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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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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GabyML1301
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The hotel is very simple but clean. A little far from the Fortuna center (6 kms), offers a very quiet setting to rest at night. Little and nice pool, gorgeous gardens, but don´t have a restaurant, only for breakfast which is the same all days and very simple and local (fruit, gallo pinto, eggs, bread). If you want more confort... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I enjoyed my first time in La fortuna and the hotel was cool, Mario was an great guy, he gave excellent promos of many where to visit!! I visited 2 of those options he gave and and they were terrific we did canopy and we spent our last day at Baldi!! Thannks Mario I will be back

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American Fork, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Mario was so awesome, he shared his yummy tangerines fresh from his tree, showed us some free hikes. Reasonably priced and the breakfast was good. It was the only hotel we stayed in that had a fridge!

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