest. Staff are extremely helpful and courteous. The guided tour at night was great to look at frogs. Overall a great experience.

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Gj, Appreciate your acknowledgement of our dedicated staff. Please be sure to come back for more great experiences with us at Villa Blanca. Regards, Joxan Obando, Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Villa Blanca is a beautiful retreat in the cloud forest! Even the ride to Villa Blanca was beautiful, however bumpy the road. If anything it was our first reminder to slow down and enjoy the tranquility of our surroundings. When we first arrived we were warmly greeted and our bags were loaded onto a cart. Check-in was a breeze and...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Cynthia S, Glad you “wouldn’t change a thing” as we are always pleased when we consistently deliver the exceptional experiences we believe are at the core of our brand of Costa Rican hospitality as members of Greentique Hotels. We hope you return to include our properties in Manuel Antonio, at Si Como No Resort, in Drake Bay at Aguila de...

Bend
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We were at this resort for 3 nights, our bungalow had a porch and fireplace. The food onsite was excellent, the service was superb. We highly recommend this hotel to everyone. If you go, please hike the surrounding trails and enjoy the hummingbirds.

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

66devinn, We appreciate your recommendation that everyone can enjoy a great stay with us at Villa Blanca. We thank you for rating our restaurant and service as excellent! Our Chef and hotel staff are very much into sharing the hospitality, quality and local hospitality of San Ramon. Gracias, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Driving up to Villa Blanca reminded me of arriving at a Bond villain's hideout. It was much more friendly, and the nocturnal nature walk is a must. I also recommend the Poas volcano tour, mainly for the inclusion of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens in it, which is an awesome nature reserve.

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Themikebray, We appreciate your review and glad you found no villains. We enjoy sharing the many great Greentique tours we operate that provided a great experience for you in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica. Best regards, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

Reviewed 17 December 2015

Villa Blanca was the first stop on our honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, and it really set the bar high for the rest of our trip. I didn't know what to expect never having left the states, but I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed in casita #12, which was a little walk from the main building, but what a wonderful...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear tylanol, We are very pleased we could host part for your honeymoon at Villa Blanca. We like to feel that when it comes to exceptional experiences in Costa Rica, we can consistently deliver if not exceed expectations. We hope you will return to discover more of the magic of the Cloud Forest of El Silencio de Los Angeles Norte,...

Somerset, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We visited Costa Rica in November and ended up at Villa Blanca by accident, as the bridge was out en route from San Jose to Arenal and we were directed to a detour. It was after dark, we were given sketchy directions, we felt terribly lost, and we were starting to get a little scared. After driving a long ways...

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear KJ11387, Glad we ended up being one of the highlights of your vacation in Costa Rica, even if it way by accident. Hope you come back and plan to stay with us as part of a Greentique Vacation Package we are confident will make you holiday a pleasurable experience here in Costa Rica! Regards, Joxan Obando Greentique Hotels

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Beautiful place literally in the clouds. The staff are all the friendliest people you could ever meet and service was outstanding. Definitely take the time to hike around the grounds and see all the beauty of the property. We will surely return.

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villablanca2011, General Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear sierralo33, We truly look forward to your return with us at Villa Blanca as one of our repeat customers and invite you to visit our other properties in Manuel Antonio, at Si Como No, in the Osa Peninsula at Aguila de Osa, and the rural mountain lodge of Santa Juana. Gracias, Joxan Obando, Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

fayetteville
Reviewed 15 December 2015

My girlfriend and I went on vacation to Costa Rica in December of 2015. We stayed here at the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest and also Crocs at Jaco beach. The Villa Blanca was by far the best part of our trip! The service they provided and how personal every interaction was astounded me. The landscape is beautiful here and is...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Carolinaplayinc, We truly appreciate ho much you both enjoyed our hospitality. We have to agree with you and so many other guests who feel we are their favorite part of their Costa Rican holiday. We feel that it’s the magic of the cloud forest and the good-natured staff who host you that make all the difference so many highly...

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Just over an hour's drive from San Jose International Costa Rica airport (SJO), eco-minded travelers from all over the world have reveled in the beauty of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel, located within the Los Angeles Private Biological Nature Reserve & Research Station in the Canton of San Ramon. The hotel is ideally situated as a gateway to Arenal Volcano and the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Here, you're immersed in one of the world's most precious and complex jungle ecosystems - the cloud forest. This boutique mountain hotel is nestled on 75-acres of gentle rolling hills, with well-appointed "casitas" and Honeymoon Suites, each with their own fireplace, and surrounded by acres of lush botanical gardens. Originally owned by former president Rodrigo Carazo Odio and First Lady, Estrella Zeledon de Carazo, Villa Blanca has become a renown and cherished Costa Rica destination. The architecture reflects the original farm village concept, with a welcoming Hacienda, offering guests exceptional Costa Rican hospitality, premier dining, a private theater, conference facilities, and pampering spa menu. Also quite unique is a replica of a 14th century Roman wedding chapel, La Mariana, with its hand painted ceramic ceiling. Choose from a variety of nature-based activities, including horseback, zip-lines, and user-friendly guided trials, plus excursions to Arenal and Poas volcanoes, hot springs, and rural-cultural tours. This is the Costa Rica where those who "travel well and travel right" want to go. Please feel free to visit our sister-site, one of the most prestigious Manuel Antonio hotels, Si Como No. ... more   less 

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Address: El Silencio de Los Angeles | Los Angeles Norte, San Ramon 1250, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Canton of San Ramon > San Ramon
Price Range: ₹ 7,604 - ₹ 15,595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“They are all individual (a few duplex type) cabins with great views.”
larryc2014, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 34 - 2 adults and 2 kids. Had a queen sized bed and a twin foldout in 1 room and another foldout and a sofa in the other room. 2 full bathrooms - 1 with a shower and 1 with a large jacuzzi tub. Would definitely stay again.”
mayachamilton, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms looked good”
vtrunner, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms were great, however be prepared to do a bit of walking, great exercise!”
KateL2012, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some of the casitas have decks overlooking the forest so would be better for wildlife viewing”
Sedgtrav1, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
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