Starting at $139 per night

Overview

Set high up in the Monteverde hillsides of Costa Rica, the Ficus Hotel is a modern and stylistic eco-friendly lodge set in the heart of Monteverde. The hotel is renowned for excellent service and is conveniently close to the Santa Elena village center, making trips to town very easy. It is also positioned close enough to all of the area attractions, so your days can be filled discovering and exploring the wonders of Monteverde. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar (often closed for lunch and dinner), bar and high-speed WiFi.

Monteverde is one of Costa Rica’s most spectacular wonders, full of lush emerald rainforest, lively wildlife, and of course, some of the most exciting tours!  Guests at Ficus Hotel typically enjoy tours including, bird watching, ATVs, butterfly gardens, zip-lining, bungee jumping, waterfalls, canyoning, coffee farms, hanging bridges, horseback rides, and many other similar activities.

While at Ficus Hotel, you’ll be able to enjoy the luscious vegetation and diverse rainforest species, a truly amazing experience.  Relax in your room and peer out at the massive mountainside in front of you, or delight yourself to a nature walk, the natural world is at your fingertips!

Each Deluxe Room provides a modern, comfortable, and peaceful atmosphere, allowing you to have a stress-free, carefree vacation experience.  Each room includes breakfast, cable TV, in-room safe, telephone, bathtub, coffee maker, and a balcony.

The Ficus Hotel offers enjoyment for groups of all shapes and sizes, making it a perfect match for just about anyone.  The vibe at the Hotel Ficus is very nature and adventure oriented, so those that prefer resorts and poolside bars should look elsewhere for accommodation.  But, if you are a nature lover and want to really immerse yourself in a beautiful country, then the Ficus Hotel will be a great match for you!

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Eco Style
  • Family
  • Hilltop

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Trails
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Computer Station
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Deluxe

  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 10°18'56.64". Longitude: W 85°10'45.47"

Reviews

  • Overall 91.2% (154 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 94.3%
  • Comfort: 91.0%
  • Meeting Expectations: 89.0%
  • Staff: 92.1%
  • Value: 89.8%

03/26/2017

Again I thought this was expensive but the room was very nice and roomy. It was very nice to be in town.

03/01/2017

Enjoyed the location, within walking distance to town.

02/25/2017

Nice hotel. good breakfast. Not a lot to do at the hotel per se, but easy to get to local activities.

02/24/2017

Reception staff were a little less helpful than we found elsewhere in CR.

02/21/2017

Loved the service. Also liked that we could easily walk to other places for eating and exploring. They also did a great job at helping us schedule extra excursions.

02/04/2017

Lots of steep climbs to get to the room, but the hotel was great.

01/15/2017

Lovely with beautiful view.

12/24/2016

Again their terrain was very steep for walking up and down for older people. We did get some baggage help when we checked in, but not when we left. The hotel staff never had change unless we bought something, but that may have just been their policy. They did help us book another horseback riding event.

12/14/2016

Nice hotel. The hill is stiff but did not bother us.

12/13/2016

This was a nice place but we had ants on the bathroom and we did not like not having access to ice. they should have offered us some from the restaurant instead of telling us they did not have any. We asked the hotel staff for restaurant recommendations and they told they could not give us any because they offered a restaurant. I've worked in the hotel industry, and that is very rude hostage type policy. We also asked if there was anywhere in town with night life/music/ dancing etc. We were told no. we found 3!! Other than that, they were very friendly. We felt very safe in this area walking around at night. the tree house restaurant in town was very cool and should have been recommended as well as the Green something restaurant across the street. The food was fabulous, cheap and service was great.

11/22/2016

This hotel was a bit of a let down! Had to walk up a pretty steep incline to get to our room.

11/13/2016

A comfortable hotel in walking distance to town--we really enjoyed being able to walk to town.

11/11/2016

Perfect

11/01/2016

Nice hotel, but rooms are poorly constructed. No amenities. No drying hooks for wet items which seemed strange for a cloud forest hotel. Was charged $5 for a dirty hand towel that they said they couldn't clean. Staff was not just going through the motions.

07/26/2016

Very friendly helpful staff. Moved us to a view room as we were supposed to have one. Thanks.

07/21/2016

Nice place. We got a room up at the very top which was excellent with views. The steep walk up to it was fine for us but maybe not for older people or those with walking issues.

07/20/2016

Not a great hotel at all. Very bare bones. Just a box with a couple of beds in it. Not a hotel to stay in with kids. No pool, no restaurant aside from breakfast, nothing to do. We didn't have a view of anything but the room in from of us and a cement wall, although the clerk did try to convince us we had a beautiful garden view. And it looked empty (we were the only people at breakfast) and we only saw one other family the entire time we were there. We had two rooms booked and apparently they delivered beverages at bedtime, but only to one of our rooms. Not sure why the other room was excluded. And I know this is a rustic hotel, but there were far too many bugs in our room. To the point that my daughters slept with the lights on, or at least tried to sleep. The main road through town is so close and the hotel is located on a steep slope so the extremely loud revving of engines of the motorbikes all night long seriously made me believe there was a racetrack located directly next door. Not sure if there are better alternatives in the area, but definitely look around before booking. Not good.

07/10/2016

Beautiful hotel within walking distance to a lot of great restaurants and shopping. Would have likes an air conditioner in the room but it was tolerable. Breakfast was good at the hotel too.

