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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is privately owned by a local named Mario. He is an amazing host who will do almost anything to accommodate you as he did for us. It's not a 5 star hotel, but you're not paying for one. We got way beyond our money's worth. The location is good: Just minutes from town but tucked away far enough... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at Lavas 5 or 6 times and have always enjoyed my stay. Nice clean rooms, good food, and good service. Wi Fi everywhere on the property. Cable TV is very good too. I like the fact that the hotel is not downtown but rather remote, quiet and peaceful. The babbling brook at the back of the property,... More

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Curitiba, PR
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The worse part: we had a tour included in our reservation (already paid) and we presumed somebody would pick us up at the hostel, as usual, but no. We were suposed to go by ourselves to the place and nobody told us about it, so we missed the tour! And friendly he gave us the option of going walking (15km).... More

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Fort Worth, TX
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I recently visited Costa Rica and stayed at your hotel (May 16-18). The purpose of my message is to commend you for the staff at the hotel. First of all, the place is so cute, comfortable and attractive, and it's in a good location. The rooms are clean and provide basic comforts. It was helpful to rent a car so... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Mario, the owner was extremely helpful in setting up our itinerary.I went on line first and picked out what I wanted to do and he scheduled it with discounts. We did rent a car, which I highly recommend, since you are somewhat remote at this hotel. Everything was clean and simple. Pool was cute. At night, you share the pool... More

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San Diego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

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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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*
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #22 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #23 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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