Upon arriving at the La Fortuna airport, we were greeted by a friendly driver (which the hotel sent at no extra charge). He drove us through the town of La Fortuna and explained about the area. This was a very enjoyable experience! We were met with cool towels at check in and had to wait a few minutes for our room to finish being prepared. This was to be expected as we arrived prior to the posted check in time. Throughout this time, the staff was exceptional. They offered us beverages and assisted us with planning our Zip line tour (which we highly recommend). The tour included hotel pickup, which was very convenient for us. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service into town a few times each day. One night we stayed in La Fortuna late and it was a fairly inexpensive cab ride back to the hotel ($8).
The hotel itself was absolutely amazing! We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite (room 400, top of the hill but worth the walk!) and it was one of the nicest rooms we have ever stayed in. Everything was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Upon arrival the maintenance personel was fixing our air conditioning, which afterwards worked perfectly and was much needed. The room had an interior hot tub and a private pool outside. The bathroom had both the waterfall shower and the standard shower. We also found the rocking chairs to be a great place to relax and do some reading. The property set-up is wonderful! The rooms are located in multiple buildings (each containing two units) and the lush vegetation surrounds the area.
The hotel’s general pool area was a great place to hang out. The water was very warm and we met other travelers. The restaurant was expensive, but good, and we ate flavorfully prepared fish for dinner. We found places to eat in town that were good quality for a lot less. Breakfast (included in the rate) was amazing! The buffet had a large selection and featured regional specialties. All of the food was fresh and tasty.
Every staff member we encountered was eager to help. We felt truly valued as guests as they were extremely helpful answering our numerous questions. If we return to the Arenal area someday, we will most certainly stay at Mountain Paradise again. We couldn’t have been more impressed! Our only regret is not seeing the volcano due to the cloud coverage, so we will have to return someday and will be staying at Hotel Mountain Paradise
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- Home away from Home ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Paradise Hotel
- Hotel Mountain Paradise Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park