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Arenal Vista Lodge La Fortuna Reviews
Amazing view, beautiful scenery, nice rooms and helpful staff... Feb 22, 2011
My stay at the Arenal Vista Lodge was very peaceful. The pool and the pool deck were inviting and clean. The grounds are well cared for and the scenery was beautiful. I was hoping for the volcano would make some noise (since it's been quite for a while) but just being near the baby, and the lake made for a peaceful and relaxed stay.
The road from the primary road is a bit rough, quite do-able, even without 4x4. Bumpy yes... very much so, but its a small price to pay to be surrounded by such an amazing setting.
The staff is extremely helpful. I asked for directions to my next hotel in Monteverde and not only was the guy able to give me directions he even called the hotel to have them fax over a map. - What more could I ask for!
There is a pizza joint next door and its quite good, so do check out that place out.
The town of La Fortuna is about 35 minutes away, but with such wonderful scenery who cares... it's vacation no?
There were a lot of steps to get to the room, but again - small price to pay for the view!
Didn't eat here, but I saw they had very clean kitchen and the eating area had a wonderful view of the lake and volcano.
I'm not sure if they have AC in any of the rooms- my room didn't and I thought I would have a problem with that. However, the nights were quite cool - I didn't even use the fan in the room, just opened the window.
Waking up looking at the volcano/lake and the birds flying over was joyful way to start the day!
I gave rated the location a 5 because of the view, if you're looking to stay in town, this may not be the place for you - but you're missing out - my opinon.
Sleep quality could always be better, I'm very picky on the firmness of the bed. Harder the better - most would say softer the better... but to each their own.
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Arenal Vista Lodge Overview
Location This Arenal hotel is the ideal starting point for those wishing to explore the northern part of Costa Rica; lying amidst tropical forests in the biological corridor between the forest reserve of Montevere and Arenal national park. Guests may observe over 300 species of bird here; as well as 100 species of mammal and 2;500 species of plants and orchids. The main attraction of this region is the conical volcano of Arenal; the youngest strato volcano in Costa Rica and one of the most acti Facilities The single-storey eco hotel offers a total of 25 lodges and features a foyer with a 24-hour reception desk; a safe; a currency exchange desk. Dining options include a welcoming caf ' as well as an excellent air-conditioned u la carte restaurant with a non-smoking area where all tastes are catered to. A selection of drinks may be enjoyed at the pleasant bar and there is also a well-equipped conference room on offer to guests as well as a souvenir shop. The room; laundry and medical services may be taken advantage of and there is also a bicycle storage facility. Those arriving by car may make use of the public car park. Rooms Each of the comfortable lodges comes with a bathroom with a shower (warm water available); a cupboard; and a balcony affording spectacular views out over the surrounding idyllic landscape. Sports/Entertainment There is a swimming pool within the complex and it is possible to kick back and relax on the sun terrace where parasols and sun loungers have been laid out ready for use. Sports enthusiasts may embark on one of the optional tours to the thermal springs; undertake a canopy safari or go horse riding or cycling. Payment American Express; MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
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