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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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san jose, ca
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed. The entrance from the main gate to the reception is a winding, curvy road - a drive that takes about 10 minutes more because of the slow speed you have to drive at. The whole place has beautiful gardens attracting lot of birds and butterflies. The reception has very friendly... More

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Pismo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this hotel, our room and the view was spectacular! The curvy drive up to the hotel takes about 15 minutes and can be difficult to find at night. But once you arrive at the lodge, you'll enjoy the ambiance, staff, and lovely grounds filled with birds and wildlife.

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Houston, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best views of volcano and lake in the area. A bit further than other area resorts but for that its worth the drive. Get there b4 dark If you are driving bc windy narrow mile drive up to lodge that is adventure alone. Dont drive yoyrself if you are a timid driver. We stayed in chalet building... More

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Is our 2nd time in this hotel its in an amazing location rain forest, But the Hotel needs maintenance 3 years ago our room 27 had a leaking from the shower/jacuzzi and 2 double beds and a bedsofa. This time the we had same room it has more leakings and one bed only it a huge room for one bed... More

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Mims, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed here on a vacation and loved the place. From our bed we could see the volcano and did watch it erupt at night. Red rocks arcing up into the night shy and molten lave creeping down the side. Wonderful. But, it is sometimes covered in clouds so you might not see anything. Food is very good and wonderful... More

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Titusville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The lodge has great location with one of the best views of the volcano in the area. The hotel driveway is about 2 miles long, going up, up up! I love the sign at the top, "You made It!". The rooms are a little rustic but this is a lodge and it is in Costa Rica. The rooms are clean... More

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Montebello, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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 August 9, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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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*
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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