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Este Del Parque Central La For, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 8055, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014
Owl_86 London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We spent four nights at the Monte Real during our visit to the Arenal area in November 2013, and we were really impressed by what good value for money it offered. Our room was on the first floor, with a great view of the volcano from the balcony (when it wasn't too cloudy!). The room was spacious and clean, there... More

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Volcán, Manager at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear Owl_86, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Monte Real, thank you very much for recommending us so openly. We will definitely consider your comments to improve the Swimming pool area. We do want you to know that the swimming pool is clean every day, that is the first thing our maintenance guy does in the... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

From the moment we arrived at Hotel Monte Real we felt welcomed and comfortable. We were pleased we had chosen a Junior Suite as our room was on the upper floor with a balcony just by the stream at the end of the garden. The bed was good, the shower was hot and plentiful, the room was spacious and clean.... More

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Volcán, Manager at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear Ziglet2014, You will always be welcome to our hotel, we are very glad you enjoyed your time while staying at our Jr Suite, definitely is a lovely and quite room. Still we are working hard to always keep improving... We hope we can have you staying with us again in the future. Do not hesitate in contacting me if... More

Rhode Island, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Convenient location for exploring La Fortuna and activities around Arenal. Walking distance to restaurants and central park. Grounds are nice, with a stream behind and a pool. Rooms are basic, with beds only and no chairs, which made hanging around difficult. No reading lamps and poor room lighting generally. Wi-fi was sketchy, though the staff did try to improve it... More

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Volcán, Manager at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear SoupchickRI, We are happy you enjoyed your stay here and that found useful our great location. Also that you enjoyed the beautiful gardens, the stream and the pool. We will definitely consider your opinion about adding extra chairs, as we are planning to improve the comfort of all the premium rooms and making all-new standard rooms. We found odd... More

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Come here for the staff. The guy at the front desk was so friendly and helpful with bookings. He gave us better deals that we could find online for hotsprings etc. yummy breakfast included. Very basic rooms though, uncomfortable mattress, hot, bugs. Convenient location for most tours.

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Volcán, Manager at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear speedyfish, We are glad you enjoyed somehow your time while staying with us, our staff is in deed very helpful and always willing to give their best every time. The room you stayed was a standard room, we are glad to announce we are building this year 2014 completely new standard rooms as well as providing other services, the... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very helpful staff. Includes an excellent breakfast at a restaurant 1 block down the street. Quiet location away from the town, with a stream behind it where a sloth hangs out!! The groundskeeper pointed it out to us. Nice clean pool. Downtown is a short walk from the hotel - very convenient. Very nice rooms, clean and quiet. I highly... More

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Volcán, Manager at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear Louise K, What a great review! Definitely you point it out some of our best strengths, It was a pleasure having you staying with us... We will keep improving to make of our hotel the best hotel in town. We will be more than happy to have staying with us again! Do not hesitate in contact me at the... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Basic hotel but with good value. The staff was very helpful. It's very important when you have to choose what to do in La Fortuna. The breakfast is included in a soda nearby. They have a small swimming pool and a stream behind the hotel.

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Volcán, Manager at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear Tiago-TourGuide, We are glad you liked our hotel, we are working hard this year to keep improving our quality service and the level of comfort of our rooms. We only wish we can have you staying with us again in the future to serve you as you deserve. Monte Real Hotel has a great location right in town but... More

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Pros: Very friendly staff who speak English; very clean rooms; excellent dining options nearby; room rates are great; property is well manicured; when the Volcano isn't behind clouds the view is great; little river nearby makes for a nice diversion; breakfast was very good (a short walk away). Cons: La Fortuna can be noisy at night; the bed was a... More

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Volcán, Gerente at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear Jon D, We are glad you enjoyed your time while staying with us, our staff is always willing to give their best every time to ensure you can relax and enjoy your vacations and we will continue doing so. The room you stayed was a standard room, we are glad to announce we are building this year 2014 completely... More

Stockholm, Sweden
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Basic hotel with a nice garden, small swimming pool, clean rooms, and friendly service. No frills, but good value for money. Breakfast is served at a café 200m away from the hotel, which was quite a good arrangement. Hotel staff is very helpful in recommending and booking various activities.

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Volcán, Gerente at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear Joachim P, We are very happy you enjoyed our Hotel. We want to let you know that this year 2014 we are increasing the confortability of our Premium and standard rooms, making them even more pleasent so you can relax and rest like loyalty at a very reasonable price. Hopefully we can have you staying with us again. Best... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

At the end of the day, this hotel offers a clean place to stay with a friendly and helpful staff for a good value. La fortuna is a very small city and from the hotel you can walk to the other side of the city within 20 minutes. The hotel offers great rates on tourist activities such as whitewater rafting,... More

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Volcán, Gerente at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear Punepanther, Thank you very much for your comments! we are glad you enjoyed your time here with us. This year 2014 we are increasing the confortability of our Premium and standard rooms so you can relax and rest like loyalty at a very reasonable price. We hope we can have you back with us again. Best regards, Daniel Gamboa More

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We spent four days here in mid Nov and found it to be a great place to stay - easy walking distance to town. The room was large, clean and had a fabulous view of the volcano. It was great for early morning coffee outside. The pool was a welcome relief from the heat. The garden here is particularly delightful... More

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Volcán, Gerente at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review

Dear Heather C, Nothing better than to start your day with a good coffee while enjoying the view of the stunning Arenal Volcano! We are so glad you loved your time here with us, hopefully we can have you staying with us again! All the best, Daniel Gamboa More

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Additional Information about Hotel Monte Real

Also Known As:
Monte Real Hotel
Hotel Monte Real Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: Este Del Parque Central La For, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 8055, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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