Fondavela Hotel

3.5 star property
Mountain hotel in Monteverde with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Fondavela Hotel

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Front of property
Junior Suite | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Fondavela Hotel


Very good

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 60109
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge services
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Superior Room

  • 43 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Junior Suite

  • 45 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 152 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 155 min drive
  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 51.2 miles/82.4 km


  • Las Riendas Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Café Monteverde - 6 min drive
  • Laggus Restaurant - 7 min drive
  • Choco Café - 6 min drive
  • Tree House Restaurante & Cafe - 6 min drive

About this property

Fondavela Hotel

Enjoy your visit to Monteverde with a stay at Fondavela Hotel. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a garden.


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

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 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 18


  • Up to 2 children (aged 5 years old and younger) stay free per registered adult when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 6 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby


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


  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from August 6 2023 to September 30 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

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 sanitiser.

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.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Fonda Hotel
Fonda Vela Hotel
Hotel Fonda
Hotel Fonda Vela Monteverde
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Hotel Fonda Vela Monteverde
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Frequently asked questions

Does Fondavela Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Fondavela Hotel 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 Fondavela Hotel?
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.
Is there a pool at Fondavela Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. The swimming pool will be unavailable from August 6 2023 to September 30 2023 (dates subject to change).
Are pets allowed at Fondavela Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Fondavela Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Fondavela Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Fondavela Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking, mountain biking and zip-lining. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Fondavela Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Fondavela Hotel like?
Fondavela Hotel is a short 14-minute walk from Curi-Cancha Reserve and 17 minutes' walk from Bat Jungle.



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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

I imagine that at one time this was a nice property and maybe it will be one day, but not now. We booked this hotel because it was listed with a pool. The pool was under construction. When I approached the subject with the staff, they rudely told me that they had informed the websites and it was there fault it was not taken down. Then in the dining room we met others who had chosen the hotel for the pool as well - they had booked through another site, making clear this was not Expedia's fault, but there own. They refuse to take responsibility for it. Had we known they did not have a pool, we could have stayed some where cheaper and closer to town. As this hotel is outside of town, through a very torn up/pot filled hotel. Besides the lack of pool and lack of helpful response from this hotel, the newly renovated showers flood the bathroom so there is no way to have a dry bathroom. If you like to wear socks in your room, find some where else. If you travel with clothes that you hang up - find somewhere else. There is no closet, and their solution was to put hangers on a towel rack, so your choice is either to hang your towels or clothing... but wait the hangers dont actually fit on the towel rack, so plan on your clothes ending up on the floor. Lastly, if you have any sensitivity to light, I do not recommend that you stay here. Our room had a wall of glass blocks with no way of shading, so we woke up every morning at 530am to sun streaming in. I would not stay here again.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved our stay here. The property was beautiful. Our room was lovely. The staff were all so friendly and went out of their way to make our stay amazing. The food is delicious, drinks were great and all the restaurant staff were exceptional.
Nidia, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Lander, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I wish I could give Fonda Vela 6 out of 5. The road from Santa Elana was fun, take your time you'll get there. The property was spectacular. Properly placed to enjoy every sunset. About a 25 minutes walk up to Monte Verde Park. Our room was recently renovated and was beautiful. The local coffee in the room was delicious. Beds, shower, views were all perfect. The restaurant on site makes you not want to look any further. Dinner was fantastic. Try the coffee ice cream. Breakfast is included and will prep you for your day of exploration. Freddy (I think his name was) was a gracious host at the restaurant. He even included us in the feeding of Matéo the hotel monkey. The desk can help you book local tours etc. They set us up for ziplining. The property is truely in the clouds. Early mornings and after sunset the mist comes in and makes this property truely magical. If my wife and I ever head back to Monte Verde we will definitely stay here again.
Neil, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little hotel for visiting Montiverde and Santa Elena!
Taylor, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beds are lumpy & not comfortable.
Brenda, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I like that this property is remote and close to the cloud forest.
A, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Very nice property grounds and great location. Restaurant is overpriced. Hot tubs were out of order during our visit and we found out the hard way that tre “standard” rooms are too small and cramped. The “Standard Comfort” rooms are more spacious and are the ones showcased on the Expedia website as “Standard”
Silvia, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Beautiful views. We couldn’t work out times to eat here with our activities.
Robin, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great hotel and room. Very poor hot water pressure in shower. Check and move rooms if not to your liking. Otherwise it was great. Great drink and meal after a late night tour. Exceptional staff. The local tour guides and taxi drivers were available when you need them so don't worry about the walk to Santa Elena. I would stay again.
Susan, 2-night romance trip
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