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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008

We spent 16 days in Costa Rica, and this was absolutely our favorite place. Although not the fanciest place we stayed, the most beautiful views. The room was cozy and comfortable and seemed appropriate for the environment. I could have spent my entire day on the balcony just looking at the volcano and the wildlife, and the pair of Blue... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

Booking a trip to Arenal to see the volcano, read me first. Ok , so we booked during the rainy season and had ? 50/50 chances of seeing the volcano erupt. We couldn,t see the top of the volcano, never mind the eruption. If you want to see the eruptions and spend time and money don;t go during the rainy... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2008

ABOVE AVERAGE for property and nature. OKAY for accomodations. We came for the view of the volcano and to see wildlife and our family of 4 (2 teens) saw more than we expected. This is why I rated the hotel "above average" We arrived late afternoon and took a hike down the Plantation Trail, which is lined with a variety... More

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Bryn Mawr, PA
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

I traveled from the east coast to the west in Costa Rica and if you want to stay in a place that you could find in Florida this is the place. Rooms are big and clean, AC works well, and floors are tile and big sliding glass doors. The restaurant is al a cart and about 3-4 times the cost... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

This hotel was a little run down, but it had beautiful views of the volcano from the location. A spacious and well furnished patio area just outside the building was a great place from which to enjoy the scenery. You can also enjoy the view from your room through the panoramic windows. The hotel is a little far from the... More

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soulfit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2008

This was the best ! It was so peaceful, the jungle surrounded us. The staff was so nice and helpful. We will return with our family next month.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2008

Spent one night only, quiet area with great view but...hard beds, needs much updating and cleaning. Had to get clean sheets for one of our queen beds and change them ourselves for $139 would not stay here again. Food was OK. Should of drove further and checked out others down the road.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2008

The hotel is miles away from anything else you want to see in the area, not all tours will even pick you up from there and it's a $18 taxi ride into La Fortuna and $18 back again! It's definitely not the place to be without a car. The lodge has an old school camp feel to it and seemed... More

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

The Arenal Lodge is situated with an outstanding view of the Arenal Volcano -- the grounds have quite a bit of wildlife and Arenal Bridges is fairly close by. In previous years the hotel's restaurant has been quite good, this year it was abominable -- we ate there once and then every other night we went into town for dinner... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

We just returned from our trip to CR. We've got 2 kids ages 8 &10. We were a little nervous reading some of the other reviews, but we had no problems at all with this hotel. The room was quite large and everything was very clean. The beds were a little hard, but comfortable enough...it is a lodge, not a... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#12 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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