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“Good choice near Arenal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Vista del Cerro

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Hotel Vista del Cerro
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver
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60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Good choice near Arenal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Nice clean rooms at a reasonable cost, excellent food at the soda next door and friendly service make this hotel a good choice to stay in near Arenal. Rooms are basic but have TV and air conditioning and a nice little pool at the back of the hotel.
It's a 15 minute walk to La Fortuna or a short inexpensive taxi ride. Excellent view of Arenal Volcano from the rooms. Grocery store across the street is a big plus!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank next_holiday_dream
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed there on the way to the volcano the next day. For a night stop over, I would absolutely recommend. However, it's not a place where I would spend my honeymoon, but value for money (especially in the expensive town of la fortuna) is top.
People are friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and ok.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Samthewill
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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Spacious clean rooms, just outside fortuna with all of the amenities you really need. Owned and run by a local family, you see the pride of ownership in everything they do. The rooms are as nice as most foreign-owned hotel rooms but you don't have to pay the high prices of a foreign hotel. Also on the property there is a small restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner...again good food at fantastic prices.

I lucked into this hotel but if you are in the arenal area give it a try you will be comfortable without feeling like you are being taken advantage of.

Room Tip: rooms at the rear on the main floor are most desirable as noise is reduced and close to the pool.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Dean c
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Chesapeake, Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

We just got back from our wonderful vacation in Costa Rica. One of the main reasons it was so fantastic is the gracious people that live and work in this beautiful country. The owners of this establishment exemplifies this "open arms welcome" attitude that you receive when you enter any business here. Melania took care of our every need from letting us wash our clothes after a day of white water rafting to suggesting great restaurants. She is very knowledgeable of the area and all it has to offer. They have a great location right across the street from a large grocery store and near many delicious restaurants. The hotel has a wonderful view of the volcano and is a short distance to town and many attractions like the waterfall and lake. After a day of sightseeing, shopping and hiking around this hotel was a wonderfully peaceful escape to rest and recoup. The made to order breakfast we had every morning at the restaurant next door was very good and was included in our room price. You had a selection from American favorites as well as traditional Costa Rican breakfast foods. I would definitely recommend this hotel and if we are ever so lucky to visit this beautiful part of the country again we will be staying with Melania. Thanks again, Mary.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Sparetime
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Pros
Great and personal service
Large clean rooms
Good price
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Cons
A bit away from the main street (but closer to The volcano and The springs)

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AndersY
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista del Cerro

Property: Hotel Vista del Cerro
Address: 2 miles west from la fortuna | (on the way to arenal volcano), La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: 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:
#21 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price range (per night): $82 - $105
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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