Prós: I would highly recommend Belcruz B&B to anyone traveling to the Monteverde area. Our room was spacious and spotless. It was just two of us but there were two rooms that could easily accommodate 4 people. The owner put a lot of time and thought into the landscaping and property. I enjoyed the little hike between the rooms and the restaurant. Both dinner and breakfast were excellent. My favorites were the homade granola and jam. The hospitality of the owner was some of the best I've encountered anywhere. He was genuinely happy to have us there and went out of his way to accommodate. A great value overall. I will stay here again if I return to the area.
This was the best bed we slept on in Costa Rica! The shower worked great, the view from the room/balcony was lovely, there was a TV in the room, free WIFI and parking. The room included a small refrigerator which was a plus. Extremely clean and comfortable. We will stay here again next time we come.
Prós: The staff was so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was wonderful and included with the room. Close to main street in town and could easily walk to stores. Hotel arranged Cloud Forest visits and free van came and picked and dropped us off at hotel.
A 6,4 km da Selvatura Adventure Park e a 32 km da Parque EI I.N.V.U e Quebrada Grande Arena, questo hotel vanta una buona posizione a Monteverde.
Localizada numa área tranquila em Monte Verde, a Casa Alquimia Artes Bed & Breakfast dispõe de excelentes vistas para as montanhas circundantes. A propriedade dispõe de pequeno-almoço gratuito, de acesso Wi-Fi gratuito e de serviços de transporte a partir do Terminal Rodoviário de Monte verde. Os quartos funcionais apresentam uma decoração em madeira e incluem uma secretária, um guarda-roupa e casas de banho privativas ou partilhadas. A propriedade também tem uma área de cozinha e sala de jantar partilhada para uso dos hóspedes. Oficinas de arte e de artesanato, assim como aulas para a criação de jóias, estão disponíveis. A Casa Alquimia Artes Bed & Breakfast está a cerca de 5 minutos a pé de uma pizzaria, de um restaurante tradicional e de lojas de venda de artesanato local, de chocolate e de café. O Lago Arenal fica a 90 minutos de carro, enquanto as praias de Puntarenas estão a 2 horas de carro. Os serviços de transporte de/para o aeroporto podem ser organizados mediante um custo adicional.
Prós: The hotel itself is beautiful, the landscaping is breathtaking and it's really quite wonderful.
Contras: The walls are EXTREMELY thin. You can hear someone sneeze. No exaggeration. I'd bring ear plugs or try and make sure no ones next to you.
Prós: Ease of parking. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Proximity to Santa Elena (5-10min walk).
Contras: Towels didn't smell great. Hot water in the shower was sporadic. Having a mini fridge would be nice.
Prós: I came to Monteverde just for the ziplining and hanging bridges at Selvatura Park. This hotel was in a great location to go there by rented car. The hotel includes a great typical breakfast every morning. The rooms are quiet and the beds are comfortable. Not many luxuries, but it's a great place to sleep and shower.
Contras: If you use google maps for directions to this hotel, the last street it has you turn on before reaching the hotel is very steep with dirt and loose gravel. It was pouring rain when we arrived so my two wheel drive SUV had trouble making it up. Would have been no trouble with a 4x4 vehicle, but even then I would go around and use one of the other streets to get to the hotel.
Prós: hotel facilites, as well as breakfast was great
Contras: the clerk at the front desk was often unkowledgable about local acitivies, and we even had to call our previous hotel's front desk to arrange our monteverde activites. at other times, the clerks were misinformed and gave ur factually incorrect information
Prós: Fácil para estacionar. Funcionários simpáticos. Bom café da manhã. A proximidade com Santa Elena (a 5-10 minutos a pé).
Contras: As toalhas não tinham um cheiro bom. A água quente no chuveiro era esporádica. Ter um frigobar seria bom.
Prós: The staff was very courteous and helpful. They had a breakfast included that was excellent with a nice variety of different things each day. Breakfast could be had indoors or out on a patio with a nice view.
Contras: The beds were very hard and uncomfortable, and amounted to a mattress on a frame that had no box spring. There were no comfortable chairs or a patio one could sit out on, unless you went over the the main building. Our room was in the building next to the main building and it looked it had been hastily sided with with aluminum siding and a tin roof. Although there is a view, the windows can not be opened making the place a greenhouse without any vents; there wasn't even a bathroom exhaust and it was obvious the place was not insulated. So with no air conditioning, and unable to even open a window, and only a single floor stand fan the place was unbearable in the daytime. Before returning from our days activities we had to open the door and position the fan to blow in as much cool air as we could. With some improvements on the issues I've mentioned it could be a nice place. The room itself was low on the scale of what I'd call "the basics."
Contras: Problem with handicap parking from check in. Could not get to room for more than half hour due to tour bus blocking lot. Reception said they checked in before you. Nearly every time we tried to come or go a bus was in the way.
Prós: The hotel is beautiful! The view is amazing especially from the upper buildings where you can see all the way over the mountains to the the gulf and to guanacoste in the distance. The rooms were very nice and very comfortable beds and very clean. They have their own hiking trails at the top and it was wonderful to hike at our leisure through the cloud forest. They have their own zip line but we did not try it, but it seemed a nice quiet option compared to others. We saw lots of wildlife right there at the lobby and the dinner at the restraint was amazing! We talked about it the rest of our trip! And service in the restaraunt combined with the atmosphere definitely makes it a fine dining experience. The hotel is also a nice distance from town. The amenities are very nice. We would consider staying here again.
Contras: The only negatives to this hotel were actually minor ones that would have just made it a more perfect experience overall.
The fact that it is in such a large area they use shuttles to take you from one location to another. It is extremely steep and long to walk/hike especially to upper buildings with the beautiful view, so the shuttle is almost mandatory unless you are in excellent shape. They are more than happy to shuttle and most times are timely except there were a couple of times that we needed to wait up to 15 minutes for the shuttle. Otherwise the shuttle service was very good.
The breakfast buffet was very nice but the view from the big beautiful window is the staff parking lot and bushes. It was a shame it didn't have a view, but I suppose you can't always have the exceptional view.
The family pool/workout area was very nice and under an open canopy. The pool was a somewhat comfortable temperature but it was very cold with the night mountain air blowing in and there was no hot tub which could have made it a nicer experience.
Prós: The view is amazing, room was beautiful with vaulted ceilings; the view from anywhere on the property is amazing; staff was friendly, food was good- no complaints- the resort is on a steep hillside, it's really not an issue ( 40 second drive from the bottom or 3-5 min slow walk to our room 3/4 of the way up the property) -shower is like niagra falls and as hot as you can stand- my wife had no complaints and that is amazing - two thumbs up from Santa barbara ca.
Contras: The Grass was too green, too many rainbows in the distance , sky was too blue, Saw too much ocean From our deck/ lanai :)
Our girls had too much fun ( 4 and 7 ) - the room was too big
Don't hesitate, go. I've stayed in some pretty nice places and this one won't disappoint, despite a few reviews I read before going ( I'm still spoiled living in Santa barbara ca and have some reasonable expectations, my wife on the other hand sets the bar very high and had no complaints which was shocking- even she was shocked when she said it )
Prós: The grounds are beautiful. Awesome views. Good jungle trails. You can even zip-line on the premises. Rooms are large, well furnished and clean.