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“Close to center of town” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monte Real
Este Del Parque Central La For, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 8055, Costa Rica   |  
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Naples, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Close to center of town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Hotel Monte Real was very nice for our stay. It was very close to the center of town which has the restaurants and also all your adventure places. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Other than our room not being ready by 2 ( people checking out late) we had a good time here. The king bed was comfortable, flat screen tv, and a nice patio to wake up to and have coffee. Great deal we thought for the money we paid.

  • Stayed August 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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Volcán, Gerente at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear mmaakpp,

So good to hear one of our guests had a nice time while staying with us... We want to make sure delays as the one you had dont happen again even when the issue itself wasnt cause by our cleaning staff, that is why with are strengthening our policies in the most kindly manner. We absolutely care about your rest and to make sure you feel great. We want to let you know that we will keep improving to make our guests' stay even more pleasant. We are developing new projects to make sure Hotel Monte Real will continue to be the best option in La Fortuna downtown! We hope we can have you back any time in the future to serve you as you deserve!

Best Regards,

Daniel Gamboa
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Amazing staff. Very helpful to make sure we get the best out of our time.
Family run hotels who really care about their customers. Very nice Gardner as well. Big room.
Breakfast round the corner very good.
Would 100 per Cent recommend . We went on tours orgAised by the hotel and these were all amazing . Great place. If you are reading this book this hotel to make your stay great!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Volcán, Gerente at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear PhilipB396

When we read opinions like yours we really know this is what we love doing, we love taking care of our guests and to make sure they feel great as well with us! We will continue to make our best to provide an oustanding service, we have new projects developing to make sure Hotel Monte Real continues providing the best in La Fortuna downtown. We just hope to have back any time in the future to serve you as you deserve!

Kindly regards,

Daniel Gamboa
General Manager
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This hotel is more than you can ask for for the price. It is very clean, nice big shower, and comfy beds. The owner was more than accomodating when booking excursions. The grounds keeper who was cleaning the pool one morning took me on a little nature walk (10 feet from the pool) to the river and pointed out sloths and all sorts of wildlife.
Any place in town of la fortuna is the same location wise. This was our first hotel on the trip and it gave us a great start to the vacation.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Volcán, Gerente at Hotel Monte Real, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Brian E,

We truly feel great when we acknowledge by one of our guests we did a great job serving them as they deserve! it was great having you with us! When we received such a positive feedback, we know we love doing our job! We are working hard developing new projects to amaze our guests and to keep providing an outstanding service. Hopefully we can have back in the future to make you feel as good as you deserve.

Best regards,

Daniel Gamboa
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great staff very willing to help and bridge the language barrier even before arrival. Right in town walk to stores car rental right next door. Gardner even showed us a sloth in the tree above pool.... Wake up to view of the volcano!!! Good value and great if you like to be near the action of town.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed here for a few nights. 3 min walk to the center of town. Friendly helpful staff. Nothing fancy but nice property. Great views of volcano from my premium room. Room was great! Free wifi. Included breakfast was really good. You can book all your tours with them. Considering hotel prices on the area, it's a decent deal.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hällestad, Skåne Län, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We were three families staying at the Monte Real between 30th dec 2012 and 4th of jan 2013 in premium rooms. Everything was great, the staff extremely friendly and helpful, making different kinds of arrangements for us. Tours, long distance transfer, laundryservice among others. The garden is beautiful and yes we saw the sloth in the tree, toucans and iguanas. Even the gardener is friendly and helpful, showing us the sloth. The room were nice and clean and with direct access to the lovely garden from our veranda. Some rooms have volcanoview and other gardenview, in our opinion it doesn´t matter which room you get (but try to get Premium rooms, instead of standrad rooms, it´s excellent value for money). They are all lovely. We had wifi in our room and it worked without disturbances. The pool is nice and clean laying in the middle of the garden, lovely for a cooling dip anytime of the day. The laundryservice at the hotel is excellent and efficient, we handed over the laundry in the morning at the reception and we fetched it in the afternoon. The breakfast is not on the location, we had to walk to a nearby café, but it was included in the hotelrate and excellent value. We could choose from three alternatives; gallo pinto, eggs, toast and fresh fruit in different combinations served with juice and coffee or tea. The view over the volcano is marvellous, we were lucky with sunny weather and could see it almost everyday, but if you´re unlucky it could be hidden in clouds. The volcano isn´t active at the moment, so you don´t see any lavaflows anymore, just a little steam from the top forming small clouds. All in all it´s a perfect place to stay in La Fortuna and it´s well worth a visit because there are lots of things to do. Hot springs (go to Eco Thermales!!), horsebackriding, hiking (we hiked the smaller Cerro Chato, strenuous walk, be prepared!!), daytrip to Monteverde (jeep-boat-jeep) and new years eve in the townsquare with a fantastic show of fireworks, before that we had an excellent new years eve dinner at Don Rufinos, one of Costa Ricas best restaurants. So, we will highly recommend Monte Real for your stay, if you are in La Fortuna. Best regards, Mats Rosenkvist.

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed in this lovely hotel for 4 night andcompletely enjoyed it. Located in town but right at the edge of nature. 2min by foot to center, and at the same time we could observe wild animals at the back garden. Great view of vocanal from our window. Staff are very friendly and helpful, we booked some tours with them very nice. I would go back there if i have a chance.

  • Stayed February 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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Address: Este Del Parque Central La For, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 8055, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#23 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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