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“Hotel Vista Arenal”
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Hotel Vista Arenal
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“Hotel Vista Arenal”
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed at the hotel with my tour group and it was the worst experience I have ever had. The rooms were bug infested, staind sheets, and the bathroom was horrible. The food was bad and the kitchen was an open air kitchen. There was a pool but it was not filled up until we left. The rooms were also not clean there were crushed Bug on the curtains and the walls and the ceiling was leaking. They do not change the table settings and the breakfast was two peices of toast and a little fruit. I DO NOT RECEMOND THIS HOTEL!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

An American school group was just there and a guy was climbing into rooms through the bathrooms. He stole purses and cell phones. It had to be an inside job because he only stole from the adults and the hotel didn't do anything to help. They switched hotels that day. Several hundreds of American dollars, purses and cell phones were stolen. One adult saw the guy climbing in and startled him and he ran away. Do not stay here.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Warrenton, Virginia
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

The hotel was alright, but it had a major bug problem. Our bathroom floor was covered with them! However, I wouldn't say it was too low quality for a hotel in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

My husband and I planned to stay one night only in this part of costal rica so we chose this place after looking at their website. Wow the pictures are very deceiving. We thought we were staying in something similar to a reasonably priced holiday inn not a roadside truck stop. The man at the reception area was polite but when we walked in the room I thought it was a bad dream. Fortunately we only have to stay here 7 hours. I hope they fix this place one day because one positive thing it has is a great view of the volcano.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

I was part of a tour group that stayed at Hotel Vista Arenal recently. To a person, every adult in the group said it was the worst hotel they had ever experienced, and these are all well-traveled people. The rooms were dirty, the AC didn't work in many rooms, the construction in several rooms was shoddy, some rooms had dirty linens, the list goes on and on. Every room had a major problem of some kind, and most had multiple issues. The soap dish in my shower was encrusted with what had to be years worth of scum, but that didn't matter because it also had a "Frankenstein shower" with electric wires run to the shower-head to heat the water, so I didn't use it. Additionally, the bed frame was constructed out of plain 2 x 4's, and there was a three-inch gap at the base of the external door. There are many lovely and inexpensive places to stay in the La Fortuna area, so avoid this establishment at all costs! We have contacted the tour provider and urged them never to use this place again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Vista Arenal
Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #52 of 57 Hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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