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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

I booked my reservation through Bookit.com. We didn't really know what we were getting, other than the promise it is a great hotel in a really good area. My wife and I stay there for three nights. We arrived slightly after noon time, our check -in was handled very efficiently. We had a tour booked in the afternoon, and had... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

We arrived on foot (in the rain) from the Bus Station at La Fortuna and this Hotel looked the best of all from the outside. But I never judge from appearances. The stay was just 2 nights, and the weather was fair with a lot of rain too (it was July in Costa Rica). The first night there was a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

Stayed at Magic Mountain for 3 nights-best of the 3 hotels we stayed at! The first night we had a minor problem with one of the 2 locks on our door ... fixed immediately and done in a cheerful and pleasant manner. The breakfast included was pretty good (beautiful presentation) and far superior than most of the meals we had... More 

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keryno19
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2008

We stayed at Hotel Magic Mountain from May 29th- June 2nd. We arrived in La Fortuna around 9pm, we had been traveling all day so all we wanted was to lay down. Check-in was easy and room service was quick. When we woke up in the morning we opened our curtains and the Arenal volcano was looking right at us.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2008

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nigths and it was pretty good. The hotel is new and the rooms are great..Regarding the food, we did't have dinner in the hotel but the breakfast was very yummy and it was included in the room price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2008

Could not find many reviews on this hotel so thought I would pay it forward for the help I received from this site while planning our trip to Costa Rica. When we checked in they had given us a room with 2 queens instead of king. We also were upgraded to a suite. This is the kind of attitude shown... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2008

Just returned from a week in Costa Rica. 4 nights spent at Hotel Magic Mountain. When I first booked, there were very few reviews, so I was a little nervous. Now I see there are many more reviews. All of my concerns were easily put to rest the minute I walked into my room. We were upgraded to a suite,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

We stayed here as part of a Caravan Tour. We were very impressed by this beatiful new hotel. All rooms face the Arenal Volcano and the view is spectacular. The pool is large and attractive. There is a single internet terminal free for use by guests. The buffet meals were pleasant, but not great, but the al-fresco dining was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

We had a fab time at this fairly new and beautiful resort. We were going to stay at the Tabacon Resort again and I'm so glad we did not. This place has only 30 rooms-we were upgraded to a jr. suite as they were full and it had a wonderful hot tub in the room, enormous bathroom and plasma flat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2008

I booked this through Costa Rican Trails (would never use again) and thought this hotel was terrific. It happened that they had two groups there (when checking I thought "ugh" as the buses unloaded) but without my asking, they upgraded us to a junior suite away from the groups. Dinner at the restaurant was wonderful and one of the best... More 

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