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Unique property with gorgeous landscaping. Delicious breakfast, with many selections to choose from. Nice customer service.

It was absolutely fantastic. Really awesome place to stay in Monteverde.

When we arrived, the lights were out Next day morning there was no water Reception was aware of both problems, but did not let us know proactively. The rooms were noisy, so could hear creaking from upstairs and adjoining rooms. In addition, its a fairly low tech hotel, which hands out keys instead of cards to access rooms, plus none of the roads on the property are paved. We had 3 rooms for one night, and I think the hotel should have given a discount for not providing basic options such as electricity and hot water, but the hotel reception could not take a such a decision, so they said they would get back to us, which they did not. (So poor follow up where they do not want to correct the problems for future customers).

Nice hotel , lovely spot. Staff is great, food is good. Quiet and private. Will visit again.

I showed up after booking this hotel and nobody was there! I wasted two hours trying to find another hotel and am still trying to get you guys to tell me that it has been refunded to me!!

Great location and very near to the cloud forest. Lot of activities nearby - the only major problem being roads. The roads are dirt roads and lot of stones, potholes, dust, and lot of discomfort while driving. Anyone with back pain or other similar issues should avoid this travel.

The grounds at hotel vela were amazing. Hiking the grounds we saw more wild life then anywhere. Explore the grounds, go when it's quiet and off rode trail hike. Biggest trees we have seen in a while. Hope this is helpful!

Beautiful hotel. My only complaint is that they charged an extra $45/night for a 3rd person staying in the room, my 6 year old son. He did not get to stay free like in every other hotel I have ever stayed at. Other than this I have absolutely no complaints.

Nice hotel clse to cloud forest and Ventura Park, however restaurant was overpriced in my opinion (money fo value). Better eat outside.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Fonda Vela places you within a short walk of Curi-Cancha Reserve and within a mile (2 km) of Bat Jungle. This 3.5-star hotel has 24 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free self parking.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 24 rooms feature coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find 32-inch TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

At Hotel Fonda Vela, guests have access to an indoor pool, 2 spa tubs, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 160 per person roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with tours/tickets and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Comfort (1 Queen Bed)

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room ( 2 Queen Beds )

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Comfort (Multilple Beds)

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Fonda Vela

Everyone (8) Family (2)
5
Family Friends

Unique property with gorgeous landscaping. Delicious breakfast, with many selections to choose from. Nice customer service.

By on Feb 21, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Jan 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 29, 2020

Thank you so much for your reviews. It was a pleasure having your as a guest at our Hotel!

5
Everyone

It was absolutely fantastic. Really awesome place to stay in Monteverde.

By on Aug 26, 2019

2
Family Family with small children Friends

When we arrived, the lights were out Next day morning there was no water Reception was aware of both problems, but did not let us know proactively. The rooms were noisy, so could hear creaking from upstairs and adjoining rooms. In addition, its a fairly low tech hotel, which hands out keys instead of cards to access rooms, plus none of the roads on the property are paved. We had 3 rooms for one night, and I think the hotel should have given a discount for not providing basic options such as electricity and hot water, but the hotel reception could not take a such a decision, so they said they would get back to us, which they did not. (So poor follow up where they do not want to correct the problems for future customers).

By on Apr 22, 2019

5
Everyone

Nice hotel , lovely spot. Staff is great, food is good. Quiet and private. Will visit again.

By on Feb 6, 2019

1
Everyone

I showed up after booking this hotel and nobody was there! I wasted two hours trying to find another hotel and am still trying to get you guys to tell me that it has been refunded to me!!

By on Jul 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 21, 2018

Hello good day!! On behalf of the Hotel Fonda Vela we ask you to apologize for the misunderstanding, the person in charge of reimbursing the money is Expedia directly. We really regret what happened, we had problems with the internet that was the reason for not having received your reservation. We hope you can visit our Hotel to reward what happened.

5

awesome stay

Everyone

Great location and very near to the cloud forest. Lot of activities nearby - the only major problem being roads. The roads are dirt roads and lot of stones, potholes, dust, and lot of discomfort while driving. Anyone with back pain or other similar issues should avoid this travel.

By on Mar 31, 2017

4

we saw more wildlife at hotel vela then anywhere

Everyone

The grounds at hotel vela were amazing. Hiking the grounds we saw more wild life then anywhere. Explore the grounds, go when it's quiet and off rode trail hike. Biggest trees we have seen in a while. Hope this is helpful!

By , from maui, hi on Jan 20, 2017

4

nice hotel in monteverde.

Everyone

Beautiful hotel. My only complaint is that they charged an extra $45/night for a 3rd person staying in the room, my 6 year old son. He did not get to stay free like in every other hotel I have ever stayed at. Other than this I have absolutely no complaints.

By , from Las Vegas, NV on Mar 12, 2016

4

nice hotel close to ventura park

Everyone

Nice hotel clse to cloud forest and Ventura Park, however restaurant was overpriced in my opinion (money fo value). Better eat outside.

By , from NY, USA on Mar 8, 2016

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