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Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

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1 km sur y 600 m oeste de la iglesia Catolica de La Fortuna, sobre la entrada principal de La Catarata. | 600 meters west from the road entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Tarifa, Spain
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul for three nights, while spending our days exploring the nature of Volcan Arenal National Park. Even though it's not close to the entrance of the park, we found this hotel to be a good option. The managers were very kind and helpful and the cabins were extremely clean, comfortable and had good views... More 

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Madison, WI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was super friendly and helpful-good restaurant recommendations. We tried to get a hold of a local vendor with no luck and the front desk kept trying after we left and came and told us when they got ahold of them. Great location just outside of town (we had a car). We had one of the newer larger cabins and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great base for exploring the area. All the activities we did where near by. And La Fortuna is just 2 min by car. The cabins are simple but clean and cosy with comfy bed and nice balconies . The breakfast is tasty and served outside so you can enjoy the view and fresh air while eating. The people that run... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family run. Breakfast available. Recommend & book tours for popular activities. The first day we sat on our private balcony and watched horses in the pasture behind us. My wife says 'it doesn't get much better than this.

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South Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a beautiful place to stay. The individual cabins are very private and come equipped with a coffee machine (with free coffee) and a fridge. We stayed in one of the newer rooms which had a fantastic bathroom with a great walk-in shower. The veranda out back with hammock was a great way to relax. Tatiana was very helpful... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nice quiet hotel. Walking distance to everything in Arenal. Coffee and breakfast are the standard fair for Costa Rica. If you are looking for nice clean room, helpful service, great location, decent breakfast at fair price you'll find it here. No frills.

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Buenos Aires
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38 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at Cerro Azul after spending one night in a resort where we took advantage of the hot springs. We booked Cerro Azul due to its TA ranking and its good value as we wanted a nice B&B to kick off the day and enjoy outdoor activities in Arenal (and not overpaid for a room or a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I had a great stay at this lovely hotel! Our cabana was beautiful constructed inside and out, very clean, and comfortable. The room was incredibly large with a kitchenette and tv. The family that owns the hotel is very welcoming, sweet, and full of information. They helped booked all our activities including our shuttle transfers between San... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

we have been travelling for 2 weeks in Costa Rica and stayed 2 nights.Rancho Cerro Azul was okay. Simple and on good price.I recommend to have a car because the walk to the town is quite far (around 30-40 min)..The bungalows are clean and simple, but we did not like that they are very close to each other and also... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay here, despite the rainy weather we had! The bungalows were clean and beautiful. I really never wanted to leave the hammock! The walk to downtown wasn't too far for dinner and wondering around for shopping, we did take a taxi back though. Breakfast in the morning was really good, I liked walking... More 

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