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Hotel Arenal Montechiari
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Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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“Simply great!!”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

The place is really good, it is really close to the downtown in Fortuna, the people is so nice, the recepcionist was so friendly and helpfull! The bed was comfortable, gardens are pretty and the place is so nice! I suggest 100% stay there :-)

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

We stayed 6 nights at this hotel and found it to be a very friendly place. The cabins are clean and have a great view of the volcano. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Our only complaints were the chairs at the pool....the pool is lovely but needs some decent loung chairs to really enjoy. There also needs to be some shade available.
The breakfast was the same everyday....gallo pinto, pancakes and minimal fruit. We absolutely loved the hospitality though which made up for the few little issues. Easy walk to town and close to all things in La Fortuna and area. Recommend it

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

This was a great hotel for exploring Arenal. We had a rental car, so I'm not sure how accessible it would be if you were relying on public transportation, but with a car it was great. Close to the center of Arenal and to the hot springs. It also had a pool, which was nice. It was pretty rainy the whole time we were in Arenal, but we still went in the pool once and it was very relaxing. The staff was really nice as well and made us feel very welcome.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2012

clean and comfortable Cabanas with A/C! Amazing Views of the Arenal Volcano and accommodating staff. Hotel is short walk from downtown Arenal. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

The rooms were beautiful and the food was out of this world! Daisy is the best~

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

Good location and friendly receptionist do not save this hotel.
Cabanas have paper thin walls and are located very close to each other so you can hear people snoring in another house. If all night rooster concert and heavy machinery constructing new houses next door won't cut it, the stench of wet wood will.
No restaurant - only good for breakfast.. Not recommended

  • Stayed December 2011
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed May 12, 2011

A sweet little place.
It is out of the way, but only a short walk to town. The staff was amazing.
Most of them spoke at least some English.
My only complaint would be that a buss load of teenagers descended on the place my second night there making it near impossible to enjoy the surrounding gardens and pool. They were loud and obnoxious for the remainder of my stay. This is not the hotels fault, but it did impact my stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Arenal Montechiari
Address: | 400 meters from the central park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arenal Montechiari 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Montechiari Hotel is very close to the beautiful Town La Fortuna. The Arenal Volcano that is one of the most active volcano in the world. The hotel is surrounded of lush gardens and a spectacular view of the Volcano. Special for ecoturism, culture and adventure lovers. We are located 400 mts north from the Banco Nacional in La Fortuna, San Carlos, offers you access to main services as banks, souvenirs, chemistries, ATM´S, etc we do offer you the perfect combination of peace with nature and services close to us that would give you a pleasure vacation. ... more   less 
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