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Hotel Monte Real

Este Del Parque Central La For, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My room (10) was on the ground floor, and had a large furnished patio. The room was a good size with comfortable beds, fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer and tv. The shower was huge with lots of hot water and good pressure. Wifi was spotty, but we discovered it worked just fine from the patio. Staff were pleasant and helpful.... More 

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

Dear CVfromTO, We are very glad you loved the time you spend staying with us! Just for you to know this year 2014 we are increasing even more the comfort of our Premium and standard rooms so you can relax and rest as you deserve, we have also installed a new Wi-Fi antenna as well, the signal is very strong... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 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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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Springfield, Virginia
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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