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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Fonda Vela

3,5-star3,5 stars
Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 60109, Costa Rica

Mountain hotel with indoor pool, near Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The Place was stinking and filthy. There was so many better rooms available but the…Apr 4, 2021
  • The room was great and the property fantastic with a lot of privacy. The breakfast…Jan 30, 2021

Hotel Fonda Vela

from ZAR 1,787
  • Standard Room ( 2 Queen Beds )
  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Room ( 1 King Bed )
  • Standard Room (Multiple Beds)
  • Standard Comfort (Multilple Beds)
  • Standard Comfort (1 Queen Bed)

What’s around Hotel Fonda Vela


  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - 21 min walk
  • Curi-Cancha Reserve - 14 min walk
  • Bat Jungle - 17 min walk
  • Children's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre - 18 min walk
  • Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) - 38 min walk
  • Monteverde Orchid Garden - 41 min walk
  • El Cafetal - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Wildlife Refuge Monteverde - 3.1 mi / 5 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 155 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 152 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 2 per room (up to 26 lbs)

  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hotel Fonda Vela’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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 sanitizer.

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 25 per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 160 per person (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Fonda Vela

  • Does Hotel Fonda Vela offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Fonda Vela does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Fonda Vela?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Fonda Vela?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Fonda Vela?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Fonda Vela?
    Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 26 lbs per pet. A deposit of USD 25 per stay is required. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Fonda Vela?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Fonda Vela?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Stella's Bakery (14-min walk), Don Juan Choco Café (2 mi), and The Green Restaurant (2 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Fonda Vela?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 160 per person roundtrip.
  • What is there to do at Hotel Fonda Vela and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Soothe your senses in one of the 2 spa tubs or make use of other amenities, which include an indoor pool and a picnic area. Hotel Fonda Vela also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,2 From 116 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
This is a very comfortable and beautiful place to visit. Must go right time of year no air conditioning. Staff was excellent, room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was decent better than US Best Western. Remember this is a tropical paradise and brings as such expect some bugs and humidity issues. On a Costa Rica scale I would say it’s a 4 star easy. If you’re expecting American style properties then you may be dissatisfied. It’s gorgeous grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Staff was very very wonderful
us2 night trip with friends
Fair 4,0
I didn’t like my room because it was too old and some stuff didn’t work properly
us2 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Like. Pool and rooms Dislike- dinner was average. Floors in rooms were very slippery and dangerous.
us3 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Lovely 4 night stay
The rooms are very spacious, modern, clean design... the views (based on our room) spectacular. The people working there were all very kind and helpful. The only downside (noted by others here) is the food. After one dinner we made reservation at restaurants in town. Not dreadful by any means, but certainly not rising beyond mediocre.
William, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful property, friendly service & Mateo the monkey was a bonus!
Debbie, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Very tranquil and beautiful views. Staff was very friendly. Internet was almost nonexistent and even the bar had no connectivity so that could be an area of improvement.
us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Unique property with gorgeous landscaping. Delicious breakfast, with many selections to choose from. Nice customer service.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Incredible sheets and pillows and comfortable bedding. Beautiful garden and tasteful and original artwork. Friendly, kind and eager to accommodate my family including my 86 year old mother. Fantastic breakfast included. I highly recommend this place the sunsets are amazing.
Barbara, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great place and people
Enjoyed the peacefulness of the property and the friendliness of the staff. I would recommend this place to friends and family.
Marcus, us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
I like the expanse and the set up tucked away from each other
ca2 night romance trip

Hotel Fonda Vela