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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

3.5 out of 5.0
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Recent guest reviews

The only negative thing to say about this hotel was that our stay wasn’t long enough! The lodge is beautiful and the rooms were so comfortable with everything you could need. The views from the window were stunning. We would sit and watch the humming birds and butterflies in the bushes outside. The grounds are delightful and we spent time exploring the trails and relaxing in the pool. We were even joined by a coati at the pool!! The staff couldn’t do enough for you and would bring complimentary ice/water/a liqueur and homemade cookies around to your room at 6pm. Small touches that make such a big difference! The restaurant served delicious food and again the staff were so friendly. Breakfast was in here too! What an amazing choice of breakfast and so delicious! We can highly recommend the granola and fresh fruit and pancakes! We were picked up from reception for our trips to the cloudforest , coffee plantation and children’s eternal rainforest and arrived back to coffee and cake. The hotel also has a library and provides board games. The local town is a short stroll away, although we didn’t have time to go. There is so much to do here, 3 days isn’t long enough! We had such a fabulous stay and were sorry to leave.

We loved our stay at Monteverde Lodge and Gardens. This place is so unique with the trails throughout the garden, the outdoor patio overlooking the rainforest and the pool surrounded by trees, we really enjoyed just exploring the grounds. However, when we did want to leave it was really nice to be able to walk just 10 minutes to Santa Elena for restaurants and shops. The food at the restaurant was great for breakfast and the one time we ate dinner here. We also loved seeing the animals just outside the window and made a point to enjoy the patio, ordering drinks or getting coffee in the reception area which we took out to enjoy and watch the birds fly around. The pictures below are the monkeys we saw one morning with breakfast and the view of the rainforest from the outdoor patio. We had an enclosed room with a window specifically to keep bugs out, but we’re still unsuccessful - frequently finding ants and one moth, but we just accepted this comes with staying in the rainforest and tried to keep things as clean as possible in the room. I have to add, the windows were extremely clean, which gave a perfect viewing experience of the rainforest from our room (#109).

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting the Monteverde cloud forest. We had a very warm reception on arrival and throughout our stay the staff were extremely friendly and helpful- nothing was too much trouble. The hotel itself has lovely gardens with lots of different areas to sit including a humming bird area where we did see a few hummingbirds and lots of beautiful butterflies. The rooms are rather tired and definitely in need of an upgrade. But the beds were comfortable and the shower was nice. The breakfast was good - a la Carte and no buffet- and the lunch menu reasonable. We had dinner once at the hotel and found it very expensive for what it was. The location is good - 10 mins walk from the small town of St Elena and there are several options for eating there. Overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend.

Room was very nice, spacious, and comfortable. Boys loved Butterfly Garden. Pool is small but very well done. Felt like we were in the lap of luxury in the tropical rainforest town of Santa Elena. Staff was attentive in the dining room and at the front desk.

This is a first-class hotel in a rainforest with plenty of animals and privacy. The restaurant was very good. Service was excellent. The rooms have a balcony overlooking the jungle. Great location and accommodations.

We just returned from CR and stayed 3 nights at the Monteverde Lodge. We had a wonderful time. We actually stayed here 20 years ago and it is just as wonderful. The rooms are clean spacious and quiet. We were especially touched by the tasty evening treats left in our room the last evening of our stay. The breakfast was delicious and a great start to the day. We relaxed in hammocks at the pool after spending the day exploring the cloud forest. In the evening, we sat by the fire and played games. Overall a wonderful hotel and with wonderful service. Thank you for making our stay in Monteverde memorable.

We stayed here for 4 nights with our daughters (ages 6 and 8) and loved everything about this hotel. The grounds are beautiful and the kids loved the pool. Our room was cozy and comfortable. The food is so good that we rarely ate off site. The staff are so very friendly and helpful. We booked several tours through the hotel - horseback riding, Don Juan coffee tour, hiking in the Monteverde reserve, and Hanging Bridges. All the tours were great and kid-friendly. This is a fantastic place to stay!

We truly enjoyed our stay. It was a beautiful location. We are so glad we stayed on 2nd floor room overlooking the jungle. Saw much wildlife while sitting outside. Breakfast was delicious. Staff were so sweet, able to help with any request, great with our kids! We walked to town for dinner one night. So glad we stayed there.

It is an excellent sign when the receptionist comes outside to welcome you. We had a room close to reception which overlooked the gardens with a stream just outside the window. We couldn’t have been made more welcome with even a Costa Rican Bailey’s provided one evening when turndown took place. The bathroom and shower were excellent and the bed and room beautiful and comfortable. Breakfast and dinner were excellent with a 30% off happy hour in the bar restaurant from 6 to 7. Tea,coffee and cake were on offer in the lounge all day. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

We knew this was a rustic lodge but was more basic than expected. The initial impression is great as the reception area is well presented, with very helpful, friendly staff. The rooms could be lovely but the choice of decor emphasised the gloom. Walls are thin and the doors has lots of gaps in them. The beds were not that comfortable. The gardens are small but have nice fountains and some areas to sit. There is a children’s play area too. Breakfast was fine, just a lot of people trying to access a small area. The hotel seemed to be popular with tour groups. The redeeming feature was its excellent reception staff.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Monteverde Orchid Garden is a short stroll from Monteverde Lodge & Gardens, and other popular attractions like Bat Jungle are within a mile (2 km). This 3.5-star hotel has 24 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at El Jardín, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a ceiling fan, and a hair dryer.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Monteverde Lodge & Gardens offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 296 per room one-way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and a terrace.

Room options

Forest View Balcony Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Forest View Downstairs Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1393 reviews

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

Monteverde, Monteverde, Puntarenas
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.