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Chalet Nicholas

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Rte 142 | 2 km. west of Nuevo Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
Chalet Nicholas
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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Onoway, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This little B & B is a very comfortable place to stay in a wonderful area of Costa Rica. One can sit on rocking chairs on the veranda and listen to the sounds of a tropical night or go out there after a wonderful breakfast featuring local food and freshly pressed juice to watch all sorts of birds that come... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We were on a 2+ week tour of Costa Rica for areas to consider for relocation. We had great stays at the beach in Playa Hermosa with friends Andy and Fran Browne of boomersoffshore and A fun and very informative stay in San Ramon at Casa Amanecer a wonderful B&B. We met friends Paul and Gloria Yeatman of retireforlessincostarica and... More 

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CathyNicholas, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Hope you will return soon. It was a pleasure to meet you....................hope you end up relocating here in our beautiful area. Pura Vida..........Cathy, John and Lucas.............and the danes More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We travelled to Costa Rica to explore several small towns at various elevations in different parts of the country, and we were planning to take a day tour around the Central Valley with Paul and Gloria Yeatman of retireforlessincostarica.com. On the spur of the moment, we decided to have Paul take us to Lake Arenal instead. The Yeatmans called John... More 

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