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Hotel Magic Mountain

La Fortuna Rd., La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 00000, Costa Rica
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our wedding, my friend and some family stay a couple days at Magic Mountain hotel. It is a great hotel with friendly staff. We enjoyed the swim up bar and hanging out in the pool. The hotel was clean with A/C too.

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Thank Eryn C
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

Dear Eryn C, Thanks so much for your praise of our hotel. We enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. When ever you are in the area drop us a line you are always welcome here. Best Regards Hotel Magic Mountain More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was on the third floor and the view of the volcano was breathtaking. I enjoyed hanging out on the balcony and watching the cows graze. The view was stunning! The staff was very kind and helpful. We only had breakfast at the hotel since it was included and I thought it was good. The fruit was always great!... More 

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Thank magicintia
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

Dear magicintia, We cannot thank you enough for your kind words about our hotel. Also, please allow us to humbly thank you for staying with us we were, of course, overjoyed to serve you. We are taking into account your mention of the WiFi and are taking action. You are absolutely right about the views being stunning and all of... More 

Rexburg, Idaho
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best price around! Great value. Room was clean, bed comfy. Wonderful view of Arenal volcano, Great view from balcony. The grounds where well maintained. Nice pool area. Staff was great very helpful, they went the extra mile. Close to town just minutes away.

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Thank GrannyShanny
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

Dear GrannyShanny Thank you so much for all the nice things you said about our hotel. The truth is that we had as much fun serving you as you had staying here. All of our staff is always up to the challenge to meet and exceed your expectations. Its just what we do. Thanks again and here´s us wishing you... More 

Albany, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Magic Mountain for the second time and celebrated New Year's Eve at their restaurant, Lina's Grill. The grill chef, Roldolfo, created a ribeye steak that melted in your mouth. Our waitress, Odailing, prepared a Ceasar Salad at our table that was wonderful. She kept us completely entertained throughout the whole meal. Manuel's Bannana Flambé, made fresh at... More 

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Thank Phil R
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

Dear Phil R Thank you so much for choosing Hotel Magic Mountain for your Costa Rican getaway. We always strive to meet and pass the expectations of our food service and quality. The staff at Lina´s Restaurant will be overjoyed to hear the kind remarks. The highly trained professionals at the front desk are here to serve you and will... More 

san jose, ca
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I arrived at the Magic Mountain in the late afternoon and was greeted by Brandon. He offered us an upgrade to a Junior Suite which had a view of the Arenal Volcano. (Score!) Thank you very much for that. The rooms were very nice looking. We did have trouble with the shower and the air conditioner but... More 

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Thank marti
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

marti It was our pleasure to have you and your family stay with us here in Hotel Magic Mountain. We are pleased that you liked the upgrade and enjoyed the room. Finding a room with a view is a guarantee because those are the only types of rooms that we offer. We are sorry that you had a few minor... More 

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We arrived and were greeted very well at the reception desk, the first staff we met were great and very helpful. Our room was pretty nice, good view of the volcano and pool. The place however really let itself down with breakfast, poor variety, some had run out, no plates, staff didn't have a clue what they were doing... I... More 

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Thank Tom B
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

Tom B We would like to start off by saying thank you so much for staying us while visiting beautiful Costa Rica. We take great pride in our level of service from the greeting at reception to the waitstaff in the restaurant. This is why your critique will be taken into careful advisement. We welcome any and all criticism as... More 

San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great place to stay, rest and connect with local atractions. Delicious food and great service. I would go back again. Please fix the jacuzzi. The MAGIC BAR parte of the hotel is great on friday night (no need to drive to party)

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Thank ulloariask
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

ulloariask, We are overjoyed that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us here at Hotel Magic Mountain. Our staff is always up to the challenge of delivering the level of service complete with the "wow" factor. As well our restaurant takes great pride in preparing only the best in culinary expertise. Any and all recommendations are graciously taken into... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

As part of our G Adventures tour, this hotel was on our 2nd and 3rd night stay. A 3hr drive from San Jose. The rooms were spacious, and ours on the 3rd floor had an awesome view of the volcano. Plenty to choose from at the included breakfast buffet (unless you are very fussy). There was eggs each day, rice... More 

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Thank Helen B
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

Helen B We would like to thank you for the many compliments and say that for us as well it was a great pleasure to have you stay with us and allow us the opportunity to serve you with the level of respect that you deserve. Our kitchen staff works very hard to provide a satisfactory breakfast that meets and... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We enjoyed staying at Hotel Magic Mountain. Loved the pool bar and enjoyed watching the cows across the way :) La Fortuna is a great place to visit! The rooms were very clean. La Fortuna is within walking distance.

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Thank Evelyn P. B
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

Evelyn P.B Thank you so very much for choosing Hotel Magic Mountain for your unique Costa Rican experience. We are super pleased to hear that the natural rustic environment that our quiet establishment offers was pleasing to you. Your kind words will be related to the staff of the pool bar and the house keepers. Thank you again for staying... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is horrible. The food is absolutely atrocious and the staff do not even make an effort to clean the silverware. The breakfast buffet is not even worth a try. I would recommend walking down the street to another restaurant for a better food experience.

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3 Thank DubsTravel
Fron Desk M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review

Dear Dubs Travel, We would like to thank you for staying with us. Please allow us to apologize for your unfortunate experience. Our general manager is in the process of getting in touch with you. Again we are so very sorry. We wish you happy and safe travels. Best Regards Hotel Magic Mountain More 

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