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Hotel Vista del Cerro
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

My sister and I so enjoyed staying at hotel Vista del Cerro! The staff was welcoming and super helpful and spoke great English. The room was comfortable and the location on the edge of La Fortuna was perfect for us...right across the street from a supermarket and next door to a yummy 'soda' where our breakfast was free due to our stay at Vista del Cerro. (The food was awesome at the soda! We highly recommend trying the typical food...it's delicious!) There were also several local shops with amazing artwork and souvenirs available. I am taking my kids for the first time next fall and will stay with Vista del Cerro again!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

I promised Jenny before leaving Hotel Vista del Cerro that I would write this review. She went above and beyond for my group of 6 women traveling to Costa Rica for spring break. Although our delayed flight and road trip from San Juan to La Fortuna resulted in a 3am checkin Jenny was very welcoming and hospitable. Although we only stayed one day for zip lining Jenny became our Costa Rican mother making sure that taxis would bring us back to her and hooking us up with private transportation to Puerto Viejo. She was very warm and bubbly and allowed us to take farewell pictures with her! A perfect hostess! We will never forget our 24 hour stay at Vista del Cerro in La Fortuna!!

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a window view of the Arenal volcano! Room 3 I believe
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank AdrianaX8
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

The rooms at Vista del Cerro are very minimal, but you'll have everything you need. there is great water pressure, hot water, views of the volcano, and a nice little swimming pool. the included breakfast is delicious and substantial. There are cows and horses in the adjoining property which are charming.

The best thing about this hotel is the staff. They helped us with absolutely everything and made our stay in La Fortuna everything we hoped it would be. They got us discounts on the Baldi Spa day pass with dinner pass, helped with restaurant recommendations, got us taxis, and recommended activities that were all truly wonderful.

We had a bit of a hiccup with our travel reservation where we expected to leave in the morning and the ferry company had us listed as leaving in the afternoon. The hotel staff fought to resolve the problem, and got the ferry company to give us a complimentary canyoneering tour valued at over $200 for the two of us.

I can't recommend this hotel enough. What it lacks in luxury, the staff makes up in their friendly nature and genuine wish to help.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Kristina P
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The hotel is located around 10 minutes from the heart of La Fortuna. A taxi costs around ~$3. The rooms are basic. You need to bring your own shampoo and conditioner. The room was slightly dank. Jenny is very pleasant and helpful. There is a supermarket right across the hotel. The soda next to the hotel also serves very good food. The free breakfast was very delicious.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jasmin A
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

The biggest problem with this hotel is the noise. It sits right on the highway roadside, across from a woodworking shop and supermarket. The walls are extraordinarily good at passing sound, so you will hear conversations several doors down, cars rushing by at all hours of the night, not to mention the hammering and electric saws running as early as 6 am on a Saturday. Needless to say, it was not an ideal place to get any sleep.

As advertised, it did have a view of Arenal, and the rooms were clean. I found it a little inconvenient that there were no hooks or bars to hang clothing/towels. Considering the price, I would have expected more than a bare bones room.

The reception (Jenny) was quite friendly, but I learned over the course of my stay that if you asked to book something, she would call the most expensive option. I paid twice as much as necessary for a taxi that she called, and the same thing almost happened for the jeep/boat/jeep that I reserved. Make sure you have an idea of what something should cost before you book through her.

Room Tip: Get a room away from the highway.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

The place was clean. the a/c and cable worked. Water pressure was a little off and you need to bring your own shampoo and conditioner as well as a wash cloth if you use one. But all that said. Jenny was great. My friend lost her wallet with her id, money and atm card on our first day there. Jenny pursued this for us and we got everything back the next day including all the money. She saved our vacation.
The breakfast option next door was good too. There is a small pool and Jacuzzi also on the property. We liked the fact that we could walk to town.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights and I was very pleased with the cleanliness. Breakfast was delicious. Front desk was always helpful and spoke English.
Loud in the mornings because of the road but quiet during sleep hours. Pool was awesome! Overall, pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Jojomann
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista del Cerro

Address: Miles West From la Fortuna 2 | (on the way to arenal volcano), Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $59 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vista del Cerro 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vista Del Cerro is located in La Fortuna San Carlos Costa Rica, one of the most wonderful areas of the country.We offer very comfortable and spacious rooms where you can enjoy the most relaxing rest, while admiring spectacular eruptions of the Arenal Volcano, from the commodity of your room. In addition, we offer nature lovers a large variety of activities such us the La Fortuna Waterfall, ATV tours to the Arenal River, hot springs, or the fascinating Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and for those who prefer thrilling adventures we have Canopy Tours and White water rafting. ... more   less 
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