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“First trip to Costa Rica” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monte Real
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11 reviews
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“First trip to Costa Rica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Great staff very willing to help and bridge the language barrier even before arrival. Right in town walk to stores car rental right next door. Gardner even showed us a sloth in the tree above pool.... Wake up to view of the volcano!!! Good value and great if you like to be near the action of town.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights. 3 min walk to the center of town. Friendly helpful staff. Nothing fancy but nice property. Great views of volcano from my premium room. Room was great! Free wifi. Included breakfast was really good. You can book all your tours with them. Considering hotel prices on the area, it's a decent deal.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Hällestad, Skåne Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We were three families staying at the Monte Real between 30th dec 2012 and 4th of jan 2013 in premium rooms. Everything was great, the staff extremely friendly and helpful, making different kinds of arrangements for us. Tours, long distance transfer, laundryservice among others. The garden is beautiful and yes we saw the sloth in the tree, toucans and iguanas. Even the gardener is friendly and helpful, showing us the sloth. The room were nice and clean and with direct access to the lovely garden from our veranda. Some rooms have volcanoview and other gardenview, in our opinion it doesn´t matter which room you get (but try to get Premium rooms, instead of standrad rooms, it´s excellent value for money). They are all lovely. We had wifi in our room and it worked without disturbances. The pool is nice and clean laying in the middle of the garden, lovely for a cooling dip anytime of the day. The laundryservice at the hotel is excellent and efficient, we handed over the laundry in the morning at the reception and we fetched it in the afternoon. The breakfast is not on the location, we had to walk to a nearby café, but it was included in the hotelrate and excellent value. We could choose from three alternatives; gallo pinto, eggs, toast and fresh fruit in different combinations served with juice and coffee or tea. The view over the volcano is marvellous, we were lucky with sunny weather and could see it almost everyday, but if you´re unlucky it could be hidden in clouds. The volcano isn´t active at the moment, so you don´t see any lavaflows anymore, just a little steam from the top forming small clouds. All in all it´s a perfect place to stay in La Fortuna and it´s well worth a visit because there are lots of things to do. Hot springs (go to Eco Thermales!!), horsebackriding, hiking (we hiked the smaller Cerro Chato, strenuous walk, be prepared!!), daytrip to Monteverde (jeep-boat-jeep) and new years eve in the townsquare with a fantastic show of fireworks, before that we had an excellent new years eve dinner at Don Rufinos, one of Costa Ricas best restaurants. So, we will highly recommend Monte Real for your stay, if you are in La Fortuna. Best regards, Mats Rosenkvist.

Room Tip: - Premium rooms is cheap and excellent value.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed in this lovely hotel for 4 night andcompletely enjoyed it. Located in town but right at the edge of nature. 2min by foot to center, and at the same time we could observe wild animals at the back garden. Great view of vocanal from our window. Staff are very friendly and helpful, we booked some tours with them very nice. I would go back there if i have a chance.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I was greeted by the classy and five star clerk of the hotel Daniel is the guy of the hotel, he acknowledges everything in the town, recommend where to eat and what to do, he is a local, this place is ran by locals and is what gives a different taste, very quick you fell like your home, has a refreshing pool, after the drive is right what you need, the river on the side plays a very relaxing melody while you dive in the pool, thought was a dirt river but no, seems clean and doest smell, thanks to all the sustainable practices of the hotels and business, I had the first night an standard room and upgraded the second night, really worth, they rent first the first building which has the best view of the volcano, just opening the glass wall and there you have the stunning view of the volcano, when these rooms are busy they give you the second building, rooms here could be better but not better view because of the branches of the trees in the middle, so you better request a reservation and ask the first building, it’s strategically located in the town, not noise and 3 blocks from the park, they include hot and delicious breakfast in the corner in the same block, you can choose from 3 different breakfast service and coffee is good here. If you are looking for a convenient, clean, nice and great value you can make this you base camp in the town, definitely you won’t be disappointed with this place.

Room Tip: reserved in advance for a room in the first building
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Antione2
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Bozeman
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This place came as a pleasant surprise. We had a large comfortable room right next to a creek with a balcony over looking lush vegetation. The hotel is located in La Fortuna, but is set off in a quite secluded area on the edge of town. The landscaping is beautiful and has a charming pool. Breakfast is included by a great little soda just down the street. They also had special ticket prices to get into the Bali hot springs. This is a great place for the price.

Room Tip: Our room was probably one of the nicest rooms, located upstairs right next to the creek.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A friendly family owned hotel. Close enough to downtown but still quite. Nice hot showers, clean rooms and a clean pool. Lime and coconut trees surround the area. Breakfast is included at soda down the street. One morning we had to leave early and the soda was nice enough to prepare our meal to go.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank JohnRaman
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Property: Hotel Monte Real
Address: Este Del Parque Central La For, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#22 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Monte Real 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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