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Chalet Nicholas

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Rte 142 | 2 km. west of Nuevo Arena, See Sign CHALET NICHOLAS B&B, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
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Henderson, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

John feeds the birds bananas, at least a 100 different species. Great view of Lake Arenal. Catherine homemade macadamia nut pancakes, so good! We went on a hike behind the B&B in the rain Forrest, listened to the howler monkeys. Great B&B

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Catherine N, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

Thank you for this very nice review Corrine We really appreciate it. We are having problems with the .com website domain situation even tho I have owned it fdor 20+ years so switched to .net We are now using chaletnicholas.net so I just saw your review. Happy New Year friends. Glad you enjoy living in Costa Rica.....is'nt it as little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

This little bed and breakfast, run by the elderly couple John and Cathy and their two great danes was a very pleasant choice to spend our time in the Arenal area. The view over the lake from the rocking chairs on the porch is spectacular and it has a fine location to start daytrips from as long as you have... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I stayed with Cathy and John for 2 nights in early March while on a discovery tour of Costa Rica. We had rented a car and spent 12 days exploring the country. Arenal was towards the end of our tour, so we were ready to spend some time out of car and instead soak up the spectacular... More 

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Catherine N, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We really appreciate it. Hoe to see you again soon. Pura Vida, Cathy and John More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Chalet Nicholas is a wonderful alternative to the big resorts in the Arenal area. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and chatting with the owers John and Cathy. It's location next to the national park gave us an opportunity take a short hike starting right at the back of the inn. We high recommend Chalet Nicholas!

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Catherine N, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

Hiking in our personally reforested property and govt. reserve to the jungle river is special..thank you for mentioning this. We appreciate your kind comments. Cathy and John More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Chalet Nicholas was founded and is operated with the guiding principle of treading lightly on our planet. Lovely grounds and owners who are very knowledgeable of the area and its hidden jewels. Strongly recommend this B&B. Food was also excellent.

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Catherine N, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

Hiking in the forest is like entering nature's cathedral and the birds and flowers are wonderful to see all the time. Thanks for staying with us. Cathy and John 🏡🌴 More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stayed at Chalet Nicholas for a few days in mid-December and it was truly one of the highlights of our trip. Their property is amazing -- from the views of Lake Arenal in the front to the acres of walking trails through the rain forest in the back. The upstairs rooms where we stayed were perfect; warm, cozy, but... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Loved staying at this beautiful B&B above Lake Arenal. The property has two downstairs bedrooms with shared bathroom and an upstairs "suite" that sleeps four. It was perfect for our family. The upstairs window frames a stunning view of the volcano. The property is lush and green and we loved the resident dogs. The hosts are so much fun and... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a wonderful four days and nights at Chalet Nicholas. Cathy and John were superb hosts and made us feel right at home. We did indeed arrive as strangers, and we left as friends. Chalet Nicholas is a comfortable place to stay in a lovely setting. Our favorite thing to do was to sit in the rocking chairs on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon. Chalet Nicholas itself is beautiful, and has top-shelf views. Breakfast and accommodations were wonderful. John, the inkeeper, has a lot of knowledge of the surrounding area and all the plants & animals. The Great Danes are a real treat, very sweet and friendly. Note to Americans: this is a foreign country,... More 

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Catherine N, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

We love seeing happy honeymooners. We put orchids in honeymoon room to celebrate. We hope you have a long and happy marriage like we have! 🎉🍾🍸🍸Cathy and John More 

Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We are a couple and our stay at Chalet Nicholas was very disappointing : while I've booked a room with a view on the Volcano or Lake, I was told that my booking has been cancelled as "a lot of people do not show up after a booking". But we were there ... so they put us in a room... More 

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Catherine N, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

I felt terrible when I read this. We have never had a bad review before but I understood that when you came very late at night I the rain with a baby. First we do not take children under 10 as stated on our website and second we tell people without a deposit we will hold room until 4pm as... More 

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