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Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Arenal Lake, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
KSMistral Overbrook, Kansas
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  • Location
    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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Overbrook, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The jungle cabin was gorgeous! Two walls of windows that give the feeling of being in the trees. The hardwood floors and walls nearly make it a work of art. I wish we'd had more time to just sit and.... meditate. The Mystica's definition of an outdoor shower is 3 walls and a mini waterfall with temperature controls. The fourth... More

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Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

In our travels around Costa Rica, we happened upon Mystica and as luck would have it, they had lodging available for us. What a treat it was! We walked around the grounds and sat outside in the morning and evening just gawking at the beauty that surrounds this very peaceful location. The staff were friendly and the rooms,while very simple,... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Just came back from a couple of days at the resort. It is clean, peaceful and a little part of paradise. We had a room facing lake Arenal and enjoyed the fine Italian dining experience. It is definitely and place to go back to. It does not matter if you are into yoga or not: just peaceful mind relaxation. Pura... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We loved this place. The owners were so nice and really cared about our stay. The food was organic and delicious. The place was beautiful - there are some small hikes (really really small if you are a hiker) from the resort, yoga in the jungle, a tree house for massage, and a natural pool. Renting a car might be... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I planned to stay 2 nights in that place,I discovered a paradise and finally stayed 4 nights. There is nothing negative to say about it: . the place is beautiful, the garden and relaxing places outstanding: It was a warm welcomed: People were helpfull as could be : I was here in the same time than these people who made... More

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Coos Bay, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We were booked for 3 nights in the Ra ma da sa house. Very disappointed. No screens on windows or doors. No mattress pads on beds and very thin old sheets and only 2 pillows per bed. 3 tiny ice cube trays empty! One person in our party very sick so negotiated a 1 night stay. This was our last... More

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mysticaLakeArenal, Owner at Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats, responded to this review

We are very sorry that these guests' experience in the two bedroom house we rent was so disappointing. Screens were never advertised on this house as they haven't been needed due to the lack of annoyance from bugs and plenty of breeze in the area. Normally two people in a bed only require two pillows, and If more pillows are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I had a long flight (s) and was really tired by the time I arrived at Mystica. The room was airy, clean and beautiful. Thank you god, no TV!!!! Bed was absolutely heavenly and I slept like a rock. Woke up fresh and refreshed! My dinner was outstanding. Fresh ravioli stuffed with spinach topped with a delicious tomato sauce. Tastes... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Being honest our stay was marred as we didn't have the hire car we had booked, if Alamo were on tripadvisor I'd be writing a shocking review of their service! You need a car if you are staying here. If you are active people who want to see and do a lot. We had booked 7 nights as we knew... More

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I spent six nights at Mystica, and it is one of my favorite places I've ever stayed. It was exactly what I was looking for on this vacation: located in the mountains overlooking Lake Arenal and the volcano, no TV in the rooms (I like spending my vacations in nature, secluded from noise), beautifully decorated rustic rooms, handmade soap in... More

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mysticaLakeArenal, Owner at Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for this beautiful and thoughtful feedback about your experience with us at Mystica. It is always such a joy to hear how people feel comfortable and blessed by their time here. We hope to see you again one day! More

Toronto
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Mystica is a place to rejuvenate and recharge. The gardens are lush and and the design of the rooms is lovely. The hosts are welcoming and friendly and very knowledgable of the area. Lori Myles' inspiring yoga classes connect you with the stunning natural environment, help you ground and most importantly, help you reconnect with your inner self. They are... More

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Also Known As:
Mystica Restaurant Lodge And Retreats
Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats Hotel
Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats Hotel Arenal Volcano National Park
Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: Arenal Lake, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 58 Specialty lodging in Arenal Volcano National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Mystica is a tropical paradise with an excellent Italian restaurant, superb yoga classes, meditation facilities, access to Lake Arenal, close to windsurfing and the volcano. ... more   less 
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