Pros: My mother using a walker was able to go everywhere on the property. The staff was wonderful and accommodating.
Pros: The room was reasonably priced after the off-season discount of 30%. The property is well-designed, and the thermal pools are nice. Tour desk staff was very friendly and helpful.
Cons: The restaurants are over-priced. WiFi only in the common areas. Can be noisy if somebody is staying in the adjoining room.
Pros: Resort overall was nicely, staff helpful and courteous at front and helping to rooms. Room service was fast
Cons: Pools a little too hot, kids didn't like bartenders serves. I also thought it was a little slow.
Arenal Springs Resort is a great choice for a stay in La Fortuna. You can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, or aromatherapy, and Ti-Cain, one of 3 restaurants, serves fusion cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 2 outdoor pools and a poolside bar, and rooms offer balconies and refrigerators.
Pros: Great location, very customer-centric, convenient to fun activities, interesting tours, and good restaurants
Cons: Breakfast and coffee not available until 6:30. Activities have early start times so breakfast at least by 6 would be better
Pros: Comfortable and luxury rooms, great volcano views.
Cons: Food at rhe bar a little pricey
The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort offers an airport shuttle during limited hours for USD 170 per vehicle one way. You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, or aromatherapy, and international cuisine is served at Emperador, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 3 outdoor pools and a poolside bar, and rooms at this upscale hotel get the details right with rainfall showerheads and bathrobes.
Voted one of the seven resorts in the world with the most spectacular views by CNN Travel, this luxury 5-star resort offers the best that Costa Rica has to offer. The 165-acre tropical paradise features 28 thermal spring pools with the highest quality mineral content in the Arenal area. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at the Laguna Swim-up Bar, rush down the famous Monkey Slide at Perdidos Springs, or relax in the natural hot springs riverside at the Club Rio Outdoor Center, the on-site Adventure Center and Wildlife Sanctuary.
Pros: Had a wonderful stay. Great location to explore the rain forest of Costa Rica. Had a wonderful room with beautiful views. Fabulous bathroom with huge Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great to come back to the resort after hiking, zip-lining and ATV-ing and relax at the hot springs. Will definitely return.
Cons: Breakfast was very expensive. Buffet was $25++. The bill was $125.00 for our family of 4. We shopped in town and had breakfast in the room. Was still enjoyable. There was a fridge, coffee. Would be nice to have options for breakfast.
Pros: The surroundings were beautiful with the volcano as the backdrop. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Shuttle service to spa and springs was very timely.
Pros: The hot springs make it worth the price. We stayed for one night, but enjoyed two days on the hot springs and pools. We absolutely loved it and recommend it.
Cons: Do not expect great food. Both breakfast and dinner were highly overpriced for the quality. Dinner was so disappointing, we spent about $100 for two entrees, one appetizer and two beers, but the ribeye was could barely edible, and the special nothing to brag about. They also offer a buffet by the pool for $39/person, which we didn't try. Breakfast for $25/person was also a rip off considering I only enjoyed the fruits and yogurt. The rest of the buffet was not great, so I barely touched it. They need to invest in better food in my opinion...
Pros: Ultra luxury accommodations if u choose the Rainforest room.
What makes this place extra special is the Shangri-La, the exclusive hotel guests only portion of the thermal spa.
Can't wait to go there again!
Pros: Everything was perfect. Best service and facilities! Amazing!
Cons: The breakfast is expensive
Pros: Staff, room and Thermals are amazing.
Area for guests only is very romantic and peaceful.
Cons: Thermal waters in area for guests only was not as hot as described by staff. Due to rain, all bungalows were dirty and wet. Staff could have been more on the ball on that. Perhaps covering them with plastic sheets so they wouldn't get so wet.
Pros: The thermal pools
Cons: The cleanliness was horrible. Dingy and smell of mold. The facility needs an update badly
Pros: Everything was Amazing
Cons: A less formal eating option and less expensive breakfast.
Pros: It's a magical place that never disappoints.Very family friendly yet very romantic, too....They have also made improvements and updates to the Spa. The only negative thing is you are totally watered logged after 48 hours there. We only stay 2-3 days max. Then head to the Pacific coast.
Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano this luxury resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure & relaxation. A member of The Leading Hotels and Spas of the World, Tabacon provides fabulous accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The unique thermal mineral springs emerge from the volcano, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Visit Shangri-La Gardens, a hotel guests and adults-only hideaway. Delight your senses with world-class cuisine inspired by local fares and indulge at The Grand Spa where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows.
Pros: We loved the hotel! Too bad we only stayed one night because they were booked. The photos in the internet does no justice.The staff was very nice and everything was very clean. The room was large and it felt like a luxury hotel. The garden was very pretty and very well kept. The view of the volcano was beautiful. My daughter and her husband got a massage at the spa and they said the setting was beautiful in the lush gardens next to a river. The hot spring pool are drained and new water is put in in the morning. Loved everything about the hotel. Only regret is that we didn't stay there more days. We went the next day to another hotel that was more expensive and was not as nice.
