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“Rest in a lush garden” 4 of 5 stars
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Villas Josipek
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Del Pueblo de Chachagua,1.5km | hacia La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Montreal, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Rest in a lush garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Villa Josipek was a nice surprise. The cabins are rustic but are clean and have everything, even a kitchen and hot water. There is a lot of vegetation, a nice garden and we took the habit of waking up early to watch the birds. We saw parrots and toucans right on the property. The host (who only spoke spanish) made us a free breakfast every morning. Unfortunately there is no restaurant for lunchs and dinners, so you will have to drive to a resto nearby or to La Fortuna. The hotel is a 10 minute drive from La Fortuna.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

I actually stayed here May of 2010 but tripadvisor would not let me enter this date. If I would have known they were on here I would have listed this place with my other reviews from Costa Rica.

Anyhow, I can honestly say that in all my travels this place was the friendliest place I have ever stayed at. Suhey and Edgar welcomed us with open arms as if it were their own home. They made us feel so comfortable. I believe we were the only ones staying so we had the main house with the pool. What a lovely natural environment. The furniture is absolutely beautiful especially to those that love unique hand crafted furniture. There is a tree that every morning around 6 am the toucan birds fly too which is right next to the pool behind the main house. It's very exciting to watch. There are hammocks in the backyard to lounge on, the pool was clean and refreshing and whoever rents the main house (for a fairly low price) gets the rights to the pool!

Loved it! Will be back to visit my friends Suhey and Edgar hopefully in the near future. We are even friends on facebook that's how friendly they are!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

We were staying in San Jose & rented a car to see all the beauty up in the mountains ans since it was quiet a ride away,we decided on maybe finding a cabina(cabin) My friend says is you guys see something that catches your eyes just let me know and I'll stop there.So he sees this cabina that's hidden but stand out and then we see a parrot on a tree in front of this house,so we park go in & wait for someone to come out and we hear a voice that says Buenas Tarde en que los puedo ayudar..So we asked if there's any vacancy & she said yes their is,would you like to see the cabins?As we walked around I love the place even more!!And we said great we'll stay one night then we ended up staying a 2nd night...Such a beautiful & quiet place total relaxation!!!! There's a tree next to the pool that early morning tuscan birds gather it's amazing to see so many in that one tree.Even if you want to stay one night and continue on,you wouldn't regret It!!!! Suhey & Edgar made our stay a Pleasant One....And when we visit Costa Rica Again,We will Definitely make a special trip to Villas Josipek=) A

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villas Josipek

Address: Del Pueblo de Chachagua,1.5km | hacia La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 59 Specialty Lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas Josipek 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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