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“Great Hospitality and Right In Town”
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Hotel Monte Real
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you are looking to stay within walking distance to the town of in La Fortuna, this is the place! It's clean and safe! The best part about this hotel is the staff!!! They are friendly, knowledgeable and will go above and beyond to help their guests. You're in good hands!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Room was clean, TV old but worked, free internet, parking, pretty treed and flowered grounds, small pool, coffee pot and small fridge in the room, nice balcony to enjoy the volcano. The hotel is located near the center of town. the staff is very nice, greeting you with a glass of fresh juice when you arrive. Breakfast is at a little cafe around the corner, but it was perfect. Be sure to get the El Tipico. Front staff will also arrange tours to the volcano, baths, and springs. Very affordable; each room comes with 2 queen size beds. Woods and small stream behind the hotel.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great location-Very short walk to main square
Great staff -The night watchmen is a cool guy always looking for cool stuff to show you wish I new Spanish bet he could teach you a lot.
Great room -Very clean with a view of volcano
Great well kept grounds -Stream/wooded area right behind hotel lots of iguanas and one sloth

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Huzzy
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Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Monte Real is centrally located in La Fortuna, so it's in perfect walking distance to many different restaurants and shops. The hotel room itself was so clean, and the people who work in the front office were very nice and helped book us a couple of tours. The forest out back is a perk, especially the iguanas in the trees. I also really liked the patio we had out back. We were on the ground level, though, and I don't know if the upper level rooms had patios.
Drawbacks: 1. Slow breakfast. We were on the run for the three days we spent in the Arenal area, and it was difficult to get our breakfast quickly. We had to set aside at least 45 mins to eat, because it was at a restaurant down the road, and you have to order meals that are cooked to order. 2. Limited places to dry clothes. All of our clothes got soaked on our journeys, and there was only one hook in the bathroom.
Overall, though, it was a very comfortable and nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank MGM1123
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are on a budget this is a great place. Our room was spacious and had views of Volcan Arenal. There is a clean, decent pool and the grounds are well manicured. Lots of birds and iguanas. The town is a very short walk but feels miles away. Yes you have to walk a couple of blocks for breakfast but it was not a problem.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

We arrived pretty late from an all day travel, but were greeted with a welcome drink and reception staff happy to answer our multitude of questions, which included him phoning a hot springs to check the price and a tour company to reconfirm our pick up time. We had booked none of these tours through the hotel. We also put some clothes in for washing that evening, and received them the next day. But check the price, because the price the guy told us at reception was higher than the price advertised in the room, so it can be confusing. Apparently they forgot to change the ads in the rooms...

Location is also very good, just one block back from the main street and close to a number of Sodas, shops and supermaket. This means it is nice and quiet at night.

Windows are screened which means you can leave the window open without fear of bugs, which is useful if like us you are in a non-air con room.

Matress was a bit saggy, and double bed a bit small. There was also a single bed in our room which we used for suitcase storage.

The curtains let in quite a bit of light, so these could be improved. We saw one cockroach, but we also saw these at one other hotel on our trip.

As with many hotels in Costa Rica/Panama, the room did not have many places to hang wet clothes which we find odd considering the kinds of activities people do here.

The gardener showed us the sloth and some other animals, he was very nice. We did not use the pool but looked inviting.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Very good and friendly service, nice and clean rooms with good (hot) showers. Two queen size beds that fitted two adults and two kids without problems.
The garden is really great, lots of birds, big iguanas, flowers and nice trees alongside the small river.
The pool, although small, is a nice hangout for the kids.
Two minutes walk to the central plaza in town.

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Additional Information about Hotel Monte Real

Address: Este Del Parque Central La For, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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:
#17 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#21 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $79 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Monte Real 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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