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Chalet Nicholas

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Rte 142 | 2 km. west of Nuevo Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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Chalet Nicholas
Ranked #5 of 9 Nuevo Arenal B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed at Chalet Nicholas for 5 nights in July. We (two adults and one teenager) were in the upstairs - which was perfect for us. Even though we were told it was the "slow season" for birdwatching we saw a wide variety of birds on the property. The yard and gardens are beautifully maintained. John's personal tour of their... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The four of us (two parents, two kids) were the only guests for the 3 July nights we stayed at Chalet Nicholas, and we wish we could have stayed longer--my daughter loved the loft space and her own porch, the amazing breakfasts (best fruit we had the whole trip, and excellent omelets, bread and jam), and the activities Cathy and... More

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CathyNicholas, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope you will return one day soon. It was a pleasure meeting you. Pura Vida........Cathy and John More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Chalet Nicholas was a wonderful place to stay as we explored the volcano area of Costa Rica. We were only able to stay two nights, but I wish we had planned for longer. John and Cathy are friendly and fun and gave us a wealth of information about Costa Rican and the area. The dogs are friendly and made it... More

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CathyNicholas, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope you really will be able to return one day soon. It was a pleasure meeting you. Pura Vida........Cathy and John More

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Address: Rte 142 | 2 km. west of Nuevo Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Chalet Nicholas Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal

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