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Villa Decary

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Decary. Everything was beautifully done, including the artful breadfast display by Elkin. Suzy made us feel welcome and looked after. Very clean, very pretty with wonderful balconies to watch the howler monkeys. Strongly recommend it.

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Lashburn, SK
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Lovely grounds, and wonderful and helpful people - a big thanks to Suzy and Elkin for making our stay absolutely wonderful. The breakfasts were delicious, the experience was wonderful, and Villa Decary is a superb base from which to explore the Arenal area.

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Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

Owner Suzy provided the inside scoop to see the Costa Rica Lake Arenal up close and personal.The views from the Villa were breathtaking, rooms were comfortable and the breakfast each morning was delicious! Suzy listened to our hopes for our time in the area and gave us options and advice that made our trip memorable. Our day trip to Elkin's...

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We just came back from a 2.5 week trip in CR and this place was one of our favorites. We were walk-in guests and the moment we drove through the beautiful garden we knew we were in for a treat. When we pulled up at the entrance, our hostess came out right away and made us feel at home immediately....

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Seattle
Reviewed 8 May 2013

This is a must stay for bed and breakfast goers, and bird watchers! Suzy and Olivia are wonderful! Suzy will help with you plan for whatever you'd like to do for the day! I wanted to go paddle boarding on the lake, and Suzy gave me plenty of options and set everything up! Olivia is a great company guide dog....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 April 2013

We were there in Mid February. The place is a little hard to find and best to get there before dark. But once you find it, the view of the lake is beautiful and the bird watching is terrific. But, most importantly, the staff are wonderful, kind, friendly helpful, no fuss. Woke up to an amazing view and birds all...

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Gaithersburg, MD
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We had a Wonderful experience staying at Villa Decary. Fantastic hosts and extremely accommodating staff made our stay memorable. Our view from the deluxe hotel room of the lake was perfect. Great bird watching!!! We highly recommend Villa Decary and hope we can return one day.

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at Villa Decary for one night during our recent trip to CR (March 2013). We were very pleased with our choice and only wished we could have stayed there for longer. Suzy at Villa Decary answered many questions prior to our making the booking. She gave us a good recommendation for car rental which...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Not only did our 2 day planned stay turn into 4 we can not state enough how really fabulous this place is. Besides the wonderful rooms and property not to mention the awesome bird viewing the people were so awesome, we really can't tell anyone enough how really wonderful everyone was. The owners were so informative and more than willing...

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Brasilito
Reviewed 28 March 2013

If there is a reason why to stay in Nuevo Arenal this is it!!!! From the moment you enter the property grounds of Villa Decary you are welcomed by a beautiful botanical garden with an amazing collection of palms and trees that are the home of extensive variety of birds such as Toucans, Montezuma Oropendolas, and Humming birds. The highlight...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Arenal's most beautiful hotel. Botanical garden and rain forest setting, spectacular views of Lake Arenal, the Tilaran Mountains and the rain forest. All accommodations have private entry, private hot water bathroom, private deck, orthopedic mattresses. Rates include scrumptious breakfasts, beautifully served. Casitas with full kitchens available. Monkeys, 140 species of birds. Peaceful, private, serene. Close to many activities: kayaking, fishing, hot springs, volcano, birding, canopy tours, windsurfing, horseback riding, nature walks and more. Great eateries nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Decary

Address: Mile East of Town 1 | Route 142, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Villa Decary Hotel Nuevo Arenal
Villa Decary Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal
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“All the rooms have beautiful views of the grounds, the birds and the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 479jenniferg, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles 401sylviah, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottages are comfortable and private, but the best access to the birds is from the rooms in the main building.”
  • View from the deck of a room in the main building
  • A room in the main building
  • View at sunset from a nearby restaurant, at sunset on Lake Arenal
 of 5 bubbles cruachan13, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms in the Villa have outstanding views. The second floor would be my preference.”
 of 5 bubbles williamjmills13, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room to overlook the birds in the morning. Fantastic to wake to the sounds of birds chirping for their breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles 700joef, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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