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Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a nice relaxing time at Villa Decary for 2 nights. Dan and Susie were great hosts and were also very informative about the habitat and activities available in the area. The rooms were neat, clean and had a timeless simple design. Now the breakfasts were a very nice surprise, everything was home made traditional Costa...

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Hastings, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know what to say that others haven't already said. We wholeheartedly agree with everyone else, which is precisely why we stayed. If you want a quiet, off the beaten track but close enough to the busy action around Arenal Volcano, then stay at Villa Decary. It's a 40 minute drive to La Fortuna but Villa Decary is rural...

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Alcala la Real, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful boutique hotel in a stunning location. The owners Suzy & Dan made us feel totally at home. The accommodation is in a choice of detached units or rooms in the main building overlooking the lake. Ours a room in the main building was very spacious with a huge picture window and balcony overlooking the lake through the trees....

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Liberia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent host, outstanding breakfast, lovely view, very nice room accommodations. Will recommend it to all my friends. Awesome views, birds at a reach. Easy to get here. Very close to a little town of Nuevo Arenal, lively town, friendly people, lots of places to snack, drink beer, wine or local food.

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West Virginia
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Villa Decary's location, on a hillside overlooking majestic Lake Arenal, is a special treat. The grounds were carefully planned and planted, with numerous species of palm trees and other plantings, by an American expert on palms. The gardens and plantings are now maturely grown. A few small cottages combine with a simple, comfortable main building with a handful of rooms....

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The minute we drove into the driveway and up the hill, we were astounded by the beauty of the extensive grounds. The guest building is simple, yet beautifully appointed. Every room has a perfect view of the lake from the room and from the balcony. There are birds everywhere! Suzy and Dan are quiet and caring. I corresponded with Suzy...

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Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

As soon as we entered the drive, I was aware this was something very unique and special. Being a horticulturist and a birder, I could not have wanted more. Susan and Dan are witty and charming. Their advice and opinion was on the mark. We had a corner room on the second floor overlooking the lake and the gardens below....

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We spent several days at the Villa Decary. The location is heavenly. Dozens of birds grace the deck overlooking the Lake Arenal. Suzy and Dan were helpful before we arrived, and during our stay. They recommended activities in the area that were a perfect match for our interests.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Suzy and Dan. Thank you so much for the hospitality at the Villa Decary. Laura and I very much enjoyed the time we spent there and within the Nuevo Arenal area. The room and breakfast there were fantastic. We enjoyed listening and seeing the birds in the morning, dinner at the Gingerbread House and the trip to Sky Adventures. Thanks...

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

After two days in busy San Jose, this hotel did not disappoint. From the moment we met one of the owners and walked into our room, we knew we were going to enjoy the place. The view from the room was super and the room was comfortable and spacious with a lovely deck. The grounds are beautiful and very carefully...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Arenal's most beautiful hotel. Botanical garden and rain forest setting, spectacular views of Lake Arenal, the Tilaran Mountains and the rain forest. All accommodations have private entry, private hot water bathroom, private deck, orthopedic mattresses. Rates include scrumptious breakfasts, beautifully served. Casitas with full kitchens available. Monkeys, 140 species of birds. Peaceful, private, serene. Close to many activities: kayaking, fishing, hot springs, volcano, birding, canopy tours, windsurfing, horseback riding, nature walks and more. Great eateries nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Decary

Address: Mile East of Town 1 | Route 142, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Villa Decary Hotel Nuevo Arenal
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“All the rooms have beautiful views of the grounds, the birds and the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 479jenniferg, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles 401sylviah, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottages are comfortable and private, but the best access to the birds is from the rooms in the main building.”
  • View from the deck of a room in the main building
  • A room in the main building
  • View at sunset from a nearby restaurant, at sunset on Lake Arenal
 of 5 bubbles cruachan13, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms in the Villa have outstanding views. The second floor would be my preference.”
 of 5 bubbles williamjmills13, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room to overlook the birds in the morning. Fantastic to wake to the sounds of birds chirping for their breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles 700joef, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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