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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

2.5 of 5 300 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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Daytona Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

We booked this via a groupon deal and were VERY glad we did. It is a short ride outside of La Fortuna but since we had our own rental car, that was not an issue. Just outside of our room was a beautiful view of Arenal volcano. They had a Costa Rican breakfast available each morning that holds you through... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Believe it or not, I had this vacation with my newlywed wife during our month long honeymoon in Costa Rica in November 2012 (over 2 years ago). It was such a great experience that I told Mario, the owner who used to live in the States, that I will write a review but busy life in California kept me from... More 

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radvisor99
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was in La Fortuna with my wife and 2 kids during our Costa Rica vacation. We had a reservation for 2 day at Lavas del Arenal. For us it was all great. As soon as we checked-in we were given a tour around the property where we were told about the property and shown the local vegetation. We were... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I want to start off by saying I thought the staff was lovely and helpful, cheerful about cooking us breakfast on Christmas Day instead of being home with their families, and the attentive Katia did her best to make up for the deficiencies of this place. The worst was the god-awful stench of chemicals and moth balls in our rooms.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

When we booked this hotel online we did not realize that it was so far away from the town of La Fortuna. Our first clue as to its location was when we booked our Jeep-Boat-Jeep shuttle from Montevrde and they charged us an extra $10 to take us to our hotel! Lavas del Arenal is not close to the volcano... More 

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Long Grove
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We found the folks at Lavas del Arenal very accomodating and willing to do all that was needed. The place turned out to be our only choice in Arenal (town of La Fortuna) and we found this to be a below average place to stay. The only saving grace was the people....so helpful!!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My cousin and I, both from the states and never been to CR, stayed there for four nights, and Mario and Kathia stayed in constant contact making sure we had everything we needed. I must have emailed them 15 times lol, asking about local sights, tours, etc., and they had all the hookups. The food was phenomenal. We had breakfast... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

"It looks nice", I thought. "We don't need a 4-star resort". "We'll spend most of the time outside the hotel, anyway". Boy, was I wrong. This little "gem" was, without a doubt, the worst hotel I've ever stayed at. If you think it's going to be the kind of no frills, get the local experience, simple and quaint hotel, you're... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The room, #4, was disgusting. growing stuff, smelled nasty and mildewy. No-one that worked the hotel spoke english, so it was tough to communicate the horror. Showers did not work but an email to the owner got them fixed. The only saving grace is the grounds are beautiful. has a river across the back of the property, and the nature... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were greeted by roosters, ducks and dogs. Such character this place has. We LOVED it there, beautiful surroundings. The swinging chair outside our room overlooking lush plants and birds flying all around just made the place awesome. And the staff is so very wonderful and warm. A fantastic place to stay while visiting Arenal,... More 

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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
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Lavas del Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Hotel Lavas Del Arenal Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#20 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#24 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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