The moment we stepped in the reception area, the staff immediately points out the breathe taking Arenal through the gigantic window, I was in awe and no longer tired and sleepy from my long car ride after a red eye flight. It was a great start to our vacation.
Our Room was 202. It is a master suite with private pool, oh, and with unobstructed grand view of Arenal. The two huge sliding doors to two bedrooms serve as the entrance. Our room stands individually while I believe the one bedroom units share a building. All buildings are surrounded by tropical flower plants to provide ample amount of privacy. We left the sliding doors open all day long to take in the view, only to close it at night while sleeping. Resort seems extremely safe. We have walked away with open doors and itouches and ipad laying around and everything was okay. Rained quite a lot during our stay so we made a full use of the heated main pool since our private small pool is cold. The shuttle to the town is quite convenient, except it stops service at 5ish, so coming back to the hotel after dinner is on your own. Plenty of taxi though. Free breakfast is decent. We do notice that the pastries tend to run out if you don't go early. It doesn't look like they refill them. Fresh juice and fruits are my kids' favorite, no idea How the pineapples could be so sweet and delicious in costa rica, we can't get enough of it. Maid service is daily and efficient, they make some cute animals out of towels that my kids can't get enough of. Maintenance is awesome. My son clogged up the toilet one day with too much toilet paper and maintenance showed up in two minutes. Startled me since I wasn't expecting him so soon. And speaking of, do not throw toilet paper in the toilets, this goes with general plumbing in costa rica and not just this resort.
In conclusion, I would definitely return to this resort and recommend it to everyone I know. Let me just say that I initially thought all resorts look like mountain paradise, after going through several including Los Lagos hot spring resort, I realized that Mountain Paradise tops it all, only there makes me feel like I'm staying in a botanica garden from the moment I open my eyes to the moment I go to bed. It was truly a sad day leaving the resort. How I miss that view!
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- Home away from Home ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Paradise Hotel
- Hotel Mountain Paradise Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park