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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bought a groupon for this hotel. Traveled in April 2015. Everything about the trip was great. We were in constant contact with Mario, who helped arrange transportation and excursions. Met a lot of great people who booked through groupon as well. Had a great vacation!

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El Paso
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great, we found it by booking with Groupon. The package that came with it contained 5 nights there with transportation from the air port and the excursions. If we wanted something else to be included the hotel took care of it. The staff was great real friendly and helpful. Most of the staff doesn't know much English... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I just spend a few days here. Such an amazing place. It's on the outskirts of the town, very pretty and tranquil. Not too far from town at most a 10 minute ride to el centro as they called it or the town of la fortuna. Mario, the owner, and his staff, Kathia, were so helpful from... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Lavas is a great place to go if you are looking for a friendly place to stay! Mario was EXTREMELY helpful, friendly and accommodating. So was Carlos (our driver, who made it an educational drive from the airport to the hotel :D)! The hotel serves your typical Costa Rican breakfast (rice, beans, fruit)! Super fresh and delicious. Mario was... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I booked this hotel through a Groupon, as I think most people did, and let me tell you when they set put to help you, they help you!! We spent 5 days in fortuna, breakfast was awesome and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Thumbs up to natural fresh juice and fruits every morning!! Yummm Everything we needed they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were treated exceptionally well at this hotel. Mario (Owner) made certain all the details from airport pick up, tours, meals, any needs were met. He even set up a beautiful birthday dinner with a cake and wine for my husband! He did that without me asking and really provided such an amazing experience. The hotel is beautiful, clean, peaceful... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The hotel has potential. I you're looking for American standards this is not your place. But if you need a bed it's okay. Location: not great you're a $10 taxi ride there and a $10 taxi ride back from downtown. If you have a rental car you're fine. Staff: their current staff is really good, but they seem to be... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our room was very clean and well kept, and the hosts (Kathy, Carlos and all others) were extremely helpful and very nice. I would really recommend this to anyone traveling to La Fortuna especially in the forests !!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Lavas del Arenal through the Adrenaline Groupon as well. Overall we had an excellent trip and this hotel was great. It's a little far from La Fortuna, but we were able to make it work without a rental car by planning out our days in advance. As others have mentioned, Mario is great and very accommodating... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our room was clean and dinner after arriving the first night was delicious..... Breakfast was also very good especially the fresh juice. There was no real milk or cream for coffee. We were however thankful to find the little store down the street so we could buy some affordable snacks and juice..... Katia was always helpful and we managed even... More 

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Mario B, Owner at Hotel Lavas del Arenal, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, this is Mario. I was reading your review and usually we do not respond back but I think in this case I want to clarify a couple of things. 1) First of all thank you for letting others know we are fully committed to go the extra mile to ensure our customers from Adrenaline in Costa Rica and... More 

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