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“Amazing views and swim up bar!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mountain Paradise
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   La Palma De La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, Costa Rica   |  
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“Amazing views and swim up bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Hubby and I spent 2 nights here on our honeymoon. Definitely paradise! The views of Arenal are simply amazing and we were there during the green season!

We were in villa 400 which had an indoor jacuzzi and then an outdoor plunge pool. Bed was comfy, room was clean and the bathroom was spectacular. I did jump out of my skin though when in a midnight bathroom trip a frog jumped in front of me...he was living in our waterfall shower. No big deal :).

Food from the restaurant was good, nothing amazing. Pricy for costa rica but normal for home prices. Made friends with the waiters who were happy to help me practice my terrible Spanish (muchas gracias).

Swim up bar was the best. Armando makes good drinks and invites you to bring ur iPod /iPhone and then you take turns playing songs. Spent a good few hours just relaxing and talking. Loved it.

If you're going to La Fortuna/Arenal - seriously consider this place!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The room is beautiful, specially the badroom.. it has a unique concept that I appreciate a lot..!!

The restaurant has a really good selection of dishes, I recognize that it is expensive but it worth...

The staff is really friendly and the hotel has a nice view of the Volcano that Its the most important aspect.

If you have to choose a room there, this is a nice option, and the price its good.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was our first trip to La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano area and we opted for this hotel as not too expensive and not budget either. Turned out to be a great choice. Easy to find, great volcano views from every room--especially while soaking in the jacuzzi tub on the patio!--comfortable bed, killer bathroom with great regular shower AND a huge shower stall where the water flowed over rocks above onto you like a waterfall with plants growing nearby. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Breakfast included and a great buffet or 4 options including light, American, Costa Rican, and Continental--all with great Costa Rican coffee. Staff were able to make all sorts of arrangements for treks and zipline tours and spa/springs visits and the like. The hotel doesn't have its own hot springs or thermales but has a great heated pool with swim up bar, friendly bartender and great drinks and food choices too. All in all, a winner!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pine, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was my second time staying at the Mountain Paradise. This time we had a large master suite and had amazing views of the volcano. Staff was as always helpful, services outstanding, our pool was perfect. Staff aways aims to please. The location can't be beat. The massage therapist on staff is great, although if you do schedule a massage aim for later in the afternoon so any property maintenance that occurs with power equipment doesn't disrupt your massage. My massage had 2 weed eaters start going mid way through and it was unfortunate for the overall experience, but the massage was great!

Room Tip: see if you can get a lay out- our room (401) was awesome with amazing views of the volcano and easy...
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  • Stayed September 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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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed here on our first night in Costa Rica in mid-June. I had booked one of the middle tier rooms and upon arrival we were upgraded to their honeymoon suite (we only stayed one night before meeting my family at the Pacific coast). The swim up bar in the heated pool was amazing, we wished they were open later, but it was a great place to relax. We really liked the semi-cheesy waterfall shower. We made the mistake of leaving the screen-less bathroom window open when we went out for dinner and drinks and came back to a toilet full of little bugs, but that was our fault. We had a great view of Arenal from our porch and the clouds even cleared for a few minutes so we could see the top (because we were there during the 'green season' I wasn't anticipating this). Spent a lot of time on that porch, and the little area outside our room was visited by tons of beautiful birds and even some toads at night. All in all our stay was amazing, my fiance had never traveled outside of the US before and was very nervous about it, Hotel Mountain Paradise was the perfect place to start his first international adventure. We wished we could have stayed an extra night or two... can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite has its own outdoor pool and indoor jacuzzi, the pool was cold but we really enj...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

My time in MPH was phenomenal! The hotel was beautiful and our view of the volcano was breathtaking (We had the best view of the Volcano). We went on practically all the excursions they had to offer and they even assisted us to visit Nicaragua.What made this trip memorable was the staff!!!!! They were so nice and genuinely wanted you to have a great time. They made me fall in love with Costa Rica and live la pura vida <3

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Just back from the Mountain Paradise hotel. Only complaint was that it was hard to find initially, not well signed from the road. Unbelievable staff, accomodations & dining. Our room, unit 405 was amazing. Two bedroom suite, with private pool and two bathrooms. The master bathroom had a waterfall shower and a separate regular shower. The view from our room was amazing. Actually had two clear day's of Arenal. The food was a pleasant surprise. Kudo's to Diego and the dining staff. The front desk were very accomodating. Looking forward to our return trip.

Room Tip: Request rooms 405 or 406, as they are the highest and have the best views. Room 404 & 403 are ve...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: La Palma De La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, 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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#19 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Mountain Paradise 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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