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“Great Family Place!!”
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Hotel Villas Vilma
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great Family Place!!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a nice comfortable hotel with small house-like rooms with good space and kitchen. Our kids were happy because there was a great pool, which I think they liked more than other activities in Arenal. Restaurants are close by and the owners, Lisa and her husband, were very helpful. You get a a lot of value here for the price compared to some of the swankier over-priced resorts. And of course there is a great view of the Volcano.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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JonathanVillegas, Director de Mercadeo at Hotel Villas Vilma, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Mr Scott
let us thank you so much for your comment, we hope your visit to Costa Rica was memorable, and your trip back home was nice.
Thank you so much
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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Friends had referred us here and it was very nice. Great price, clean room and well maintained property. Free internet, friendly staff. We didn't use the pool because it was raining, but it looked very nice. Located about 1 mile outside of downtown La Fortuna (we enjoyed the walk).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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JonathanVillegas, Director de Mercadeo at Hotel Villas Vilma, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
At Hotel Villas Vilma we work really hard to make our guest´s stay the best posible, so we are vey glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to our hotel.
Thank you so much.
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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We drove from San Juan and arrived here about 3 and a half hours later. It's not difficult to find but you must go past the biggish restaurants (La Choza de Laurel) and past the supermarket on the left and it is just around the corner on the right. The sign does come up suddenly so you need to keep an eye out. The hotel is a series of double cabins. I think they have 5 buildings and each building has two rooms (I think). You'll enter the grounds and see the reception on the right. The lady there, Lisa was so friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful with a profusion of colours.

The room was pleasant with two double beds, not that spacious, but sufficient. Bathroom is ok. Big shower. I noticed the humidity and did turn the air conditoning on. We paid in cash USD70 for the room for one night. I liked the friendliness of the people. There is wifi though it was not a very strong reception in the rooms.

They have iron bars on part of the window and the tv is in a grilled cage. I've never seen that before in all my travels (the caged tv). TV was fine with a few channels in English and mostly in Spanish if that matters.

They do not provide breakfast there but at the next hotel, literally next door called the black rock (La Roca Negra). The price is $6, you can pay at Villas Vilma. The breakfast is very basic, coffee, tea or hot chocolate or milk for kids. Rice and beans, eggs, toast, jam. The grounds of La Roca Negra are just as lovely as that of Villa Vilma and their pools look as if they were designed or built by the same people.The pool and jacuzzi of Villa Vilma is larger than that of Roca Negra.

Within walking distance, across the street though do watch out for traffic is a very small building comprising of three restaurants if I recall. We opted to eat in town despite the long drive we just had because the menu at the restaurants across from Villa Vilma was very basic and comprised mainly of sandwiches and fast food type cuisine, hamburger, chicken tenders etc.

We only spent a night here and I think it was enough. I believe people come here for the volcano and unfortunately with the rain and the weather, it was covered the entire day and half we were in the area. We did do zip lining with one company and enjoyed the hot springs on the grounds of the resort where we did the zip lining. After my experiences in Costa Rica, I'd say that Monteverde was probably the best place for us. I think there is a lot you can do in Arenal area as we saw a lot of ads for various activities. But for us, one day was a good intro and the ziplining with the company we did (which I will review) was a good intro for the more spectacular one in Monteverde (the longest zipline in central america).

With breakfast and room, our bill came to $94. There was no one in the room next to us so it was very quiet.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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JonathanVillegas, Director de Mercadeo at Hotel Villas Vilma, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thanks again for sataying at Hotel Villas Vilma, we appreciate very much your comment, unfortunly there was not a nice weather by that date, even so we hope you had a good time, Lisa says thanks, it would be a honor to host you again, thanks
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Very clean and well-appointed rooms. Plenty of space to move around. Very nice pool. Lots of foliage growing throughout the property. Good value for the price. The only drawback is that the hotel is further from the main action, but only a 5 minute walk from shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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JonathanVillegas, Gerente de Mercadeo at Hotel Villas Vilma, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you again for selecting our hotel, your satisafaction is the most important for us, we would be happy to have you again!
Regards
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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22 reviews
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Hotel is a bit outside of the main action, so it quiet and the place is well maintained. The room was clean and comfortable. For the price, it was perfect. They have a beautiful pool and a jacuzzy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mayfair, Saskatchewan,Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed November 13, 2012

great place to stay in La fortuna.. rooms r extremely clean and fairly big.. beautiful pool and hot tub.. walking distance to lots of restaurants and shopping..the couple who owned the hotel were extremely nice and helped u out as much as they could due to my limited spanish.. lol

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lompoc, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

We stayed two nights. This place is a beautiful oasis with views of Arenal volcano. Located a few miles west of La Fortuna, it is on the main road with plenty of small restaurants and a major market within walking distance. The rooms are very large with separate area for refrigerator, counter, and sink. High ceilings with tile throughout. Large grounds are beautifully manicured with lovely plants. The swimming pool and jacuzi were clean and very pretty. Rooms have ac, fan, t.v. Vilma is very welcoming and helpful. Budget pricing if you pay cash. It seems that a lot of lower priced hotels in Costa Rica do not want to take credit cards.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villas Vilma
Address: 2km oeste del centro de La Fortuna, San Carlos | carretera al Volcán Arenal, 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:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villas Vilma 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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