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Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge

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1 Km Este y 1.8 Km Norte del Centro, Santa Elena 60109 Costa Rica
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Our hotel located in Monteverde Costa Rica is an ecolodge. The Cloud Forest Lodge offers the perfect combination between isolating yourself in nature and staying close to all Monteverde´s facilities. We are located within the Bellbird Biological Corridor, two kilometers from the main town – literally in the middle between the Monteverde Reserve and the Santa Elena Reserve. We preserve our biodiversity with dedication since we believe that people deserve to enjoy the nature that surrounds us. We are invested in maintaining the essence of Monteverde over time. COVID NOTE. Due to the current situation, we had to vary the operation of the restaurant according to the occupation. In the same way, we continue our effort to meet the needs of each visitor and context. We appreciate that you let us know any preferences in advance so that we can serve you in the best way possible.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Taxi service
Foot massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Snack bar
Full body massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Mountain view
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jazzman55 wrote a review Yesterday
Chicago, Illinois13 contributions18 helpful votes
I knew the had just finished a months long renovation and was looking forward to it.. The renovation isn’t complete. Construction is ongoing. Furniture is missing. I pad a 5 star price for this hotel. I felt taken advantage of by the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Suzanne c wrote a review Yesterday
Mora, New Mexico57 contributions33 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights at the hotel. It is in transition from a rustic ecolodge to high end hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The setting and views are amazing with lots of wildlife and birds. The restaurant is good. We ate there twice and in town a few times. The breakfasts were a par above your usual. Only thing I would change are the wine prices- $20 a glass and $80 a bottle are too high. The new rooms and bathrooms are large and beautifully constructed. The amenities, lines and furniture were first rate however they are not completely furnished. Trails need some maintenance and really too far to walk to town. We would stay again. We would stay again once it is done.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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WorldProwler wrote a review 19 Jan
North Vancouver, Canada165 contributions149 helpful votes
Tough place to review as there were some outstanding things - the staff are exceptional (special call our to Deevie, Gabriel and the wonderful receptonist from near Fortuna, forgot her name!) - and some real challenges. Firstly, the location is excellent, high up in the hills, higher than much of Santa Elena giving you the full cloud forest experience. I sat one day under a clear blue warm sky, with mist colling me off. Very bizarre. The main lodge has an outstanding view from a terrace where you can sit and have a drink (but more on that below) or your meals. For evenings when it cools down - and it does cool down - they have a wonderful fireplace - huge- to sit and have a drink (again, more on that below). Really nicely done and comfortable. The challenges, though, are the rooms and the food and drink. The rooms are very spacious and all have a patio (but no view), yet they are poorly appointed. A bed and two chairs by the wall, and so much empty space which could be filled with very comfortable furniture. The walls are devoid of art or anything to warm up the room. Similarly, the bathroom is very large, yet they have not taken advantage to include a bathtub which would be a welcome addition after a wet rainforest hike, especially when there is no pool or spa on the location. The biggest challenge to me was the food and drink, especially the latter. The food for breakfast was filling, but not anything special. It seems to have been dumbed down so as not to offend any travellers who might not like any spice. We fould it quite bland. But it certainaly was sufficient. The dinner and especially the wine were more disappointing. The dinners were not bad, but for the price (at least USD$30 per main) they should be much, much better. The end-all, and it would stop me from coming back or going to their other resorts they have five), were the wine prices. The lowest cost glass of wine was USD$20 and a bottle between USD$75 and $175. I saw an inexpensive Pinot Noir that we often buy at home for $25 was a whopping $175 per bottle. For us, we like to enjoy a bottle of wine at dinner, and in the evening a glass on the patio or around the fire. Not at those prices. Those prices are obscene. They are three times what they should be. It was not surprising that the restaurant was not full, and we never say anyone sitting around in the lodge in the evenings having a drink. They created an absolutely beautiful area to relax and talk to other guests, and then set prices which scare everyone away. If you don't drink and this is not an issue for you, then yes I would recommend this lodge. Again, I cannot express how wonderful we found the staff. But if you are looking to spend the day out being active, and then relax over a glass of wine at the end of the day, go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Jared S wrote a review 7 Jan
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Our family stayed for 3 nights at the recently refurbished Cloud Forest Lodge in late December 2022. We had three generations together and everyone loved the experience! The location was beautiful, set within the cloud forest with stunning panoramic views from the restaurant. A great place to watch the sunset over the forest. We ate a number of meals at the new restaurant (Endemica) and the food was excellent! The ingredients were fresh and the menu offered a wide variety of choices (including many vegetarian options). The staff was very kind (our waiter Davey was amazing) and we felt very special our entire stay. The rooms were clean and comfortable. There are trails on the property that take you right into the cloud forest and there is a zipline tour operator adjacent to the hotel! A really fun place to stay while in Costa Rica. We hope to have the opportunity to return one day!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bill B wrote a review 5 Jan
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This place is under new ownership and are not honoring their group rates that we had reserved for a large group. Their prices more than tripled! Now we're scrambling to find new hotels for our group. The place is very unprofessional. Avoid!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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kangamama wrote a review Dec 2022
McKinney15 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed two nights for about $90 a person per night. Rooms were clean, shower had hot water. Meals and park entrance fees were included. Not a lot to do after park hours, but it was a short drive to town if you want to explore or there were board games upstairs to enjoy. It was a wonderful way to get away from the world for a bit!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Madbugsy wrote a review Aug 2022
Lisbon, Portugal4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our experience was great the people of reception are very respectful and friendly the same with the works on the restaurant. Our room was nice, clean and big bed very comfortable. Lots of wild life around that place love the eco-friendly concern. Keep doing that
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LEHankins wrote a review Aug 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina221 contributions111 helpful votes
Only here 1 night and had very little time on the property. The food we ate here was very good and the kitchen was extremely accommodating. Room was basic, no heat or air, open windows so has a bit of damp feeling. There can be quite a bit of noise from the forest. The shower was great. Kind of feels like you are at a summer camp! Every staff member we dealt with was excellent. Lots of trails on the property. Wish we had done our night walk with them.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Gerencia CFL, Director General at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
Responded 10 Aug 2022
We are glad that our clients leave their comments, these help us to have an idea that our guests spend it, for this reason we want to thank them, who have seen us and it is good to know that they had a good time, we hope that they return one day and that they can stay here again, since in the coming months we will be making improvements for the benefit of visitors.
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PBJ1977 wrote a review Aug 2022
Walsall, United Kingdom27 contributions17 helpful votes
A nice lodge which is set in a great location. The rooms are good and the breakfast is decent. There are walking trails from the lodge which can be attempted by most. The happy hour should be extended further.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gerencia CFL, Director General at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
Responded 8 Aug 2022
Nos alegro mucho recibir su comentario y queremos agradecerles por su visita a nuestro país, pero en especial por haberse hospedado en nuestro hotel, nos alegra saber que disfrutaron su estancia y esperamos que si algún dia regresa, se queden con nosotros nuevamente.
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Tamara B wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The service was great, the people were kind. We loved spending the evening in the bar having a drink. Thewe reception helps you book trips and get transportation as well. It gets cold during the night, but you can ask for heaters or extra blankets. Great experience overall!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gerencia CFL, Director General at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
Responded 28 Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your visit, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in our lodge, we appreciate your comment and we hope that you will return one day.
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PRICE RANGE
$256 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
monteverde cloud forest hotel monteverde
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (1.0 km), Ferlander Arguedas Studio & Art Gallery (1.1 km), and San Luis Waterfall (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Sapo Restaurant & Bar, San Lucas Treetop Dining Experience, and Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop.
Is Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Santa Elena.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.