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“Beautiful gardens and comfortable rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Mountain Paradise
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens and comfortable rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

The gardens here are wonderful. When we showed up they met us with a "welcoming drink" of fresh fruit. Fabulous.
The rooms are decent, but the "jacuzzi" in every room is a bathtub with water jets on the private porch. We did have a private porch with two rocking chairs, the bathtub, and a small yard area. We had a room that was one step down from their best ones.
The waterfall shower looks bizarre - like a natural waterfall in your bathroom, complete with live plants, but there is a serious design flaw. The ledge the water falls from doesn't protrude far enough so someone can stand under with without hugging the wall. Also, the first day we were there the hot water pressure was horrible, but it was fine the second day.
They do not have "hot pools" similar to the other resorts. They have 4 pool areas, three are connected and thus the same temperature. A very nice warm temperature with a swim up bar. The other pool is a cold pool. Very neat, sure, but not "hot pools" similar to the quality you can find around the area. The food and drinks were expensive - $8-10 a drink. We only had breakfast at the place, which was quite good. A wonderful place to lounge around and relax. I would definitely come back! I stated every "bad" thing about the place we encountered - as you can tell, not much. The service was spectacular, the location is wonderful, especially if you have your own car.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

Hotel Mountain Paradise was paradise. The hotel itself was beautiful, the rooms were more than we expected, and the view of the volcano from the restaurant was gorgeous. To top it all off the staff were amazing and so helpful. I couldn't have asked for better service.This hotel was definitely one of the best I have ever stayed in. I will definitely be staying at this hotel when I return to La Fortuna. The only downside was that I couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

We stayed here to start our honeymoon before moving to the Westin on the beach and this place won hands down. The complimentary breakfast was amazing as you looked over the volcano with gardens and trees covered with flowers. The rooms were clean and the staff was helpful. They helped me out in a time of crisis when I was pick pocketed in La Fortuna. They have a free shuttle into town and can help you plan many adventures. I ate at the restaurant there and it was delicious and romantic. My only small complaint was the water pressure was a bit low. I plan to visit this Hotel again. The hotel is safe and secluded, Just watch out for the pickpocketers in town as it seemed from the police that this was common place that they were returning wallets, as they only took the cash.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

If I could stay and live there, this is where I would be.The view is amazing...all over the hotel you can see the volcano. The hotel overall and staff were amazing. very humble people, polite, speak perfect English for those that do not speak Spanish. The hotel provides all transportation to all the area of the Arenal and the tours can be booked with them with a tour guide included...so well worth it! Already planning my trip for next year and definitely planning to stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

“Hotel Mountain Paradise (Costa Rica) is such a beautiful property. The staff at this hotel is very professional, friendly, and helpful! Carlos the reception made sure my tours and transportation was scheduled and enjoyable. My stay at Hotel Mountain Paradise was very comfortable, the rainforest shower is absolutely wonderful, and the food at the restaurant was tasty and delicious! I was so impressed with Hotel Mountain Paradise... Costa Rica is breathtaking!”

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Right from the arrival, the receptionist made us feel like royalty. We sat back with refreshments whilst our check in was registered and then there was no time wasted as the golf cart was on hand to take us on a tour of the hotel whilst on our way to the room. The room was impeccable! Beautiful interior design and utmost comfort with every facility you can think of. No expense spared, even your own pool on the patio. The hotel pool is set in a natural rock surrounding and has hot spring water with a swim up bar. The plants and trees surrounding all are so tropical and enormous, they really make you feel like you are in a Jurassic park setting, especially with the view of the Volcano, which, from the angle of the hotel appears to be so close .... its right in your face and a perfect conical shape. Amazing. All of that, along with the 1st class staff really made our stay their wonderful, We will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

We stayed here on a girls trip for 3 nights. The hotel room was clean, huge, had our own showers (2 in each room) and our own patio. It might have been meant for a couple...but the layout was great.
We ate and had lovely cocktails at the swim up bar in the nice hot spring pool. It was perfect. Staff was friendly and food was good. The drinks ended up being quite expensive but the food and hotel room price was not bad.
If I go back to LaFortuna, I will stay there again. We went to another hot spring hotel and it wasn't as nice, had poor quality food and more expense!
Thank you Hotel Mountain Paradise for a wonderful trip!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank husker3636
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Property: Hotel Mountain Paradise
Address: La Palma De La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#19 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Mountain Paradise 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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