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Hotel Vista del Cerro

2 miles west from la fortuna | (on the way to arenal volcano), La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015
Ray519 Puslinch, Canada
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Puslinch, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This hotel is just a few kilometers north of the centre of La Fortuna. It is on the main road which is at a grade opposite the hotel which causes trucks and motorcycles to make significant noise. We stayed in unit 10 which is furthest from the road on the second level. There is a good grocery store across the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights during the second week of February. We had room 10 on the second floor which would have an awesome view of the volcano if the clouds were not present. The girls at the front desk were very friendly and helpful, they notified us when out tour guide was downstairs and brought the phone for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stayed at this place for three nights just a few weeks ago, late January. It was clean and spacious rooms, looking out at the volcano. Staff was great and helpful. The breakfast was delicious. I would stay here again for sure. Very affordable, great location. There is a store right across the street, great restaurants all around too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Would definitely recommend this place. It's slightly out of town, but that's definitely a good thing! There are cafés and restaurants nearby and it's only about a 20 minute walk into town. The rooms are clean and spacious and a great breakfast is included (provided by the cafe next door). Rebeca on reception is really helpful with booking activities.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's a nice little hotel. The staff is very friendly. The view is very beautiful. There is a great restaurant next door (mi casa) and a supermarket in front. The room is small, the beds are very uncomfortable, no toiletries (paid the same price for a big hotel with everything included) and the wall are very thin. I still can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great location off main road. Stayed in room 1 lower level. Ask for more pillows if possible. Huge shower, but then again it was a handicap accessible room. Fast WIFI and free breakfast were a bonus. We stayed one night and left early next morning so never saw pool or hot tub. Overall great value and would stay here again.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. It's a bargain hotel. There are no bells and whistles - that's for sure. The walls were pretty thin as you could hear everything from the room next to you to the people in the building next door. The beds are pretty uncomfortable, but they work. Bring your own toiletries. We were very thankful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It is a nice little place to stay. They give you a solid breakfast, that's for sure. Air conditioning, TV and a small pool. Parking is not big at all, they can probably fit five or six cars there. Does not have view of the Arenal Volcano.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hotel Vista del Cerro for four nights in December. The rooms were clean and spacious and we had a perfect view of the volcano. The staff was very helpful in booking our excursions and even helped us get some discounts. Rebecca was the most welcoming and friendly staff member and made us feel at... More 

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I recently stayed at Hotel Vista del Cerro. They offer superior guest service as I left a valuable item there and was met in San Jose at my hotel the night before departure from Costa Rica by one of their family members with the item in hand. He even refused compensation repeatedly for the service. Bird watching from the pool,... More 

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