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“Dillon's in Costa Rica” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Pradera
2 Km West From la Fortuna, San Carlos | (on the way to Arenal Volcano), La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Lawndale, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Dillon's in Costa Rica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Found this little gem before we went to Costa Rica. Liked the price and the chance to stay in a small private unit with a view of the volcano. We were not disappointed. The room was perfect with a queen sized bed and a large bathroom. The view from the front porch was spectacular. Needless to say the grounds were lovely, the pool and spa area very nice. I think it was the largest spa I've ever seen. Breakfast was great with several selections. Fortuna is just minutes away with many restaurants and shops. The falls are 10 minutes away, that is a side trip well worth taking. A dip in the pool at the base of the falls was fantastic. I would stay here again if we ever venture this way in the future.

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  • Stayed April 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We just went to Costa Rica and stayed at this hotel for three nights. We stayed in a large Cabina that was clean and comfortable. It has an AC unit in it which was great and also had it's own water heater so you don't end up taking a cold shower! We also utilized the pool area and used the spa/jacuzzi which wasn't super hot but sufficient to help with my sore muscles from a hike we took. Also, we ate at the restaurant for breakfast and dinner and it was good. The cleaning staff were amazing and would put our towels into a cool animal design every day. It is also located near Arenal Volcano and the various hot springs. All around a great hotel!

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

this hotel was lovely. we stayed 3 nights and had a very good time. The view of the volcano was incredible especially from the pool and hot tub - very welcome after our trips out !! the staff were polite and very helpful - the free wifi in reception was very useful. our room was big with all we needed . it was very clean and we loved the towel designs - a different one every day !! the restaurant served an amazing breakfast include in price and very good lunch and dinner. they even gave us afternoon tea !!! Thank you to everyone there for a very enjoyable stay .

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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13 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I really liked these bungalows. They were clean and in a nice location. I was disappointed that the three days we were there the workers were cutting trees down behind our bungalow and they started their days very early. But that shouldn't be a problem anymore since the trees were down when we left. They have a great pool, pool tables, a quaint restaurant and they are 2 km from shopping. We walked and enjoyed the scenery. The people were friendly and the prices were fair. I would go back.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Weyburn, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed here for one night on our trip to Costa Rica and loved it. The grounds are maintained to a T and the surroundings were beautiful. Our room was very clean, the restaurant served great food, and the pools and hot tub were a great addition. The only con was the dead mouse in the pool - therefore we stuck only to the hot tub! The staff members are very helpful and the free internet was also helpful for us. The bathroom was huge and very nice and clean also! Great place to stay and a great location.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Family stayed here a few years ago, and we enjoyed this hotel area. Beautiful views and landscaping, friendly employees, and great prices. We stayed in one of the attached units, not a stand-alone cabin. Memorable place, even after a few years. Would recommend if on a budget.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The view from our bungalow was amazing, the bungalows sit right overlooking the arenal volcano and on a clear day you can take some great pictures.
The grounds in this hotel are very well maintained, the personnel is helpful and kind. The breakfast and the food at the restaurant are tasty. Over all, we enjoyed out stay in Arenal and our stay in this hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 Km West From la Fortuna, San Carlos | (on the way to Arenal Volcano), 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:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
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