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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tenafly, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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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
4 hotel reviews
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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Muenster Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

This is a new motel and the owners live right there. They are very friendly but speak almost no english. They invited us into their home to enjoy birthday cake because we were there on his birthday. She makes a delicious breakfast and it was different each of the 3 mornings we were there. It seemed odd (& annoying) that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

We stayed here a few days and thoroughly enjoyed it. Using the rental car's GPS, it was very easy to find and took only a few hours from San Jose. This in the jungle, folks, and the sounds of the insects and frogs are amazing, even perhaps a little too loud. There is a beautiful river on the property that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

PROS: Location was excellent w/partial view of volcano Nice river on property Convenient parking CONS: AC & shower head wiring exposed Strange window in bathroom-not private Uncomfortable bed Lackluster room with confusing furniture arrangement WiFi access did not work

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Michigan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

This is a quaint family run hotel. It is a few miles from La Fortuna, but convenient to the town and Arenal. The hotels rooms are basic, very clean with fresh white linens. The ground are very well kept, gardens, flowers, a nice pool and plenty of wildlife around. Breakfast is served out by the pool area. Great eggs, gallo... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

Really nice hotel (clean,spacious, microwave, TV, etc) surrounded by a wonderful tropical garden. The couple who lives on the property and who welcomed us to this hotel was really nice and friendly. Breakfast was delicious. This is a great location if you are looking for a quite place to stay close to La Fortuna (about 5 kms away).

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

Good place to stay for the price they offer. New buildings. Simple but clean. Nice home-made breakfast. Very hospitable staff. Great place to stay to explore the area. Choose this place if you don't want to be in town and want to be in the midst of nature. Close to all the important spots in the area - volcano, waterfall,... More 

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