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“Great hotel in La Fortuna”
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Hotel Monte Real
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Reviewed 12 March 2010

Quiet location on the edge of town. Got a superior room that was very nice and clean. Shower drained slowly, but that was the only issue. Free internet in the lobby. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Great restaurants are just a block or two away (recommend Don Rufino). Includes breakfast at the Soda a couple doors down. It was overcast when we were there, but on a clear day I’m sure there is a great view of the volcano. Glad we stayed in La Fortuna, waterfall nearby is great (hotel staff gave us excellent directions for getting there), easy to book a tour to hot springs or volcano (the staff will do this for you)!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

What a great hotel. The room was beautiful and very clean. Our room overlooked the river, and we loved having coffee on the veranda and watching the birds every morning!

The staff was friendly and helped us arrange day trips. It's a quick walk to all the great restaurants, bars and shops.

While there is no restaurant, the staff gives vouchers for the restaurant around the corner for a free breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2010

We stayed here for three nights on our trip to Costa Rica in September 2008. Our friends run Boyero Tours and booked us here--that is where they normally stay. Our room was nice, had TV, A/C, nice decor, and a balcony with a great view of the Arenal volcano. We booked a premium room and our friends said the standard rooms are really crappy and not recommended. The price was very reasonable, and it has a pool and public computer we could use to check our email and bank accounts. The view of the volcano in the morning was amazing. Other than the great view, the location was perfect. It was a short couple blocks walk from the bus station, and two blocks off the main street so it was very quiet. We were there during the quiet season, and there were hardly any other tourists in town. I hear it is very different in the spring and very crowded. The advantage here is that you are away from the main street so you have peace and quiet but close enough to walk to everything. If we ever go back to visit Arenal and want to stay in La Fortuna we would stay here again. It was also easy to book tours for Cano Negro and the zip lines, they pick you up right at your hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

Good, view, good service! The room is cleaned daily (is so good).
The view is the mountains of the volcano, the place is peaceful and secure. (By the way there is a pool.)
You can trust thhis hotel and the service, they really want to give you a hand if you want to plan extra activities like canopy etc etc

And furthermore an anecdote; I forgot my keys in this hotel and I went back to France: I sent them a email to ask if they can do something: they sent them to me (twice!!!, after french post office problems, they sent it again)
That's why I want to share my positive advice with all the travellers

By the way thank you very much Monte Real!!!!

Marianne (France)

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2009

This is a relatively new hotel on well-landscaped grounds. We had two premium rooms which were comfortable, air conditioned, and very clean. There is a small pool on the grounds as well. The front desk is run by two of the sons of the owner, who are friendly and generally helpful. We found this a bit expensive for what was available in La Fortuna. Also, it would be a good idea to bring a print-out of your reservation, in order to dispel any confusion about price or whether or not breakfast is included (we were sent an e-mail saying that it was, and told on our arrival that our quoted price did not include breakfast. Luckily, we had a print-out of our correspondence with the hotel staff). Don't use the laundry service here, it is terribly overpriced!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

Hi,

I didn't get to stay at the hotel but chose to write a review because I planned to stay at Hotel Monte Verde but my friend got sick and had to go to the hospital and our vacation was cut short. We were not able to hold on to our reservation at the Hotel Monte Verde and when I emailed them to let them know, their response was to not worry about the payment, but that they hoped my friend got better. Mind you, I canceled the reservation the day of the stay and yet they did not penalize me.

Their understanding was very much appreciated and very sweet. It was true to the hospitality Costa Ricans are known for.

Thank you Monte Verde Staff,

Karina

Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2009

Perfect location just two blocks from downtown. Very safe, clean and pretty location along a creek where we saw a sloth with baby, tucans en two large iguanas in the trees by the pool.
Owners were super friendly: spent at least 40 minutes explaining different options for excursions and did our laundry for minimal fee when we came back soaked from an excursion.
The grounds and rooms are very clean and well kept and we enjoyed meeting another family and exchanging stories by the clean pool.
Just perfect! :-)

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Monte Real

Address: Este Del Parque Central La For, 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 Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#21 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: £47 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Monte Real 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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