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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

Our stay at La Colina was perfect. After driving around and asking a few places for prices, this seemed like a good deal. The owner (Nancy) is from the USA and spoke English, which was nice. She was so helpful and took us in as if we were her family. We were craving an American breakfast, so she even made... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2011

We stayed at La Colina while in Monteverde/Santa Elena a year ago and we enjoyed our stay so much that we decided to come back again. La Colina Lodge is very comfortable and charming. Nanci, the owner, has done a beautiful job showcasing her artistic talents in the rooms with her paintings and her mosaic tilework. Nanci is very helpful... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2010

La Colina Lodge (LCL)was the best way to start out our vacation in Costa Rica! Nancy and her staff were extremely accomodating and knowledgable! She set us up with transportation in/around the area and with many of the local tourist attractions as well as attractions that were off the beaten path--perfect for us! Nancy also made some of the best... More 

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L.A., California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2010

We didn´t do more than check in, get to our room and walk right back out. The beds looked filthy, like you wouldn´t want to get under the covers (or see whats under them). No safe, no toiletries whatsoever (not even soap), no AC or fan, the windows had screens with holes in them so bugs could come and go... More 

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birdwatchergirl506, Manager at La Colina Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry the locals in town gave you a bad impression before you even got up here. I do see a couple follow owners who sit in from of the bus station, trying to drum up business . And they do that to every hotel up here. I personally would never run down another hotel ,to rent out one of mine.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2010

La Colina is more of a hostel and not a hotel--perfect for backpackers with their own gear. We had planned to stay for two nights but instead stayed for only one night. At check in, we were not greeted; instead a teenage girl said nothing at all and led us to our room, then handed us the key--not typical of... More 

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birdwatchergirl506, Manager at La Colina Lodge, responded to this review

We are a family run hotel everyone helps out here, sometimes a teenager may greet you and check you in, they like to help, They help clean rooms and make beds too. Sometimes the pillow cases don't match,but they are cleaned with good intentions and love. If the guests did find a lighter on the bed, and remebering back that... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

We traveled to Cost Rica this May and loved it. We traveled as two married couples and stayed in Costa Rica for 17 day. We spent 4 days at La Colina Lodge. The price, location, and staff were amazing. Nancy the owner even made us banana pancakes for breakfast. She was incredibly helpful. She set up our horseback riding, booked... More 

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birdwatchergirl506, Manager at La Colina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your sweet review , the girls and I just love hearing about wonderful experiences our guests have in Monteverde. It is always an adventure and fun to discover new secret places for our guests to visit. We love the beauty of Costa rica as well and feel so thankful to meet so many wonderful people, like you.... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2010

nancy the owner and her daughters were super cool. she even gave us cups of coffee and sugestions before we commited to stay there! she has a pack of the cutest doggies in costa rica who will be your best friends it u pet them :) our room was really cute, and along with the rest of the logde had... More 

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Canmore, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2010

We looooved La Colina lodge, we stayed for a week! Owners Kevin & Nancy and their family made us feel at home in their historical character hotel. The setting couldnt offer more in terms of relaxation and nature, w numerous bird sightings right from the porch, and the protected parks of monteverde a walk away. Nancy is very well informed... More 

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mag-rjg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2010

If you're looking for good value and a warm and friendly atmosphere in the Monteverde/Santa Elena area, La Colina is your best bet. Within walking distance of the Cloud Forest, it also boasts a very good resident chef. Thanks to Nanci and Kevin for their advice on local activities and help in getting a lot done in a short visit.... More 

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NYC
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

I stayed for 2 nights at La Colina Lodge. They are amazing! Very intimate and relaxed environment. The owners, Nancy and Kevin, go out of their way to get to know their guests and do everything in their power to make sure you have a great experience. Anyone coming to Monteverde should definitely stay here over any other place. Plus... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Colina Lodge is a beautiful mountain lodge located at the edge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. 150 Meters from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, you will find our rustic, log cabin style hotel full of art and bright colors, with a cozy warmth in our dining room where most nights you will find an old wood stove burning. The views and sounds are simply breathtaking! You will wake up every morning to the sound of the famous Bellbird, fresh air and a view of biodiversity like you wouldn't believe. At La Colina Lodge, you will find art, music, beautiful community, great staff, nature at your doorstep, and lots of love! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Colina Lodge

Address: 150 meters north of The Cheese Factory, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
La Colina Lodge Costa Rica/Monteverde
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“All rooms are terrible!!”
 of 5 bubbles 720isabellam, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms were nice and had a nice balcony to read on.”
 of 5 bubbles Susannah239, 2 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Private bath rooms may be better. Shared bath was filthy and trash was overflowing.”
 of 5 bubbles rosannaln, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The best wifi is in the older building above the community room, very fast and working 98% of the time.”
 of 5 bubbles kevinpA4919IR, 19 Nov 2014 | Read review
“ask for backside of lodge so you don't look at street”
 of 5 bubbles Bellaiis, 18 Aug 2014 | Read review
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