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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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Houston, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I found this hotel through a groupon that offered activities, breakfast, and the staying in the hotel. Mario which is the person i spoke with to book everything was wonderful and available at at anytime when needed. Once at the hotel the staff members were great they were very friendly, the room were clear and the package was what we... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this hotel through the groupon that was offered in the spring and bought it for a belated honeymoon. The hotel is what it is and if you arrive with those expectations, I don't think you will be disappointed. As other reviewers have mentioned, the hotel staff speaks only Spanish but are extremely friendly, hardworking, and welcoming. We were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here as part of package deal, where all my activities were planned for me. Mario had everything planned perfectly for me and kept in touch with me throughout,even though I never met him. The staff at the hotel were very accommodating even though they don't speak English, they try real hard to communicate.The hotel is out of town,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip was truly amazing, and it would not have been if it weren't for the staff and the owner. Everything was planned and organized, which made it easy for my boyfriend and I to just relax, explore, and enjoy. The staff was so nice, and accommodating that even when my boyfriend and I missed dinner, they made us dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here as a part of deal I bought on Groupon. Mario, though not there in person, was helpful with the arrangements and also helped us plan our trips around La Fortuna. The people who actually work there are very friendly but they don't speak English. With little help from apps that translate to Spanish, you can get along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are pretty basic, but were clean, comfortable and perfect for a good nights sleep after exploring the area. I read reviews about how the rooms smelled, and they did not smell funny at all. The water is a little tricky, but you can get hot water. The people working at the hotel are wonderful! They speak very little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought the groupon for 7 day package. The hotel itself is lacking but not sure how it compares to other hotels in the area. The room is very basic. Only has soap and body wash. Bring the rest of your toiletries like shampoo, lotion, toothpaste. There is no iron in the rooms or anywhere in the hotel. And no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My fiancee and I purchased a Group On for a 5-day stay in the hotel, which also included 3 days worth of activities. The deal was very well priced for everything it included. The hotel is located about 10 minutes away from La Fortuna, which is a bigger tourist city. It IS a smaller hotel and the rooms are good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Mario and his staff at hotel lavas del arenal were excellent. They were friendly and accommodating and put a lot of care into everything. The cost of hotel was very reasonable and included a scrumptious breakfast every morning. This is a locals kind of place out of easy walking distance of La Fortuna, there is a bus that you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Lavas del Arenal from May 18-21 on our honeymoon. Our room was clean, and had air conditioning and had a cute towel arrangement on our bed every morning. Our stay included breakfast every morning which included fresh fruit, coffee, fresh juice and a freshly cooked meal, we really enjoyed it! There isn't much... More 

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