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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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Port Jervis, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Nice hotel, clean rooms, a/c, no tv. Friendly staff, hot water showers. Far from town if you dont have a car.

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San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

My cousin and I stayed in La Fortuna for 3 days and loved the area! Our stay with Lavas del Arenal made our time here great! I had exchanged numerous emails with Mario prior to arriving in Costa Rica. I found Mario to be very prompt in returning emails and was very good about thoroughly answering my questions. Once we... More 

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San Diego
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5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

This was everything we were hoping for and had read online. We were a little concerned when we drove up, as you can't actually see the rooms from the street, just the owners' house in front, but once we pulled in the driveway, we were reassured! The rooms were very new and SUPER clean. They even picked our suitcases up... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

We so appreciate everyone at Lavas del Arenal! Ligia set up all the BEST adventures. After talking with other tourists and some of the guides, we found that each activity booked by Ligia was the best to be had. And we did it all! After fishing, Ligia even made a fantastic dinner for us with our catch! We'd stay at... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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29 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

This is a simple hotel/resort. The kids enjoy the small pool.Very good service. Helped us in the middle of the night to call Copa airlines when our laggeges didn't arrive.It was no problem to get breakfast very early because we had to leave . Breakfast was very good. They have Wifi in the room. Very good value for money.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

Basically, the room wasn't too bad and the grounds were well maintained. The hotel is hard to find and no one has heard of it., so make sure you have good directions. When you do find it you have to drive down a very rocky road to get to the hotel. When we arrived the owner (who must have assumed... More 

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Wakefield, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

The place itself was nice. But I would not recommend it to people who, like me, like to keep the windows open at night and breath the fresh air. The windows do not open!! So we had to stand the noisy AC all night... and could not sleep well! The owner is very friendly and tries to help as much... More 

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Venice, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

I stayed at this facility for three quiet and pleasant nights. Not sure I would call it a hotel; probably the terms villas or motel would be more descriptive. Very nice family owned and operated units (at least eight, maybe twelve units). Clean, quiet, and a great country location. Nice grounds with many beautiful flowers and plants; includes a pool,... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

Very clean, simple room with air conditioning and free parking located about a five minute drive from downtown La Fortuna. Great view of the volcano from the hotel entrance. Hotel owners are extremely helpful and friendly. A delicious breakfast is included. A quiet and affordable option for a low maintenance traveler.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

The owners, Ligia and Gabriel were extremely friendly and helpful. When I needed a better chair for the desk, Gabriel got me a nice office chair. I needed a ladder to fix a leak on the roof my camper and they lent it to me. We needed to dry out some bedding, and they brought in from the rain for... More 

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