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Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens

La Palma de La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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#18 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Welcome to Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens, your La Fortuna de San Carlos “home away from home.” Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the small hotel.

The property also features a pool and free breakfast to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Que Rico Arenal, Vagabondo Pizzeria, and Luigi's Restaurant, which are some Italian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Paradise Hot Springs (1.1 mi), Baldi Hot Springs (1.2 mi), or Los Lagos Hot Springs (0.8 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens puts the best of La Fortuna de San Carlos at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
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Family rooms
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Grade: 60 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Mike M wrote a review Sep 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom247 contributions80 helpful votes
Family run, incredibly friendly and accommodating hotel. Good pool and jacuzzi, nice rooms with small outside sitting area. You may want to have a car to make the most of this place. Sadly, the restaurant was closed due to COVID
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Cecilia Z, Atención al cliente/recepción at Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens
Responded Jan 15, 2021
Thank you dear Mike for taking your time and leaving us your comment. We are pleased to know that our stay was to your liking and that you enjoyed our service where we always seek that our guests feel as a family and cared for with all our affection, we really love what we do and it is important for us to know that you were comfortable with us. We regret about the restaurant, currently all businesses around are resuming normal functions and we have several agreements around where you can enjoy free express services to our facilities and excellent recommendations to visit nearby restaurants. It was a pleasure to serve you and we hope to have the pleasure of having your visit again. Best regards
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Kristina H wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
The staff were so friendly and flexible and stayed late for us when we experienced a major delay!!! The property is beautiful! I would highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to the area!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cecilia Z, Atención al cliente/recepción at Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens
Responded Jan 15, 2021
Thank you very much for taking your time to leave us your comment, you help us to know more about how to continue doing things well. It was a pleasure to assist you and whenever possible we seek to be flexible and above all to provide a unique lodging experience with special attention for our guests. We hope to have your visit again, Regards
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Jedi Warrior wrote a review Jan 2020
United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
The young lady who take care of us made this property really distinctive. Useful tips on Arenal planning, directions and in general very helpful. We all also really enjoyed the terrific breakfast. The location is very central to restaurants, the hot springs and activities like canyoning.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Laphgard wrote a review Apr 2019
Port Orchard, Washington76 contributions6 helpful votes
Pros - good location, staff responsive to issues, nice grounds. Neat, clean. Air conditioning. Shallow pool and hot tub. Great view of Arenal. Only a few rooms in the whole place Cons - road noise, duplexes had zero sound insulation- could hear neighbors talking, and they were trying to be quiet. Had 2 kinds of ants in the bathroom, sugar ants coming in thru shower window and black ants coming in thru small area of broken grout in corner of the floor. I expected bugs in Costa Rica but this is the only place (out of 5) that had a problem. Fixed the black ants by stuffing toilet paper in the hole and suggested they calk it. Had to use What'sApp to contact staff, who is across the street, not on the grounds. Had to be at the pool for wi-fi to work, even though our room was 10 feet from the pool. Other - breakfast is at cafe across the street. Other hotels in area have restaurants open for dinner in walking distance. As far as I can tell, this is someones house that they added a 6 unit hotel to the part of same property, then hired out management of it to Natura Park across the street.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Stephanie T wrote a review Jul 2018
3 contributions
The rooms are well taken care of. The batroom was neat and clean and the customer service was extraordinary. We also had the chance to visit the nature park in front and it was gorgeous! One of the best places to stay in La Fortuna.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$72 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens?
Nearby attractions include Natura Eco Park Costa Rica (0.08 miles), Baldi Hot Springs (0.3 miles), and Free Natural Hot Springs River (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Altamira Restaurant, Que Rico Arenal, and Surá Bar & Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.