07/01/2016

We thought the location of this hotel would be a big bonus, but it was its biggest drawback. The proximity to town made it VERY noisy with the motorcycles buzzing through town and up and down the hills at all hours of the day/night. Add in the noise of the live music and bar goers until 4am and it was not peaceful - despite the gorgeous view. We did have to request a room higher up, as the staff was going to put us in the lowest room right off of the parking lot. This hotel seems to be lacking amenities and service that it once had given the older TripAdvisor reviews. Simple things like a luggage rack or some hooks in the bathroom are small details that would make a big difference. If it weren't for requesting a higher room to at least enjoy the view, I'd rate it even lower.

06/25/2016

I could have just made this a 1 day trip..

06/07/2016

I assumed a hotel in Monteverde would have some forest area in which to go on even a short bird walk, but this really had none. The rooms were comfortable, location good for town access (not for nature) and breakfast good. Staff was very helpful

03/28/2016

Another nice hotel. Great view and wonderful breeze. It was a fun town. However the walk up after dinner was crazy . If we would have known that it was only $2.00 for a taxi we would have went to town more. Not really sure why the desk man did not tell us. But I think the locals are so used to all those hills that they dont think much of it.

03/17/2016

Loved the hotel but very steep climbs but I'm sure everywhere was the same

03/15/2016

Biggest challenge was the weather was warmer than usual, which made the rooms very warm as well. There was no a/c and no fans. We knew there was no a/c and was fine with that; it would have been nice to have at least a ceiling fan (or standing fan) to keep the air circulating in the room. Every time we returned to the room, the air was hot and stagnant. We enjoyed the breakfast and how close the town was to the hotel. When we visited, there were no clouds, so although the view was nice, it wasn't what we anticipated in a cloud forest. Clearly this isn't anything the travel agency has any control over and did not change our ratings above.

03/11/2016

not to keen on the scorpion in the room. Had trouble keeping the cat out. Ants were a problem to start with but the staff were very quick in sorting them

03/08/2016

again, a very long walk to the hotel up hill. Also, the walk to town going was fine but coming back is all up hill. I wouldn't recommend it for older folks.

02/27/2016

We enjoyed our stay here in a very spacious clean room with an amazing view of the ocean. The staff members that we encountered were friendly and helpful. We did plan our time in town around the hike up to the hotel and then another hike up to our room--didn't want to do that too many times!

02/20/2016

The hotel was great. The walk up the hill for some of the older people in my group was tiring for them.

02/16/2016

we thought we would have a balcony or patio with chairs was our only disappointment but we weren't there but two nights.......

02/15/2016

Our favorite place we stayed at: beautiful, clean, great views, friendly staff, good food

01/31/2016

Great location, but we found all the uphill walks a bit straining at time. Surprised the hotel did not have a shuttle or help other than desk staff to get us to the room. They gave us the room with the best view, but also the highest point. Breakfast was a little confusing, buffet two days and the order from a set menu the other two. Restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful.

01/04/2016

Considering the area I am sure this was a very nice hotel. The view was incredible. Breakfast was great. I am spoiled. It needs a pool or a hot tub.

12/29/2015

We tell everyone that it was uphill both ways, because it was so steep going down to town and just as steep going back to the hotel

12/24/2015

Wonderful view of the Pacific, and the clouds rolling over the crest.

11/07/2015

The hotel is up a steep hill and there are steep hills from the lobby to the rooms. Not a place to put senior citizens. Find a place down near the town.

07/16/2015

Really nice and modern hotel with a beautiful view. We did discover a cockroach under our pillow, it freaked out my wife...stuff like that just happens though. Early in morning the birds love tap dancing across the metal roof. So If one is inclined to sleep in, it's not happening. Aside from that, rooms are very stylish, wonderful view, excellent breakfast!

06/16/2015

Excellent service! The hotel is on a nice spot to get a great view of the city and the surrounding area. The hotel design and furnishings are pretty, comfortable and modern, but still in a style that matches the culture. The breakfast and service were excellent! This is a place we would come back to.

05/19/2015

A large impersonal hotel, but very adequate. The only place where the restaurant staff did not speak any English, but we managed fine.

04/30/2015

I would have given it all 10's but the room we had was ground level and the insects were overwhelming. Spiders, Mosquitos and even a Scorpion was found in our room. It was a little nerve wrecking going to sleep each night in fear that we were going to be bit or attacked by some insect.

04/29/2015

The hotel seemed to be short staffed. We needed ice for an injury, but there wasn't any. Since there were no screens on the windows, or air conditioning, there were bugs in the room, but we dealt with that. They could at least, put a fan in the room.

04/13/2015

Parking situation is not convenient if you stay at the top of the hill. Otherwise clean little hotel in a good location.

04/11/2015

The hotel was fine, on the expensive side, but 3 nights in Monteverde was too long.

04/10/2015

Great hotel and great location, close to downtown and restaurants.

04/04/2015

Santa Helena is a very cute small village and the view and proximity of the village was great. It was very convenient to be just a few minutes away from the restaurants in town. I would go back to Ficus if I go back to the Monteverde area.

03/14/2015

Great view!

03/06/2015

VERY, VERY NICE....but those steep, steep hills to the rooms are KILLER without more help with luggage!

02/25/2015

I would have liked accommodations further out of town so more wildlife could have been see. However, it was nice to be able to walk into town easily.

02/14/2015

Wonderful Hotel, great room, delicious breakfast, very good location (quiet yet close enough to walk to the center of Santa Elena). Staff was fantastic!!!!!

02/11/2015

Liked that it was walking distance to town and mall.

02/08/2015

The accommodations and staff were exceptional.

01/30/2015

Beautiful, clean hotel. Had a view of the Pacific which was great. And it was within walking distance of the town which was nice.

01/02/2015

Wonderful accommodations, great service!

12/22/2014

This was a great choice. We enjoyed our stay! We liked that this was a nice landscaped and private property, but we could still walk to town!

12/06/2014

Would stay there again.