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Hotel Fonda Vela

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North Adams, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Costa Rica is full of surprises. We knew that some of the road from Arenal to Monteverde wasn't paved; we did not know that seventeen kilometers of the road wasn't simply dirt, but dirt covered with large and sliding stones. After our rental car bounced us around for a couple of hours, we ended up completely by chance at the...

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Connecticut
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Although the buildings could stand a little updating, our room was very comfortable, clean and spacious. Being able to see some of the beautiful birds of Costa RIca right outside our window was a plus. There were areas to relax on the lawn outside our room or at the pool which is covered to protect your from the sun. The...

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1Thank JeanneFromCt
Central Florida
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We stayed 2 nights in a separate buiding (JR Suite) in room 17, 2nd floor. Saw a toucanet in the tree next to our room and watched the humming birds from our balcony to the purple flowers below. Saw a green snake on their private hike trail. Very nice room with 1 king and 1 queen bed. Has fridge in...

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1Thank dkoitz
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We had this hotel recommended by Anywhere Costa Rica. The grounds of this hotel are beautiful and it was so peaceful out here. The hotel staff were exceedingly nice. We also dined at the restaurant for lunch and breakfast and had very, very good food. The room was small but clean. The only thing that was challenging was that the...

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2Thank Heathertster
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2014

This resort is absolutely beautiful! We visited with our 3 children - aged 7,9 and 11. We had a superior room, with a queen bed and a king bed. The grounds are spectacular. The girls loved the pool - although it is very cold! I loved the hot tubs :) The kids also loved the pool table and ping pong...

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1Thank AugMomto3
Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We were scheduled to stay at the Hotel Fonda Vela this upcoming week and have had to cancel our trip very last minute secondary to a medical situation in our family. I e-mailed and received a response immediately and able to cancel without penalty. We were so relieved during this stressful time that the Hotel Fonda Vela was compassionate about...

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3Thank comomom
Sheffield
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We stayed here for two nights during a tour of Costa Rica and were given a large suite with two queen size beds, seating area and views over the grounds. Although we were away from the hotel for most or our stay, whenever possible, we took advantage of the trails through the gardens to do a spot of birdwatching and...

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1Thank yorkshirecat56
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2014

The pool was lovely with a choice of two jacuzzi's, bar served lovely fresh fruit cocktails. Breakfast buffet style and good, arrive early though to see the bird life outside the restaurant window after being fed by the staff. Rooms very large and comfortable, shower excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Loads of activities to do locally, unfortunately you have...

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1Thank Deb A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed for two nights the first week of March 2014. Our hotel was on the 2nd floor near the pool/restaurant and had its own balcony. There is no air/heat, but it's not needed during this time of the year. There is a fan, and small windows you can open which let in plenty of fresh air. It gets chilly...

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1Thank hollyt919
Corfu Town, Greece
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Although our room was in the lower level and it had an odor and a toilet problem, I must admit that the setting , the view of the forest, the birds that we saw from our veranda and the huge, rustique (not our taste of decoration but suits exactly the spot) room, made up for that. The hotel is about...

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Managerfondavela, Gerente at Hotel Fonda Vela, responded to this review

Dear Xristina T, Thank you for taking the time to evaluate our Hotel. We really appreciate the opinions of our clients and we apologize if we did satisfy your expectations. We are really glad that you enjoyed the view from the forest, the birds that you saw from the veranda and the room we provided for you. Our mission is...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in beautifulMonteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals,Three-wattled Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids anda gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is refreshing,often referred to as "The Eternal Spring". The views ofthe Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1400-meterelevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an idealdestination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders ofthe tropics. A visit of at least two nights inMonteverde is recommended. ... more   less 

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Address: 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve., Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $172 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Fonda Vela 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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