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Arenal Lodge

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200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 1250, Costa Rica
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ruckersville, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the volcano area- it was clean, older, but very interesting. Breakfast included, and that was really satisfying. The driveway up to the lodge is the best- an adventure in its own right. Very "Jurassic" park like setting. Price was right for sure. No volcano view during the rainy season when we were there.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arenal lodge was a fantastic experience! Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly staff and welcome drink! While it rained during our stay, it is suppose to since it is the rainforest!, The restaurant had great food and drink with gorgeous views of flora and fauna! Rooms were clean with beautiful wood floors and walls. Highly recommend this hotel!,

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L.A.kertown
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in a Chalet with a beautiful breath-taking view, clean and comfortable. Now this was all that a Lodge should be, but I guess I'm biased because I'm more of a plushy hotel type of girl. This was in a rainforest, with a wildlife refuge on the vast property. Being that I really hate bugs (which you cannot get... More 

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Marco D, Asistente de gerencia. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. I am happy to read that you were good attended in our place. we hope next time you can also enjoy the horseback riding for the morning hike. Thank you again and hope to see you soon. More 

Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places to observe the wild life. I was completely left in awe by the beauty and the state of the property. With unpredictable weather it is extremely difficult to maintain a presentable place. However, arenal lodge does and amazing job at making sure you are at your best comfort. The weather made it difficult to see... More 

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Marco D, Asistente de gerencia at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

You got it, We are a place to share with the people what nature gave us, wild life, the view of the volcano, tour and more. But attached to our pleasure to serve you. Best regards. More 

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome. I didn't get the chance to see the volcano, but that is something no one can control. It really enables you to focus on the pure richness of the surrounding. SO MANY ANIMALS, without even leaving the property! Highly recommend it, to families, friends, couples and even if you are alone. Such a connection with nature,... More 

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Marco D, Asistente de gerencia at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

happy to read your comment, and tell you that we are going to make some improvements in road, but too much light in the middle of the mountain may is not the most convenient thing to do for wildlife. I can also tell you we are planning to improve the wifi. Hope to see you back. Best regards. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, the walking tour excellent, like the movies. juniors suits wall to thin, mornings buffet had all you need and good. Would,have like,to have internet in the rooms. More light to the road at night, it fun driving at night.

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Marco D, Asistente de gerencia at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

happy to read your comment, and tell you that we are going to make some improvements in road, but too much light in the middle of the mountain may is not the most convenient thing to do for wildlife. I can also tell you we are planning to improve the wifi. Hope to see you back. Best regards. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Arenal Lodge. Every morning we woke up to an amazing view of the Arenal volcano, birds chirping, and the distant sound of monkeys. The staff was great and the breakfast choices were exceptional. I loved the option of free tours with Miguel, including horse back riding. Overall I would suggest all to go... More 

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Marco D, Asistente de gerencia. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. It is so helpful when someone understand the concept of are lodge, and describe the experience like you just did. thank you again. More 

Corte Madera, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in chalet which was beautiful and very comfortable. The grounds of this amazing place are extraordinary! Highly recommend! Highlight was seeing the frogs in the garden at nighttime! Jose at front desk is great!

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Marco D, Asistente de gerencia at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

thank you. You are a nature lover, and also like a good view, We love what we do. perfect match. Hope to see you back again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the Arenal Lodge was fantastic! We couldn't have imagined such a perfect hotel for us! We had a junior suite that opened up to the gardens and postcard-worthy views of the Volcano. Our alarm clock was a family of howler monkeys in the trees adjacent to our building. The hotel offers a (free) walking/hiking tour on the... More 

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Marco D, Asistente de gerencia at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Certainly we are trying to improve our wifi and looking the different options we can get, but sometimes is not easy when we are in the middle of the forest. We definitely share your opinion when you point our highlights and we are thankful you share... More 

Ciudad de Mexico, México
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, great food, but location is the best. Amazing view of El Arenal Volcano. Lots of birds and wild animals surrounding making a fantastic environment. Extremely clean and amazing space in the room. Beautiful terrace.

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thank you for your comment You really make us feel that we are doing the right thing, because our biggest target is to have a satisfied client. Hope to see you soon. best regards. More 

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