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Hotel El Silencio del Campo
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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“What a stunning view of the volcano”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Yet again your reviews lead us right , we chose this based on Tripadvisor and the fact we wanted a smaller hotel with a more friendly feel.
Each villa is separate and set apart enough that you don't really notice your neighbours , you must choose your room based your preference.
We chose the back of the property but even this is only a couple of minutes walk from reception and the are car parks at 3 points down the property so it was easy to park near our room.
The reception were really helpful and got our room sorted really quickly even though we were 3 hours early and provided us with some great advice on the area.
The room was large , well equipped with a safe and WIFI quick enough to ring the UK on Skype at anytime and the shower always had hot water.
The breakfast was really good and a great start to the day , we ate at the restaurant one night and really enjoyed it.
Most hotels were charging in excess of $40 each to use their thermal pools and we could jump in the ones here anytime!!
The views of the volcano are stunning and the location is nice and secluded but with the hire car only 5 minutes from La Fortuna , if we go back to Arenal this is where we will stay again.

Room Tip: In peak times I can imagine you would get traffic noise from the front of the property , we chose 21...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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LuisDiegoZuniga, Propietario at Hotel El Silencio del Campo, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for detailed review based on your experience at our hotel. Thank you for choosing us as your destination to come stay and relax. We are all pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything what's on the property and that our hotel staff was able to meet your expectations. If one day you want to make it back to Costa Rica, our hotel will be glad to serve you again. Again, we appreciate very much your feedback about your hotel experience.
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

El Silencio del Campo was so much more than my husband and I could have expected. We had such a great relaxing time here and wished we had stayed for more than 2 nights! Here are a couple of things that truly made this the perfect place to stay:

1. The property is beautiful!! Every morning we would take a walk around the property just to see all of the exotic plants and birds. There are plenty of areas to go explore around the spa and the hot springs. The staff has done a great job on all of the landscaping and keep everything perfectly maintained.

2. The bungalows are great. I do not think the photos online really do them justice, they were better than I expected. Very spacious,very high ceilings, a nice walk-in shower in the bathroom and once again the staff kept the rooms very nice and clean.

3. What really blew us away was the staff. They were all absolutely wonderful and worked so hard to make sure every guest feels welcome and is always comfortable! This hotel is small enough that they can remember everyone's name and have a chance to get to know you and help you to have the best experience possible. Elio was very helpful and always smiling at the front desk ready to help you plan excursions, transportation, spa etc. Jose at the bar was extremely friendly and hardworking. He was working at the bar our first night, served us breakfast the next morning and was back at the bar that same night, always with a smile and always happy to see us. You can tell every staff member truly cares for their guest and wants to make sure every one is happy!

I would absolutely recommend this hotel over other more expensive options in the area. I was unsure what to expect when I booked the trip, but I am so glad we chose what we did. They really go above and beyond to make your trip special!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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LuisDiegoZuniga, Propietario at Hotel El Silencio del Campo, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for taking some of your time to provide us with your input based on your recent experience at our hotel. We are so glad to hear our staff met your expectations and went beyond. Our goal is to make sure our client is well taken care of and that's the goal we work for every day to ensure our client's satistaction. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in a near future.
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed for three nights and I feel blessed to have experienced this place. Everyone(!) was warm and welcoming, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They were informative, helpful, and made sure we were happy at every turn. The cottage was exceptional and extremely clean, and the grounds were picture perfect. Waking in an ultra comfortable bed to the sounds of nature was a bit of heaven. I had the opportunity to have a volcanic mud facial and it was one of the best facials ever! I can't wait to recommend this hotel to everyone I know who is planning a trip to Costa Rica!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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LuisDiegoZuniga, Propietario at Hotel El Silencio del Campo, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thanks very much for your opinion in regards to your stay at our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay and that our staff took care well of your needs. If you ever return, do not forget that our hotel will be glad to serve you again. Thanks again for having chosen our property as your destination to come stay and relax.
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed six days in the rainy season. It rained only about an hour or two a day and was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful, individual cabins, numerous springs, great restaurant, and farm to visit. This is the place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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LuisDiegoZuniga, Propietario at Hotel El Silencio del Campo, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank your very much for making your comments based on your experience at our hotel. We are glad to learn that you had a memorable experience. We are looking forward to seeing you again in a near future. Thank you a million for your preference!!!
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for three nights and enjoyed it very much. When we arrived they were drilling for a new well and we were afraid of the noise. In the end we had our cabin on the other side if the hotel and did not hear a thing.

