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“Beautiful Gardens” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villas Vilma
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2km oeste del centro de La Fortuna, San Carlos | carretera al Volcán Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Nice quaint villas with beautiful gardens. Excellent view of Volcano. Rooms have air conditioning and wifi. Nothing fancy in the rooms just basic accommodations, with exception of no telephone. However, this is not unusual for local hotels in Costa Rica. The location, view, and gardens is what makes this a great place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wasn't looking for luxury, but would have enjoyed a good hot shower.

PRO: cheap $50 night, close to town and food, good view of volcano if it's visible, large room space and easy parking, nice pool setting, good A/C, & mostly charming local staff

CON: internet worked sometimes and never well, jacuzzi was not hot and jets were weak, shower head was poor and water not always hot, small ants in the bathroom, room smelled like urinal cake after they cleaned, they don't take Amex, & one staff member was confusing and unaccommodating, but the rest of the staff were all quite charming

Wouldn't stay here again - wouldn't go to La Fortuna again - too touristy and rainy.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at Villas Vilma. This was very reasonably priced and offered the basics.....hot water, A/C, clean linens and wifi. They also had a terrific breakfast deal with the restaurant across the street.....$6 for gallo pinto. I enjoyed the breakfast a lot. The view from the rooms was amazing. All of the cabins had a window facing the volcano and when it was clear out you had a beautiful landscape. The staff was friendly and spoke a bit of English. It would help you a lot if you had an elementary understanding of Spanish. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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JonathanVillegas, Director Comercial at Hotel Villas Vilma, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Thank you for your comment!
We are glad to know that you had a good time in our hotel
We wish to host you again in the near future!
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Very nice place to stay - rooms have fan and AC, Very nice pools with a Jacuzzi and beautiful garden with fantastic flowers from which to enjoy the volcano view from the patio on each room. The breakfast, which is extra ($6.00) was very good.highlight is the best gallo pinto breakfast ever, served in the form of a volcano! Very helpful staff, very well kept landscape. Rooms are nice and comfotable, great shower with lots of Hot water, good bed. Large refrigerator. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JonathanVillegas, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Villas Vilma, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Thanks for visiting Costa Rica, a small country but full of nature and unforgetable places to enjoy, we really apreciate your comment, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Real nice help,very well kept landscape. Nice size rooms,great shower,great bed. Very large refrigerator. Real nice pool and spa. The breakfast which is extra ($6.00) was very good. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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JonathanVillegas, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Villas Vilma, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Thank you so much for your comment, we hope your visit in Costa Rica was really memorable.
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Very nice place to stay - rooms are very comfortable with fan and air con, there are nice pools and a lovely garden with fantastic flowers from which to enjoy the volcano view, highlight is the best gallo pinto breakfast ever, served in the form of a volcano!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JonathanVillegas, Director Comercial at Hotel Villas Vilma, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
From all of our staff thank you so much for you comment, fortunly the Volcano has been very visible lately so you were able to enjoy it, we are very happy for that, we wish you the best and thank for visiting Costa Rica and Hotel Villas Vilma
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a nice comfortable hotel with small house-like rooms with good space and kitchen. Our kids were happy because there was a great pool, which I think they liked more than other activities in Arenal. Restaurants are close by and the owners, Lisa and her husband, were very helpful. You get a a lot of value here for the price compared to some of the swankier over-priced resorts. And of course there is a great view of the Volcano.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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JonathanVillegas, Director de Mercadeo at Hotel Villas Vilma, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Mr Scott
let us thank you so much for your comment, we hope your visit to Costa Rica was memorable, and your trip back home was nice.
Thank you so much
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Address: 2km oeste del centro de La Fortuna, San Carlos | carretera al Volcán Arenal, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villas Vilma 3*
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