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Hotel Mountain Paradise
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Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA
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“Best part of our Honeymoon! Will definitely return!”
Reviewed 20 May 2010

Upon arriving at Hotel Mountain Paradise, we automatically fell in love. It was the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. The rooms, location and views far exceeded our expectations. The pool was beautiful and the swim up bar was great. The mixed drinks and juice were all made with fresh fruit right when you ordered. Every morning we were provided the most delicious breakfast included with our stay. It wasn't a crappy continental breakfast, it was amazing. The restaurant had great food and options for dinner and Ivan the manager was more than welcoming. He new we were on our honeymoon and made sure we had everything we needed. He even gave us a complementary bottle of wine to celebrate. He would ask us every morning how we slept and what our plans were for the day. He would give us recommendations for things to do even if they weren't provided through the hotel. He really seemed genuine and not like he was just trying to make money, which is a nice change. All the rest of the staff was also very very nice and helpful. The waterfall shower and the jet tube were amazing and the rooms were very nice and clean. The whole experience was like a dream. We have already recommended it to travelers we met on our second leg of our trip, who were dissatisfied with our all inclusive resort. Hotel Mountain Paradise was so great, the all inclusive couldn't compete. We would love to return every year for our honeymoon if we had the finances.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 18 May 2010

Upon arriving at Mountain Paradise, my new wife and I were greeted with warm towels which were nice after a long car ride. After checking in we were taken to our room. It had a spectacular view of the Volcano, spacious bathroom, nice little patio with a jacuzzi and every single member of the staff had a beaming smile. The pool is nice with a swim-up bar and usually a friendly bartender offering his knowledge of the surrounding area. There are infinite activities to do every day as any traveler to the Arenal area probably already knows. The hotel already has a convenient list of these activities for you to chose from but they are also very helpful in making other arrangements as well.
Breakfast and dinner are both awesome at the restaurant. The complimentary breakfast includes the best fresh fruit and juice along with a traditional rice and beans, eggs, plantains, etc. The manager, Ivan, went out of his way to remember our names, make us feel at home and educate us about the best things to do. We had already reserved a particular canopy tour and upon hearing this, he wisely directed us to a different one which was incredible. He also offered a delicious dinner menu with different specials every night including an incredible tuna dish that was as fresh as it gets. The hotel also drove us up to the side of the volcano so that we could see some lava flowing down at night. The grounds are well kept with beautiful flowering tropical plants everywhere. The staff is amazing and accommodating. In this area you don't spend much time at your hotel, but when you do, Mountain Paradise makes the experience one you will not soon forget. Thanks again, Ivan.

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Arvada, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 May 2010

La Fortuna was a last minute decision for our trip to Costa Rica. We stayed only one night at the Mountain Paradise, so we didn't get to fully appreciate the experience. When we arrived, the girl at the front desk came to us with cold towels and a smile. What a great first impression. We were taken by golf cart to our room which was spectacular with french doors that opened to our 'back yard' complete with hummingbirds and a jetted tub. The grounds were lush and beautifully kept and every bungalow was secluded. Shortly after our arrival, the front desk called to ask if we wanted to take a free night trip to the volcano. It was raining hard, but we went and saw the lava rushing down the side of the volcano. The air conditioning in the room was the best we found in Costa Rica. Breakfast the next morning was great and the orange juice was so sweet it must have had some strawberries in it as well. If we had this trip to do all over again, we would have stayed an extra day or two at the Mountain Paradise.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2010

From myn first step on the property, the lobby, the room, the resturant, and the wet bar awesome! Than there is Ivan the food and beverage Manager great person I believe we made a freind for life, always ready to help you with any need. than their is Roy the wet bar Manager great Kid hardv worker very informative and knowledgeable, than we have Arenia the Chef great personnallity and an even better Chef, and lets not forget Fabien the Head Maintenace man I liked calling him Johnny on the spot, and we have the Front desk staff especially Magali went out of her way to help us with our tour company, and last but not least the owners Mr. & Mrs. Soto and their lettle boy I believe it all strats with their hard work and Ethic. Over all we had a GREAT time...........

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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Reviewed 10 May 2010

Rooms were spacious. Staff was attentive and friendly. Short drive (or shuttle ride) to La Fortuna and is very accessible to all adventures . It was a nice relaxing place to stay

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Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 7 May 2010

Hello fellow travellers!

Myself and two friends travelled to Arenal in Costa Rica in April 2010, and booked the Mountain Paradise Hotel with Expedia for 4 nights - based on comments posted here and a friends personal recommendation. We were NOT disappointed!! The hotel is gorgeous with lovely grounds, beautiful heated pool with a swim-up bar and a view of the volcano, huge tasty breakfasts (rice & beans anyone!), helpful and friendly staff who genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs.

The hotel is not within walking distance to La Fortuna (town) but that never posed a problem as taxis were easy to arrange and cheap.

We stayed in one of the Premium Suites as there were 3 of us - it was just perfect. Clean, great view of the volcano, looks exactly like the website picture, waterfall in the bathroom (yes, you read right!!)...and everyday there was a different animal made from bath towels on the bed!!

We loved our stay here and will definitely come back, if we are lucky enough to be in Costa Rica again! Also make sure you contact Desafio Adventure Company for ziplining, canyoneering, whitewater rafting - fantastic guides! And say hi to Diego and Carlos for us!

Bek, Georgia & Tammy

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 May 2010

The staff were all very friendly & service with a smile which is ALWAYS VALUABLE when you are the customer. It makes you and them feel great. My partner and I were confirmed for 2 nights and we needed to extend our stay for 1 more night which was no worries with the owner. We were able to bargain for the 3rd night for our rate plus the tax.

You'll be amazed with the fabulous decoration in your bathroom which has 2 showers: a waterfall one and a regular shower.

I fell in love with the property since majority of the rooms all have a jacuzzi outside the patio area with some privacy.

Security is awesome since its 24 hours here so you are definitely safe here at this property. The property is only 3 years old from what the owner told us.
The location is great to plenty of tourist attractions such as the Arenal Observatory Lodge and to town-La Fortuna both less than 20 minutes away via car.

My only drawback was the free wireless Internet did not work on my netbook in our room #319. However, it worked awesome once we took it to the lobby or restaurant.


I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this property to anyone visiting La Fortuna area.

I definitely would re-consider staying here upon my return trips back to La Fortuna, Costa Rica in the very near future.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mountain Paradise
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 (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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