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Hotel Mountain Paradise
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Loved this place. The hotel pool is my idea of bliss. It has an amazing view of the volcano, is heated to about 90 degrees, surrounded by tripical plants and has a great swim up bar. Fantastic! But the beautiful outdoor covered restaurant is also fantastic, and has a great volcano view, too. The rooms are all separate villas, with funky tropical decor and a rock shower, which was more fun to use than I thought it would be. And the Arenal area has so much to do that I wish we had stayed more than three nights.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Thiis was not our first choice but we were very satisfied with this resort. Our junior suite was enormous and we had a great view of the volcano from or back patio. Since it is close to town - breakfast was our only meal at the restaurant. It was very good ( buffet...something for everyone). All in all - a very good value when compared to the pricier neighboring resorts.

Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We stayed two nights at the Hotel Mountain Paradise and enoyed our visit very much. After checking in, we were escorted to our "room". Room 202 turned out to be a villa with our own private swimming pool! The villa had a master suite with a king-sized bed, big screen TV and remote controlled lights and air conditioning. The master bathroom was huge with a multi-head walk-in stone shower and a jacuzzi with a rock wall waterfall. It also had another bedroom with it's own bathroom and walk-in shower. There was a small kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator. We had a veranda with rocking chairs and a nice view of the Arenal Volcano. There were beautiful flowers everywhere! There was a nice public pool with a bar which we didn't get to enjoy since we were sightseeing. The restaurant onsite was also very good - great breakfast buffet.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

On a clear day ,which can't be guaranteed, you can have an amazing view of the volcano from you room and from the dining room. The beds looked like they belonged in a rustic lodge and the slats fell out when we sat on one. The bathroom was..... odd. There are two showers - side by side. One is supposed to be a waterfall and the other is a shower with many jets. To me, the bathroom was tacky. The room had a tiny Jacuzzi outside the room. Our did not work. Others traveling with our group had the same complaint. Our jacuzzi had an open view of the sidewalk. It offered no privacy. I believe that all shrubbery was trimmed or taken out to allow a better volcano view. The restaurant had an excellent orange chicken, but the service was extremely slow.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

We booked this hotel and paid in advance, however, after arriving for check-in were told that they did not have room for us. They had a bus of 20+ arriving and they wanted to make room for all of the tour bus. Therefore, they to move my family to a different hotel "that was similar quality and price". When I stated that I had already paid to stay at this hotel they said that they had already booked us at a hotel down the street and would cover any difference in price. They stated over and over again that the hotel was the same price and quality. After hearing the name of the hotel I knew the hotel that they were sending us to was not the same price. After a long conversion and asking to speak with a manager they admitted that the hotel was cheaper and that they would refund us our money. It worked out to be a $50 difference in price that they didn't have any intention of giving us back. At that time, they offered us to come back that evening for a free supper. At this point, we went to the other hotel down the road which was not the same quality and was rather disappointing. When we returned to Mountain Paradise that evening for our free dinner that they offered they said that the dinner would not be free anymore since they gave us back the $50. It was only free if they kept our money! What??? This whole experience was very disappointing. I researched many different hotels and was really excited to stay here. You should not bump confirmed and paid customers because you have the opportunity to make more money from a tour bus. They also had my contact information and didn't contact me before hand. At least if we knew before we arrived we could have selected our own alternative hotel. Also, we were not the only ones to get bumped from this hotel. We met another family at the other hotel that were also bumped from Mountain Paradise who did not get the difference in cost refunded to them. To me it seems like a bit of a scheme. We will not be booking here again. :(

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Address: La Palma De La Fortuna | 7 km del centro de la Fortuna ,carretera al Volcán Arenal , La Palma de la Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 183-4400, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#19 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $135 - $558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Mountain Paradise 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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