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“Indifferent service and lumpy pillows”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel La Pradera

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Hotel La Pradera
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Indifferent service and lumpy pillows”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

Employees from the front desk on made us feel like they would rather not be bothered. Each guest received one very small thin bath towel and discouraged from asking for an additional towel to use at the pool area. Pillows seemed like they had been washed too many times and lumpy. The room was clean and that is about it. Located about 1/4 mile from town, but no sidewalk so a bit sketchy walk at night.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very nice hotel-inexpensive and clean. It has a tv and air condition. Free great breakfast. It also had it's own rest. opened all day. Prices are reasonable. Employees are very accommodating. They even washed and dried our clothes for free. It is very well located.

Room Tip: The bungalows are very quaint.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Broad Brook, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stayed 3 nights, room was clean and comfortable, but dated. We stayed in one of the rooms closest to the pool. The large flower garden in front of us provided not only a beautiful view, but was home to half a dozen hummingbirds. The pool area had 2 hot tubs in addition to a medium sized pool. It was not very crowded, but it was the off season. Our bartender was fantastic. Very attentive and interesting to talk with, and played great music. Also had a couple of good dinner suggestions in Fortuna,
We were very fortunate for the time of year, as we experienced almost an entire day of clear skies around the Arenal Volcano. Sipping Pina Colatas around the pool with an unobstructed view of an active volcano just can't be beat.
The buffet breakfast was free and included an omelet chef. We had dinner there one night and it was terrific.
Due to it's location, it was only a 45 minute walk into Fortuna. The walk was easy and flat, but the sidewalks are not in the best conditions.
Overall, a very good value and we would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Mountain Cabin was nice but over-priced. Rooms were very clean but the beds were not very comfortable. The view was pretty and the breakfast was good and offered plenty to eat. The grounds are the highlight, with multiple pools, a pool table, and nice gardens.

Room Tip: Our mountain cabin was nice, with a great view
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 14, 2014

La Pradera was a wonderful hotel! We stayed in one of the private bungalows and while it was not overly fancy, it was clean and charming. We loved the view of Arenal volcano that was right in front of our porch! The staff was so friendly and the food in the restaurant was excellent! We will definantley stay there again on our next trip to Costa Rica!!

Room Tip: The private bungalows have the best views of the volcano.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed three nights with our children. The bungalows were small but comfortable and clean. The pools were nice. Food was good, especially the breakfast. They will schedule any tour you wish. Near downtown La Fortuna.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2014

I went to La Pradera Hotel in May 2013 and returned there this year. Very nice hotel within walking distance of La Fortuna and the assorted hot spring spas nearby. Since last year, there are now more restaurants, a grocery store and many other places on this main street. The hotel decor is beautiful and the rooms are all set among lush vegetation. They have done major renovations and added more bungalow style rooms and cabins. The staff are wonderful and the hotel is clean and the pool area charming. Special thanks to Eli, Alvano and Papasito. Pura Vida!

Room Tip: I didn't see one room I wouldn't have stayed in!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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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:
#13 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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