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“People will sneak into your room while you sleep & steal your $$$ & cell phones!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Vista Arenal

Hotel Vista Arenal
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Hotel Vista Arenal
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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“People will sneak into your room while you sleep & steal your $$$ & cell phones!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

An American school group was just there and a guy was climbing into rooms through the bathrooms. He stole purses and cell phones. It had to be an inside job because he only stole from the adults and the hotel didn't do anything to help. They switched hotels that day. Several hundreds of American dollars, purses and cell phones were stolen. One adult saw the guy climbing in and startled him and he ran away. Do not stay here.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Warrenton, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The hotel was alright, but it had a major bug problem. Our bathroom floor was covered with them! However, I wouldn't say it was too low quality for a hotel in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

My husband and I planned to stay one night only in this part of costal rica so we chose this place after looking at their website. Wow the pictures are very deceiving. We thought we were staying in something similar to a reasonably priced holiday inn not a roadside truck stop. The man at the reception area was polite but when we walked in the room I thought it was a bad dream. Fortunately we only have to stay here 7 hours. I hope they fix this place one day because one positive thing it has is a great view of the volcano.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

I was part of a tour group that stayed at Hotel Vista Arenal recently. To a person, every adult in the group said it was the worst hotel they had ever experienced, and these are all well-traveled people. The rooms were dirty, the AC didn't work in many rooms, the construction in several rooms was shoddy, some rooms had dirty linens, the list goes on and on. Every room had a major problem of some kind, and most had multiple issues. The soap dish in my shower was encrusted with what had to be years worth of scum, but that didn't matter because it also had a "Frankenstein shower" with electric wires run to the shower-head to heat the water, so I didn't use it. Additionally, the bed frame was constructed out of plain 2 x 4's, and there was a three-inch gap at the base of the external door. There are many lovely and inexpensive places to stay in the La Fortuna area, so avoid this establishment at all costs! We have contacted the tour provider and urged them never to use this place again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista Arenal

Property: Hotel Vista Arenal
Address: 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:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 60 Hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vista Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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