My husband and I recently spent 5 days at Silencio del Campo. The hotel is lovely and we would highly recommend it.
We were greeted with welcome cocktails on arrival which was a nice touch. Our room was a spacious, detached lodge in the hotel grounds (as are all the rooms, with the lower numbers nearer to the entrance/restaurant/reception, and the higher numbers nearer the bar and hot springs at the far end of the complex). It had its own terrace with a table, and a view of Arenal Volcano (when the weather was right!).
The grounds are absolutely beautiful with stunning flowers, plants and lots of birdlife to watch. Each time we returned to the hotel from day trips, it felt like we were re-entering our own exclusive oasis.
The restaurant is open pretty much all day (apart from a couple of hours late morning) and served delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner (the lunch menu was particularly extensive). There is also a bar which serves fantastic cocktails and is an alternative location for lunch.
The staff were all very friendly and made us feel very welcome, particularly the barman, with whom we spent a couple of our afternoons.
The real bonus of this hotel are the wonderful hot springs. With four or five pools with somewhat of a range of temperatures (hot, warm, ice cold) these were a fabulous addition to our stay. We had pre-booked a visit to Eco Termales (a few minutes walk away) and whilst we really enjoyed our visit (especially the dinner there) staying at El Silencio really removes the need to visit a separate hot springs.
The hotel location is about a 10 minute taxi ride from La Fortuna (costing about 3,000 - 4,000 colones) - whilst this wasn't ideal, it was fine for a number of reasons. Firstly, most of the nicer hotels seem to be situated outside the centre of La Fortuna anyway. On day trips, our tour guides always picked us up from the hotel. And when going out for dinner, there are a couple of hotels within walking distance anyway (we had dinner at the Royal Corin next door which was fantastic) plus the option of dinner at the hotel, which meant we only took cabs into La Fortuna a couple of times.
All in all, a fantastic hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel El Silencio del Campo besides featuring a set of swimming pools, hot springs and spa, also offers its guests 23 individual villas with a small patio right outside facing the majestic Arenal Volcano, surrounded by colorful and lush gardens, that gives a natural sensation to your experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Silencio Del Campo Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park