We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2 El Castillo hotels

Linda Vista Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Arenal Volcano National Park, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Linda Vista Hotel to your Saves list
Linda Vista Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
83%
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in El Castillo
A recent review
Write a Review

385 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    141
    170
    42
    26
    6
See reviews for
88
188
6
2
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (45)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A rustic feel, the hotel was a comfortable stay for wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The views are incredible, the pool and hot tub were warm and inviting. The food was mediocre and the service was nice. The room accommodations were what you would expect from a hotel that is away from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Their view is incredible. But the room they initially gave us was not what I'd purchased given the photos & description on Hotels.com. It was a pretty basic room & had no relationship to what was posted. My biggest concern was to have the pillowtop mattress due to a medical issue. When I asked, they said that they wanted to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here and paid extra to get the volcano view. In theory, that would be great if it didn't rain the entire time we were there. Rooms were pretty basic but fine...it's Costa Rica remember. The power went out during the middle of the night so we didn't have A/C. We had dinner at the excellent restaurant on site and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are amazing, the rooms are, well, not what we expected from all the reviews here. They shopped at the "uncomfortable store" and ordered premium line… like sleeping on wood, the pillows were lumpy and hard. Don't think you are going to sleep past sunrise - the roosters take care of that… The food is really expensive at the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darlington, Maryland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The 20 minute drive on the dirt "road" (I use the term loosely) is definitely rough but we felt it was worth it for the magnificent views at the end. We were extremely lucky and had two clear days to have perfect views of Arenal Volcano from our junior suite (and also from the public terrace by the beautiful infinity... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Horrible rain and wind during our stay, but can't fault the accommodations. Staff was helpful in directing us to the EcoZoo which was amazing. Room was as advertised, A/C kept it cool. You absolutely need 4-wheel drive to get there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Campbell, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed at the Linda vista with my wife and 9 year-old daughter, and we loved it. We all enjoyed the infinity pool, from which we could enjoy views of both Arenal volcano and Lake Arenal. Really, there were excellent views from just about anywhere on the grounds, especially from the large balcony of our room. The staff were very friendly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We loved this hotel. The staff was great and the views are spectacular. We mostly just hung out at the hotel, watched the birds (amazing!) and saw the world transforming around us as the weather changed. The rooms are little rustic but very clean. The hotel is very close to the entrance of the National park and a short walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We booked online. We were in room 4. The room: Cable with lots of channels. Double bed and twin bed. Ceiling fan with no air condition. Bathroom had hot water. Closet with hangers and a safe large enough for a laptop that doesn't cost any extra to use. Room fours window had a direct view of Arenal Volcano. Dining: Breakfast... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was my 2nd stay at Linda Vista. It is well worth the 20 - 30 minute drive from La Fortuna. Had been looking forward to returning since my 1st visit in 2010. The view from the observation deck of the volcano and lake is incredible. This is the south facing side of the volcano which provides the best view... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Linda Vista Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Linda Vista Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Linda Vista Hotel

Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Linda Vista Hotel 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Venere, Priceline, Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Linda Vista Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Linda Vista Del Norte Hotel
Hotel Linda Vista Del Norte

414 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (345)
Viewed
View from room (60)
Viewed
Dining (18)
Viewed
Room/suite (69)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (54)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (65)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Other (71)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (70)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (44)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in El Castillo with
any amenities