I really enjoyed my stay at Vista del Cerro and have GREAT things to say about this nice, little family hotel. But before I begin, if you're looking for a more secluded or fancy hotel in Arenal, this is definitely not for you. But if you want an affordable hotel that's clean, safe, comfortable and in a convenient location, this is a great option. It's a simple hotel but worth more than you pay for. And the family that owns the place are great people, really so kind and helpful. They definitely made the difference!
I booked this hotel based on previous reviews and was not at all disappointed. My concern was more location than price since I was traveling with my mom and we didn’t have a car (we didn’t want to be too dependent on taxis). I was surprised and got a little skeptical at first for their price being so cheap but when I got there I was pleased to see we made a great choice. Again, it’s not a fancy place but super-clean and comfortable. Well, in the US you never find a place like that for under 50 bucks...
Room: very spacious and super clean! Cable TV and AC that works well. Shower was great too. We had a full view of the volcano, which was a really nice plus (I believe all rooms face the volcano, actually).
Amenities: They have 2 nice, clean pools with views of the volcano.
Location: 10-minute walk from La Fortuna town. Cheap cab ride to most locations. And there’s a supermarket right across the street. It's in the road to La Fortuna, but pretty much all hotels are. It was not super quiet, but later in the evening the traffic is really minor, it didn't bother us at all.
Staff: Melania and all her family were so helpful and kind, we felt very welcomed. They helped us booking our tours and offered many affordable options without being pushy. They also gave us great tips on where to eat etc. We'll always remember them :)
Internet: they have a computer for guests with this software you can use to call to USA and Canada for free!!
Breakfast: it's included and very delicious/fresh. The hotel's restaurant is right beside it and open until 10 pm, very convenient. The people who run it are also so sweet and friendly (Erika, her adorable baby Maria and her husband). They would always stop by our table to chat... food was delicious and SO cheap!! We miss them too
These people really made our stay in Arenal even more special and I definitely recommend this place
Hope this review helps,
Thici and Joe
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vista Del Cerro Hotel
- Hotel Vista Del Cerro Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park