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Reviewed November 6, 2014

Our return to Nepenthe for a relaxing vacation was wonderful. Agustin was a great host as usual. Welcome us with open arms and could not wait to help us in our adventures. We stayed in the main house with the spectacular views and had a great time. The breakfasts were tasty with fresh eggs from the chickens on the property. All of the staff were friendly and helpful.
We got the chance to visit with Gordon (owner), what a nice guy. He made sure our visit exceeded our expectations again. They had added a restaurant to the palce and what great food. Very fresh and made with local ingredients.
I highly recommend Nepenthe. If you just want to relax and enjoy the views or if you want to do some adventures. Agustin can arrange horse back ridding (which we did, Awesome!) zip lines and any other activies in the area.
If you are in the area you should stay at Nepenthe you will not be dispointed.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Havsurf
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Reviewed October 26, 2014

You really need a 4x4 to get there but it is allllll worth it. This is probably the best view we ever seen.... Breathtaking isn't even enough to describe it. You have a great close view of the volcano and the arenal lake. The sound of the mountains and rainforest is so calming you forget everything around you. Cabins were comfertable and you need absolutely nothing more than offered. Breakfast was great with a nice overview of the lake and a very welcoming staff who provided us with everything we needed. We had a very nice chat with the owner and Augustine, just great people who make you feel very comfertable. And absolute recommendation if you want to see a million dollar view and want to forget your daily routine.

Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Danielle V
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Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nepenthe is a relaxing and welcoming B&B that has a spectacular view and is located right on the edge of the rain forest which enabled us to see a large variety of monkeys, birds and butterflies from the comfort of hammock chairs. Agustin is a knowledgable and hospitable host who helped us plan and book several excursions in the area that suited our interests. Odilie and the other ladies working at the B&B were cheerful and welcoming and prepared delicious breakfasts in a lovely family style eating area. After a day of hiking in the rain forest you can relax with a swim in the infinity pool or, if you plan ahead, finish the day with an excellent massage at the on-site spa. We enjoyed two full weeks at Nepenthe and enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks Agustin and all of the staff for such a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Leslie L
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Reviewed September 4, 2014

It wAs 2 days in Arenal and it was a great stay . First of all great mention to Agustin the ownr/manager Who was great and very kind in each request from the directions to get there to the dinner arranged out of time . The panoranme is fantastic expecially in the morning when the Sun rises and you can enjoy the colours and the view relaxing and having a bath in the pool. The breakfast delicious and generous. The room spacious and clean but also very silent. The position Frankly not very easy to find cause located in el Castillo which is 30 min from la fortuna . The road to get there is the only bad point cause you should Have a whale drive otherwise it' s a great problem. On the other hand is colse to the main attractions and activity es of the Arenal park such as osservatore lodge and Sky adv . They Have also a little restaurant where you cantaste local food fresh prepared.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank salvatore l
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

The view from Nepenthe is incredible, but the ride to the hotel is long, unpaved and rocky--it cannot be reached without four whee drive. There were some issues with the rooms--curtain rod fell, forgot to put sheets in our room for an extra bed, etc--but it is a nice spot. You just need to be ready to be well off the beaten path. The restaurant at the hotel, Tres Cabras, is delicious--but the menu is prix fixe, so make sure to let the owners, Rebecca and Ryan, about food allergies before booking your reservation.

Room Tip: If you are in the cabinas at the bottom of the hill, you'll need ot make sure there's a flashlight in your room for walking back and forth to reception, but its worth it for the kitchenettes inside.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Casey O
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