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Reviewed March 10, 2012

This hotel was fantastic - immaculate, spacious room, beautiful gardens, friendly owners, and a great location. The hotel has a secure parking lot and is close to restaurants and supermarket.
We stayed in room #9, had 2 double beds, good shower, fridge, and a great view of the volcano from the balcony. Very comfortable and clean room.
We were given breakfast vouchers for a soda about 2 blocks down the street - the breakfast was fantastic - your choice from 3 different options. The staff at the soda were great. The 'typical' breakfast was very filling and delicious - a great start to a day of hiking.

We did not take any tours while there as we had our own vehicle. We spent an afternoon hiking from the hotel to the Catarata La Fortuna - just over a 1 hour walk to get there. Be prepared to walk uphill for this time and have good shoes & plenty of water.

Overall, this hotel was awesome and we would highly recommend it to everyone.
La Fortuna is a great place to visit - enjoyed every bit of it.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MissingToe
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Beds where ok. Airco was very noisy. We paid voor a superior room, but there was no view at all. I doubt any of the superior rooms have a view of the volcano. The swimming pool is very shallow. You can hear noise from the street / music from a nearby location. The place is clean, but not worth the money they charge for the room. Breakfast is in another location in town and you just get a coupon for that.

In short, wouldn't recommend staying here. If you got a car, take one of the other places outside Fortuna for a nicer view. If your stuck to public transport, pick another place in La Fortuna to get more out of your buck.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank KvBerloo
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

We stayed at The Hotel Monte Real on the 2nd leg of our Costa Rica adventure. We stayed in a Junior Suite as it is called and were pleasantly surprised. The owner is very friendly and helpful to advising on local destinations. The room was spacious, had all the amenities advertised and was super clean. We also very much enjoyed the included breakfast at the Soda (family restaurant) 1 block away all the while having fantastic views of the Arenal volcano.
Also the flora, birds and river behind the hotel was an added bonus it was nice to listen to and stroll around in the morning.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 15. It had a nice balcony, was on 2nd floor, quiet and private.
Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank mattdeb2
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

it is just one block of the main road, but really quiet. the room and bathroom were really clean. we had a fridge, coffeemaker, ac and tv and wifi in the room. on the balcony was enough space to sit with the children (3 and 5 years old) and playing games. the pool was good sized and clean. the breakfast in the nearby restaurant is nothing special but good.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank DavidFrida
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Located just a couple of blocks from the main town square, yet nestled in a residential neighborhood. An easy walk to many nice restaurant. I felt safe and enjoyed both the excellent view of the Arenal Volcano and the sound of water rushing in the nearby river.

The pool is pleasant, the place is clean all around, and the staff is friendly and helpful. We paid extra for an upstairs room with a straight on view of the volcano -- which was worth it during the few hours, including one awesome sunset, when the sky's were clear.

Room Tip: An upstairs room with a view is worth the extra cost if you are willing to chance clear sky's and wish to enjoy an awesome sunset view from the balcony.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank CedricAndSara
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