Ratings based on 55 Verified Reviews
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4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
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by A verified traveler from Chicago
Eco-lodge in rain forestPosted Jan 6, 2015
Pros: Very peaceful and lovely.
Cons: Maybe I missed it, but I wish we had known we needed to bring snacks and wine with us.
Location: Hiking in the rainforest. Ziplines and lots of tourist stuff an hour away.
This is an eco-lodge experience, so there is no A/C, no TV, lukewarm water, no ice and very basic accommodations. That said, it is very beautiful and peaceful and has a lovely pool. Wifi is available in the dining room, pool area, and main reception area and a few of the rooms. The meals are tasty but very simple with small portions. We did not know until we arrived that there is no alcohol or soda sold on the grounds, but you are welcome to make the half-hour trip back down the very twisty unpaved road to La Fortuna to get some, which they will allow you to drink in the dining room for no set-up fee. They request you not bring food into your room because of insects, so there is no food available between meals. (We kept almonds and hard candy in ziplock bags and had no problem with insects.) They offer several tours (of the farm and the seed bank and the rainforest around the site) for additional fees.
by A verified traveler from chicago area
A little remote, but certainly worth the drive.Posted Jan 2, 2015
I was looking to take my family to a non-typical place where they might have a different experience and actually learn something - and finca Luna accomplished that and them some. Farm tour was outstanding - got to walk and eat our way through fruits and vegetables I had never seen or heard of. Also - we had our best dinner of the trip at the restaurant. Staff even kept the restaurant open late as we were late returning that night. Staff was friendly and very helpful. They made reservations for various La Fortuna/Arenal attractions. Danny even found a hotel on Jaco Beach for us for later in our trip. I would arrive during daylight on my first day there as it us remote, but certainly worth the drive. I hope to return there again!
by joana from Cascais
Hotel medianoPosted Nov 23, 2014 on Hotels
O hotel fica longe da cidade e torna-se cansativo deslocar a arenal ( 20 minutos) . o restaurante nao e alternativa a cidade . tem poucas escolhas, nao tem refeicoes ligeiras ( sandes etc) e fica loclizado num sitio pessimo em frente a beira da estrada. A piscina também nao e um espaço de estar agradável
by Karin from London
Great place but let down by reception managementPosted Sep 20, 2014 on Hotels
Great place and very nice and committed people. However, when we tried to pay by credit card at the end, an incompetent staff member got 2 of my credit cards blocked because he thought he had to type in the hotel code when asked for the pin! After 3 attempts the cards were blocked and I could not get them unblocked whilst in Costa Rica.
by Sp from Bellevue, WA
GoodPosted Aug 21, 2014 on Hotels
It was good. We stayed 2 nights. But it is hard to find, roads are unpaved. But it is in the middle of a rain forest and very relaxing. Saw a lot of birds. If you are travelling ith seniors, it may not be the place for you. It is further out in the wilderness. Food was average but expensive.
by A verified traveler from oakland, ca
Wonderful Ecolodge Experience!Posted Aug 10, 2014
Our family of 3 stayed in one of the individual bungalows and loved the experience! Not luxury accommodations, but that wasn't what we wanted or expected. La Finca had everything we needed - clean, comfortable rooms, beautiful grounds with wildlife, trails and a working farm, a great pool and hot (warm) tub, and tasty local-style meals available from the lodge restaurant.
by A verified traveler from uruguay
A horrid experiencePosted Jul 13, 2014
Terrible. Too expensive for what you get. I think The owners should focus on The finca and leave The hotel side To someone with knowledge. Or just charge The half. Although Costa Rica is expensive for that money you get better places!!!
by World Traveller from Edmonton Canada
A very nice surprisePosted Apr 12, 2014
We booked this trip after about 5 min consideration on a last minute decision to make our way from Tamarindo to drive past Lake Arenal before sunset. The people and the place are beautiful with a somewhat remote location (totally worth it). Christian and Stephen and others treated the small group of lodgers like personal guests of this Eco lodge and organic farm. The value for our money went way beyond our expectations with wonderful home grown and home cooked local fare. The pool/garden area was very serene and fun for our kids. The night swim was reall cool with all the jungle sounds around us. The staff working here seemed to treat each other and us like family We stayed 1.5 days but would have liked more time. Hopefully we can return again some day, this is a great base to explore the area from and great people to point you in the right direction. Thanks to everyone at Finca Luna Nueva for a really beautiful and informative stay. We wish you all much success with your farm business, your mission and your research into regenerative farming
by Dave from Seattle, WA
Nice getaway from La FortunaPosted Apr 1, 2014 on Hotels
While it was a bit difficult to find, the place is a gem once you find it. Food is delicious, staff is very friendly, and rooms are clean. I would recommend to have a 4x4 if driving. We chose this place by accident and this was hands down a wonderful and memorable stay - a highlight to our first trip in Costa Rica.
by A verified traveler from Switzerland
Simply amazing. A retreat in the jungle.Posted Mar 10, 2014 on Hotels
Nice, comfortable & clean rooms. Very healthy & delicious food. Beautiful and vibrant setting (trees, flowers, so many colorful & singing birds and a quiet sloth). A pleasant swimming-pool. The respect of nature and a laboratory for biodynamic agriculture. A beautiful experience!