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Hotel La Pradera del Arenal
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

La fortuna could be a really expensive place but this hotel comes out as a great option if you are in a low budget. The location is good not too far from downtown like a mile or two a totally walking distance. They have 4 pools: 2 hot water, one cold and a tiny for the kids. The rooms are good, clean and comfortable. The view is just amazing from the room and from the pool. The restaurant in the hotel is really good and the prices are also good. The ppl in the front desk are really nice and went extra mile for us. Good good option if you want to treat yourself and dont waste your money!

Room Tip: all of them are good!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

This hotel offers you excellent value for the price!

Located a little over a mile from La Fortuna, this hotel is within walking distance (or taxi distance) of plenty of shops, food, and local entertainment. Walking to La Fortuna takes about 30 minutes, and the cab ride is $4-6 depending on the driver. They also offer ATV tours directly from the hotel.

The rooms are large, clean, air conditioned, and have working flat-screen TVs. There's a buffet breakfast included in the price that is served every morning in their restaurant. It was fantastic every morning, with a range of food from fresh local fruit, rice and beans, and eggs to french toast and pancakes. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner, and was not at all crowded at any point in the day.

The pool area is also great for relaxing, with two hot tubs, a main pool, a baby pool, bar and pool table. You have to ask for towels at the main desk if you need one for the pool, in addition to the one you have in the room.

The wifi is spotty, and you'll only be able to get it in the restaurant or sitting on the bench outside of the reception lobby.

One downside of our trip was that we had a high school group stay a night next to us and the walls are pretty thin. We could hear the students in the next room like they were in our room with us. However, that was the only time we could hear anyone else at the hotel.

I would recommend this hotel to friends and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Stayed 4 nights and had a wonderful time. Sadie and Jacqueline were of great help. The complimentary breakfast was filling and tasty. Nelson makes a very nice omelet. The hotel has excellent views of the volcano. Nice pool and outdoor bar. It's an athletic walk to La Fortuna, but worth it. A cab is just $4. I would stay there again. BE SURE to book a bungalow in the back.

Room Tip: Book a bungalow in the back. Quieter and a better view.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

My two girlfriends and I booked this hotel as part of a package through LatinVacationOffers.com. We were booked into cabins. All I can say is what a gem of a property! While the cabins are cute and adorable, the staff truly makes this hotel shine. each morning the staff made fresh made to order omelets in addition to a full breakfast buffet of sweet plantains, pancakes, French toast, beans and rice, and fresh fruit. The pool are is also fantastic! Albero who runs the pool bar (and also plays a good game of foosball) is wonderful! He is friendly and knowledgeable and makes a great drink too!

I would HIGHLY recommend this property!

Room Tip: Book a cabin- so worth the extra money!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

This hotel is well located with a perfect view of the Arenal Volcano right from your cabana. The cabanas are big, clean and quiet. They are surrounded by vegetation and beautiful flowers for privacy. The food was good and the service excellent. We used the hot tub end the pool one night which was nice. You don't need an alarm in the morning, you have the roosters next door!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

The view is great, the bungalows are lovely and nice, the restaurant has a great ceviche... Staff is friendly and help you a lot.
In general, my wife and I enjoyed a lot this place and we will be returning here for sure.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We had a cabin. The cabin itself was pretty basic but clean. Room has mini fridge to keep your cervezas cold. The view was incredible. All of the cabins have porches with chairs perfect for reading or enjoying the volcano.

The pool, hot tub and bar set up was great. Two different hot tubs, one hotter than the other. Bar also served food. There was a Pool table and Foosball table set up on the deck. Good atmosphere. Bar tender was cool.

Restaurant served great cheap food. Ate there for both of our dinners because it was so good. Steak was great!

The lady at the desk had trouble pulling our reservation at first but I showed her the printed out reservation and everything was fine.

Not near the center of town, but the view is unbeatable.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 2 Km West From la Fortuna, San Carlos | (on the way to Arenal Volcano), Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#23 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: £59 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Pradera del Arenal 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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