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Linda Vista Hotel

El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400 Costa Rica
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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.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
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Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Barbara M wrote a review Jan 2024
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Amazing staff and volcano views! Natalia’s (front desk) email communication before our trip was timely and informative (speaks very good English). She helped us set up transportation and tours El Castillo is 1/4m away, walking distance
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Date of stay: January 2024
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travelgalTacoma wrote a review Nov 2023
Tacoma40 contributions32 helpful votes
This hotel is actually in El Castillo, not in La Fortuna as advertised by our travel agent, TravelbyJen. The hotel is beautiful and as pictured on their website. The view of the volcano, the infinity pool and the location, close to a lot of the regions's tourist attractions but in quiet farmland, are great. The hotel style rooms (there are quite a few private bungalows) while very large, lack amenities. Our room was clearly built for a king-sized bed - instead there was a queen and a single - so lighting was inconvenient. There was a small closet (ie., not big enough for hangers) with a safe, a desk and one end table for storage. Coffee maker only; no fridge, no microwave, no hairdryer, and no access to ice. The bathroom, again large and attractively done in faux antique wood paneling, had spotless small, thin, scratchy mismatched towels and one hand towel. The queen bed was uncomfortable and had very low thread count sheets and flat pillows (which we actually like!) The a/c worked well and had a drying feature which was fabulous for drying wet clothes and bathing suits in record time (for Costa Rica!). Balcony had a great volcano view and two rocking chairs. The restaurant, Loma Linda, is reasonably priced (for tourist Costa Rica) but plain and not what one would expect for a destination restaurant. The view is definitely the main attraction at this hotel and restaurant.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Alex K wrote a review Nov 2023
Morganville, New Jersey76 contributions57 helpful votes
Great basic clean hotel with an amazing view of and proximity to Arenal volcano. If you want great shots of it, this is the perfect place to take them. 10 mins to Arenal Volcano National Park, 15 mins to Tabacon hot springs, 30 mins to La Fortuna and the Waterfall. Having situated on top of a hill, this hotel is split in multiple little buildings, like cabanas and larger structures like a 2 story building. The rooms are basic but spacious. The bathroom has a large shower space. What we found a bit more surprising for such large room is the lack and versatility of storage. There was a small wardrobe but barely any space to hang things. Especially when we returned drenched from constant rains and to dry things out after waterfall visit and hot springs. Some hooks or hook rack would do wonders. Same for bathroom - only one hook (there were three of us, hence 3 towels to hang) The hotel has a good restaurant on premises, which is open until 9pm, so it was our go-to option for dinner, since we didn’t want to drive in rain and darkness on windy roads to La Fortuna for 30 mins. Small but clean somewhat infinity pool with hot tub overlooking lake Arenal was a huge plus. One huge opportunity - frost or cover bathroom windows in the 2- story building (Room numbers in the 30s). Being 6’3” I had no trouble looking into our window from outside, especially in the dark, when the light in the bathroom is on. Overall great experience for a 3-star hotel off the beaten path with close proximity to all main attractions.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kate wrote a review Jun 2023
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The views are hard to beat for sure, but this is not a place for relaxation or rest. Dogs barking all hours of the day and night, animals living in the walls, incredibly uncomfortable beds. Don't get me started on the restaurant, but plan to eat elsewhere. Additionally, if you're traveling with anyone with any sort of mobility issues, this is not the place for you.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Janeth N wrote a review Jun 2023
New York City, New York2 contributions
El Castillo is a very nice area with many activities to do, from fishing at arenal lake to the adventure of zip line and many ore, The rooms are very nice and the views are just stunning, Wonderful staff and very nice restaurant.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Kay B wrote a review Jun 2023
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Very nice option in el castillo, and not just for the amazing views, There is also a very nice restaurant and nice swimming pool with infinity views, We had one of the master suites, very ice view facing the arenal volcano.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Shaneka J wrote a review May 2023
Manhattan, Kansas2 contributions
Upon check-in, the friendly and welcoming staff made me feel right at home. They provided me with all the necessary information about the hotel and its amenities. As I made my way to my room, I couldn't help but notice the attention to detail in the hotel's decor. The combination of modern elements with rustic touches created a warm and inviting atmosphere. My room at Hotel Iinda Vista was spacious, comfortable, and tastefully designed. The bed was incredibly cozy, ensuring a restful night's sleep. The room also boasted a stunning view of arenal lake and arenal volcano,and its surrounding landscape. Waking up to such breathtaking scenery was a true treat for the senses.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Mary L wrote a review May 2023
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We had a very nice time at linda vista, The hotel offers great views to the arenal volcano and the arenal ake, Most of the rooms has views and so the restaurant The Arenal Volcano is located in the northern part of Costa Rica, near the town of La Fortuna in the Alajuela province. It is part of the Arenal Volcano National Park, which encompasses an area of approximately 29,692 acres (12,016 hectares).
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Date of stay: May 2023
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deliawebster20 wrote a review May 2023
San Jose, Costa Rica3 contributions
What a nice hotel and the views were just amazing, We had one of the junior suites located on the second floor, The view to the arenal volcano and arenal lake was just fantastic, 5 stars for linda vista hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Korbin M wrote a review May 2023
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We were at Linda Vista for 3 nights, This place is awesome great views, and the staff was very helpful at all tie, We did a few activities n the area, And were very happy with them, Every tour they book was great
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Date of stay: April 2023
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PRICE RANGE
₹5,885 - ₹10,030 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
linda vista del norte hotel, hotel linda vista del norte
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkEl Castillo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Linda Vista Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Linda Vista Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Linda Vista Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Linda Vista Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Linda Vista Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Essence Arenal Restaurant, La Ventanita, and Howlers Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Linda Vista Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Linda Vista Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Linda Vista Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Linda Vista Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.