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Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats

3.0 of 5 Arenal Lake, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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I have worked in hotels for 15 years and the Mystica is the finest that I have seen/stayed in. The location is truly wonderful with amazing views; rainforests; and nature to admire in every direction. The rooms are lovely; ecologically friendly; and so far removed from the rest of the world that you cannot help but switch off. The staff... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favorite places to stay on our 16 day trip. We highly recommend a visit to this hotel. It's very special and peaceful with beautiful grounds. The restaurant was amazing and owners were very friendly. You will love it

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Millburn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For over twenty years my husband and I had been wanting to come to Lake Arenal for its legendary winds. So we chose Mystica for its proximity to the kite-boarding / windsurfing center on the shore of the lake, and for the relaxing outlook reflected in the hotel's website. From the moment we arrived we fell in love with this... More 

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buffalo,ny
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

stayed here while cycling from nic. to pan. the fully screened rooms overlooking the gorgeous lake arena were truly mystic. there is a fully stocked yoga platform back beyond along the river and the Italian/torontonian owners do a wonderful job in restaurant as well. breakfast is included as in most of the small central american hotels.Pesto pasta and the pizzas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stumbled onto this property late in the afternoon and were delighted by the quality of the property and rooms. We have three young kids so we were relived to see they had a a playroom and playground. My wife and i got to enjoy dinner over looking the lake while the kids played in the "be yourself room". The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed at Mystica for three nights in the beginning of december. We chose to stay at Mystica because it's close location to lake Arenal and Tico Wind where we were wind- and kite surfing. Francesco and Lori are the best hosts you can imagine so friendly and helpful! At first our flight was delayed so we... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I cannot say enough about the Francesco, Lori and Barbara. They made the stay so much more enjoyable. They gave great advice about what to do in the area and were very accommodating. We stayed for 3 nights with our three kids. Breakfast was delicious. We had dinner and celebrated New Year's eve. The pizza was great and the Italian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We spent 5 days and we have been charmed by the site and the owners. Lori, Francesco and the team were great and really full of attention. The site is fabulous with flowers and fruits, the yoga sessions fantastic. We recommend visiting them. Many thanks to our hosts! Eric et Lyna

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Boulder, CO
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on a windy rainy night and had reserved a villa which was totally private and had a beehive fireplace already stacked with wood. Enjoyed the howling wind and pouring rain with a bottle of wine in front of a roaring fire - something we never expected to do in CR! Also took in a yoga class which has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and it was a absolute delight. The rooms are spacious and clean, the staff is really friendly and the vieuw is unbelievable! Breakfast and diner consisted of fresh baked products. Compared to other hotels we thought this was the best value for money.

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Address: Arenal Lake, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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