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Toad Hall Arenal Hotel

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Highway 142, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Toad Hall Arenal Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

since I was by myself and no one else was staying there. " Choose any room I want...for $15/night." OK . The rooms here are very nice! I choose the Jungle Room. Awesome! Thanks! I asked where I could buy beers, and groceries. "I've got beer. How many do you want?" Says friendly Jeff. Three say I. ok here, no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard so many wonderful things about Toad Hall and were really excited about our stay. Unfortunately, we took the jeep-boat-jeep from Monteverde which promised us a door to door service. Instead, we were dropped off in La Fortuna without any means of getting to Toad Hall. Since a taxi to get there would be way to expensive we were... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

we did not stay here, just stopped for a bit and visited, BUT what a fun place this would be for my kids to stay at. The premier room, big kitchen living area and funny bedroom, $165 per night. To much funky one bedrooms for about 85 bucks. Too much, how about a hostile for $15 a night. The owner... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Breaks up the drive from Arenal to Monteverde. Stopped by and browsed through gift shop since restaurant was closed. Again not much to add but a good place to stop and stretch legs during the long drive.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

There is much I could say about a place as beautiful as this but its not worth saying because the owner does not know how to treat people and is not a man of his word.. we were robbed by a previous worker and the night guard while the owner was out of town and left us in charge of... More 

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Jeff S, Manager at Toad Hall Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

I sincerely regret that you cannot find some of your belongings. However, as in any case, it is always advisable to place any valuables in a security box. We make security boxes available in all of our rooms in order to avoid such occurrences which are beyond our control and cannot be held responsible for. I appreciate the information which... More 

Turrialba, Costa Rica
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Arrived at Toad Hall on a promise of work! It is an incredible place and I was asked to manage everything. My meals were paid for, including wine and a beautiful place to sleep!! I was set on staying forever until the owner Jeff began to show his true colors. The workers here are incredible! They are responsible for all... More 

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Jeff S, Manager at Toad Hall Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

I appreciate hearing from your perspective. As in any employee / worker relationship, there are times that we may not agree and as a result, it is best to part ways. We provide our workers with a lovely working environment, housing, salary and even additional incentives. Yes, the salary in Costa Rica is lower than the U.S. as it is... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The signage brought me in (and made 'em World Famous!). I just had to have a look! There's a '60s vibe to the place. You wonder why the pura vida air does NOT smell faintly of incense (or somethin'). The people made me feel so welcome I could not help but stay! Jeff is like an old friend. Serena. the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My friends and I thag live in Costa Rica decided to rent a car and go explore areas unknown. We chose la Fortuna and found Toad hall! We had the most amazing day filled with a 360 view of nature and a natural spring water pool. The restaurant is tucked away in the jungle, on the road surrounding Arenal Lake.... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Hi guys, Im writing to you about where we are at... Toad Hall in Arenal... Just look at the Title and you will see It says it ALL.. Jeff, the owner has designed this magic space right of the lake in Nuevo Arenal and is a trip... In a cool way for sure!...Also is an awesome Carpenter and just take... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We love Toad Hall!! We stopped for drinks and to use the internet. We had checked out of our rental house on Sunday instead of Mon and couldn't get into our next one early. We talked with Serena and she checked to see if they had a room. We are so happy it turned out this way. Serena is a... More 

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