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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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Haifa, Israel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Suffolk County, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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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7 hotel reviews
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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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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Tenafly, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

Nice family owned hotel ,very friendly,clean,nice breakfast. About 8 min drive from la Fortuna. We had a mini kitchen in our room with a microwave You couldalso BBQ ,2 grills one in the kitchen area,one by the river. My kids wanted to watch a movie and the owner brought us her own TV with DVD player in our room. The... More 

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surrrey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

We stayed one night and it was so quiet with only the birds to hear, the host was so friendly and helpful and the location can't be beat if you have a car. A good view of arenal is just at the entrance, caught a great shot early morning with no clouds, gardens are pretty with all sorts of flowers... More 

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DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

This is a simple hotel 5 minutes away from Fortuna near a stream. The people that run it are really friendly and nice, they were willing to help with all our plans and had great advice. The rooms are simple but clean. The breakfast every morning was great. They have Wifi in the room. Great place to stay!!!

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Marco Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

This was my third stay at Lavas Del Arenal. It will always be my home while in Costa Rica. The bare wires on the shower head are standard throughout the world. I've seen them in Venezuela, Chile, Argetina, Thailand, and Jakarta. WiFi worked well from my room(#8) and in the dinning area (El Rancho) as well. I especially enjoyed sitting... More 

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