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We loved this hotel so much. The staff was very friendly and did whatever they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms were large, spacious and very comfortable. The bathrooms are really cool with the waterfall (I saw some negative comments about the bathroom waterfall and we had nothing but great things to say about it). The back porches were really pleasant and the Private hot tub Back there were really nice. The view from the pool and the restaurant of the volcano was incredible. The food at the restaurant was really good as well (both dinner and breakfast). The hotel is very centrally located being just about 10 minutes from La Fortuna, about 20 minutes from the hanging bridges and the 1968 hiking trail, and close to the hot spring resorts. The staff took COVID very seriously and had very serious cleaning standards. We felt very comfortable the entire time, and we are taking COVID very seriously. Overall, cannot say enough good things!

This was a very pleasant resort with a nice view of Arenal.

Nice grounds, good breakfast, nice employees. Warning....room smelled extremely strong of pesticides, in the room, and on the patio.

Nice hotel in the middle of the rainforest the staff was friendly and the the hotel is very close to the volcano. Most of the time the volcano was clouded over but there was one day when we were able to see the whole volcano

Nice hotel and wonderful area. Wonderful view of the Arenal volcano. Good breakfast. Dinner selection was limited but good. We had a good time staying here. The town was 7 km. Roundtrip taxi is $20 to the town.

Will be recommending this property to all my friends and family. Was the most relaxing accommodation in our many weeks in Costa Rica.

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

Arenal Volcano La Fortuna Alajuela

Hotel highlights

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

Mountain Paradise Wellness & Spa places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Arenal Volcano National Park and Kalambu Hot Springs. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 46 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


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. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All of Mountain Paradise Wellness & Spa's 46 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including patios, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Mountain Paradise Wellness & Spa, guests enjoy 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. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with securing valuables, luggage storage, and concierge services. Other amenities at this hot springs hotel include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Villa Garabito

1 Double Bed, 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 5

Casita Premium

1 Double Bed and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Villa Arenal

1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Mountain Paradise Wellness & Spa

Everyone (4) Couples (17) Family (5) Friends (2)
5
Partner Couples

We loved this hotel so much. The staff was very friendly and did whatever they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms were large, spacious and very comfortable. The bathrooms are really cool with the waterfall (I saw some negative comments about the bathroom waterfall and we had nothing but great things to say about it). The back porches were really pleasant and the Private hot tub Back there were really nice. The view from the pool and the restaurant of the volcano was incredible. The food at the restaurant was really good as well (both dinner and breakfast). The hotel is very centrally located being just about 10 minutes from La Fortuna, about 20 minutes from the hanging bridges and the 1968 hiking trail, and close to the hot spring resorts. The staff took COVID very seriously and had very serious cleaning standards. We felt very comfortable the entire time, and we are taking COVID very seriously. Overall, cannot say enough good things!

By , from Washington, DC on Nov 24, 2020

4
Partner Couples

This was a very pleasant resort with a nice view of Arenal.

By on Jan 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 10, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much .We are always so grateful to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed themselves and our property. We hope to host you again in the future! Greetings and blessings

4
Partner Couples

Nice grounds, good breakfast, nice employees. Warning....room smelled extremely strong of pesticides, in the room, and on the patio.

By on Dec 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 12, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the review! We are always so grateful to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed themselves and our property. We hope to host you again in the future! Greetings and blessings

5
Everyone

Nice hotel in the middle of the rainforest the staff was friendly and the the hotel is very close to the volcano. Most of the time the volcano was clouded over but there was one day when we were able to see the whole volcano

By on Aug 21, 2018

5
Everyone

Nice hotel and wonderful area. Wonderful view of the Arenal volcano. Good breakfast. Dinner selection was limited but good. We had a good time staying here. The town was 7 km. Roundtrip taxi is $20 to the town.

By on Jul 11, 2018

5
Everyone

Will be recommending this property to all my friends and family. Was the most relaxing accommodation in our many weeks in Costa Rica.

By on Apr 3, 2018

Review comment responded on May 26, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you! Your opinion has an enormous value to us. We feel proud that you have chosen us to be part of your experience. Seeing that you loved your stay at our hotel fills us with joy and drives us to continue exceeding our customer expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards Diego Kooper O. Manager

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

Friends

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

By on Jun 24, 2014

Mountain Paradise Wellness & Spa

Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Alajuela
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