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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

So good in so many ways. Extraordinary location,,quite remote,high in the cloud layer. Great bird watching experience with highly knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. Lovely private,and cosy{can be chilly at night,but you have a pre-laid log fire,}lodges. As to the restaurant,the food was,at best,indifferent,and pricey. I complained that the steak was so tough,it was hard to cut with a serrated knife,let...

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

Dear Marsden85, It appears we missed the mark, despite our offer to discount your meal and our effort to arrange for an off menu item for your wife. This situation is truly an exception to dinning experiences that consistently meet or exceed our guests' expectations for menu quality and customer service. We appreciate your input and apologize for any inconvenience....

Dorsten
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We staid there for two nights.We didn't expect to see such a thick fog and mist! At next morning the fog was gone and it was sunny, so we could see how much green the whole environment is. The hotel offers good food and a cozily atmosphere.

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

Dear annemie944, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in the cloud forest of Villa Blanca where the biodiversity is as varied as the climate that affords such a lush and diverse landscape. Regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

What a lovely intro to Costa Rica it was! We stayed in a cute honeymoon casita #26. It had a fireplace, jacuzzi tub, no tv. The whole property was gorgeous. We did hikes on the property, went to the chapel, checked out the greenhouses, even learned how to milk a cow. I'd recommend paying for the night tour - we...

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

Dear amandageez, Congratulations on your marriage and thank you for sharing part of your honeymoon with us. Having grown up myself in California, I surely agree that the flora and fauna of our private Cloud Forest Private Nature Reserve is truly a special highlight. Glad you enjoyed one of our guided tours and the quality and freshness of our chef’s...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 March 2016

If you are looking for a great family trip with active children, look no further. The staff at Si Como No and Villa Blanca handled our transfers to and from the airport, in between properties, and all of our excursions/day trips. Their properties are beautiful and the food is great. The staff at Villa Blanca even found a doctor to...

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

Dear Marissa W, Glad we could be of service with our doctor’s house call and that your son bounced back to enjoy the rest of his stay. We will let Irenia, your Greentique Travel Specialist; know how much you enjoyed your exceptional Costa Rica holiday with us. Gracias, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique Hotels

Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Beautiful... located in the heart of the Costa Rican cloud forest, one of the most beautiful and diverse types of rain forest in the world. The cottages were very nice, fantastic service. We took two hikes through the forest and were able to see quite a few interesting plants and animals. We would love to go back and spend a...

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

Dear 195brian, We can’t agree more about the biodiversity found within the 2,000 acres of the Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve at Villa Blanca. With several kilometers of well-maintained nature trails and the expertise of our Greentique Certified Guides, it’s seems to come natural to recommend a stay with us that we appreciate. Hope to see you again...

Reviewed 18 March 2016

Beautiful grounds, and excellent, attentive service. The on-site chapel is gorgeous - make sure to go in and look at the painted tiles decorating the ceiling. The rooms/cottages are quite nice - not spectacularly luxurious, but very comfortable. The built-in fireplaces are so charming! In-room wifi was great. The restaurant was excellent and reasonably priced. If there is a night...

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

Dear Dave B, Glad you appreciated our replica of the 17th century Roman chapel built by President Rodrigo Carazo to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. With so much biodiversity that flourishes in our protected cloud forest reserve, it’s a unique adventure to be guided into the nocturnal jungle habitat, all part of the Magic of Nature you can explore in...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Beautiful and remote location, excellent service, and wonderful, ethically sourced meals. The local wildlife was a highlight, including the hummingbird feeder and hotel trail. We did two guided walks, one diurnal, one nocturnal; both guides were extremely professional communicators and impressively knowledgeable. An absolutely faultless experience, and one that we would recommend to anyone seeking an escape from the pressures...

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

Dear FungiFloozy, Thanks for your recommendations and encouraging review. We invite you to consider exploring more of the Magic of Nature by including our other protected Reserves and Wildlife Refuges in the Osa Peninsula, Manuel Antonio and the mountain village of Santa Juana, where more exceptional Costa Rica experiences are included with each unique package our Greentique Vacation Specialist can...

Austin
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were on our honeymoon, there were no TVs and we were forced to talk to each other for the first time in 24 years. We learned so much about each other on this trip, we are now getting a divorce. Just kidding. It was fabulous. To be able to touch the clouds was wonderful. To be able to see...

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

Dear Mikenhall, We are quite relieved that your honeymoon did not end in divorce!! It was our pleasure hosting you both and offering the many options to TV sets in the cloud forest setting of Villa Blanca. We invite you to return to celebrate your anniversary as a regular guest of Greentique Hotels. Sincerely, Jim Damalas Greentique Hotels

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

If it was just a restaurant review it will be 5 stars. The food is so fresh and the staff make really sensible suggestions. Food is excellent and there were plenty of delicious vegetarian options .However it’s a hotel and they have coach parties which mean you may have a very chaotic breakfast experience. The rooms or cabins are a...

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

Dear ML, Thank you for highly rating our restaurant, El Sendero, as well as our guided tours and staff performance. We apologize that breakfast was not to your expectations and appreciated your feedback that was immediately reviewed with our F & B manager. Sincerely, Jim Damalas CEO/President Greentique Hotels

Cheshire
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed at the Villa Blanca for 2 nights. The lodge we stayed in had a large sleeping area, two bathrooms, one that contained a shower and one that contained a large jacuzzi bath and we also had a separate seating area. The views were onto gardens and you could watch humming birds feeding on the flowers from your bed....

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

Dear JontyCheshire, We refer to your enjoyable experience as part of the “magic of nature” that surrounds Villa Blanca. When it comes to exceptional Costa Rica experiences we are very fortunate to host clients from around the world who appreciate our authentic hospitality. We hope you will become a repeat guest of Greentique Hotels and take advantage of one of...

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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: $158 - $337 (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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