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Hotel Villas Vista Arenal

San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 3345, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A little round bungalow - 3 beds (2 double and one single), a huge bathroom and a pool with a view to the Arenal Volcano. Free breakfast thrown in too. Our room was close to the main road and there did seem to be a lot of noisy motorbikes on the road at night. The staff were all very helpful... More 

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Cold Lake, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were in Costa Rica visiting friends who live here, we were unable to book at the hot pool resorts and found this place on the Internet for $50/night. We arrived at dusk, and when we checked into the room it cost $92/night and were unable use our Visa even though they indicate this is an acceptable form of payment.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was not a pleasant experience. Cobwebs, rats, cockroaches, AC that doesn't work, limited hot water, uncomfortable beds (broken), etc etc. owner did not see any problem. The Internet rate was $50.US but I was charged $80. While people driving up paid $35. We also got really ripped off on the exchange rate. We paid for. A tour $60. US... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Hotel Villas Vista Arenal is a charming set of cottages located about 5 minutes away from the town of La Fortuna. The signboard is easily missable so you have to pay attention while driving. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious. Showers are good, but the cleanliness of the bathrooms is OK. Great views of the Arenal volcano from the property.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Room size was good. Room was not checked before we checked in. Shower was dirty with lizard poo,drain clogged with hair, and no hot water. Bedding needs to be updated with new pillows and adding mattress covers. Views of volcano were great.

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florida
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Little bungalows that have the requirements, hot water, refrigerator, T.V., Wi-Fi. It is at the edge of La Fortuna (a tourist trap) but easily accessible. The town is user friendly. Breakfast was good. The volcano was cloud enshrouded during the stay except for one magical moment in the morning.

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Delta, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stayed here for two nights as part of a high school trip. The best thing I can say is that the staff (the owner and his family) tried very hard to keep things working however the units themselves are tired with poor (frequently broken) plumbing and so so cleanliness. The furniture is sparse and the beds just adequate. The view... More 

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Costa Rica
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a night and everything was great for the price, rustic feeling and nice pool with a great view of the volcano the staff helped us book a horseback ride and it was great. Breakfast is good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We came to this hotel after searching for a place to stay all the morning, all the rest if the hotels were busy. We paid 60$ for a night. The guy in the reception was very nice and knew English pretty well. The room was.... Not so good as I read here in the reviews. The bed was uncomfortable, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This was my second visit to Villas Vista and it was just as great the second time around. Rooms are very clean, staff is extremely helpful and the food wonderful. Wether you are traveling was a couple or with friends the accommodations as just right.

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