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Hotel Fonda Vela

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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.
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Stayed two nights at the Fonda Vela in on our recent trip to Monteverde. First of all it is a little way from the town and luckily we had a rental car so we were able to go into town for meals as the on site restaurant was on the expensive side. The room was quite beautiful with
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Fonda Vela is a nice property near the cloud forest. Lovely sunsets, nice garden and decent food. As in most places in CR, the staff were attentive and obliging. No complaints there. The negatives- 1- A general rule - NEVER start rattling off rules when a guest is checking in,
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The grounds are beautiful but the bathrooms rooms need urgent updating - yellowed tub with rusting fixtures. And NO Internet in rooms - only in restaurant and reception area. Since access to the internet is easily available in all other properties we visited in Costa Rica this
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We had mixed feelings writing this review. These are nice accommodations in a beautiful setting. The architecture, wood flooring and ceilings were strikingly beautiful. Unfortunately, maintenance of the rooms has been neglected over the years which is a shame. There were
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Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda Vela
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Cindy_and_Alain, We love that you have enjoyed your visit and we regret that it was not a perfect experience. We are working on updating our facilities and we will continue doing it little by little, without doubt your comments help us improve and learn to be better. We hope to see you soon and that you can have a better impression next time, Fonda Vela Staff
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The good: remote from nearby town, peaceful, very clean pool, huge rooms, pleasant staff. Not so good: deferred maintenance, very cold pool, food quality is not very good, our room smelled musty (was it mold?), need to take taxis to and from town. Would I stay here again?
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Response from HotelF54, Gerente at Hotel Fonda Vela
Responded Dec. 7, 2018
Dear SeahurstJuan, Thank you very much for your comments, they help us to improve constantly. The hotel is located in an area near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the means of transport include: taxi, walk, public bus. It is located in a distant area but has a unique environment that gives it a special charm. Fondavela Staff
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I am not sure what is meant by customer service. The place is not a 5 Star facility...most places in Monteverde tend to keep staff fairly lean because tourism is only 6-8 months per year. That said, we did not experience any issues, in fact quite the opposite. We had what we needed and were really happy with our stay, and would return. Perhaps it depends on one’s expectations?
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How late is the restaurant open for dinner?
9:00 pm closing
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It was one of my daughter's favourite places to stay, lovely rooms, good food and helpful front desk staff. It was close to where we saw our first Quetzal :)
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Do you have air conditioning?
Our hotel as any Hotel in the area, doesn´t provide any air conditioning A/C, this due mostly of the year Monteverde keep a fresh weather. Also, our room structures are build to keep high spaces to let the air flow and keep it fresh.
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The wifi throughout the property is hit or miss and slow. In the lobby it is a bit better. You have to find the right spot.
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"I think all the rooms had large windows and lovely views."
"Jr Suite!!"
"Seem to all be far from the pool but would suggest something on the 2nd floor with a view."
"We had a room with a king and queen bed. Nice view and spacious."
"Junior suite looking over the garden are wonderful"
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PRICE RANGE
US$120 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
fonda vela hotelfonda vela monteverde
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverde
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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