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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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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

Your customer service combined with the beauty of your lodge/location made this place truely unforgettable......my love of the rain forest has now grown 10-fold!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

This is a very nice hotel with awesome views of the Arenal Volcano. It is near the Arenal trails and the dam but away from La Fortuna town. I would highly recommend it for the views and for simple but nice rooms.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Food was excellent. Staff friendly and helpfull. Room was very pretty and comfortable. Would go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

After reading tons of reviews about this place we decided that it best fit our budget and also had a view of the lava flow if they volcano decided to erupt. When we arrived I cannot explain how happy we were with the rooms, we got a Chalet and it was worth it. The views from your room are amazing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

What a wonderful say we had here. The rooms come with or without AC. But, you really did not need AC and view is far better in superior rooms without it. We arrived in the evening and the receptionist was terrific. She was so very kind and pleasant and worked with us to get a reasonable price for the rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

This Was the most amazing place I Have ever stayed . I love nature and this Was so beautiful. Could we lay in bed and look out Our French doors and see the Arenal Volcano and We Could hear and see it a couple of times plume During our stay! The staff was so friendly and helpful. I CAN NOT... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

We stayed with our kids ages 12 and 10 at the Arenal Lodge over our spring break. * Completely incredible view of the Arenal volcano from the pool/hot tub area and restaurant. We were lucky to have a great view the first 2 days. It did cloud over and was pretty much not visible the rest of the time. Did... More 

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Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

This place was one of the best memories we have from our trip. This is probably due to the birdfeeders that were right outside our deck! And the frog! We were told that once we get to the turnoff for the hotel, there is still a long drive. That's true! So hang in there. This makes iit a bit far... More 

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Charleston, SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

We have repeatedly stayed @ Arenal Lodge (not to be confused w/Arenal Observatory Lodge)for many years. Unfortunately, over the last 6 yrs, we have observed a slow, but steady, decline in the amenities. This year (May, 2010) was especially sad. The wonderful hiking trail, through the primary rainforest jungle, was totally overgrown w/vegitation, the bridges were in bad repair and... More 

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Quepos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

I have lived and worked in Costa Rica for almost 6 months now. When my Mom came to visit I wanted to show her something special. We booked two nights at Arenal Lodge and saw a variety of animals that I had never seen before. We were able to see lava bubble at the top of the volcano and enjoyed... 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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