Pros: Great location. Unbeatable views of Volcan Arenal. Wonderful pools and grounds. Great restaurant. Large clean air-conditioned rooms.
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs Resort is a great choice for a stay in La Fortuna. You can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, body scrubs, or aromatherapy, and international cuisine is served at La Saca, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2 outdoor pools and a poolside bar are other highlights at this romantic hotel, and rooms offer balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs.
Pros: Friendly. Atmosphere and staff. Location. Food presentation.
Cons: Stairs to restaurant.
Hotel Rio Celeste Hideaway offers airport drop-off service (available 24 hours). Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in massages, body scrubs, or facials. An outdoor pool and a lazy river are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale resort offer up nice touches like iPod docks, bathrobes, and Select Comfort beds with premium linens.
Pros: The resort was a beautiful setting lots of greenery and a very friendly and accommodating staff. Had a plumbing problem first day but it was quickly resolved. Food was good and location was close to town but still tucked away.
Pros: The place is beautiful. The pool and hot tubs are great. When we checked in we took advantage of the special at the spa. The spa is amazing the massage was fine but the location is unbelievable, the room was open on one side facing the jungle and river I have never been to a spa before where the nature sounds were real and not played through speakers.
Cons: It's the jungle do you have to expect some bugs. There were tiny ants everywhere at the resort they did not bother anything but seeing ants crawl through the room lowers the cleanliness score to 4 stars. That being said I would stay here again in a heartbeat even with the ants.
Casa Luna Hotel & Spa offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 165 per vehicle one-way. You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy, and international cuisine is served at Luna Grill Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 2 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool, and rooms at this Colonial hotel get the details right with premium bedding and rainfall showerheads.
A great choice for a stay in La Fortuna, Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa offers airport pick-up service (available on request). You can visit the spa to be pampered with massages, body wraps, or hydrotherapy, and Heliconias, one of 3 restaurants, serves breakfast and dinner. 2 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool are other highlights at this upscale hotel, and rooms offer up nice touches like jetted tubs and down comforters.
When visiting La Fortuna, Lomas del Volcán is a great choice to consider. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Lomas, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a children's pool are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like pillowtop beds with down comforters.
Pros: One of the best hotels we've stayed at. We are sad to not be able to stay longer.
Enjoy your visit to Monteverde with a stay at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or Ayurvedic treatments. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer room service and down comforters.
Pros: View of volcano was beautiful. The thermal springs were relaxing. We had a good time.
Cons: Some of the prices were hiked up. They made a mistake with our billing, so pay attention when checking out.
Pros: Nice place. Good privacy even in shared houses with private verandas. Lots of pools and other stuff to do. Great breakfast. Restaurant doesn't do takeout and pool bar, which does, was very slow, though otherwise ok. And technically they ban food from the outside. So with a small baby going to sleep early, dinner was a problem. Thankfully there are minifridges (no microwaves or coffee pots, though) and no one enforces the ban. Also water slides, while fun, are a bit dangerous - the pools are too shallow for them to be used by adults without bruising an elbow or back
Pros: Free shuttle within the facility
Pros: Great views of the valley and the mountains
We could see and hear several different varieties of birds sitting in our balcony
Decent breakfast in the morning
Cons: $50/night for kids. Most hotels don't have extra charge for kids, the one's that have are $10-$25.. $50 is a bit too much, especially with no information upfront
Registration Staff was very helpful, but did not have a lot of information outside of Monteverde. Ordering anything to the room would take a long time to get.
Concierge/Travel Desk was under-staffed. One of the person at the desk was rude and not eager to help. Other person was very helpful.
Pros: The hotel property was tropically lush, well maintained and beautiful. They had a butterfly enclosure, a rare red frog enclosure, water, crocodiles and nice paved walkways. Wonderful view of the Arenol volcano. Our room was very large with a big closet and bath. It also had a front and back door with beautiful views for morning coffee. Breakfast buffet was good with a big variety of items and nice patio to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Cons: The beds were extremely hard, I had to lay out all my pillows and sleep on them.
A great choice for a stay in La Fortuna, Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort features a nightclub. You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or reflexology, and international cuisine is served at Las Palmas, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 11 outdoor pools and an indoor pool, and rooms offer plasma TVs and refrigerators.
Historias Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 160.00 per room roundtrip. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 7 AM and 9 AM. A bar/lounge and a terrace are other highlights, and rooms offer balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs.
Cons: Shower head was crazy, shower did not drain, no tv in room. Gustav was a great waiter and day front desk was wonderful. Night front desk and night waitress lacked personality.
Pros: Beautiful garden. Clean and comfortable room despite the humidity.
