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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam | Escazú, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 1250, Costa Rica
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montebello, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge's location is great, you're able to see the top of the volcan arenal without getting neck pain. The landscaping is well kept and their beautiful bird "Estefania" is free to fly around the area but manages to fly back to the reception area to greet visitors. The room we had a good size kitchen just big enough to... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is located away from la fortuna ( 20-30min) on a hill overlooking the Arenal. That is if you are lucky the there is no fog. The rooms were nice although the hotel is not well organized. We reserved a family room for 5 and got a family room with two beds ?! Luckily one of the beds was big... More

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Victoria F, Owner at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ilan! Thank you for leaving a review. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay overall. I apologize that we were unable to get you more towels that evening. I will see to it that the front desk staff has more towels on hand for such situations. Thanks again for your feedback, and do come back soon! I recommend Sept... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a JR suite with our 2 kids. We had a great time--the staff was very friendly and helpful, the restaurant was very reasonably priced. There is a macaw named Stefanie that stays at the lodge and is social. The view of the volcano is amazing in the dry season but the volcano was never out of the... More

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Victoria F, Owner at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there Jasper, thanks for your review! We're thrilled you had a great time at the Lodge. As you pointed out one of the attributes that sets our Lodge apart from other area hotels is that we are located in the middle of pristine rainforest and the long driveway is a necessary component to this. Indeed, we recommend folks rent... More

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the JR suite, room 22, very rustic feel to the whole hotel. strong smell of wood, since the structure is built with wood. Toiletries were provided though we didn't use it, we've brought our own. Towels were clean and fresh. everything in the room was pretty old though. we didn't stay long at the hotel, mostly to eat... More

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Victoria F, Owner at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alayna! Thanks for your review and for visiting us at Arenal Lodge. We're glad your stay was satisfactory and that the weather allowed you to enjoy the views from our pool and garden area. Come again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the arenal lodge for 3 nights in August 2014 We reserved a chalet, for 5 people 2 adults and 3 kids, The room was spacious, 2 double beds and one sofa bed, very comfortable. The wall facing the volcano is glass and you can see a clear view of the volcano. Beautiful!!!!!!! Also the hotel is located... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was great! The room was clean and large enough for a family of four and the room had a superb view (when the clouds lifted). Balcony was lovely when it wasn't raining. Don't miss the tour with Miguel, it was very wet but so lovely and informative. They have a rainforest preserve on property, they should advertise the... More

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Costa Rica is a great place to visit, especially if you like "eco tourism." I recommend first time visitors consider staying at several places in order to get a good feel for this diverse country. The Arenal volcano area is definitely one of my favorite locations in the country. Over the years, the area around the volcano and nearby La... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice hotel with an astonishing view. The "road" up from the main road is going straight up the mountain for 3 km and takes 10 minutes to drive. We stayed in a family suite, two bedroom and one living room. The room was great with new towel sculptures everyday done by the maids. We had a lot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a big 5 star hotel, this isn't it. This hotel has beautiful views to relax and enjoy nature. There is a charm to this place with the wooden rooms, nature all around and super friendly staff. It is close to the volcano Arenal but away from the town LA Fortuna. It is perfect for those... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was wonderful, and the view of the volcano was great. It rained a lot when we went so we only saw the volcano completely on our last day of our 5 night stay. The food was fantastic, and I suggest getting the Club sandwich that my family really liked. I also suggest that you take tours with Miguel... More

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Address: 200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam | Escazú, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 1250, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Lodge 3*
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Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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Arenal Lodge provides guests with the excitement of staying in an authentic rainforest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Guests will enjoy a casual and relaxed rustic lodge setting with the added value of a complimentary breakfast daily. Located on 2000-acres of beautiful tropical rainforest, the lodge is situated near Arenal Volcano National Park. The lodge is surrounded by rainforest - housing hundreds of exotic birds, small animals and the beautiful tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica. and is it's own local tourist attraction due to its exclusive location with breathtaking panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. The lodge features a full service restaurant with local and international cuisine, gift shop, three heated outdoor Jacuzzi's, an infinite edge swimming pool, walking trails, a butterfly garden, horseback riding, a game-room and outdoor playground for children, fitness room, sauna, and free wireless high speed internet access.Guest rooms and suites feature cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, clock radio, and all have private baths. Complimentary crib and wheel chair are available on request. ... more   less 
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