All hotels in La Fortuna (Alajuela), Costa Rica
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2 kilometers North from Banco Nacional, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.0 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 42 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.3
  • Service
    4.1
  • Comfort
    3.7
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.8
3.0 / 5Good
"Eco.. Realy?"
This property is out of town. No walking to anywhere. They use the word 'eco' extensively, but 10 minutes after we forgot our reusable container at breakfast with a strudel from last night, it was chucked into the garbage..? OK place to be if you are looking to be further from shops and have own car.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jun 27, 2015
Hagai
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great"
great eco friendly villas. friendly staff. clean and has aircon. nice breakfast.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Feb 18, 2015
Meghan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Excellent, very peaceful & quiet, the staff very friendly, made us feel at home away from home, plan to return in a year. Very pleased.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 26, 2015
cludia salgado
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Quiet peaceful country setting with helpful staff"
Two km out of LaFortuna on one of the bumpiest roads. They call it a Costa Rican massage. Only $3.50 taxi from LaFortuna to this peaceful country environment with forest and small stream. Three nights of restful sleep after full days of tours were a welcome. Breakfasts complete but not expansive buffet in an open dining environment. Staff very helpful in all matters of room requests, tour advice, and in general pleasing personalities. The room does not have a table for placing personal things or working with a computer, which is important in these days of travel where the Internet is integral for planning and communicating. Internet signal good most of the time in the rooms except during rains. Phone service excellent.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 30, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place and beautiful grounds"
We had a great stay at Eco Arenal. We only stayed one night, but I wish we could stay longer and take advantage of the beautiful grounds and the pool. We arrived earlier than the check-in time and after checking that our rooms are ready the manager on duty let us check -in. The rooms were roomy and very clean and neat. All the villas looked great( we booked 3 units) and well maintained. The grounds are so beautiful, with many different kinds of flowers, bushes and trees it feels like you in the botanical garden. The villas are also located outside the busy touristic area so it is super quiet and relaxing. The breakfast, which is included, was simple, but very delicious. We had rice and beans( it is served everywhere and with every meal in Costa Rica), scrambled eggs, ham, potatoes, fresh papaya, pineapple, bananas, bread basket, coffee, tea, orange juice. It is served starting at 7AM, so we had plenty of time to enjoy before going out to our activities. We were 8 adults in our group and everyone agree that we will stay there again if we're lucky to go back to Costa Rica.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 18, 2015
Livia
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good stay but staff could be more straightforward"
Nothing outstanding about the room, just an expected three star hotel. The staff was very polite, but not very useful. - Asked for an extra towel, but it never showed up. - We were suggested to do the hanging bridges with a "small" fee (we would think it meant no more than $10), but actually it was $24 each person for a walk less than 2 hours with a little kid. Nothing against the hanging bridges, it was pleasant to see and walk. Just the staff could be honest and straightforward. - The restaurant is pretty expensive and a little deceiving. They had the menu in a small little charcoal board (nothing fancy), three simple options (chicken, pork, pasta). We wouldn't think each of them actually meant a three course meal and $20 something each. We didn't know at that time and even ordered one for our three year old, and ended up with a bill of $65 and plenty leftover. Again, nothing bad about the food, but just wish things were a little more transparent, so we can make the best decision without feeling being cheated. If we had tons of money to spare as the staff assumed, we wouldn't have stayed in a three star hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jan 1, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Beautiful property"
The property was really nice Nice pool. Front desk person friendly and helpful. Rm was rough. We closed windows to try to block out barking dog and AC was a beastly loud machine that froze the rm but without it the room was a sauna. Big hole in wall covered w lattice. Shower didn't work.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 30, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Villas Eco Arenal Review"
Hotel location is wonderful. Had extremely positive experience with staff. They were amazing people. We stayed there for two nights. We will stay there again if we have another opportunity to visit Costa Rica. I would highly recommend this place. Very Eco friendly. Rooms are not that great but all other things outweigh rooms.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 30, 2014
Sanjay
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel"
Dont think twice.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends May 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fulfilled its duty"
It was a decent hotel to stay for a few nights. The price a night was good for the area. The hotel is situated on a dirt road about 1 1/2 miles from the center of Fortuna where all the restaurants and shops are. The hotel is about 20 mins from the volcano. Our view from our room had a great view of the volcano. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Great free breakfast every morning however, no other food is served. It had a nice size pool, basketball court, and a little soccer field. Overall, we had a great stay for 2 adults and 2 children ages 4 and 7.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Mar 20, 2014