Staff was friendly specially at the bar. Rooms were spacious and clean. People have been writing about the view spoiled by the hotel next door... It did not bother us at all, most of the hotel is covered by now by high vegetation.

Most special was the bottle of champagne in a cooler decorated with the most amazing flowers on our last night to celebrate our honeymoon! Very very thoughtful!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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LuisDiegoZuniga, Propietario at Hotel El Silencio del Campo, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We just read your opinion and are very glad to know that the noise and the hotel next door didn't bother you at all. Just to clarify, the well that was being drilled when you arrive is NOT ours and belongs to another hotel next to ours.
Thank you very much for the nice comments about the service delivered and the little detail we put in your room for the last night. We also wanted to commemorate that special occasion with you.
Thank you for having chosen our property as one of your destinations and for being part of El Silencio del Campo family for a few days. Look forward to welcoming you again.
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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service in reception with Claret and in the Bar with Jose, both pointed out very well the location, attractions and anything we asked! Definitely the place to stay near Volcan El Arenal! Hotel room was incredible clean and the beds were also highly comfortable, food was impressive, I personally recommend the soups and pastas.

  • Stayed October 2013
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LuisDiegoZuniga, Propietario at Hotel El Silencio del Campo, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We all want to thank you for sharing with all of us your beautiful comments based on your recent stay. Thank you very much for choosing us and letting us serve you. Our staff is happy to know that you were happy with everything througout all your stay. If in a near future something brings you back, we are hoping you give us another opportunity to have you.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

My two sisters and I (ages 36-22) stayed for 3 nights at El Silencio del Campo at the end of a 10 day trip through Nicaragua and Costa Rica in August 2013. We loved the town of La Fortuna were not disappointed in any way by El Silencio. The room (bungalow #12) had direct views from its front door of Volcan Arenal. That in itself was spectacular. The rooms are private, free-standing bungalows each with a private patio area. Our room was very large and clean; we loved how they left animal shaped towels on the bed every day. Added to the views were the amazing grounds - it is like a private oasis, very quiet (where we were towards the back of the property) and surrounded by beautifully manicured tropical plants that lure many types of birds (hummingbirds!). We went in the hot springs every day at least once (if not more than once) and found them to be very well maintained and relaxing. The hotel is very close to one of the public hot springs in town and compared to the line-up of cars and the crowds that would have been associated with that, we often found ourselves completely alone in the various pools. Breakfast was delicious and dinner was quite good as well on the night that we tried it. They serve eggs sourced from the farm directly on the property. The hotel was offering a free volcanic mud facial to guests when we visited. I thought the treatment and the grounds of the spa were great as well. Last positive comment was the service - we were leaving very early on our last morning planning to be on the road before breakfast would be served. When the front desk learned of this they prepared a to go breakfast for us of fresh fruits and breads for us to take on the road. Such a great last touch to a wonderful stay. I highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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LuisDiegoZuniga, Propietario at Hotel El Silencio del Campo, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for your beautiful and candid review. We all enjoyed reading your review, very detailed which points out every area of the hotel and what we have to offer.
We are thirlled to learn that you enjoyed your stay and that our team was able to meet your expectations. Your opinion is very important for us and we appreciate very much your contribution. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in a near future.
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Property: Hotel El Silencio del Campo
Address: 5 km west from the Catholic Church in La Fortuna | Main Street, right hand side, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417, 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel El Silencio del Campo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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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