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“Comfortable lodge on outskirts of Santa Elena”

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Monteverde Country Lodge
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Santa Elena
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This lodge prides itself on being eco friendly. The rooms are set out in a motel style and the partition walls are rather thin. Spacious rooms with large shower. There are a couple of restaurants close by within easy walking distance and also two small supermarkets. The hotel is on the road out of Santa Elena and is quite a steep hill to walk back up from town. Great breakfast, buffet style with plenty of fruit. Easy to operate safe is provided in each room.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your comments and for recommending Monteverde Country Lodge to others, we are indeed very proud of our efforts in terms of sustainable operation, we have a very good rating on the Sustainable Tourism Certification. CST.
Your feedback will allow us to improve, correct and supervise the standard of service and to achieve excellence. We do not offer connecting rooms, yet, adjoining rooms are available upon request.
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a G Adventures Tour. Very comfortable hotel with a big shower in the bathroom. The walls are rather thin though, so you could hear people in the connecting rooms. Great breakfast buffet with plenty of choice and very good coffee. Also had a very tasty dinner here. Staff super friendly! Not too far from the town, we walked in and caught a taxi back.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Mr. Mrs. Saint76. Thank you very much for your comments, we really appreciate you took the time to let others know about your good experience here at Monteverde Country Lodge, we try our best to deliver the best service possible. Everybody is willing to make their best effort. We have a very nice breakfast and our restaurant features Costa Rican recipes, at excellent prices.
We truly believe we have a very nice, tasty and varied enough breakfast. Thank you for your comments, we have gotten a few negative reviews about our breakfast and do not really understand why.
Thank you for letting other readers know about our rooms, ( SUPERIOR ) and about the quality for the stay at Monteverde Country Lodge.
Happy travels.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We found this at the last minute and got two rooms for a family with small children. The rooms do not share a connection but they are very spacious, comfortable, clean and very well appointed. The staff are very helpful, and breakfast was very good. The had a laundry service to wash, dry and fold everything in a given bag for $15 which was very useful. The hotel has a theme of being very eco friendly. There are large gardens thru the property for the children to run around.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Mr/Mrs 2011. Thank you for your comments and for recommending Monteverde Country Lodge to others. Your feedback will allow us to improve, correct and supervise the standard of service and to achieve excellence. We do not offer connecting rooms, yet, adjoining rooms are available upon request.
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our 2 night stay at this cozy lodge. HUGE shower; laundry services (for a fee); delicious food in the bar/restaurant; wifi service; beautiful gardens; playground for the children. Took an early morning walk down the gravel path to the entrance of the wildlife preserve just down the road--enjoyed seeing the parrots & other wildlife along the way.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Mr. Mrs 99. Thank you for your comments and for recommending Monteverde Country Lodge to others. Your feedback will allow us to improve, correct and supervise the standard of service and to achieve excellence.
Monteverde Country Lodge offers a great location, the forest is just a couple of blocks away and there are quite a few places one can go for a short walk or for a day trip.
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We loved this hotel! Clean, well maintained and close to all the Monteverde fun! We liked the balcony area to sit and have coffee. A beautiful view on a rare clear day and lovely gardens. They have a nice restaurant and helpful staff that will make reservations for you for tours. We did a night tour which was great! The Laundry service was great ($15 a bag) was super helpful as it was midway through our trip. We just dropped off a bag and it was returned folded and dry and smelled clean. We'd stay here again!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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GuidoMontero, Director General at Monteverde Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Dear Mrs P. Thank you very much!!!!
Thank you for your comments and for recommending Monteverde Country Lodge to others.
We try our best to provide the best service, best experience and to show the old fashioned - Mountain style of hotels from the classic Monteverde. We do recommend our guests to book Superior rooms, not that Classic rooms are bad, they are just more basic.
Other hotel amenities, open grounds, corridors, balconies, playground and Costa Rican Style restaurant are excellent ways to enjoy your stay even more.
Our location, close to town yet, on a more quiet, relaxed area, allows to enjoy the town life, night life, tours, dining, shopping, and more, several choices of food, attractions and natural areas are very close by.
Our sister property, Hotel Poco a Poco, offer guests the chance to enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, spa and restaurant!!
Monteverde Country Lodge is indeed the best value hotel within its range!!!
Thank you and happy travels!!!

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Additional Information about Monteverde Country Lodge

Address: 3 blocks south and 50 meters east from the Rafael Arguedas elementary school | Cerro Plano, Santa Elena 506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Santa Elena
Price Range: ₹ 3,909 - ₹ 7,883 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Monteverde Country Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monteverde Country LodgeMonteverde Country Lodge is Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco's fully renovated sister property. It compresses the philosophy, experience and desire to create a new lodging option where tradition and personalized service are the most appealing features. Monteverde Country Lodge offers the comforts of modern establishments with the rusticity, warmth and tradition of the Monteverde from 1980's. Starting Jan 1st, 2014; Monteverde Country Lodge will offer two different room categories, based upon amenities, area and construction materials. 36 Wooden, warm and comfortable Classic or Standard rooms. Guarded by front corridors on both, lower and higher levels, with gardens and neat open areas. Room's amenities are: Cable tv, telephone, safe, and private bathroom with hot water shower. Classic rooms offer: 1 or 2 double beds, 1 single and 1 double bed and 2 double beds and 1 single. Maximum occupancy: 5 people.24 Superior rooms. Newer and more modern, with more space; more comfortable bathrooms, corridors, balconies and great views of sunsets and surroundings. Cable tv, telephone, safe, wireless internet access, hair dryer and coffee maker available. Superior rooms offer: 1 king size bed, 2 queen size beds or 2 queen beds and 1 single. Maximum occupancy: 5 people.All hotel rooms are surrounded by patios, fountains and gardens which provide the ideal location for relaxation and enjoyment. Wireless internet access, laptops and a fully equipped meeting room are also available for guests and visitors. Children will enjoy a great time at the playground and open areas. Construction materials, techniques; and regular operation procedures are compatible with the environmentally friendly practices of our times, as well as accessibility, security and new standards of comfort, quality and service. Monteverde Country Lodge was granted by the Costa Rican Tourism Board with 3 levels on the Sustainable Tourism Certification. Ecological Blue Flag and Green Flag Accreditations have been awarded to Monteverde Country Lodge by two consecutive periods. Our well trained personnel cater for the satisfaction of our guests at all times. Clients interact with dedicated, informative, capable hotel representatives willing to assist and provide the best service possible. Whether at Front Desk; at the restaurant, where quality, homemade style and fresh ingredients are combined or at the bar, with a friendly, familiar atmosphere where our guests can enjoy our warm hospitality and amenities.Music: For over a year now, Monteverde Country Lodge has embraced music as a new, fulfilling way to reach to guests and provide them with special experiences. Live music at Front Desk, during meals at restaurant, recitals on the gardens, serenades and more is available for the guest's enjoyment. Monteverde Country Lodge: a great lodging option in Monteverde!!! ... more   less 
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