Marissa
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"problem"
location is superb, very nice looking buildings and room. road is not paved, but OK. problem with the smell in a bathroom. otherwise very good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Feb 22, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good enogh"
Nice view. Away from noise. Many birds. Calm. Room was ok, my hot water has problem. My TV doesnt work. The wall seems to be thin because u hear their TV very well.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 5, 2014
ella
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful grounds"
The room was simple and clean. Arrived at night 15 minutes past closing due to getting lost by GPS. But lucked out staff was still there and were very nice. It was pouring out and they helped me with my luggage and turned on the light. Then in the morning had the best breakfast and the man at the desk gave me tips (in English) on best places to sightsee, i.e., Arenal Hanging Bridges, hot springs, etc.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 13, 2013
Julie
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good Value"
Staff were very pleasant and accommodating. The beds were too hard for my preference, but I think that's prevalent in the country. It was 2 km down a rocky road, but the place itself was nice.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Sep 2, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice Hotel for families"
Staff service was good!The rooms were decent. Breakfast was good!Not bad deal for the price.The Hotel entrance is a little bumpy road which if fixed can make this Hotel very attractive option for the price .
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 20, 2013
sh
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

3.0 / 5Good
"JUST OKAY"
The room was not what we paid for! Our room was supposed to have two double beds. The a/c had not been put on and when we arrived after driving 3 hours we got to our room to find it like a sauna. This at 8pm was not pleasant. Secondly the walls have large gaps around the A/C and front door which waste all the cool air. There is no place to put your clothes. No closet or dresser! The toilet didn't work too well, and you have to put toilet paper in a waste bin. The TV was not receiving a signal and no one could help us with that. After two days I figured out that it was a tree branch in the way, no big deal. . but there was no one who was of any real help. The town has little in the way of entertainment and it's dark at 5:30 La Fortuna is NOT a family town after dark.It is nice to visit and do the hikes and take in the scenery. A TV would have been helpful. Diego was very helpful at the front desk but he was only there the first two days. After that the front staff was of little assistance. The gardens are gorgeous and maintained with extreme care. The grounds are lovely and teaming with wildlife. Cleaning staff were very nice and kept our room tidy. Kitchen staff were very pleasant and the food was appreciated! We've been to Costa Rica before this trip and our experience helped us this trip. Driving here is dangerous and requires patience and skilled driving. Every excursion from Fortuna takes hours to get to. The town itself has only one decent adult night spot
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night family trip Dec 30, 2015
Joseph W.
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Last Minute surprise"
I booked this hotel visit last moment without any guidance. It's a reasonable place, clean and safe. The beach is great and surf lessons are available on site.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 18, 2015
Paul
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice Place, No Frills"
This is a nice little collection of Cabinas a short distance from downtown La Fortuna. However, a vehicle is required to get anywhere -- nothing is within 1 or 2 kilometers. The place is quiet, neat, and clean... nothing fancy. The on-site outdoor restaurant was pleasant, although the operating hours are short.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Mar 6, 2015
John
MX

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

3.0 / 5Good
"Ok but very loud A/C"
The Hotel was ok but the A/C extremely loud. Breakfast and the pool were very good. Friendly staff.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Dec 30, 2015
Martin
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Super tranquilo, y cerca de atracciones turísticas"
Muy buena atención, relinda la piscina, muy tranquilo el lugar.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jan 1, 2016
Eduardo
CR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Buen relax"
Aislado y alejado del centro, muy tranquilo, muy lindo espacio verde y pileta. Pasa un arroyo por atrás. Habitación grande y espaciosa pero básica. Nula decoración, tv de tubo de 20 pulgadas y aire acondicionado muy ruidoso. Check in después de las 14.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Dec 16, 2015
Martin
AR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"La Fortuna"
Jag och en vän hade två dagar på oss i La Fortuna. Hotellet låg på behagligt avstånd till så väl byns centrum som till de aktiviteter vi önskade göra. Bärra att veta är att vi hade egen bil.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Dec 17, 2015
Jonas
SE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Un spa en la casa de la abuela tica"
La vista del volcán es imponente. Amanecimos y sacamos las mejores fotos del volcán desde allí. Nos sentimos como en casa, hablando de la casa de la abuela en el campo. Desayuno tradicional tico con mucho amor. Atención de todo el personal excelente a
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 5, 2015
monica
CR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
La habitación estaba limpia todo bien alumbrado bien ubicado si cuentas con auto me gusto y si volvería
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 12, 2015
cesar
MX
3.0 / 5Good
"Durchreise Hotel"
Für eine Durchreise zu empfehlen! Frühstück unter der Norm! man ging leider wieder hungrig.... Das Küchenpersonal sehr unfreundlich :-( und versteht nicht das einfachste Englisch :-(
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 13, 2015
Ke Wa
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful stay - with wonderful staff!!!!"
