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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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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
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“Home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Rooms are private cottages with the location mimicking being out in the open. Relaxing,peaceful and comfortable rooms. Breakfast was good, hot bar made it ore ralexing. Staff was excellent and helpful. No fitness center could not clear radio button. Massage therapy available.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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  • 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Such a beautiful place, with the best staff! We vacationed here for 4 days with 50 friends and family to celebrate our wedding, which we also had on the grounds - at the Koita Event center. We selected this place with the help of our wedding planner, Our Costa Rica Wedding, and could not have been happier with our choice! As a note, we flew into SJO and it was about a 3-hour drive from the airport to the hotel.

Galberth and the rest of the staff were so accommodating and friendly to all of us. We had some guests arrive very very late (or early in the morning? 3am) that they personally welcomed and transported everyone to their rooms upon their arrival. We enjoyed our meals at the hotel restaurant and had so much fun getting to know Diego and his guys at the restaurant and the pool bar. The complimentary breakfast every morning was delicious and it was always fun to see what delicious food they'd be serving each morning.

The rooms are spacious and very clean; since we are in the rainforest, we did have to get to a stray insect here or there. The A/C unit worked well in the room. The views from every room are spectacular - beautiful flora and hummingbirds everywhere! The bed was comfortable. Great showers - you can choose between the conventional shower or the waterfall shower! Internet access is only available in the lobby...but do you really need it when you're in paradise?

The hotel was a great jumping off point for excursions as well - 30 minutes to La Fortuna, 20 minutes to ziplining, 45 minutes to rafting. The hotel staff also helped us organize last-minute excursions (and transportation), as well.

If you're looking to get married in Costa Rica, definitely consider Koita for your venue, too! My husband and I are already planning to return next year!

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  • Stayed August 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

La Fortuna was our first destination on our first trip to Costa Rica. My wife booked our trip for our family of 4 after spending weeks doing research for the trip. Our lodging goals were cleanliness, 2 double beds, pool, restaurant, breakfast included, shuttle service, close to attractions for <$200/night. Hotel Mountain Paradise met our expectations. The staff was courtesy, the rooms and amenities were clean, and the hotel location was very convenient to attractions we visited. Wi-fi was only available in the lobby which was fine for us, we were on vacation. We utilized their transport service to pick us up from the San Jose airport and that worked out very well, no problems, and fair price. We booked our attractions online, vs booking through hotel, and saved money on the same vendor. The beds in our room were large, and comfortable. The kids loved the large flat screen TV that had American speaking programs available. The kids also loved the two-level heated pool. They liked it so much we decided not to go to one of the hot spring attractions. The complimentary breakfast w/ omelette station, and Costa Rican coffee hit the spot. The one area that needs improvement is the lunch and dinner offerings. During our visit they ran our of taco and quesadilla shells so those items were not available. The red meat selections we ordered were all over seasoned, especially with pepper. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay at Hotel Mountain Paradise, it provided the things we wanted, within our budget, and in an ideal location. We would stay at this hotel again.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very nice hotel ,very quiet , clean and relaxing . Service is excellent .Breakfast was very good . Personal at the front desk very nice and helpful organizing the tours . I missed the peaceful time of watching hummingbirds seating in the porch of my little casita .

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed in Family Suite, best view of Volcano. but service sucks here. No internet works barely in lounge. Spa and common area is under served and out dated. Breakfast was average and not done as timely. Staff is very nice but management is poor. Not the best restaurant..eat at La Fortuna worth money and Cab Fare. No coffee in room or water so better to have your own. It is a resort with out service. Our room was very nice, landscape is fabulous, Cleaning staff was very courteous.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We loved this hotel. Our room, which we shared with our teenage son, was large, with two big beds and a view of the volcano. Our bathroon had two showers, one of which was created to look like a rock face, with plants in it. Awesome! The pool is heated to bath temperature so you can sit at the swim up 24 hour bar and relax for ages whilst looking at the volcano. The bar food was nice, loved the ceviche. It is a beautiful setting. Resturant food was lovely, the bill was a bit pricey though. Would definitely stay again, you just can´t beat the location and view.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

First let me say we left some important things in their safe. They arranged to have it all transferred to my next hotel and everything arrived intact with no loss of money or other important documents!! The property is made-up of multiple cabins Which are well appointed. There is a fair walk to get to the office and to the restaurant. There is no Internet access from the cabins and it's very spotty, even, in the reception area. The pool is heated to around 100° And has a swim in bar. It is fairly isolated so getting into town to a restaurant requires a vehicle or a taxi ride. They provide a shuttle in and out of town but the 4;20 PM shuttle was over 30 minutes late when I tried to go into town. I think the restaurant was one of the better tourist restaurants I have eaten in in Costa Rica. The breakfast buffet is excellent. If you are a coffee drinker and choose to brew your own in your room with the coffee they provided, there is an extra charge.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: La Palma De La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, 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 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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