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Review of Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

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Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Just what we were looking for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I got in late to La Fortuna and just stayed at a hotel in the center of town for the night. We woke up wanting to switch locations.. to something that would really capture the Costa Rican experience. Hotel Cerro Azul was perfect! The little cabanas were clean, quaint and I loved relaxing on the hammock (which was located on the back porch facing out to a lovely garden). Hearing the rain and birds chirping in the morning was very peaceful - and we slept like a rock! Albero, the owner, was awesome and directed us to a local food joint downtown that was delicious. He let us and our friends keep belongings at the hotel after we checked out so that we could go on a hike to the waterfall and Cerro Chato (the trail heads about a 40-min walk or short cab ride away).. Also a cool swimming hole/rope swing a short walk away! The only bad thing was that we only were able to stay here for one night due to our minimal time left in Costa Rica! This place is ideal for anyone who doesn't need all the bells and whistles, but just a relaxing time in some beautiful surroundings.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Right outside of the village La Fortuna, on the road to the waterfalls (that costs a steep $10 Per Person entrance fee) these are very attractively built wood individual "cabinas" in a pretty private garden setting. They are situated right on the road to the waterfalls and I was initially concerned about potential noise but there was hardly, any except for the owners German Shepherd occasional barking. Rooms were quite spacious, clean, modern and most of all, at least in our new room we had a very comfortable mattress providing a good night's sleep. There is a small rear porch with chairs and a typical hammock overlooking the adjacent pastureland. Small refrigerator and sink, small TV but the room has spotty internet reception. Beautiful wood floors and walls throughout. We chose to have breakfast each morning for a relatively pricey $7USD because the Cerro Azul is not really walking distance into La Fortuna. However, it was well prepared, substantial and attractive....served on the owner's covered front patio across the street where he and his family lives overlooking the well established garden with tropical birds. The owner and daughter Tatiana were friendly, helpful and genuinely seems to care about their quests. I would seriously consider staying here if ever in La Fortuna again however the hot springs and pools at Los Lagos were amazing.....

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Highly recommended. My wife and I stayed 4 nights at Hotel Cerro Azul, and it was truly phenomenal. Wooden small cottage was very clean and spacious, and it has privacy. They have the large garden with tropical trees, and you can watch a wide variety of beautiful birds and butterflies come by, which we loved. In the morning, we woke up to the sound of birds singing softly. Location-wise, easy access to downtown--about 20 minutes of nice walk. 40 minutes to La Fortuna Water Fall on foot.

Tatiana and her family were super friendly and helpful, and they made our stay very enjoyable. She gave us detail explanation about the area, kept us updated on our tour reservation, and even offered fresh fruit drinks (yummy!) while waiting for bus. Her father kindly showed us his lovely horse and home garden. There is no better place to stay in Arenal. Memorable experience.

An art gallery is close to the hotel. They had beautiful wood works at very reasonable prices. If you are looking for souvenir, buy in Arenal, not in Airport.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Aberdeen, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

Stayed 3 nights and loved it. About a mile out of town so helps if you have a car; an easy drive. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Cabin style rooms are nice and located in a very nice garden with lots of birds around the balcony in the morning. Breakfast not included but available at a small charge, and very good. Excellent value.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed there two nights and it was amazing! We took a walk down to the creek that's down a little a trail behind the cabins and sat on the rocks. We did a hike up to La Fortuna and did a guided river rafting tour. I highly recommend it and it is so romantic and private. Breakfast is served across the street out on the patio area of the owner's home and it's a typical Costa Rican meal!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We really loved place location and rooms of Hotel Cerro Azul!
Tatiana was so helpful to arrange our local tours, rooms and transportation, she's so helpful in all the way to make our trip successful. The cabins were clean and comfortable! We enjoyed the lovely garden, relaxing hammock. Good place to stay close to center of the city.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

We loved Cerro Azul! Tatiana was so helpful with any questions we had and always available. The cozy cottages were clean and comfortable! We enjoyed the lovely garden, relaxing hammock and a nice walk down to the river with their puppy Coco. We didn't have a car but the walk/stroll into town was only about 45 min. We did this both in the day light and at night and always felt safe. We enjoyed a great typical Costa Rican breakfast and loved our time at Cerro Azul!

Room Tip: I think all the cabins are equally wonderful! I accidentally clicked on a pool but no pool.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul
Address: 1 km sur y 600 m oeste de la iglesia Catolica de La Fortuna, sobre la entrada principal de La Catarata. | 600 meters west from the road entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul is located 1.5 km from the beautiful town of La Fortuna on the way to the waterfall. The great natural beauty of the area will entice you to live the forest's most wonderful experience. Enjoy the comfort, peace and harmony assured by lodging with us in our cabins, surrounded by exotic gardens, birds and wildlife typical of the region. Delight yourself strolling along our trails towards Fortuna River and appreciate the perfect sight of the Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato ... more   less 
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