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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Owners are very enthusiastic and really want you to have a great time in CR. Rooms are nice and clean. Breakfast is pretty good, with gallo pinto, eggs, ham, toast and fruit. Don't have much negative points to share. Maybe the AC was a bit loud and the shower (hot water) is a bit tricky. It's also like 5 miles... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here from Nov 17th-20th and we couldn't have been happier or felt more at home. (So much so that I feel awful that it took me this long to write this review!) Ligia and Gabriel were just the sweetest people and the property is beautiful. It is somewhat off the beaten path but we rented... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The hotel is run by extremely nice folks, Ligia and Gabriel. Make you feel right at home. Not much english spoken but Mario who is stateside can assist. My stay lasted 8 days and was very quiet. The rooms are simpe but nice and Mario assures me the TV's are on the way so that you can catch your favorite... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

This was an excellent, homey place to stay. Ligia and Mario made us feel very much at home and were very helpful. Even though our spanish was pathetic, we were able to communicate just fine with them. She speaks english well enough to make it work. The rooms were spotless and very quiet. Much better than staying in town!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

I stayed in the Arenal Volcano/ San Ramon/ La Fortuna area for 5 days. I had a great experience overall and Mario and Ligia from Lavas del Arenal played a huge part of that. Before I had even arrived in Costa Rica, Mario helped me set up my tours for the week as well as arrange for a taxi to... More 

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daytona beach, fla
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

a little hard to find. just south of la fortuna, in a country setting. up a rocky road flanked w/cows and chickens. this 10 unit motel was nicely landscaped w/ flowers, fruit trees, tropical plants, and a little creek running at the rear of the property. the room itself was clean and spartan. after a 3 hr plane ride and... More 

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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