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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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Vancouver
Reviewed 18 February 2016

An excellent experience, from the amazing serice staff to the little fireplaces in each casita all were an experience to remember. Good food, great views (when clear outside) our whole family enjoyed the very serene and relaxed atmosphere here

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

Dear DavidBattistella, Thank you for your family review and the great memories you all took away. We invite you to be our guests again with a Greentique Family Vacation for more exceptional experiences we offer in all four climate zones where we are located in Costa Rica. Regards, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Very peaceful and the real fireplace was a bonus.Food was very good and varied. Staff so friendly really made you feel like you had been there before. Was a bit off the main road but well worth the drive.

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

Dear lumi1942, Glad you agreed with so many of our guests that the last few miles of Country Road are definitely worth the experience to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Villa Blanca and the nature reserve. Saludos, Joxan Obando Greentique Hotels

Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Fantastic, friendly staff, delicious food, clean rooms. We were there for my nieces wedding and everything was perfect. Your in home bread, cheeses, butter and yogurt were a special treat. Your staff is the best especially Jonathan an Julio.

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villablanca2011, Wedding and Corp. Events Greentique Hotels at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear travelloverCoquitiam, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and mention some our staff that are such an important part of Greentique Hospitality, where exceptional Costa Rica experiences come naturally to add to every wedding we enjoy hosting. Saludos, Juan Carlos Weddings and Corp. Events Greentique Hotels

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 February 2016

My girlfriend and I (both in our early 60's) totally enjoyed our 4 day stay. Our standard room had a real fireplace in the bedroom and a Jacuzzi tub with a full wall window overlooking the forest. The cabins are places so you have total privacy in the back. The staff goes way beyond expectations, Josh, Ron and John were...

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

Dear Jdbabich, We thank you for your advice in following all the road signage, and not the GPS, to Villa Blanca where you shared your stay with us. Hope you will consider another visit with Greentique Hotels that includes Manuel Antonio, at Si Como No Resort, Aquila de Osa, at Drake Bay, and Santa Juana Mountain Lodge near Quepos. Saludos,...

Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The rooms are really comfy and nice, I really liked that the rooms are separated from the others so it makes it really private..the place is really peaceful so if looking a place to rest and recover you gotta come to this hotel....the service is excellent and the food was really good!! There are several tours options so there is...

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

Dear syle1777, Thank you for the endorsement of your wonderful experience at Villa Blanca. Glad you took advantage of some of our tours with Greentique Certified Guides who enjoy sharing all that is the Magic of Nature in our protected nature reserve and research station. Regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I have driven passed this area for years and did not realize Villa Blanca was there. Never again. The place is amazing. The casitas are well equipped and the fireplace is very nice, even useful year round. The air is so crisp and refreshing. You are in the clouds in the night and morning until the sun burns them off....

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

Dear ChrisGCR, Glad you took the turn and adventured into the last 9KM of rolling pastures that took you to our part of the world. We too agree that Villa Blanca is the most relaxing and tranquil place to stay and hope you will discover three more great reasons to stay with us in our other properties in Costa Rica...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Villa Blanca sits in the mountains as a peaceful oasis of natural beauty. The architecture of the main buildings, casitas (cottages), and wedding chapel combine to create a beautiful sense of the Costa Rican culture and architectural beauty. The setting on top of the mountains surrounded with tremendous scenery and rainforests for exploring provides the natural beauty. The birdlife draws...

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

Dear Michael M, You could not have better captured more of what we are all about if I had given you the text. We are truly blessed to have the beauty of the cloud forest of Los Angeles Norte, the concept of Villa Blanca, and the treasure of true Costa Rican hospitality that are all part of the Greentique vision...

East Horsley
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. The bird watching was amazing,and we loved watching the humming birds. The fire in the room made it so cosy at night and the food was really good. Definitely worth a visit

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

Dear Helen F, Glad you enjoyed the birding tours with our own Greentique Certified Guides and the comfortable climate zone of the cloud forest that surrounds Villa Blanca with over 2,000 pristine acres of protected flora and fauna. Regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

Cambridge
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Lovely staff, excellent guides, wonderful location...just be advised that the hotel is not air conditioned! The property is beautifully mainatined,, kayaks are available. Excursions are led by expert naturalists and are wonderfully educational and fun!

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

Dear Hanknbee, Thank you for your review however I am not sure about the need for AC in our mountain cloud forest venue. Perhaps you were confused us with your other stay in the Osa Peninsula where normally ceiling fans seem to do the trick to keep folks comfortable and avoid the tropical condensation. Sincerely, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique...

Caledon, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Beautiful and peaceful. Excellent food with home baked bread and cheeses. Loved the opportunity to milk the cow and sit among the chickens and goats. I did tire of the "cloud" after a week and craved some sunshine. I had also expected more of a cloud forest and wildlife experience. The forest trails were through 20 year regrowth. The people...

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

Dear Julie P, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry you did not spot more of our Cloud Forest inventory. Actually the hotel is surrounded by over 2000 acres of protected Primary and Secondary Growth. We also host the natural habitat of four protected species of the wildcats of Costa Rica and...

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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: $160 - $327 (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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