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“Pretty accommodations at a great price.”
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Hotel La Pradera
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Family stayed here a few years ago, and we enjoyed this hotel area. Beautiful views and landscaping, friendly employees, and great prices. We stayed in one of the attached units, not a stand-alone cabin. Memorable place, even after a few years. Would recommend if on a budget.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

The view from our bungalow was amazing, the bungalows sit right overlooking the arenal volcano and on a clear day you can take some great pictures.
The grounds in this hotel are very well maintained, the personnel is helpful and kind. The breakfast and the food at the restaurant are tasty. Over all, we enjoyed out stay in Arenal and our stay in this hotel

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Pros--There was a nice pool with a great view of Arenal volcano. The restaurant was decent with a good included breakfast. Free internet
Cons--There was place to store clothes, no drawers and four handers on a rod very close to the sink. The lighting was very poor and it was impossible to read. It is next to a farm and roosters crow at night.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had booked online and are always interested to see if the hotel lives up to its presentaion and this one definitely did. Cute cabins back behind the main part of the hotel with an awesome view of Arenal. Great gardens with tons of birds. Breakfast included...
The rooms come with t.v., a/c and a fridge. The bathrooms are nice, but the water pressure is not so good and the hot water is only warm. Our only complaint would be that the bottom fitted sheet's elastic was worn out and wouldnt stay on the mattress.
the pool area is great! 3 spas and a cute pool with waterfall....great to have a spa to crawl into after hiking the volcano!!!!! they also had a t.v. and a pool table out there.

Room Tip: I would opt for the cabins, since they are more private,have your own porch with great views. but yo...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed at La Pradera for 2 nights and booked through Anywhere Costa Rica. The staff was very accomodating when we had an unexpected delay and didn't arrive until midnight - we were still able to get into our room OK and they responded right away which put our minds at ease since it was our first trip to Costa Rica and we didn't know what to expect! The grounds are absolutely beautiful and lush with tropical plants all over. The included breakfast was amazing and so filling, much more than a typical continental breakfast you would get in the US. Eggs, AWESOME french toast, rice and beans, fresh fruit, yogurt, sausage, the list goes on! The hotel also has a beautiful view of Volcan Arenal. There is also free wifi in the reception area so that is nice for contacting home. The hotel is great for families since it is a little ways out of La Fortuna (not more than a short cab ride) and therefore nice and quiet. The pool looked really nice although we didn't get a chance to use it. Our room was always clean and the beds were comfortable. We wished we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We may have had a better experience if we had rented a car but for travelers reliant on buses this location was a little inconvenient. When we arrived the front staff were welcoming but not very personal. We were given an escort to our cabin which was located further back in the complex among a row of similar cabins with a great view of the Arenal Volcano. Inside the cabins were spacious but we had a problem with cobwebs and ants. There was AC which made the evenings more comfortable. I don't think there were any other occupants in the adjacent cabins so I can't say much about noise level (we were there in early December). The restaurant offers complimentary breakfast - options of casado (beans, rice, eggs, fruit), continental (fruit, toast), american (fruit, eggs, toast). We had lunch and breakfast at the hotel and found the meals underwhelming. The service was a little slow for lunch as well. The location of the hotel is not within walking distance of town or any major attractions - unless you want to tempt fate and walk along the busy road with no sidewalk. We ended up using taxis pretty regularly to get anywhere which added up. Unless I was renting a car I wouldn't recommend this place for it's location.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We were just lucky to find Hotel La Pradera as we drove into town with no reservations and saw their sign with a special price indicated. WHAT A GREAT VALUE! We went to three other hotels to compare price/value. The rooms were extremely clean and free of any insects. The queen bed mattress was very comfortable and the rooms had just been freshened up with new paint, curtains, bedspread etc. Our choice was to stay in a room just behind the pool, with it's own little private patio in the middle of beautiful landscaping. The other option, which was a little more expensive and further from the pool, was the private cabins just behind the rooms. They looked nice but we, just two of us, decided to stay closer to the pool/restaurant/office and save a little money. The breakfast, which was included in the room rate, was very adequate with eggs to order, gallo pinto, pan cakes, plantains, coffee, juice, etc. The staff was friendly and helpful. One morning our car had two flat tires from driving on terribly rocky unpaved roads the day before. A staff member removed both of them and hauled me, and the tires, to the gas station to be repaired. Besides what I tipped the nice gentleman there was no charge for his help. The only negative was that there is no wi-fi in the rooms. You have to walk sixty seconds to the office/restaurant for a strong wi-fi signal.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have a better view of the volcano than others from the patio so, you may want to c...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel La Pradera

Address: 2 Km West From la Fortuna, San Carlos | (on the way to Arenal Volcano), 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:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#24 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $68 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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