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Hotel Mountain Paradise
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Staff was welcoming and cheerful. Grounds were lovely--lush, colorful & well-maintained plantings--hummingbirds. We enjoyed each walk from our room to the restaurant and lobby. Room was spacious and private. Bathroom was a trip in itself, with 2 showers. Nice buffet breakfast. 2 dinners there (1 was excellent, 1 fair). Outdoor heated pool was attractive and fun.

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

This is a great and very unique hotel for this area. While in Arenal we saw no other hotel we would have preferred.
The Pros: The hotel is a large collection of individual lodge or cabana style rooms scattered over the large well kept hotel grounds. The rooms are well separated and have private patios, so they offer a great deal of privacy. Most rooms have a private spa tub on the patios and offer unique stone waterfall showers in the bath rooms. The food in the hotel restaurant was both good and reasonably priced. The hotel sits on hillside facing the towering Arernal volcano, so many offer at least limited views of the volcano out through the lush growth on the grounds.
There are lots of birds and little lizards etc on the grounds. The hote also has a very nice outdoor pool complex.
Cons: This is an Eco lodge so there is not great light in the rooms for reading, grooming etc. The grounds are large and spread out, so walks from most rooms to the restaurant and common areas of the hotel can be lengthy (not really a problem as the hotel provides free oncall golf cart shuttles throughout the hotel.

Room Tip: Views of Arenal are limited on most days due to heavy cloud cover. Enjoy the grounds they are beauti...
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We stayed at the Mountain Paradise Hotel for two nights in a standard room. The room was large, clean and well equipped. The only downside was that due to low cloud the hoped for view of the Arenal volcano from our room was non existent. It was very pleasant to sit on our private patio surrounded by the local flora either on a rocking chair or in our own jacuzzi and watch the bird life.

The room was spacious with two king size beds, a small dining table and chairs. The bathroom was also spacious with two showers, one a rain shower. The room was very hi-tech with hand held controls for the TV, the air-conditioning and the lighting, though the latter took some time to understand. A simple guide to its operation would have been helpful.

The staff were all friendly and there was a buggy to take you from reception to your room, though we soon discovered that it was only a short walk to the restaurant from our room.

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

We stayed in this hotel for 3 days while visiting Fortuna. The room was a beautiful room furnished to bring out the architecture of Costa Rica and the Colonial times. The bed was very comfortable, with lots of extra-large pillows. We stayed at room 103 which was Premium suite and it was very close to the pool and the dining rooms. There is no mini refrigerator or TV. But you don’t travel all the way to Costa Rica to watch TV no?
The room opens up to a lovely patio which is surrounded by natural flora. You can sit outside with a drink and watch the tropical birds and also enjoy the view of Arenal Volcano.
All the staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful, and also at the front desk with giving direction and other questions you’d have.
The breakfast buffet was very good, They had an egg station and pancakes and my fav the local food which I like to eat and lots of fresh fruit.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We got upgraded by Expedia due to an overbooking in another hotel and loved this place. We had a 2 bedroom suite with 2 bathrooms and a basic kitchen. 2 queen sized beds for the kids and a king bed form my husband and I. The room was clean and had an amazing view of Arenal Volcano from the king bed which perfectly framed the volcano. Also had it's own heated private pool and a rainforest shower. Truly idyllic setting with beautiful grounds, security gate and good hospitality. Breakfast was good and swim up pool bar was fun as well. Would love to go back again! Right near the activities and town of La Fortuna.

Room Tip: We stayed in the "European Suite". Pricey but worth it!
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

We had a car. MPH was minutes to town and major attractions. Pool was heated but not thermal. Staff very friendly and provided helpful suggestions on things to see in the area.

We struggle with finding the best place yet reasonably priced. MPH was a definite win.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Steven10960
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

This review is late...we stayed here February, 2013, but I wanted to tell you that me and my husband went here for 5 nights and it was one of our best vacations ever! The resort is beautiful, the naturally heated pool and swim up bar was amazing, the room was huge and lush, outdoor Jacuzzi tub on our patio, waterfall shower was to die for and the spa experience I had was second to none! The breakfast buffet was great and the staff was friendly. We enjoyed the local hot springs and the town of La Fortuna was safe, clean and we ate out a lot there. We also booked white water rafting tour through our hotel and had a blast! We booked zip lining and canyoneering through a tour operator in town and it was one of our best experiences ever (we are not super fit active people and we were able to do it and love it)! Go to Costa Rica and consider staying here...we would definitely go back!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sherilee36
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Address: La Palma De La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 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: £64 - £244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Mountain Paradise 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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