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Hotel La Pradera
New York City, New York
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“Loved Our Stay!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights in May 2013. The staff was very friendly, informative and welcoming. The hotel was comfortable, clean and safe. The landscape contained beautiful flowers/ plants and animals, including this fabulous peacock. The view of the Arenal volcano was clear and right in front of our room. The restaurant food was tasting and accommodated my vegetarian diet. I loved the comida typical!

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

I traveled to La Fortuna early this month and stayed at La Pradera, a great little hotel in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. The views were spectacular and the gardens around the hotel beautiful. There were flowers everywhere complete with hummingbirds and all sorts of beautifully colored birds. The staff were courteous, the food good and the rooms clean.The volcano was mesmerizing as our view constantly changed depending on the cloud formations. Thermal springs like Baldi were within walking distance as was the town of La Fortuna (a taxi to the town will cost you $5.00 US).The La Fortuna waterfall, well worth the visit, is 15 minutes away. As we visited during what is supposed to be rainy season (it only rained once), we had the hotel to ourselves. All in all, a great place to stay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Nova Scotia
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for three nights while exploring this area of Costa Rica. We highly recommend La Pradera for its location and its amenities. We have travelled quite a bit, and this place stands out as being exceptionally good.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lawndale, California
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Found this little gem before we went to Costa Rica. Liked the price and the chance to stay in a small private unit with a view of the volcano. We were not disappointed. The room was perfect with a queen sized bed and a large bathroom. The view from the front porch was spectacular. Needless to say the grounds were lovely, the pool and spa area very nice. I think it was the largest spa I've ever seen. Breakfast was great with several selections. Fortuna is just minutes away with many restaurants and shops. The falls are 10 minutes away, that is a side trip well worth taking. A dip in the pool at the base of the falls was fantastic. I would stay here again if we ever venture this way in the future.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We just went to Costa Rica and stayed at this hotel for three nights. We stayed in a large Cabina that was clean and comfortable. It has an AC unit in it which was great and also had it's own water heater so you don't end up taking a cold shower! We also utilized the pool area and used the spa/jacuzzi which wasn't super hot but sufficient to help with my sore muscles from a hike we took. Also, we ate at the restaurant for breakfast and dinner and it was good. The cleaning staff were amazing and would put our towels into a cool animal design every day. It is also located near Arenal Volcano and the various hot springs. All around a great hotel!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

this hotel was lovely. we stayed 3 nights and had a very good time. The view of the volcano was incredible especially from the pool and hot tub - very welcome after our trips out !! the staff were polite and very helpful - the free wifi in reception was very useful. our room was big with all we needed . it was very clean and we loved the towel designs - a different one every day !! the restaurant served an amazing breakfast include in price and very good lunch and dinner. they even gave us afternoon tea !!! Thank you to everyone there for a very enjoyable stay .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

I really liked these bungalows. They were clean and in a nice location. I was disappointed that the three days we were there the workers were cutting trees down behind our bungalow and they started their days very early. But that shouldn't be a problem anymore since the trees were down when we left. They have a great pool, pool tables, a quaint restaurant and they are 2 km from shopping. We walked and enjoyed the scenery. The people were friendly and the prices were fair. I would go back.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel La Pradera
Address: 2 Km West From la Fortuna, San Carlos | (on the way to Arenal Volcano), La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, 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:
#14 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#24 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
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