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Linda Vista Hotel

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3.0 of 5
Arenal Volcano National Park, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbus, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Arenal Volcano before but were looking forward to staying on the lake side this time. The view was beautiful, even with the clouds. Unfortunately we never did see the top of the volcano. As other reviewers have mentioned, the road up to the hotel is challenging but it is Costa Rica. So after 20 minutes... More 

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Demorest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has a wonderfully view but the 9 km gravel road takes about 25 minutes to drive. The room is modest with no air conditioning or screens on the windows. The staff was friendly and helpful except when I asked for a hair dryer. Breakfast was included and was good. We ate lunch and dinner in town but they do... More 

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Marketing O, Public Relations Manager at Linda Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very for staying at Linda Vista Hotel. We appreciate your comment and we will review it to improve our service. More 

United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stop and first hotel upon arrival to this beautiful country and it did not disappoint! As first timers in Costa Rica it was a little rough getting there at first. The road getting to the hotel was unpaved which made for a long bumpy ride but since this particular area was part of the national park... More 

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We shared a specious junior suite with our boys. Nice that it had a refrigerator with some free drinks and a coffee maker. Stunning view on the volcano and lake through the balcony doors. Friendly staff at the reception.

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Kansas City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm rating this a five, not because it is a five-star property, but because little negatives can't overcome what a truly great experience it was staying here. The staff was very friendly, speaks at least moderate English (if you want; my family chose Spanish), and was very helpful. Other posters detail the view, so I won't go on about "the... More 

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Intro Amazing hotel hidden away at the foot of the volcano Arenal. A bit off the main road, quiet with amazing nature and views all around. Well worth the visit if you like nature and/or volcanoes! Website -------------- Very good. Has all the information you want. Booking ---------------- The hotel can be found in most of the online booking sites/services.... More 

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Thank you very for staying at Linda Vista Hotel. We appreciate your comment Hope to have you back :) More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Since this hotel is not located in the center of La Fortuna it can be expensive to travel to activities in the town, however the remote, quaint feeling (coupled with the views) of this hotel is well worth staying here! The staff is incredibly helpful, friendly and accommodating. They spent over an hour helping us choose activities in the area... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is an excellent hotel. The views are breathtaking and exactly as shown on their website. When you sit by the poo, you have a gorgeous view of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. The staff were very friendly and were happy to tell us about the different activities and options available for tourists. Food was great too. The pool and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is where you go if you want to visit the Volcanos and see wildlife this is a great hotel. La Fortuna is a bit dirty and for the younger, or more economical visitor. La Fortuna ia great either way. The people there are wonderful and make up for what you are used to at home. Linda Vista is located... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our last days in Costa Rica were at the arenal volcano area, we went to el castillo because it is the closer town to the arenal volcano national park and other trails. we have seen so many good reviews about Hotel Linda Vista we decided to stay there for 3 nights. the view is just perfect the rooms are big... More 

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