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“I can't say enough about this little slice of paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel El Silencio del Campo
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5km northwest from the Catholic Church on right hand side | 5km northwest from the Catholic Church on right hand side, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 98, Costa Rica   |  
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Windsor, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“I can't say enough about this little slice of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My husband and I started our honeymoon here. Though we didn't have the greatest weather while in La Fortuna, our stay at El Silenco del Campo made up for it.
The staff is wonderful. Jose, Larsen, Eliomar, Eileen. We couldn't have asked for friendlier people. Reception is so helpful with booking your excursions as well. We had heard that the excursions were cheaper at a tourist place downtown La Fortuna but investigated and it was no cheaper so we felt better booking through reception.

The hot springs were perfect. We used them frequently while there.

The grounds are meticulously kept. Lush and beautiful. The cabins are large and spacious and have a home-y vibe to them. We were in one of the last rows of cabins closer to the hot springs. It was very tranquil. I would stay there again without question if I were to return to La Fortuna.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

arrived on nov.26 stayed 5 nights. arrived early. allowed to check in early. room was ready neat and clean. enjoyed hotel el silenco for reasons as each quarters are separeted from others. very peaceful . no slamming of doors. kids screaming. just peaceful.. the grounds are beauitful that add to the peaceful surroundings. food at the hotel was four star quality. love the free breadfast. next time i stay im planning to eat all my dinners at el silencio . way better quality then downtown la fortuna. im comming back in the future. also the staff are very helpful such professionism.

Room Tip: stayed in room 6. close to reception and resturant and pool. just a littele walk to hot springs
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We just returned from a 9 day visit to Costa Rica with 3 nights spent at El Silencio del Campo. I traveled with my husband and my 5 year old daughter. This was our second visit to Costa Rica and our first to the La Fortuna area. I have to say that this is one area that should not be missed. The volcano and jungle are just amazing. The sights, the views, the animals are all things that should not be missed when visiting Costa Rica.
For the hotel, however, I was disappointed. I think that I was expecting something a little nicer based on all of the glowing reviews on trip advisor for this hotel. The property consists of several cabins in a very lush setting right on the main road and next to a HUGE hotel that looks over the cabins. We were given a cabin that was set back from the main road so it was fairly quiet. The grounds are pretty with all sorts of amazing birds. The inside of the cabin is severely lacking. The mattress was terribly hard and uncomfortable. The bedding including the pillows, must be at least 10 years old. The towels and bathrobes were stained and frayed. While the room was basically clean, there was a build up of bugs in the corners on the sink and in the bathroom.I used the spa and had a delightful facial and volcanic wrap. While it was a little pricey, it was very enjoyable.
I would say that the two best things about the hotel would be the service. The staff was very friendly and helpful and able to answer and questions, provide restaurant suggestions, and make reservations. The other is the location. It is a short drive from La Fortuna and a short drive from the volcano-you can easily get to everything. I would strongly recommend a car since there is nothing within easy walking distance.
Overall, this hotel is okay. I really don't understand why it is so highly ranked, but it does offer good service and it is a good value in a good location.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hsilenciodelcampo, Propietario at Hotel El Silencio del Campo, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Dear Visitor:
I want to thank you for your review based on your recent stay at our hotel. We are very sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations. Hopefully you come visit us another time to serve you better. We will take up the matter to improve as much as possible. We will start not only checking all the villas very carefully but also the bedding, the towels and the robes. We deeply wash the villas all over once a year and the villas are cleaned daily.

SIncerely,

Luis Diego Zúñiga Vega & Kattya Hidalgo Murillo
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Just returned from Costa Rica. We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. I had initially booked another hotel in Arenal but decided to cancel that one and go for El Silencio after reading the reviews here. And so glad I did.

Very clean, beautiful, peaceful and very relaxing (we soaked in the hotel's hot springs every evening). The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant inside this hotel is not overly priced ( relatively speaking - as food in the touristy areas of Costa Rica is generally expensive). They have great choices (I particularly liked their grilled Tilapia). The food was so good that we never felt the need to drive to La Fortuna town for food.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Oh I thanked every minute of my stay there. Really clean hotel. The rooms are amazing and very comfortable. The breakfast is really good and the restaurant is not expensive. The staff is very kind and the hotel has one great view of the Arenal Volcano. I would stay with them again. Really thank you for the experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Loved this hotel! The rooms are private cabins, the breakfast is wonderful. As other reviewers said, it's like a bird sanctuary. At the delicious breakfast our waiter Johnny (adorable!) would go out and talk to the parrot and Lolita would put on a show! They also put out watermelon and lots of birds come to eat, great photo op. The spa is great, treat yourself to a massage then check out the private hot springs, how relaxing! We met Humberto and Eileen at different times at the front desk and they were very nice and helpful. Two thumbs up and a big grin also!

Room Tip: Cabins in back are quieter, #9 on up
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Concord, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Fantastic view of the volcano. Decent (yet not fabulous) restaurant. Very nice rooms and area. Good bar. Great service (very friendly, accomodating and knowledgeable staff). The front desk goes above and beyond trying to make your stay as good as it can be (they helped us arrange our trip to Monteverde as well as activity in the Volcano area).

  • Stayed September 2012, 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: 5km northwest from the Catholic Church on right hand side | 5km northwest from the Catholic Church on right hand side, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 98, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel El Silencio del Campo 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel El Silencio del Campo besides offering amenities such as a set of swimming pools, hot springs and spa, also offers its guests 20 individual villas with a great view of the volcano, surrounded by colorful and green gardens, that gives a natural sensation to your experience. ... more   less 
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