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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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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the Villas Vista Arenal and really enjoyed out visit. The cabins are kept clean and have air conditioning- which is nice. The pool with a view of the volcano was a nice amenity to enjoy. Breakfast is included, with 3 choices (which is very typical as most hostels)- Tipico, Americano or Continental. Loved the pineapple... More 

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Pros: The cabins were clean, beautiful surroundings, birds, hummingbirds passing by when you sit on your porch Great views of the volcano...you can actually see the Arenal Volcano from some of the cabins. They offer laundry service. Great location if you want to walk to the town of Santa Elena. We did, for the New Year's Eve celebration in the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was clean, safe, included a very good breakfast, and was in an excellent location. We did not have a car but were close enough to walk into town for meals etc. but took taxi to Baldi to use the hot springs. We would have no trouble staying here again... More 

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travelling
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

It's my very first all 5star-rating! (May be I've been a bit lucky, too.) Nice cabins located in beautiful garden-like surroundings with perfect view to the volcano. Animals, birds, hummingbirds passing by when you sit on your veranda and enjoy... All cabins seem newly renovated, offer very clean room and bathroom, AC, fridge, TV, table and chairs on a little... More 

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Denver, CO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We opted to not rent a car in Costa Rica and the location of this hotel was great - about a 7-10 minute walk to town meant that we could get food anytime we wanted but didn't have to deal with the traffic and noise that comes with La Fortuna. We even hiked all the way to the La Fortuna... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

What a find off the main road. I have not stayed in the area before so not sure how the hotel compares to others. Pro: Great price, view of volcano and lake from front deck of hotel. Friendly staff and owner. Hiking trail outside of room. Cons-Food is ok, but maybe it's just me. Please drive the extra kilometers to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I stayed here with a friend for spring break. We werent looking for a really wild spring break experience but this place was too quiet for us. There's no central lounge or hangout area. The rooms were fine but there were some ants. I will say that it was nice that the showers had pressure and were hot. The breakfast,... More 

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Mid Hudson Valley, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

With a nice view of the Arenal volcano and within a long walk to the town of La Fortuna (about 1/2 mile), the traveler has a choice of two cabins. The small one ($40 plus tax in March 2011, includes breakfast) and the large ($55 plus tax in March 2011, includes breakfast) both offer a good value for the money... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We stayed in Cabin 3 and enjoyed our stay here. You cannot beat the location: ~5-10 minute walk from downtown La Fortuna. The staff was incredibly helpful, they booked tours for us and called taxis for us and explained to the drivers exactly where we wanted to go (we cannot speak Spanish). There is a small restaurant with a limited... More 

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Kirkland Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Decided to stay here after reading other TripAdvisor reviews. This place did not disappoint! For $45/night, including breakfast for two, it was a great deal. It was close enough to Town to walk (5-10 minutes) but far enough away to be tranquil. We stayed in one of the newer cabins in the back, so it was far enough from the... More 

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Address: San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 3345, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Number of rooms: 20
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