Cons: No insolation btw cabins, awaken everyday at 6am by our neighbours.
Very basic breakfast.
Front desk staff very cold and not offering any help or suggestion for the region.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge offers airport drop-off service (available on request). Guests can indulge in massages or mani/pedis, and Cloud Forest serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a terrace are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like memory foam beds with premium linens.
Pros: The hotel location was convenient, relatively quiet and it was easy to come and go throughout our stay. The room was very clean, bathroom was nice. We had a fridge which was helpful and a balcony to dry out our clothes. The wifi worked very well.
Cons: La Fortuna seemed safe, but just a note that there wasn't always someone sitting at the front desk. No breakfast included and the staff was nice, but one of the staff members didn't have particular recommendations beyond basic tourist stuff in town
Enjoy your visit to La Fortuna with a stay at Regina Hotel. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. Refrigerators and room service are offered in all rooms.
Pros: The location is without a doubt beautiful- however you can tell the resort needs some updating. Simple things like softer lighting, modern decorations, and new furniture in common areas would truly make this place a five star hotel. That aside, the pool/bar area is beautiful, and worth spending the time at. The rooms are huge, with amazing shower/waterfall built in. Private balconies give a sense of exlcusiveness and general feeling of getting away.
Cons: Only bar/snack area onsite didn't open until 6pm. The main restaurant food was not very good, which is unfortunate because it's where the free breakfast came from. We needed staff to come turn the private room jacuzzi on and off (which they did right away, so that's a perk), and again, just a general outdated feel in the main areas.
Pros: The location the rooms the pool and the restaurants were all amazing The staff was friendly and courteous. The staff was friendly and courteous. We got excellent customer service from John Carlo, Alan and Ana. it was amazing!
Cons: Alex and the front desk
Hotel Mountain Paradise features an outdoor pool, spa centre and terraces amid the gardens. WiFi access is available in common areas, free of charge. The property offers buffet or an à la carte service for breakfast free of charge.
The suites at this hotel are spacious and air conditioned. They also include a safety box and a balcony offering panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano. The bathrooms provide toiletries and a hairdryer.
There are 2 restaurants at Mountain Paradise that serve international dishes and it also has a bar.
Mountain Paradise has laundry and ironing services, plus golf carts are available to transport the guests.
The Volcán Arenal Hot Springs are 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel, and a rafting site can be reached in a 30-minute drive.
This property is also rated for the best value in Fortuna! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
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This was the best bed we slept on in Costa Rica! The shower worked great, the view from the room/balcony was lovely, there was a TV in the room, free WIFI and parking. The room included a small refrigerator which was a plus. Extremely clean and comfortable. We will stay here again next time we come.
Pros: The staff was so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was wonderful and included with the room. Close to main street in town and could easily walk to stores. Hotel arranged Cloud Forest visits and free van came and picked and dropped us off at hotel.
Enjoy your visit to Monteverde with a stay at Cabinas Eddy. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 7 AM and 9 AM. There's a garden, and rooms offer LCD TVs and refrigerators.
Pros: Very nice free breakfasts and a well stocked kitchen if you want to cook.
Friendly staff with reasonable excursion prices. Enjoyed zip lining and horseback riding. Cloud forest nature with guide was disappointing. Saw very few animals.
Very comfortable lounge and restaurant.
Free but spotty wifi unless in lounge.
Cons: Tiny rooms with only one nightstand and no drawers, closets and few places to hang stuff. Basically your stuff will be on the bed or floor. Shower was weak and again no shelves.
There is one five person room under the lounge. It is noisy so try to avoid it.
Camino Verde Bed & Breakfast offers an airport shuttle at scheduled times for CRC 25,000 per person one way. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM.
Pros: The hotel was in a convenient location to everything in Monteverde and Santa Elena. The views from the terrace were excellent, and the rooms themselves very clean and spacious. We also found the breakfast buffet to be very good.
Cons: No complaints.
Hotel Ficus Sunset Suites offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 90.720 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Antawara, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. A bar/lounge and a terrace are other highlights, and rooms offer balconies or patios and LCD TVs.
Pros: Nice place, smell of wood made it feel warm and cosy. Rooms are spacious, wifi not reliable in the rooms.
Little out of the way. However, if you want to do canyoning adventure it's right across the street.
Not easy to find at night.
Nice spacious rooms, private, good views from restaurant and balconies, clean rooms.
Over all good experience
Hotel de Montana Monteverde offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 190 per vehicle one way. The restaurant is a perfect spot to grab a bite to eat, and you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the spa tub for a relaxing end to the day. Other features include a sauna and a garden.
Trapp Family Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Monteverde. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other highlights include a garden, and rooms offer rainfall showerheads and free WiFi.
Enjoy your visit to Monteverde with a stay at Cabinas El Pueblo - Hostel. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and cooked-to-order breakfast daily between 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Other features include a terrace and a garden.