NileGuide Expert tip:
Some upstairs rooms have private balconies.
On the outskirts of Santa Elena of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Hotel Poco a Poco offers some nice features without the fancy price tag. All 32 rooms come with DVD players (movie rental is $3 per night), cable TV, and orthopedic matresses. A heated, covered pool and hot Jacuzzi are fun rain or shine, as is an excellent restaurant with world-fusion cuisine. Parents can order drinks from the wet bar, and kids can enjoy their own children's swimming pool. Laptops are available for rent, and the hotel is equipped with wi-fi internet. The hotel is within walking distance of the cloud forest and Monteverde's sights, though the grounds have beautiful gardens and opportunities for spotting flora and fauna, too. The hotel's spa, Naroa, is a nice treat for massage, facials, and body treatments using fresh local ingredients that support sustainability, and the hotel also has a fully equipped gym, a sauna, and a beauty salon. The helpful hotel staff will gladly arrange tours and book future accommodations, and there is 24-hour security on-site. Hotel Poco a Poco is a bargain for luxury seekers, and a good deal for many travelers on a mid-range budget.
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