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Linda Vista Hotel

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel overlooking the lake and the volcano. Very nice restaurant and lovely pool! This is a great location, beautiful scenery and very tranquil (you need a vehicle to get around as it is very secluded). Many good restaurants nearby, close to activities and only about 20min to drive to La Fortuna. Perfect place to discover the beauty of...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room 36, spacious, comfortable and bright. Pool area super overlooking the lake. Superb views of Lake and volcano as well as balcony for viewing nightly spectacular electric storms, Wow! We did not eat in restaurant, but for breakfast, as menu does not really cater to vegetarians but their Gallo Pinto and fruit is lovely and more than adequate to set...

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Beautiful Hotel and gardens, Amazing views to the volcano and the lake from all the property. The swimming pool with the infinity view was just great and relaxing. There is a nice trail at the back of the hotel where we got to see tucans and monkeys

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Super clean. Gorgeous views. Very very nice and helpful staff. Meals below average. Dinner was pricey and not that good. But it is an adventure driving there. After the white knuckle drive we didn't want to leave for dinner. Pool nice. Jacuzzi was cold? Nice place.

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Gronlid
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here, pool is beautiful, our room had a great view, staff was helpful!! We stayed a week, so the two choices for the free breakfast got boring, we stayed in room 19, just had a hard wood bench on the deck, we asked for a chair and got one which was nice! Could hear the neighbours...

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Spent two nights here in mid-march. Fantastic. Friendly staff, good views and pool, great food and very decent gravel road. Macaws and other birds were roaming the property and we enjoyed every minute. Very much to recommend and only 25 mins from La Fortuna. Many people told us its an hour away, but it really is much faster and allows...

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Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We booked this hotel for two nights for our trip around Costa Rica. The main reason was to have beautiful (according other reviews) view on Arenal Volcano. Unfortunately, days we stayed were very foggy and cloudy with periods of rain, so I cannot really comment on view… But here what we liked and not liked about this hotel. What we...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It is well worth taking the time to drive out El Castillo, if you are staying in the Arenal area. You soon learn to weave around the potholes. In no time you can be at Linda Vista for one of the best views anywhere. The hotel is nice, rooms are average to good by CR standards. Food is good at...

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Perfect spot the views are just amazing, The hotel is very nice located at el castillo with very nice grounds. The rooms are nice and cleans with 2 double beds and nice working aircon, with is a must in the area.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Wife and I just stayed for three nights in mid-March. Great weather, warm with most clouds clearing around noon leaving picture perfect views. The dirt road there is not that bad, a compact car can easily make it, just drive slow. Crews were also smoothing it out when we were there. Plus, it is worth taking in the view and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Linda Vista Hotel is located at El Castillo, just 22 km from La Fortuna downtown. A perfect choice for hikes in the Arenal Volcano National Park or activities on Lake Arenal. There is, however, a nice range of amenities located at the hotel for those that would rather stay put. Guests will enjoy lounging within the hotel's unique three-tiered swimming pool, which affords spectacular views of the volcano, and relaxing jacuzzi. The Loma Linda Restaurant serves up a nice variety of international and national meals, including a large free breakfast every morning. Guests in need of libations can visit the bar, which is stocked with beers, wines, juices, liquors and more. The rooms at Linda Vista are clean and spacious. Tile floors extend to private terraces, where guests can sit and enjoy astounding views of the Arenal Volcano. All rooms are equipped with a private hot water bathroom, ceiling fan, a/c, and coffee maker. Wireless internet helps guests to stay connected to friends and family at home, while an in-room safe ensures that valuables remain secure. The Badilla's would love to share the secrets and beauty of this area with you and your friends or family! General Information Hotel Facilities & Services: Safe deposit box Mini bar Wet bar Swimming pool (for adults & kids) Jacuzzi Restaurant Bar Free WiFi Laundry Service - We accept all Credit Cards Accommodations: All rooms come equipped with a private hot water bathroom, ceiling fan, terrace, coffee maker, safe deposit box, and wireless internet. Standard Room - these rooms have one double and one single bed. They do not have a volcano view and can sleep up to three people. Junior Suites - these suites have two queen size beds, air conditioning, mini bar, hairdryer, satellite TV, and a private parking lot. They have a volcano view and can sleep up to four people. Master Suites - these suites have two queen size beds, air conditioning, mini fridge, hairdryer, private terrace, coffee maker, satellite TV, bathrobes, and an iron. They have a volcano view and can sleep up to four people. Honeymoon Suite - this suite has one queen size bed, air conditioning, mini fridge, bathtub, hairdryer, coffee maker, private terrace, satellite TV, PC station, and a private parking lot. It has a volcano view and can sleep up to two people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Linda Vista Hotel

Address: El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: $70 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Linda Vista Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Linda Vista Del Norte Hotel
Hotel Linda Vista Del Norte
Linda Vista Hotel Costa Rica/El Castillo
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“All rooms have volcano views. Worth paying extra for a small suite.”
DanielR95, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Had standard room with amazing view”
JA5280, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Junior Suite #21 had an overhang that partially obstructed the beautiful view to the volcano. The rooms on either side did not.”
Hunster25, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the 2nd floor for rewarding sunrise views of Lake Arenal”
573lizt, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“go for one of the suites”
435anniep, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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