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“Solid stay for a value shopper” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Vista del Cerro
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 miles west from la fortuna | (on the way to arenal volcano), La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Smyrna
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“Solid stay for a value shopper”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Room was clean. Front desk was helpful in arranging tours. Internet worked great near the front. Breakfast was good. Was a long walk to town. Great view of Arenal. Refreshing pool. Only complaint is intermittent hot water.




  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights and left feeling this was just an 'average' hotel. If you're looking for a clean place to sleep with hot water to shower, this hotel is an option, but may not be the best option for the price.

Location: About a mile or more away from La Fortuna town. Not a far distance if you have a car, but is a solid 20-25 minute walk.

Accommodations: Air conditioning and free wifi was the highlight for us. Other than that, the bed was OK and the room was average.

Owner/Manager: Jenny was nice but did not seem very knowlegdeable of the available tours in the area. Perhaps her limited English and our limited Spanish affected our communication channel, but we didn't feel she was a good resource for us to learn about the area and attractions available. She also did not go above and beyond to make us feel comfortable there.

Overall, average hotel, and we did not leave very impressed.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We spent 2 nights here, family of 3. Friendly staff, clean rooms, hot shower. Breakfast incl at the restaurant next door, limited menu but very good and friendly. Pool and patio were enjoyed, although it was a little cool when we were there. Arenal cleared only a few times for a picture. A short drive to La Fortuna and hot spring attractions in the area. Great wood working studio down the street, lowest priced, good quality wood souvenirs - salad bowls etc. Very nice location, great value, quiet when we were there. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 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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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Nice location, very clean well-kept facility and grounds. The front desk personnel were very friendly and extremely helpful in providing assistance, information and recommendations. Highly recommended!

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Basically the best experience one can get in this beautiful Costa Rican adventure town of La Fortuna. Awesome close location to Arenal, a tad away from downtown so its quiet, beautiful (only like 5-10 min walk to dt?). Overall best value and quality.

  • 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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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great value motel, very clean and direct view of the volcano. Jenny was really helpful and booked some trips for us which gave us a discount. The restaurant next door was good too. You can walk into La Fortuna from this hotel but it is quite a long way.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The place could be sorted a little better but for traveling is great. Fantastic location and the staff was marvelous very helpful and caring. Great choice . Breakfast was nice and great for organizing tours and activities around the area. Overall it has been a good surprise.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 miles west from la fortuna | (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:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 63 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vista del Cerro 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vista Del Cerro is located in La Fortuna San Carlos Costa Rica, one of the most wonderful areas of the country.We offer very comfortable and spacious rooms where you can enjoy the most relaxing rest, while admiring spectacular eruptions of the Arenal Volcano, from the commodity of your room. In addition, we offer nature lovers a large variety of activities such us the La Fortuna Waterfall, ATV tours to the Arenal River, hot springs, or the fascinating Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and for those who prefer thrilling adventures we have Canopy Tours and White water rafting. ... more   less 
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