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Hotel Jardines de Monteverde

Hotel Jardines de Monteverde

Destination: Monteverde

At a Glance

    • Beautiful gardens
    • Great location, quiet but still close to town
    • Nice superior rooms
    • Staff is friendly, but flaky
    • No breakfast if there are few guests staying at the hotel

Recline in a hammock or sit on the patio and watch the breeze shuffle through the flowers as the sun wanes behind the trees at Hotel Jardines de Monteverde. Hotel Jardines is settled just off the beaten path down a dirt road between Cerro Plano and Santa Elena; close to the Monteverde Butterfly Garden and far from the traffic of the main streets. Turning left down the road it's only a ten minute walk to downtown (even closer to many of the town's restaurants). Turning right will take guests into Cerro Plano toward the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve – about a thirty minute walk.

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Orb lanterns hang over plush armchairs illuminating modern art in the spacious superior rooms, $92. With two queen-size beds, dressers, vanity mirrors, coffee tables, TVs (no cable) and mini fridges, the rooms are equipped for couples or families. Hammocks hang out the rooms beside wooden benches set for enjoying the sunlight on the shaded patios.

Fourteen standard rooms wrap around the first floor of the hotel, while the six superior are on the second stories with views over the trees into downtown Santa Elena. Standard rooms, $78, are a little cramped with two single beds fit in a narrow room, with a television (no cable), mini fridge and hot water – Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and restaurant area.

Services & Amenities

Breakfasts is included in the room rate, but ask a head of time about the number of people staying at the hotel, if there aren't enough people they won't serve breakfast at all. Things seem to start to slow down around the hotel April – June; the reception doesn't open until 7:30 or 8 a.m. and the only person around in the evenings is the security guard.

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