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Arenal Lodge

3.0 of 5 200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam | Escazú, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 1250, Costa Rica
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    4 of 5 stars
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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading lots of mixed reviews of the Arenal Lodge, we recently spent four nights there. The location is convenient, close to many of the activities in the Arenal area and you don't have to spend a lot of time hanging out in La Fortuna. We had a wonderful experience! If you want the Hilton or the Marriott, you should... More 

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Oakland, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the misfortune to stay two days during a torrential downpour, so we never saw the volcano and weren't able to enjoy a lot of outdoor activities. We saw the resort at its worst. In good weather, it's probably much more lovely, but the pity is that some of the least enjoyable things we experienced are fixable, if they'd... More 

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Vadodara, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Views from the balcony were great as they overlook the volcano. The staff were polite however a couple of folks at the front desk were so so and did not really care. Rooms were clean and spacious but dated. Wifi only in the lobby and that too was not working for an entire day. Do not stay in the room... More 

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saint louis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a decent place to stay. It was very secluded, with a LONG drive up to the hotel and rooms from the main road. Getting in was a bit difficult, as the guard didn't have our name listed and there was a language barrier. That got resolved after a bit. We paid for an upgrade from a basic room... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed recently in family suite with our grown daughters and hoped for a two bedroom suite, but you had to walk through bedroom to bathroom and next bedroom, tried to talk to front desk staff to change rooms or even upgrade, but he was not very helpful and did not speak english very well. The hotel and grounds were... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We only stayed two nights at this hotel which was probably long enough, I'm not sure I'd want to spend a week there. The basic rooms are definitely spacious and can accommodate a family nicely but they could use some updating and could be cleaner. The included breakfast was good and watching the beautiful birds in the mornings made the... More 

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Morristown, NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This hotel might have been great once but its not now. Its has potential but the owner seems to be running it into the ground. It seems to have half the staff it once had. If we hadn't found another local hotel called The Springs (30 min away) that did day passes, our 3 nights here in the Arenal area... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a great visit here in Arenal Lodge. Friendly, helpful staff. The restaurant provided a great complimentary breakfast. The restaurant wasn't exceptional, but it was there, convenient and was good enough. This is a beautiful location. Lots of hiking from the resort near by. The jacuzzi and pool area was excellent too. Room was clean and comfortable.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

From what we'd seen on the website, the lodge would be an absolute delight and we were so excited to get here. We'd come from sunny Manuel antonio to arenal and the weather was very different, cold and rainy. We arrived in the dark and the reception staff couldn't even manage a welcome smile. We had booked a junior suite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If a true getaway is what you are looking for, this is the perfect stay. The grounds are rather large with every thing pretty spread out. This resort is truly on the side of a mountain with a beautiful view of the volcano (unfortunately we arrived right at the end of the rainy season so we weren't able to see... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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#13 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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