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Arenal Vista Lodge

25 km west from La Fortuna, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 5717, Costa Rica
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tired little lodge in a great setting that worked perfectly for us, especially for the price! We stayed only one night and at at this point on our trip, we were accustomed to scrappy hotels in CR (we were winging it on our vacation over the holidays and finding hotels as we went along) so we aren't... More 

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just spent 2 nights here. It is obvious this was once a beautiful lodge in an ideal setting. Today it is a tired lodge in need of a good scrubbing and updates. However, the price is right, the setting is peaceful, the views are amazing and we enjoyed our stay without incident. The hotel staff is... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Winding down our 10 day trip to Costa Rica we decided to sirens one additional day in La Fortuna/Arenal area. Not knowing the area well, and not wanting to break the bank on our last couple nights, we opted to spend the night at a lakeside lodging. On the surface, Arenal Vista Lodge is beautiful, spacious, scenic and a bit... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is absolutely disgusting. The place is run-down and nasty. We walked into our room and immediately found poop. The floors were grimy, dirty, and the room looked like it hadn't been cleaned since last week. They only gave ONE towel for our shower AND pool use. They gave us ONE dirty soap bar and our shower was no... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This place has a beautiful view of the volcano and the lake. No air conditioning, but the fan in our room was good enough. A few people from my travel group had money stolen from their rooms. I bought a beer from their bar and when I took it into my room to drink it, it was missing the beer... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is completely run down. The rooms are in need of updating with dirty linens and dirty bathrooms. The restaurant and bar are unhygienic- I can't even think about the dirty towel underneath the glasses. One room had bat droppings. Don't stay here!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

4 of us stayed here 11, 12 and 13 May and loved it. We were provided with wonderful Bungalow (rooms 32 and 33), which were spacious, very clean, and convenient to lodge facilities (which are beautiful rustic style .... lobby, restaurant, bar.) The whole hotel is very well maintained, the grounds are beautiful, full of flowers, birds, beautiful pool. The... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed the crossing by lush vegetation characteristic of Costa Rica, was better when we were made to feel at home; good service, nice resturant with variety and very good food, comfortable rooms without much tegnologia making a difference which is healthy, trails plus a great view of the lake and Volcan Arenal. We will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful natural setting with gardens, is a little removed from the town of Fortuna (20 mins) but if you bring in a car is ideal, facing the lake and Arenal Volcano, there are even hiking make short walks in the private forest hotel, incredible view of the volcano. The correct spacious rooms with balconies and great views. Friendly staff and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We arrived in the evening to that wonderful place, service is very good and attentive. Very delicious food and the view of the lake and Arenal volcano is unique. 100% recommend, my family and I are very happy and very soon we will return to this beautiful hotel

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