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3 Kms Oeste de la Iglesia, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 414417 Costa Rica
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#34 of 70 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Looking for a place to stay in La Fortuna de San Carlos? Then look no further than Hotel Magic Mountain, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of La Fortuna de San Carlos to your doorstep.

Hotel Magic Mountain offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available.

The hotel offers a concierge and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Nearby landmarks such as Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos (1.4 mi) and Arenal Vida Campesina (2.4 mi) make Hotel Magic Mountain a great place to stay when visiting La Fortuna de San Carlos.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Nene's Restaurant, Chifa La Familia Feliz, and Marisqueria Snapper's House, which are some seafood restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular waterfall like La Fortuna Waterfall, which is a short distance from the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Magic Mountain as you experience everything La Fortuna de San Carlos has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Kids pool
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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samjay23 wrote a review Jan 2023
Canberra, Australia114 contributions75 helpful votes
A plain entrance but nice small shop. Our room was in building three, regular-sized with updated decor and a modern bathroom. It was pleasant to sit on the small balcony and look over the rainforest. Unfortunately the room was situated a distance from reception and the wifi strength was so poor that we had to leave the room to use it. The walls were thin and we could hear the neighbour's plumbing, tv, and snoring. A lovely fresh breakfast buffet was offered with multiple options. The pool area looked nice although we spent little time there.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A good location, walking distance to restaurants, shops, and (cheaper than the hotel) laundry...
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Bitbytravelbug721 wrote a review Jan 2023
Woodbury, New Jersey26 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice central location. Room was clean and had a balcony with a view, unfortunately there was fog the 3days I stayed so I didn’t get to actually experience my view (not the hotels fault obviously). 20minute downhill walk into the heart of town, I did not walk back up as I took Uber ($2-well worth it). Breakfast was good. The soda Rodriquez next door was fabulous. Overall nice experience.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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T3587PWmaryw wrote a review Jan 2023
10 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here as part of our tour. We were a little dissappointed with the Hotel. The location is really good but the whole place is a little tired. The rooms and lighting within was very clinical and the bathroom had a nasty smell. The technician came up to fix it and he removed a lot of hair and gunk from the shower fitting which helped a little but not a lot. Also there was no hot water for the 2 nights that we were there BUT we alerted the manager on leaving and his response was if you had told me I could have had it on within 10 minutes. I feel this should have been on in any case. The manager would have been aware that as we were on excursions that we would be back 5 ish. Its unfair and unnacceptable to turn off the hot water in a hotel. We were 15 people staying in a specific row on the same floor. Breakfast was average
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a room by the pool, they have a much better outlook
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Tara H G wrote a review Dec 2022
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada147 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed here for a week. We had a lovely room with a deck to sit out on & enjoy the landscaping & couple fountain pools. Breakfast was included & it didn't disappoint. There was a nice main pool with a swim up bar 🍹. We had parking & good access to walk to other restaurants. I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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J D wrote a review Oct 2022
Dublin, Ireland61 contributions11 helpful votes
This hotel is located just at the bottom of the Arenal volcano and all rooms are facing it so you will get to have a stunning view in the morning as soon as you open the curtains. During our stay we had the breakfast included so we went every morning to Lina’s restaurant just beside the hotel reception. Even though it was advertised as a buffet we got to order from the a la carte menu everyday (Maybe because we visit this hotel during the low season and they did not have enough guests to run a full buffet service). The common areas of the hotel are great with a beautiful swimming pool and different jacuzzi pools to enjoy the view of the volcano while taking a very relaxing bath. There is also a pool bar. The hotel is not located in the heart of La fortuna but the reception staff will be always willing to organise the taxi for you that takes only a couple of minutes to take you to the town centre and costs only 4 to 5 US dollars. All restaurants we visited were happy to call a taxi for us once we wanted to go back to the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LadySanta wrote a review Sep 2022
Boston, Massachusetts16 contributions12 helpful votes
This hotel is marvelous. Everything is clean and pretty and up-to-date. Rooms contain plenty of amenities: extra plugs for electronic equipment, comfortable beds, refrigerators, facilities for making coffee and tea, and excellent showers. The restaurant features fresh, tasty food at reasonable prices. There are lush gardens, a lovely pool, and outdoor hot tubs. The staff was kind and very competent. I enjoyed sitting in the garden watching the raptors circle overhead. Ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the magnificent volcano. I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Definitely ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the volcano!
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Chris B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Our family of 6 recently stayed at Hotel Magic Mountain and had a really nice time! The best part was our spectacular view of the Arenal volcano! The location is further away from all the hustle and bustle of the town but still near plenty of shops and restaurants. The pool was a lovely break from the summer heat! Rooms were clean. Had an issue with a big ceiling leak in one of our bedrooms and the staff was quick to relocate us to a different room - turned out good for us because we were on a higher floor with a spectacular view! Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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liseregine wrote a review Aug 2022
Oslo, Norway34 contributions17 helpful votes
As soon as you pass the cold and not very welcoming reception area- you enter a world of comfort. Lovely garden and spa area with spa bar. Fantastic breakfast buffet and a very friendly staff. Great room with balcony overlooking Arenal volcano. Stunning view! The hotel has a very good location and we could walk to a variety of restaurants.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ziv D wrote a review Jul 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom13 contributions10 helpful votes
Just checked out after three lovely nights at this hotel. Good location near plenty of shops, restaurants and laundrettes. Very nice and clean pool. The room was very clean, and the bathroom very spacious and well equipped. Breakfast was delicious !
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ana D wrote a review Jun 2022
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My friend and I recently traveled to Arenal for the weekend, and we loved our stay at Hotel Magic Mountain. The location was fairly convenient to the center of town/different tours and hot springs. The restaurant was decent, and the employees were all very nice, ESPECIALLY the pool bartender Fernando. He was so welcoming when we first got to the hotel and was so friendly and nice to talk to. He made delicious drinks and gave us great recommendations on things to do in the area. Highly recommend this hotel, but even more so recommend stoping by the pool for a drink from Fernando!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$115 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
magic mountain hotel
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Magic Mountain
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Magic Mountain?
Nearby attractions include Souvenir Shop Annes & Art (0.06 km) and The Motmot Jungle (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Magic Mountain?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Los Rodríguez, Restaurante El Coloso Arenal, and Red Frog Coffee Roaster.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Magic Mountain offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Magic Mountain?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Magic Mountain have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.