Ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Maria
Posted Apr 22, 2015 on Hotels
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Overpriced..tons of bugs and not that comfortablePosted Jan 6, 2015 on Hotels
Mystica was a little disappointing given the reviews that I read. First of all, as the reviews already note it is a pretty far drive from La Fortuna and Nueva Arenal. When we drove to the towns we saw many more affordable nicer hotels and smaller bnb's and were disappointed not to stay there. The rooms were a little disappointing as well. I understand that it is Costa Rica and there are bugs but in our room we had a constant problem with spiders and mosquitos. On our last night we discovered that a spider had laid eggs in the headboard of our bed and thats why we had so many all over us at night. The receptionist who was there the majority of the time did not speak English so it was difficult for us to communicate with her. The bed was extremely hard and difficult to sleep on. The restaurant was cute but really overpriced for the quality of food....Overall we were pretty disappointed with our stay here.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Well run, breakfast included, clean, comfortablePosted Dec 31, 2014
Location: Windsurfing, restaurants, <1/2hr to Fresco Viento (park=horseback riding + 4 waterfalls), <1hr to Rio Corobici Safaris (rafting) and Rio Celeste
Quiet, good restaurant, quiet, helpful staff re-activities.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from denver, CO
Great Little Hotel!Posted Dec 6, 2014
We had a villa with private porch, little beehive fireplace and yard, perfect place for us! Also enjoyed a yoga class in their very cool studio by the river, awesome!
for Familiesby Rick from Santa Cruz
Arenal framed viewsPosted Jul 29, 2014 on Hotels
This place is a find. If you are off the cruchy yoga type, you will love this place. My wife is and she LOVED it.
for Otherby A verified traveler from Vdorf
Quiet hotel with excellent view over Lake Arenal.Posted Jul 15, 2014
Pros: Like the location and the neat rooms
Cons: Don't change anything it won't be the same anymore
Location: Walk to Lake Arenal. In the hotel just relax and enjoy the views
Like the hotel for its quietness and good location. Also the food is excellent and and well thought through for its ingredients.The rooms are spacious and clean. There is no TV but you can get internet in the rooms though very slow. Take a short walk to the zoga platform and take time relaxing in the hammocks. Also go a little bit further and see the giantic Ceiba tree. To get there is a little tiresome but well worth it.
for Otherby kate from alberta
Nice viewPosted Apr 17, 2014
Pros: Nice bathroom, clean.
Cons: Wifi in rooms. Breakfast earlier and in yoga days too.
Location: The location is half way to volcano. Not very much near by. Brewery down the road is fun.
Clean, comfortable hotel with nice view located half way to volcano. Breakfast doesn't open until 730, no lunch and super isn't until 7pm. No tv either, but you can relax and enjoy the view. Wifi is very poor
for Couplesby Christy from Sunshine Coast, BC
Spectacular hillside settingPosted Mar 14, 2014
Pros: The setting; the ambiance; the people- hosts and other guests
Cons: The bed in our room didn't suit us- too hard!
Location: The hotel is situated in an area of Costa Rica with lots of well advertised activities; our hosts helped us sort out what was best for us.
This is a beautiful property- the setting is unique with spectacular views over the lake and surrounding countryside. Everything is well cared for; the attention given to the gardens and buildings is very apparent. The hosts are a very committed couple who run a smooth operation. They obviously love what they do and really care for their guests as well as their community. The restaurant in the main lodge was perfect; breakfast was provided and we chose to have dinner in the restaurant three nights in a row. The food was so good and it was nice to relax on site rather than seeking out another spot in the neighbourhood. Overall. it was a wonderful oasis in our Costa Rica adventure.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
An oasisPosted Feb 24, 2014
Pros: The setting and location. We stayed between stops in El Castillo at Mt. Arenal and Tenorio and it was the perfect distance.
Such a lovely, relaxing stop. Sitting on the veranda looking at the lake, the beautiful flowers and foliage,watching a myriad of birds. The staff were gracious and helpful and the food amazing - the mixed salad was stupendous and a full meal when ordered with the tasty grilled chicken. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Don't miss the pool naturale! Thank you Barbara and Francesco.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Modesto ca.
Great locationPosted Feb 7, 2014
Close to windsurfing. Great food. WiFi only in restaurant. Beautiful place. Bed a bit hard. Pillows thin. Hot shower