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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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San Diego
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival there was no one at reception. The office was dark and locked. We had to search for someone and a found a very young gal who's English was extremely limited. Thank God for google translate. The owner, Mario, was living it up in Florida riding on the wind of a Trip Advisor Award and naive travelers who bought... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here with a Groupon, so we were stuck for three days. The upside is that the garden is very pretty, and it was amusing to see the toads and frogs enjoying the pool at night. The downsize - you are really isolated and there is no one there who can help you. We originally were not renting a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the reviews on tripadvisor before we came here, so we had mixed feelings when arriving. We stayed here 3 days, visiting from Florida. It's off the main road and you have to take an unpaved road, easy to miss if you don't have a gps. I highly recommend you have your own rental car, preferably a SUV. It's... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel's back end abuts the jungle, so it's fair to expect the little bugs crawling around the sink, but cockroaches at night take away what little ambiance there is. This is a budget hotel/motel, albeit not at budget prices. The beds are fine, although the pillows are worn out. The air conditioner rattles, but at least it works. Warm... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here March 12-13 2014. We booked this hotel with orbitz based on the internet presentation and were very disappointed. First it is in an isolated area with nothing around it and is 10 minutes by taxi or car from town. There is nothing around. The room was VERY basic. No closet, bare fixtures on the ceiling, 2 old... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Hotel have nice atmosphere, helpful staff. Rooms are big, have an air condition, refrigerator, microwave; bathroom seems to have an old plumbing system, hot water is limited, but have shower head and hand which is very convenient. Hotel have nice swimming pool and a lot of different swings, including Tarzan swing, kids love this hotel. Food is good: scrambled eggs,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We didn't like this hotel, actually I would call it a motel. The surroundings are fine, but room and service are really bad. The room had a smell of chlorine, the towels were old, one hand towel for 3 people, the fridge didn't work first, but was replaced. The breakfast wasn't appealing at all. Wouldn't recommend it.

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Erfurt, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed here in December 2013 and were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful surroundings and well kept grounds. We were happy with the room we had and the tico friendliness we experienced. The owner was really interested in what we wanted to do and provided us with many helpful tips on were to go and things to see. He also... More

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Spanish Fork, Utah
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I loved this cozy hotel. Don Mario was so helpful and an excellent host. He gave us many recomendartions of fun ctivities in the REA, even helped us get discounts, reserved the activites for us. The food was excellent. I thought the portions were perfect and the food Costa Rican. The stay was comfy, quiet, clean. The room was warm... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Since I called in to get my reservation Mariam was WONDERFUL. The rooms are spacious enough, bathroom very clean and well kept. Mini fridge and microwave in the room were new models and well kept as well. The vegetation, tree swing and pool give you the true Costa Rican feeling. Breakfast and lunch are great and the staff is very... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Lavas Del Arenal Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: 300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#22 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Lavas del Arenal 2.5*
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