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Hotel Vista Arenal

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Hotel Vista Arenal
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Mills, Iowa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed at this hotel as part of a school group. Having traveled to Costa Rica several times, this really was one of the best places we stayed. It was not the fanciest, but it was clean, safe and most importantly, hospitable. The manager was very concerned about making sure we had a great stay and treated us like guests... More 

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Lake Mills, Iowa
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

As a part of a school tour group from the United States, this hotel was chosen by the company that planned our visit. There is no way I or my daughter were staying here; even if it was only for two nights. Our room was on the main level, had no privacy curtain (only a lace drapery), the towels and... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed at the hotel with my tour group and it was the worst experience I have ever had. The rooms were bug infested, staind sheets, and the bathroom was horrible. The food was bad and the kitchen was an open air kitchen. There was a pool but it was not filled up until we left. The rooms were... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

An American school group was just there and a guy was climbing into rooms through the bathrooms. He stole purses and cell phones. It had to be an inside job because he only stole from the adults and the hotel didn't do anything to help. They switched hotels that day. Several hundreds of American dollars, purses and cell phones were... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The hotel was alright, but it had a major bug problem. Our bathroom floor was covered with them! However, I wouldn't say it was too low quality for a hotel in Costa Rica.

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

My husband and I planned to stay one night only in this part of costal rica so we chose this place after looking at their website. Wow the pictures are very deceiving. We thought we were staying in something similar to a reasonably priced holiday inn not a roadside truck stop. The man at the reception area was polite but... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

I was part of a tour group that stayed at Hotel Vista Arenal recently. To a person, every adult in the group said it was the worst hotel they had ever experienced, and these are all well-traveled people. The rooms were dirty, the AC didn't work in many rooms, the construction in several rooms was shoddy, some rooms had dirty... More 

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