We had a wonderful stay here! We visited villas eco arenal with about 20 persons. The staff went out of their way to make our stay unforgettable!!! I organised a surprise birthday party, where Eduardo came with the initiative to arrange a birthday cake - which was stunning -, organised a local folkloristic dance group, and they reserved and decorated the whole restaurant for us.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Mar 8, 2015
Tom
NL
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Para un dia está bien"
Todo bien excepto por dos cosas: - Las camas estaban muy incomodas - Antes de hacer checkout se metieron a iniciar la limpieza de la habitacion sin preguntar
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 7, 2015
José de Jesús
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Chambres calmes en pleine nature.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Feb 10, 2015
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lite utanför"
Låg lite utanför. 2 km grusväg till stan.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Jan 15, 2015
Maria
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hôtel-bungalows dans la nature."
Des bungalows dans un parc, à l'écart de La Fortuna. Environnement très calme. Nous avons vu des oiseaux colorés (colibris et autres) et un singe qui n'était pas du tout apprivoisé. La piscine pour nager quand on revient d'excursion est très agréable. Le personnel est très souriant (encore plus que dans nos autres hôtels du Costa Rica).
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 13, 2014
claudine
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Buenas instalaciones"
Instalaciones muy agradables y buenas, en general un buen hotel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 4, 2014
A Traveler
CR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"3B"
Bueno Bonito y Barato
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 21, 2014
FranHeMo
CR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Quiet place"
We liked the place. Other than that nothing special. A/C, fridge, and TV really needs to be changed as they are falling apart. Breakfast was self-service. It had coffee, juice, eggs and ham, rice and beans, pre-toasted bread, butter, jams, and sliced fruits. No evening restaurant.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 23, 2014
Adrian L
SE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Espléndido"
Comodísima y muy bonita
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 19, 2013
A Traveler
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"100% recomendado"
Excelente servicio, jardines hermosos y bien cuidados, instalaciones bien atendidas y muy buen desayuno. El lugar donde se ubica el hotel es muy agradable y tranquilo.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 20, 2013
A Traveler
CR
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Dec 17, 2014
Jing
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip May 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 25, 2013
Dan
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Mar 10, 2013
Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 6, 2013
Eran
MX
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 22, 2015
A Traveler
DE
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 13, 2015
Reda
FR

TripAdvisor reviews for Eco Arenal Hotel

Overall rating:Based on 97 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Nice and quiey"
01/27/16
Located outside of town it is a very quiet spot. Locals often would stop and offer rides to town when walking to town. Room is basic and took the air conditioner awhile to cool the room down. Be careful of the pool edge it's not smooth and I got a small cut my knee getting out.
Overall Rating
"Check in on arrival was not possible "
01/25/16 SjoerdHooft Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Early check in was not possible when we arrived, we had to wait till 2 o'clock. When we arrived at 2 o'clock the room still was not ready abd we had to wait another 30 minutes. Breakfast is average. The room had a balcony which was nice. Airco and parking available. Wifi only at the reception.
