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Villa Decary

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Maui
Reviewed 5 March 2013

The Americans who built Villa Decary were interested in botany and birds, and so it is beautifully landscaped and has lots of birds. The casitas are comfortable, clean, charming and spacious. The gourmet breakfast is huge. The hosts, Suzy and Dan, treat you like friends and their staff are lovely Costa Ricans. There’s yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays and a...

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Beautiful gardens makes this a lovely spot in a mediocre over priced nation. Accomodations and staff are pleasant and area is particularly aimed at birders. One will see more birds here than in the national parks with a lot less effort. You put out food, the birds will come. overall, this is a very pleasant spot.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 27 February 2013

It was a joy to wake up each morning to the beautiful view of Lake Arenal. With palm trees , beautiful flowers, tropical birds and a 68 degreee temperature all around us, we truly felt like we were in paradise. The cottage was comfortable and the service and staff were excellent.The staff truly represents the Costs Rican people: warm and...

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Montpelier, Vermont
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We spent four nights at this lovely B&B with superb views of Lake Arenal and the mountains beyond. Everything about this place was exceptional: the gorgeous grounds, the attentive staff, the simple but elegant rooms, and the delectable two-course breakfasts (a fruit course followed by a main entree). This spot is also a nature-lovers' paradise, and would be of particular...

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Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2013

An excellent lodge which fully lived up to expectations during our Feb 2013 visit. Suzie in particular was a great host and terrific source of information. The location proved to be ideal for our explorations in the Lake Arenal; their breakfasts were a wonderful way to start the day

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Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Lives up to its reputation! Rooms are large, clean with fantastic views of Lake Arenal. The owners and staff are great and the breakfasts are a delight. Take advantage of activities that are available in the area. Susie is very knowledgeable and can work magic to organize things for you. We particularly enjoyed the hanging bridges walk. Make sure you...

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 20 February 2013

One of the ultimate hospitality experiences we've ever had Beautiful, lush, birders paradise, great views of Lake Arenal, The hosts are superb ....helped plan our days...made calls and reservations for us....authentic Costa Rican breakfasts.....Multitalented staff who cook, clean and garden,too. And as a bonus, it's amost next door to the Gingerbread, one of the countries best restaurants. Don't stay anywhere...

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Dennis, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 February 2013

This was my first trip to Costa Rica amd my husband's fourth. What a gem Villa Decary is!! Dan and Suzie are the most gracious, helpful hosts, with an amazing staff and of course Olivia, their friendly companion. The rooms are spacious and clean with lovely views of the lake. Every morning, we woke to nature outside our balcony room...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 21 January 2013

My family stayed here for 3 nights and we absolutely loved it! The rooms were super clean and spacious, had beautiful lake views, and the grounds were very lush and green with tons of tropical flowers and birds. The staff was super friendly and Dan, the owner, was very helpful and informative and booked us a white water rafting trip....

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Maine
Reviewed 21 January 2013

My partner and I just got back from Costa Rica yesterday. We woke up this morning missing our wonderful breakfasts made by Miguel and Elkin. We spent a week here. I don't think we could have found a better place in the Lake Arenal area. Dan was our host. Every day he would talk to us about things we could...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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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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“Wi-fi available in the breakfast room.”
 of 5 bubbles I1178OHpetero, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appeared to have a good view of the lake and volcano”
 of 5 bubbles karlpaulsen, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great views; our favorite room is right above the dining room because we can watch the birds from our balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles nelsond806, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“view from Zombia is perfection”
 of 5 bubbles Ernie_Valdez, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The cabins are situated so there are no bad views”
 of 5 bubbles C1NCR, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
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