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Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin

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Overview of Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin

Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin

3.0 star property
3-star Monteverde hotel with restaurant

7.0/10 Good

84 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
50m del Establo Monteverde, Cerro plano, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 60109

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 155 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 17.1 miles/27.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Restaraunte Don Luis - 2 min walk
  • De Lucia - 5 min walk
  • Tramonti - 8 min walk
  • Restaurante Celajes - 10 min walk
  • Don Juan Choco Café - 11 min walk

About this property

Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin

Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 65 per person one-way. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests can keep active with on-site horse riding/hire. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • 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 15


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Horse riding/hire
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Minibar

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 5 for adults and CRC 5 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 65 per person (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 2 costs CRC 0 (one-way)

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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Forest Dreams
Forest Dreams Manakin
Forest Dreams Manakin Monteverde
Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin
Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin Monteverde
Forest Dreams Manakin
Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin Hotel
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Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin Hotel Monteverde

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 65 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin?
You can check in until anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horse riding. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include De Lucia (5-min walk), Tramonti (8-min walk) and Restaurante Celajes (10-min walk).
Does Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin like?
Hotel Forest Dreams Manakin is a short 12-minute walk from Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde and 7 minutes' walk from Children's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Good choice for basic, no-frills lodging
The brothers who run the place are very friendly and helpful; we had a family unit with a lot of space and beds, plus a balcony; breakfast is basic (eggs, toast, slice of watermelon); coffee was below par, too weak; good location, between the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve and the little town of Santa Elena
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

I personally would not recommend this place. I’ll say communication it’s 0 to none, as a tourist looking for a place to rest late at night this is not for you, hotel does not explain or express with accuracy late check in its till 9pm, which owner says it’s at 8:30 the latest, it’s not what (Expedia said) get there after that and you’re out of luck, you will have to scramble yourself to find a place to spend the night... call the numbers and nothing... couple of locals pass by and said to us that this people are usually late at night getting waste at the local bars and they sure feel sorry for the town because of this type of people. Yes, I went there the next day to have an explanation of why this happens and there no reasoning with management things started to escalate and things could of go badly so I took the owners advice and left the premises... oh BTW Expedia advices that this place have a 24 hrs help, which obviously does not! Overall it’s up to you if you stay there and I hope this place be a better host to you and yours, happy travels... Monte Verde it’s beautiful... do yourself a favor and look for something else to spend your time in!
J.Lobo, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff very friendly and helpful great location as long as you are willing to walk a bit - right next to a bakery so it always smelled delicious - great vegan options at restaurants within a mile. Family room was HUGE and had a vary private but small balcony over looking the forest - bathroom was the only space that was cramped for four ladies but everything else was very open - coyldnt have asked for more.
KVB, 2-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

Friendly owners - 3 brothers - eager to help us. Our balcony looked out on the forest where we could watch monkeys in the trees! Short walk to sunset views of distant Pacific Ocean. Between the villages of Santa Elena and Monteverde with restaurants, cafe's and market nearby.
Heidi, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

They are not open 24/7 to check in
They close after 8pm no one is in the reception if you don't arrive before 8pm you won't be able to stay there.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Where not to stay in Monteverde
The Manakin had a solid metal gate that they rolled across the parking area in the early evening. They had forgotten to tell us that we could roll it back, as it was not locked. The other problem with the gate was that when the wind hit it the noise was horrendous and kept us awake. In the room the washroom area was separated from the rest of the room. By sliding doors, that were very noisy when moved.
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice place to stay....good location.
I enjoyed my stay at Forest Dreams Manakin. The staff were always very helpful and accommodating and the location was good for walking to different things to do. I enjoyed the fact that there was forest around.....birds and monkeys to be enjoyed from the balcony of the room which was awesome. The price was right, the breakfast in the morning was good and I would have extended my stay here but they were booked. If I am ever in the area again I would definitely stay here....good value for the price.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Monkeys right on your door
Great value for money, very friendly owner/reception. Monkeys even visited at breakfast on our balcony. Bed could be a little more comfy.
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Not worth the $
Smelly rooms, windows don't open, no fan, smokers smoking outside our room that made our room stink, old bedding, difficult to park your car. They charge $20 more for our daughter they said it was because of breakfast but their small limited portions weren't enough and she had no juice only tea or coffee
Very few birds one monkey
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

You get what you pay for.
Verified Expedia guest review