Overall Rating
"Clean, Safe, and Friendly with a side of Gallo Pinto"
01/13/16 JenSimar Houston, Texas
Villas Eco Arenal is located about 2 KM north of downtown La Fortuna and is in the pick up area for all of the tours departing from the area. Clean and welcoming, the front desk always has suggestions about what to do or where to eat and will call your tour if it fails to pick you up in time. Breakfast is delicious and always scrambled eggs, gallo pinto (beans and rice), toast, and a rotating new item (plantains, zucchini hash, sausages, etc.). The property is great and peaceful, with a little river in the back of the complex that was a perfect spot for personal practice morning yoga, a long road in front of the property safe to run/walk on, and a family friendly pool. The room is nothing special and was underwhelming on first meeting but the shower is warm and the AC works great. We felt safe through out our stay and would stay here again.
Overall Rating
"Ok , just to sleep or as pasby hotel."
01/10/16 Olaf V Miami, United States
The hotel is not very special. It is not bad, just basic. We had a room in a double house. The layout of the room is a little odd. There is a lack of places to put things on, like a table. Only for suitcases and a rack. The bathroom is small, with only the shower and toilet. The handbassin is next to the bathroom. Hotel ground are nice, lots of green and flowers and our first hummingbirds sighting. Breakfast is modest. No buffet, standard breakfast (egg ham toast soms fruit). It was not a bad experience, we only slept there one night as stayover and that ok.
Overall Rating
"Staff is the best"
01/05/16 llambrano Orlando, Florida
I Stayed with my family at Villas Eco Arenal on Dec 30th and when we left to Loberia we forgot my son's stuffed teddy bear in our room. Natalia and the staff of the hotel sent the bear to San Jose, the city from which we departed on January 4th. We were able to recover the bear which was a spatial gift from my father in low to our kid. They didn't even charge us for this. Natalia was always responsive and willing to help. The hotel is lovely, in a great location near downtown La Fortuna and close to meny attractions in Costa Rica. I hope we can visit them again. We had a blast in Costa Rica, such a beautiful country
Overall Rating
"Warm showers, great breakfast and cute sloth"
12/30/15 wheniamnothome Denver, Colorado
Warm showers! Clean rooms with air conditioning. Breakfast was great! The staff was real nice. I would stay here again. There is a kitchenette with a refrigerator, sink and standalone with 2 gas burners. The bathroom was bigger than others we stayed at and we had a porch. Five of us stayed and it was plenty big enough. There was a sloth right outside the office in the trees. We really enjoyed watching her up there for 2 days.
Overall Rating
"Nice , Quiet and secluded location"
12/29/15 Faz2121 Houston, Texas
Pros : Nice property with good estate views , palms tree and really good showers with lots of water force ..You need that trust me when you are taking 3 times in a day shower due to the rain or waterfall or just heat !! Every morning break fast was made which we love it as no waste with limited quantity. Cons : Location is little off the main street of Fortuna but should you have car then no problem. It is 1.5 KM (1 mile) from Fortuna town. One can think to walk from here however the street is deserted and also we spotted stray dogs so it is not advisable to walk in the night time. Also it was the same things in the break fast over 5 days so little change would be good every day !
Overall Rating
"Economic and Practical "
12/18/15 USA P
Very good customer service experience and friendly staff. Nice and well kept grounds. You can explore the river that runs through their property. I would suggest they have an area to relax and hangout outside of the pool area. The basic room we stayed in was just for sleeping and watching TV and at times i would have preferred a spot to just hang out and unwind. Breakfast was ok, typical Costa Rican style. Great place to stay as a base to explore.
Overall Rating
"Very nice place"
12/15/15
Very friendly staff, clean rooms, nice "tico" breakfast is included, beautiful setting, nice pool, great location and views. Great prices too. We stayed here 3 nights and want to come back again soon. Outside of town so it is quite. I would recommend a rental car because there is so much to see and do in the area.
Overall Rating
"Good hotel in well-placed area"
11/28/15 rp_mar St. Gallen, Switzerland
We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights to visit the Arenal area and it was good. Breakfast is a mix of fruits (watermelon, pineapple and papaya), some eggs and cheese. Daily all the towels where changed and the room was cleaned. If you want to stay in this hotel we recommend to have a car because it's about 2 km away of the town center of La Fortuna.
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