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Hotel Villas Vista Arenal
Ottawa, Canada
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“our own little paradise”
Reviewed 15 December 2008

We were intially quoted $55 for the room, then $50 if we paid cash. We went to see the room, and it was so great, we decided to stay for 2 nights, so we were charged $45/night. This included breakfast. Breakfast was good, but not spectacular.

We got our own cabana, which was huge. Two comfy beds, cable TV, A/C, a huge shower with hot water, and a mini-fridge (key for storing cheap beer).

There was a pool, with a great view of the volcano.

The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from downtown La Fortuna, and the cabanas aren't right on the road, so it's very quiet.

The staff was very helpful, booking tours and transport for us. There is laundry service too.

If you are used to the comforts of places like the Hilton, this place may not be for you. But if you're a backpacker, or happy with a Holiday Inn, this place is like paradise. Cheap, private, and lovely.

  • Liked — privacy and amenities
  • Disliked — uhh... that we couldn't stay longer?
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2006

If you are headed to the Arenal Volcano area and want to stay in a family run, low cost bungalow in a GREAT location....this is the perfect place. The Villas Vista Arenal has about 10-12 separate bungalows, a swimming pool and a clear view of the Arenal volcano. $40-$50/ night. We stayed in #4 The room is fairly large with a mini refridge, a/c, 2 queen size beds and cable TV. The shower is large with hot water. The sink does not have hot water. There is a small table with two chairs and a night table between the beds, but there is no dresser. There is a little welcome restaurant which serves modest meals, which is great for breakfast (maybe lunch), but there are too many nearby restaurants to hit for dinner. If you are looking for any luxury, keep looking, but if you want a no frills, low cost, clean, comfortable, local place to stay....you can't beat the location to the volcano, town, hot springs and all the adventure tours around the area.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — No Dresser
  • Tips/Secrets — Plenty of tours in the area......do not need to book ahead
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Villas Vista Arenal

Property: Hotel Villas Vista Arenal
Address: San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 3345, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 73 Speciality Lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Villas Vista Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Arenal! We have very naturistic log cabins that are private and in large open spaces. Beauty is all around us! Very close to the city center of fortuna, only 5 minute walk to the park. Very clean rooms that sleep 4 to 8 people people depending on size of the room you choose. Great American or Costa Rican breakfast included from 630am to 10am. Come experience Arenal with us and we can make your trip a great experience! See you soon.... ... more   less 
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