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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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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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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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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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This bed and breakfast style hotel is in a fantastic location on a beautiful piece of property with views of the volcano. There were 6 modern cabins that were quiet and private and peaceful with their own patios. The breakfast every morning was fantastic and the pool was quiet and had a hot tub that offered beautiful views of the rainforest and volcano. This is a great place to stay if your stopping in La Fortuna.
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This little hotel is set in a very idyllic area of natural beauty. It felt like a little piece of paradise with all its plants and animals and the ambient sounds of exotic birds, frogs and insects that surround you day and night. The whole property and the rooms which are actually small private lodges are designed in a modern way and finished to a high standard. The room was very spacious, the beds super comfortable and our bathroom had a rain shower head. When sitting on our terrace or by the beautiful pool we felt close to nature- you can watch birds, lizards and you also have a great view of Arenal volcano. One evening a red-eyed tree frog was right next to our patio. Every member of staff and the owners' family were very friendly and so helpful. They are very enthusiastic about Costa Rica's nature and showed us a sloth on our first day. During our stay they moved the breakfast area to a building in their ecological park which was great, as we felt even closer to nature and we could watch hummingbirds flying around while eating the delicious breakfast (with volcano shaped rice portion). We had a great stay and this place is worth a visit.
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My Wife & I stayed at the Mussaenda Hotel & Gardens to 2 weeks this February. This is a wonderful Place to stay and the owners Patricia & Ronald are very hospitable and very friendly. The manager Jose is also very friendly and nothing is a problem, he will always do his best to help you with information and organise trips & ensure your stay is perfect. We were made to feel extremely welcome. It was my wife’s birthday during our stay and they made it a very special day by organising Flowers and wine in our room and Jose sorted out a Table reservation for us into a nice restaurant. It was a fab surprise for my wife and nice personal touches which makes all the difference. We were made to feel so welcome. There are 5 chalet type rooms which are hidden in the garden within the trees and plants, and you wouldn’t know they were there. They are clean, spacious & ours consisted of a double bed and a single bed with AC, a ceiling Fan, Coffee machine and because we are tea drinkers they even got us some tea bags. Nothing was any trouble. Off the bedroom was a wardrobe and storage area with fridge, safe and Sink area. Off this room is a shower& toilet, & the Shower is massive with lots of hot water. The rooms were cleaned daily and new towels if required. Shower gel, hand soap are all supplied, as well as towels for around the pool. The pool area is well designed & is sloped with a max depth of 1M. There is also a large Jacuzzi which is nice to relax in after a busy day site seeing. The other nice thing is that the Pool & Jacuzzi are open from 10am until 10pm. There is an area by the pool which is completely undercover with tables and chairs where you can get onto the Fast Wi-Fi and send messages to family & friends back home, or search the internet. They also have a PC in this area for guests to use free of charge which is a great idea. Every morning there is breakfast served form 7.30am to 10.00am. All breakfasts are freshly prepared and cooked and a very good choice. You can have Typical Costa Rican or American Breakfasts and plenty of lovely fresh fruit and not forgetting a nice Costa Rican coffee. The breakfast area is set at the main House on the garden veranda under cover and while eating your breakfast you can see all the beautiful colourful birds flying around. Not only is this a Hotel but it also has its own Nature park just outside the gates. If you are a guest at the hotel you may take a walk in this Park area free of charge during the day time. There is a butterfly garden, Frogs & Snakes and other animals and of cause many birds. Adults & kids will love it. They also do a 2hr guided night Tour which is discounted for guests. We did it, and really enjoyed it once you knew where to find the poison Frogs which some are the size of your finger nail.. Ha-ha-ha. We had a car for our 2 week stay which I think is advisable, as it gives you freedom to get around Costa Rica, and with La Fortuna just 7Km away from here it gives you plenty of places to dine out, whether it be a snack or an evening meal. The Hotel has its own off road parking area. I can definitely recommend this Hotel for its friendly family atmosphere and a central location and a great base to go out and explore. Being in the rainforest with Volcanoes nearby, there are so many places to visit in the local vicinity including Hot springs/Spa’s, Zip Lines, caving, Hikes and much more. If you like a central base to explore and like to do things yourself and don’t mind driving, in our minds this the perfect place to stay. The Pacific coast side of Costa Rica is just 3hrs away by car and the areas you’ll drive through, and the fabulous things you’ll see makes it so worthwhile. Get out there you won’t regret it. If you need to know any info before going to Costa Rice please feel free to ask. It is a wonderful country and everyone is so friendly. Thanks For a great Holiday Steve & Sandra
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$55 - $163 (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 Arenal Natura Ecological Park (0.08 miles) and Baldi Hot Springs (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 Tabbule, Altamira Restaurant, and Que Rico Arenal.
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.