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Hotel Fonda Vela

Mountain hotel in Monteverde with indoor pool and restaurant

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
From
S$152

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  • Outdoor Spa Tub
  • Pool
  • Indoor Spa Tub
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Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Monteverde, 60109, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
8.4.Very good.
  • Loved the view from our room! Listening to the wind and watching the clouds was very…

    Jul 16, 2021

  • I loved that it was hidden in the mountains. It was very open and peaceful. We could hear…

    May 22, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 24 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool and 2 spa tubs
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Curi-Cancha Reserve - 14 min walk
  • Bat Jungle - 17 min walk
  • Children's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre - 18 min walk
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - 21 min walk
  • Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) - 38 min walk
  • Monteverde Orchid Garden - 41 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room ( 2 Queen Beds )
  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Room ( 1 King Bed )
  • Standard Room (Multiple Beds)
  • Standard Comfort (Multilple Beds)
  • Standard Comfort (1 Queen Bed)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Curi-Cancha Reserve - 14 min walk
  • Bat Jungle - 17 min walk
  • Children's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre - 18 min walk
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - 21 min walk
  • Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) - 38 min walk
  • Monteverde Orchid Garden - 41 min walk
  • El Cafetal - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Wildlife Refuge Monteverde - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Sky Adventures Monteverde Park - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Santa Elena Reserve - 5.4 mi / 8.6 km
  • Selvatura Adventure Park - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 155 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 152 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Monteverde, 60109, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room (up to 26 lbs)
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 160 per person (roundtrip)

PetsPay at property

  • Pet deposit: USD 25 per stay
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions and to request a pet-friendly room

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel Fonda Vela does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 26 lbs per pet. A deposit of USD 25 per stay is required. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Stella's Bakery (14-min walk), Don Juan Choco Café (2 mi), and The Green Restaurant (2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 160 per person roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Soothe your senses in one of the 2 spa tubs or make use of other amenities, which include an indoor pool and a picnic area. Hotel Fonda Vela also has a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location ideal

    Great location. The hotel was very clean. Bathroom could use an update but for the price we would stay here again.

    Colleen, 2 night trip, May 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very pretty and close to the park. Monteverde is unlike anywhere else in Costa Rica with gorgeous hanging bridges, but bring warm clothes because it is seriously cold! The rooms in the hotel don’t have any heat and they’re really big, so you will have a hard time staying warm. We left a day early because it was so freezing and headed to Jaco. The hotel itself was great and so was the staff.

    3 night romance trip, May 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful private hotel just minutes from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The rooms were huge with wonderful views of the property. Meals were great along with service. Thank you!

    2 night family trip, Apr 6, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    My nightmare in Monteverde

    The Place was stinking and filthy. There was so many better rooms available but the manager refused to give us better location under the pretext of covid bubble. She gave us another stinking and filthy room with a small size bed and very low pressure in the bathroom. This was our worst experience in Costa Rica. we enjoyed our stay in the other places i.e. Arenal and Manual Antonio. I am surprised that the manager didn't try to help change the room when requested.

    vinita, 2 night trip, Apr 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    La habitación está en buenas condiciones, muy tranquilo. Alejado del centro, muy oscuro los alrededores del hotel y la habitación, tanto que dificulta la entrada. Regular en cuanto a limpieza y desayuno.

    2 night family trip, Feb 26, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Exceptional Property and Experience

    The room was great and the property fantastic with a lot of privacy. The breakfast options were the best we have experienced with an "included" package. You could order off the menu and there were plenty of options. The hot tubs were great, but book them in advance if you are there during COVID restrictions. They fill up fast. It is very windy in Monteverde, so be prepared for that. My caution is to be sure that they give you the room type that you reserved. We reserved and paid for a king bed in a room with a view. They initially put us in a room with two double beds. They let us move to a room with a king bed, but there was only a view of a cement wall. I don't know why they stuck us in these rooms when they were nowhere near capacity. It was fine, but we did not get what we paid for. They offered to let us move again, but by that time we were unpacked and it would be too much of a hassle.

    William, 2 night trip, Jan 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a very comfortable and beautiful place to visit. Must go right time of year no air conditioning. Staff was excellent, room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was decent better than US Best Western. Remember this is a tropical paradise and brings as such expect some bugs and humidity issues. On a Costa Rica scale I would say it’s a 4 star easy. If you’re expecting American style properties then you may be dissatisfied. It’s gorgeous grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Staff was very very wonderful

    2 night trip with friends, Dec 27, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    I didn’t like my room because it was too old and some stuff didn’t work properly

    2 night trip with friends, Nov 20, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Like. Pool and rooms Dislike- dinner was average. Floors in rooms were very slippery and dangerous.

    3 night family trip, Mar 8, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely 4 night stay

    The rooms are very spacious, modern, clean design... the views (based on our room) spectacular. The people working there were all very kind and helpful. The only downside (noted by others here) is the food. After one dinner we made reservation at restaurants in town. Not dreadful by any means, but certainly not rising beyond mediocre.

    William, 1 night trip, Mar 1, 2020

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