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Linda Vista Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Arenal Volcano National Park, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for the 4th time. It's a great place. The view is unbeatable, the food is great and the people are awesome and very friendly. The road to get there is a little bumpy and not paved but it is worth the trip. We'll be back and would recommend it. If it's cloudy it's tough... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This hotel has one of the best views of both the lake and volcano in the area. Our room opened out to the view of the lake and volcano and it was spectacular to wake up each morning. The open air hot tub was also great for relaxation. All the staff were very courteous and helpful. Will definitely recommend this... More

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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Linda Vista Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Linda Vista Del Norte Hotel
Hotel Linda Vista Del Norte

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Linda Vista Hotel is located at El Castillo, just 22 km from La Fortuna downtown. A perfect choice for hikes in the Arenal Volcano National Park or activities on Lake Arenal. There is, however, a nice range of amenities located at the hotel for those that would rather stay put. Guests will enjoy lounging within the hotel's unique three-tiered swimming pool, which affords spectacular views of the volcano, and relaxing jacuzzi. The Loma Linda Restaurant serves up a nice variety of international and national meals, including a large free breakfast every morning. Guests in need of libations can visit the bar, which is stocked with beers, wines, juices, liquors and more. The rooms at Linda Vista are clean and spacious. Tile floors extend to private terraces, where guests can sit and enjoy astounding views of the Arenal Volcano. All rooms are equipped with a private hot water bathroom, ceiling fan, a/c, and coffee maker. Wireless internet helps guests to stay connected to friends and family at home, while an in-room safe ensures that valuables remain secure. The Badilla's would love to share the secrets and beauty of this area with you and your friends or family! General Information Hotel Facilities & Services: Safe deposit box Mini bar Wet bar Swimming pool (for adults & kids) Jacuzzi Restaurant Bar Free WiFi Laundry Service - We accept all Credit Cards Accommodations: All rooms come equipped with a private hot water bathroom, ceiling fan, terrace, coffee maker, safe deposit box, and wireless internet. Standard Room - these rooms have one double and one single bed. They do not have a volcano view and can sleep up to three people. Junior Suites - these suites have two queen size beds, air conditioning, mini bar, hairdryer, satellite TV, and a private parking lot. They have a volcano view and can sleep up to four people. Master Suites - these suites have two queen size beds, air conditioning, mini fridge, hairdryer, private terrace, coffee maker, satellite TV, bathrobes, and an iron. They have a volcano view and can sleep up to four people. Honeymoon Suite - this suite has one queen size bed, air conditioning, mini fridge, bathtub, hairdryer, coffee maker, private terrace, satellite TV, PC station, and a private parking lot. It has a volcano view and can sleep up to two people. ... more   less 
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