This place is gorgeous! We had a great stay there in late January 08. Beautiful landscaping and well-planned cabinas with great volcano views.
The front desk and other staff were the friendliest and most helpful we encountered in our stay in Costa Rica. Jesica was so helpful at the front desk. Her English is perfect for those of us who are Espanol-challenged.
The rooms accomodate 2-4 people. They are large, clean, and comfortable with A/C and plenty of hot water. This "hotel" is still fairly new and the rooms still look very nice, although they are best for sleeping, not for hanging out. Each has its own little porch area with table and chairs where you can sit with your coffee in the morning or a bottle of wine in the evening and view the volcano.
It was so pleasant to eat in the open-air restaurant. We enjoyed breakfast there every morning. They even served us breakfast there earlier than normal breakfast hours on a couple of days we had early tours. There is a cooler in the restaurant where you can obtain water, sports drinks, and beer pretty much anytime.
The new hot springs pool in the back of the property is a wonderful addition. Great for relaxing pre-dinner or late evening. We enjoyed watcing the volcano from there. There's usually a staff person out there to make drinks if you want them. When we were there they were still working on the permanent bar to serve the hot springs pool.
Tiki, the owner's black chihuahu, has the run of the place. He's very cute and friendly. He likes to chase and bark at little kids when they run. We had to "save' a little German boy from the ferocious Tiki one afternoon.
The new hotel monstrosity being built next door is an eyesore and a travesty, but other than that it did not bother us. It is STILL under construction so you will hear some construction noise.
We loved Silencio del Campo and highly reommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel El Silencio del Campo besides featuring a set of swimming pools, hot springs and spa, also offers its guests 23 individual villas with a small patio right outside facing the majestic Arenal Volcano, surrounded by colorful and lush gardens, that gives a natural sensation to your experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Silencio Del Campo Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos