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Mountain Paradise Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel. Little away from the town. Spacious rooms, comfortable large beds. Waterfall shower was awesome. Great breakfast buffet had mix of local and western variety.

Our stay was fantastic. We were greeted promptly by the staff and given welcome drinks as well as a comprehensive tour and transportation to our bungalow. The room is spacious, tropical and ours came with the most fantastic view possible. The shower was amazing as well as the whirlpool tub on the patio. The hotel worked hard to ensure we were comfortable and arranged transportation for us whenever we needed to take a tour or travel to town. This is a jungle room so there are the infrequent insect visitors in the bathroom however we only noted a few flies that came in while we had the patio door open. We had room 101 and our only complaint would be the loud music from the nearby pool bar and the loud screaming children next door.

We found this boutique hotel online, reserved a room and was not disappointed. Very Romantic villa was what they gave us with beautiful stone washroom, bedroom with wall to wall glass door with views of tropical garden and the Volcano and opening up to your private patio with an outdoor Jacuzzi tub! The public pool is stunning and is really a massive hot tub with waterfalls, swim up bar and restaurant. The formal restaurant was good with stunning views of Arenel Volcano... Unbelievable!

Very nice hotel... The pool was really good specially the sink in bar...

Pros: end of road seclusion, above avg room size w/ pvt patio; food was quite good compare to previous reviews, new chef Cons: rude receptionist, he told us he can x-ge our $ but failed to do so when we requested. He would not give me another room key card and ask me to meet the staff at my room to have it opened. I waited for 15 min & no one showed up; rude wet bartender who condescendingly disciplined me when I reach for a pool towel& said "u have to buy a ticket at the front desk to rent a towel". I have never heard of a hotel who charges for pool towels & make it inconvenience

Great views, staff were wonderful,easy to get to other activities. Villas were great, but could do with a dehumidifier as they became very damp, after 4 days of rain and therefore not really comfortable.

We stopped in Fortuna and stayed at mountain paradise hotel for two nights. It was our favorite part of the trip, as everything was perfect! The rooms and facilities were beautiful and the staff was amazing. We will definitely be back.

Hotel Mountain paradise was our favorite hotel ever. The rooms were amazing, the pool was extremely relaxing, the location was private but within minutes of lots of attractions. The views are amazing. Truly our favorite. We really thought about changing out trip so we could stay another night here. The one downside is the food was not terrific. Breakfast was great, but not dinner.

Location and grounds were beautiful and the pool and wet bar were great. We spent a few nights soaking in the heated pool while it poured rain...a great way to not let the vacation rain get to you. I accidently made the reservation for a day earlier than we wanted to leave. The hotel staff was great about letting us stay an extra night and even kept the same low rate I got through a third party. It's a bit out of town, but not too far, and they run a few shuttles every day.

The waterfall shower did not have warm water, we had frogs inside the bathroom area, the air conditioner did not work very well and the toilet was also faulty. We had to keep taking off the toilet lid to plug the water. The pool is a hot springs pool, why would you want to swim in that in hot and humid costa rica?!

the hotel is very nice and the staff in front desk are very helpful and very nice but the roomcleaning lady dont like to change towels and give extra towels at all and the ac in the room dont work at all i had the staff come up and look at the ac 4 time and in my 5 day stay i never had ac in the room had to sleep in the living room were the ac work

Room was huge qnd great view, but bugs and spiders in room (tropical so understoood). Bed as very uncomfortable but amenities made up for that. Great tours and food bit things are expensive here.

I have to say that Mountain Paradise resort looked pretty good and volcano views were amazing until we walked into our room and that's where magic ended. Room had a feel of Flintstones' cave. Shower was made of fake boulders with real plants hanging down. Room smelled like nobody has been there for few days and small spiderweb with spider on the bed was a clear evidence of that. Rustic beds were not very comfortable and even less so when caterpillar (2"x3/4") dropped from ceiling on my arm, landed on sheet and pooped green liquid. A/C wasn't working very good and randomly made squealing noises. It stopped working when we needed it the most. There wasn't enough storage space, just one little closet already half-filled with the safe and we didn't even bother to unpack our bags. Hotel staff used gas-engine shuttles, which made terrible smell all over the resort. We could smell them during the breakfast in open-space restaurant, yummy. I'm surprised they didn't use electric carts in middle of the amazing nature. Their restaurant was mediocre at best. 3 out of 4 in our company were disappointed. Pizza place 5 minutes away was much more satisfying.

The room was amazing and beautiful with a view second to none. The gorgeous waterfall shower was the best until the hot water became room temp and we found out that was normal. Very nice staff with amazing free breakfast and awesome pool although over run with kids at times. Overall VERY happy and would def go back

Just finished a family stay at this hotel and we were all thrilled with the staff's helpfulness, friendliness and professionalism. Alexandra and Abdrubal at the front desk organized and scheduled many trips for us and everything ran like clockwork. Everyone spoke English well enough that communication was never an issue. Just be prepared for a long drive from either of the airports. Don't rent a car, have the hotel organize a driver for you. You can rent a car in La Fortuna if you want but driving is a task better done by the locals...

We stayed here for a few nights during our trip to Costa Rica. The grounds of the hotel are very beautiful and have superb views of the volcano (when it's not covered by clouds...). The staff was friendly and helpful, though they all seemed to be kids...they were more than competent. The pool was nice, but not amazing. The restaurant was also nice, the food was good, but very expensive. I'd recommend eating in La Fortuna to save some money. The room itself was comfortable, but pretty tacky as far as the design...The bathroom had a waterfall shower, which was cool, but it got all over the floor and never drained properly! The room also had a jacuzzi tub on the porch, but it was only big enough for one person and was not at all private as anyone walking by could see you in the tub. All in all an average hotel, nothing special.

Very nice hotel with a relaxing atmosphere. Great pool and bathrooms! I would recommend this for any honeymooners looking for a relaxing setting that is close to everything that Fortuna has to offer.

Beautiful rooms, staff amazing. My husband left his jacket with wallet in the pocket and by the time we got to Monteverde the staff had already sent in to us with a courier. Couldn't have asked for more. Check out the bathrooms

The hotel lacks any standard and should not be rated at all . They have 3 person staff that does everything and that also not properly. The front desk to bellmen to room service all are done by same person after long wait every time. My first visit to CR I would never go again to CR this has left a bad taste hotels like this should not be run or licensed. Showers take 30 mins to get hot water no internet working and no one can fix it .

if you like the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, this is your hotel. you will have your peace & quiet with an amazing view. if you want excitement; canopy, canoeing & other adventures are near by. However, this hotel lacks in-room refrigerator & dressers. overall, this is my best trip.

Arenal Volcano La Fortuna Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Arenal Hot Springs within a short walk of Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Mountain Paradise Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Baldi Hot Springs. This 46-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In the mountains, the hotel is also close to Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Ave del Paraiso, which specializes in international cuisine. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Mountain Paradise Hotel's 46 rooms are individually decorated and provide patios, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Plasma TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include phones and desks.


Property features

Mountain Paradise Hotel features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 165 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Villas Garabito

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 5

Villas Arenal

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Mountain Paradise Hotel

Everyone (1) Couples (14) Family (5) Friends (2)
5
Everyone

Nice hotel. Little away from the town. Spacious rooms, comfortable large beds. Waterfall shower was awesome. Great breakfast buffet had mix of local and western variety.

By on Nov 27, 2016

5

a true paradise

Couples
Fantastic breakfast Amazing view from patio

Our stay was fantastic. We were greeted promptly by the staff and given welcome drinks as well as a comprehensive tour and transportation to our bungalow. The room is spacious, tropical and ours came with the most fantastic view possible. The shower was amazing as well as the whirlpool tub on the patio. The hotel worked hard to ensure we were comfortable and arranged transportation for us whenever we needed to take a tour or travel to town. This is a jungle room so there are the infrequent insect visitors in the bathroom however we only noted a few flies that came in while we had the patio door open. We had room 101 and our only complaint would be the loud music from the nearby pool bar and the loud screaming children next door.

By on Aug 3, 2016

5

romantic spot

Couples

We found this boutique hotel online, reserved a room and was not disappointed. Very Romantic villa was what they gave us with beautiful stone washroom, bedroom with wall to wall glass door with views of tropical garden and the Volcano and opening up to your private patio with an outdoor Jacuzzi tub! The public pool is stunning and is really a massive hot tub with waterfalls, swim up bar and restaurant. The formal restaurant was good with stunning views of Arenel Volcano... Unbelievable!

By on Jan 25, 2015

5

home away from home

GetawayWithFriends

Very nice hotel... The pool was really good specially the sink in bar...

By on Jun 24, 2014

3

staff detract from otherwise an amazing property

Couples

Pros: end of road seclusion, above avg room size w/ pvt patio; food was quite good compare to previous reviews, new chef Cons: rude receptionist, he told us he can x-ge our $ but failed to do so when we requested. He would not give me another room key card and ask me to meet the staff at my room to have it opened. I waited for 15 min & no one showed up; rude wet bartender who condescendingly disciplined me when I reach for a pool towel& said "u have to buy a ticket at the front desk to rent a towel". I have never heard of a hotel who charges for pool towels & make it inconvenience

By on May 12, 2014

4

good value for money

GetawayWithFriends

Great views, staff were wonderful,easy to get to other activities. Villas were great, but could do with a dehumidifier as they became very damp, after 4 days of rain and therefore not really comfortable.

By on Jul 31, 2013

5

honeymoon trip across costa rica

Couples

We stopped in Fortuna and stayed at mountain paradise hotel for two nights. It was our favorite part of the trip, as everything was perfect! The rooms and facilities were beautiful and the staff was amazing. We will definitely be back.

By on Jun 3, 2013

5

amazing stay

Couples

Hotel Mountain paradise was our favorite hotel ever. The rooms were amazing, the pool was extremely relaxing, the location was private but within minutes of lots of attractions. The views are amazing. Truly our favorite. We really thought about changing out trip so we could stay another night here. The one downside is the food was not terrific. Breakfast was great, but not dinner.

By on May 16, 2013

4

would definitely go back

Couples

Location and grounds were beautiful and the pool and wet bar were great. We spent a few nights soaking in the heated pool while it poured rain...a great way to not let the vacation rain get to you. I accidently made the reservation for a day earlier than we wanted to leave. The hotel staff was great about letting us stay an extra night and even kept the same low rate I got through a third party. It's a bit out of town, but not too far, and they run a few shuttles every day.

By on Apr 19, 2013

2

expected more

Couples

The waterfall shower did not have warm water, we had frogs inside the bathroom area, the air conditioner did not work very well and the toilet was also faulty. We had to keep taking off the toilet lid to plug the water. The pool is a hot springs pool, why would you want to swim in that in hot and humid costa rica?!

By on Jun 22, 2012