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Villa Decary

2 Km East of Gymnasium/Nuevo Arenal de Tilaran, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As with other reviewers there isn't much to say other than this is a wonderful place to spend some time whilst in Costa Rica. Peaceful, fantastic hosts, superb breakfasts and located within 5 minutes of the tremendous Gingerbread Restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with all the excellant reviews of Villa Decary on this page. Thank you Dan, Elkin, and Kenneth for the immaculate room, every day, the beautiful and tasty breakfasts you cook and serve, and most of all for the smiling faces and warm conversation I received each day. I miss you guys. Hope to meet Suzy next time I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

My mother and I decided to road trip it through New Arenal in search of the excellent food and the breathtaking views that were promised there. We ended up getting more than we anticipated due to our arrival at Villa Decary. Dan was the most gracious host greeting me by name at the door (we booked online so he knew... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our first stay in Villa Decary was in April 2006 at their smallest villa. We were pleasantly surprised by the accommodations - squeaky clean, well kept, beautiful and tasteful, with kitchen. So this was our first choice of the hotel to stay on the first night in Costa Rica in August of 2014. It is conveniently located in the middle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great hotel outside of the touristy hot spot of La Fortuna. We enjoyed this quaint hotel on beautiful grounds with a wonderful homemade breakfast. Dan was very helpful and Elgin was great with our kids. Our nature walk on property was fantastic and we enjoyed listening to the howler monkeys and seeing the myriad of birds. It is a good... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Villa Decary exceeded my expectations on every level. I was traveling on business up to Lake Arenal and by chance found Villa Decary. Beautiful gardens, clean and comfortable rooms, friendly staff and excellent service. The homemade breakfast included in the room price is fantastic with homemade bread, jams and a variety of dishes. Dan goes out of his way to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We have just stayed for 2 nights at Villa Decary. Wake up in the morning with spectacular views over the lake and mountains. Breakfast is a picture, with orchids, home made bread and jam. Dan was extremely helpful, organising trips and dining. The room was spotless. As we were left this morning, a howler monkey walked across the driveway in... More

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We are repeat visitors, and will be back again for sure - Dan is his usual helpful and attentive self, and the breakfasts their usual top quality. Fruit is picture postcard perfect. Home cooked compotes and jams, pancakes, gorgeous omelettes, home baked breads served by Dan and Elkins, who was as charming as ever. The accommodation is clean, private, with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very friendly staff, excellent environment, very comfortable rooms with a great view. Breakfasts were a treat to behold. Would love to go back. The owners were ready to talk about places to visit and how to go about it without making you feel like you were bothering them in the least. Was a family like atmosphere between staff and visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'm always searching for something a little different when vacationing which Villa Decary met all my expectations. Since we were four adults (daughter and friend), we stayed in the Casa Latania which worked out perfectly. Dan offered to bring an extra mattress for the floor for our daughter. There was plenty of room in the "kitchen area" too for the... More

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Address: 2 Km East of Gymnasium/Nuevo Arenal de Tilaran, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Nuevo Arenal
Number of rooms: 8
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