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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lodge was very nice and quiet. My wife and I had spent the first part of vacation in Manuel Antonio, which was busy and social. It was very nice to come to Arenal Lodge and relax before our return to the states. The restaurant is pretty good considering you don't have many options that high up the volcano.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arenal Lodge surpassed every experience we have had traveling. The gorgeous remote location, high atop this tropical ridge facing the volcano was a breathtaking view. The lodge itself is a gem & staff was unbeatable. The chef by far was incomparable, we had the Perfect dinner there on our wedding night. Their masseuse gave the greatest deep tissue and Swedish... More 

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

We really appreciate your comment. We hope to see you back again with your family. More 

Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Away from the craziness of the town below, we loved the "lodge" feel. The views were amazing! "Miguel" met us at 8am for a FREE hike throughout the grounds. Even my 17 year old daughter loved the information and tour, which lasted about 1 1/2 hours. He was wonderful!!! We saw the red-eyed tree frog, toucans, a local ant-eater, very... More 

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We really appreciate your comment. We are pleased for your visit, and happy that found what you were looking for to relax. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Lodge was awesome; it offered so much how do I begin. The drive from the airport was beautiful, to the lake you drive around is beautiful which I did not know existed, We arrive at the Hotel; its perfect. They have individual cottages that we will go back again with screened patios and own private driveway; a simple walk... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comment, we are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay, your opinion is very valuable to us. We are seriously considering to extend internet access to the rest of the hotel. More 

Okotoks, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Arenal lodge was an interesting experience. The view from our hotel room and dining area were fantastic. The rooms were very clean. This lodge is 3 km off the main road. Travel to the lodge is what we called getting a "Costa Rican massage". The road is windy with switch back turns., but once you reach... More 

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We appreciate your comment and we are happy that you like the place. Every other aspect you have mentioned, you can be sure we are Working to improve, and give you a better stay next time. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this hotel with my family, including my three kids. It's an exciting trip to get there. The road up the hotel is about 4 km and pretty steep and twirls all the time, but when you finally reach it, it's beautiful and offers such a phenomenal view of the volcano and the lake at the same time. The... More 

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Thank you very much for your comment, we are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay, your opinion is very valuable to us. More 

Fernandina Beach, FL
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18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my two nephews and my niece to this property. It was a bit of a windy drive but when we arrived we were thrilled. They went for a hike and I sat and took many pictures of birds, butterflies, and the volcano. The property it beautiful and the view is breathtaking! The dinner was delicious and we were... More 

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Thank you very much for your comment, we really appreciate, and look forward to see you again. More 

New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at the hotel. We got one of the chalets on the hill. The room is big, I meant really big. The wall facing the volcano is glass from the ceiling to the floor. Amazing view (can only imagine what it's like when the lava was still flowing). Breakfast was really good. Option to pack to go.... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and comments and we are happy that you had a good stay with us. Part of our secret has been the location a bit away from the city and up on the mountain so our guest can enjoy the vegetation and the fauna. The other matters You mention, we are working to improve it. Thank... More 

Damascus, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful view of Arenal Lake and Arenal Volcano from a mountain top hotel with huge picture windows. A bit on the expensive side but then again it was one of the nicest places we stayed in Costa Rica. There were even recliners in front of the window so you could be comfy when you looked out. One of the few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful lodge in the mountains. We had a room facing the volcano so the view is fantastic. The room was clean and comfirtable and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Location wise, it’s in the mountains so no shops or restaurants around it. It’s about 20 min drive to the town. If you don’t have a... More 

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