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“Peaceful, beautiful view and gardens” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Magic Mountain
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   La Fortuna Rd., La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 00000, Costa Rica   |  
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Peaceful, beautiful view and gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We stayed at Hotel magic Mountain for three nights. I was glad we had booked excursions as it was too cool to use the swimming pool and too rainy to even find the hot tub appealing, but the view was breath-taking. We found the room attractive and well-kept. We had no bug issues, but that may be because we were on the third floor. The staff was always helpful and gracious. I was pleased to find a computer in the lobby with free access. Watch for the hummingbirds.

Room Tip: Take rain gear and camera. The plants and flowers in the gardens are photo-worthy. Plan excursions a...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Karina F, Director de Recepción at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Greetings from Magic Mountain hotel staff;

We are happy to hear you had a great time, thanks for your suggestions and for recommending us.

We hope see you soon soon again!!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Evansville, Indiana
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We just returned from a 5 night stay at Magic Mountain. I agree with all of the positive things other reviewers have said. The staff was very nice and very helpful. Everyone was just extremely pleasant. The views of the volcano would have been fantastic but we did not see it because of heavy clouds. The breakfast is very good and served cheerfully. The orange juice is fresh. If you're a backpacker, you'll be fine. If you have a suitcase and would like to have drawer space to store your things, you're out of luck. But all in all we were happy with our experience and if we return to LaFortuna, we would stay there again. It is very close to town, less than a five minute drive. The grounds are gorgeous, very lush and well-maintained.

Room Tip: Recommend second or third floor for good views of the volcano. Our room had the strange little ramp...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karina F, Director de Recepción at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear anne, thanks for your very nice comments about us.
Is important for us hear that you had a good time with us, comments like this make us be better each day.

We are proud of you had enjoy the stay at Magic Mountain.

Magic Mountain hope see you soon again!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We spent four nights at this hotel and were very satisfied. The rooms were simple but very clean and contained everything we needed. We had breakfast each morning in the dining room and the food was fresh and filling.n the staff at the pool and restaurant were great and our kids had alot of fun with them.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karina F, Director de Recepción at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Regards from Magic Mountain Hotel!!

We enjoy to know you and your family had a great time with us and our staff.
We hope, we can see you the next time you visit Costa Rica, our custumers are the most important for us, thats why you always will feel like in family.

Thanks so much for your comments!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

I was impressed with the view from the hotel and was pleased with it; good value. We asked for a third floor room and it was nice hanging out on the balcony. We took advantage also of the half priced happy hour drinks at the pool bar, which was also heated. I wouldn't stay anywhere else next time because we were there to explore and were out and about all day. The staff was friendly and helped with making reservations. Breakfast was included and it was different every day, and included hot buffet.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karina F, Director de Recepción at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Hello, thanks so much for your comments!

Is good to hear you had wonderfull stay at Magic Mountain Hotel, we hope you can visit us again in your next vacations.
Your are the most important for us, if our guest is enjoying, we are going to be happy.

Best regards!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

I would like to thank the staff at the Magic Mountain Hotel. Nancy and Juan were so kind and patient with me as I changed my reservations twice at short notice. We were unable to drive up to La Fortuna from San Rafael because of the intense fog at night and had to turn back. We were pretty shook up. Instead, they upgraded us to a better room at no charge. They were so warm and inviting when we finally arrived the next day and were a great help in planning a tour.
Thank you Nancy and Juan
I had to wait at Lina's restaurant for my husband. Nella, the server there was kind enough to bring me a little cake to eat while I had coffee and kept me company.
It is those extra little touches that make a stay so pleasant and removes any stress.
The view is spectacular, the rooms are spotless and the food is delicious.
Thank you mountain magic hotel
I will return.

  • Stayed February 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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Karina F, Director de Recepción at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Hello, greetings from Magic Mountain Hotel!!

We are proud of read your very good comments about our hotel and staff, we are happy to have met your expectations...

We hope you can visit us soon again...

Best regards!!
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Parrish, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was our second hotel stop on our 10 day vacation reserved through Costa Rican Trails. Nice balcony views from clean and comfortable rooms with breakfast included. Take a cab for about $4.00 into La fortuna for shopping and lunch. Don Ruffino's Restaurant is very good. We walked to La Fortuna from the hotel but it is really too far, so we took a cab back. For dinner we tried Vagabond Pizza. A couple of Imperial beers and fresh brickoven pizza hit the spot. You can walk here in five minutes from the hotel. In 2 days here we did the zip-line,volcano tour,ecotermales hot springs,river paddle and La Fortuna waterfall. Beautiful area with friendly people. Have fun!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Karina F, Director de Recepción at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear Michael, thanks so much for your comments!

We enjoy heard that you have had a beautiful stay with us.
We hope see you soon again and we wish give you the better stay you have had never.

Best regards....
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near Geneva
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168 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Stayed here with the Caravan tour company and it was simply excellent - the staff, the services, the pool, the facilities and services (laundry well done overnight), complimentary wi-fi in the reception area. Lucky with the weather we had perfect views of the Arenal volcano from our room balcony. Two bars - one by the pool (a little small) and one on the 2nd floor on top of the restaurant (too noisy) but then we squeezed in the pool bar and greatly enjoyed it.

Room Tip: Try to get a balcony with a view of the Arenal volcano
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Karina F, Director de Recepción at Hotel Magic Mountain, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Greetings from Magic Mountain Hotel!!

We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Magic Mountain Hotel.

We are proud of met your expectations, very nice comments and thanks again for visit us.

Best regards!!
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Address: La Fortuna Rd., La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 00000, Costa Rica
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 Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#18 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#21 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Magic Mountain 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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