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Arenal Lodge

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200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 1250, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

This hotel is perched on the side of a mountain. The views are amazing. We stayed in a Chalet for two nights, and was well worth the extra money. The drive to Arenal is beautiful, but very winedy. The drive up to the hotel, will have you wondering if you've made the right choice. But, from the moment you arrive,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

My family and I stayed at the Arenal Lodge during our recent visit to Costa Rica. First of all the view is amazing. When you first get there you have to drive up a long curvy drive way. But its worth it when you get there. The hotel staff was fantastic. When we first arrived they put us in a... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

We stayed here with some friends for two nights in the end of December of 2010. Getting to the lodge was quite a journey up a narrow road with hairpin turns but once we made the trek to the top, the hotel staff greeted us all with 4 cool strawberry smoothie drinks upon check in. We had been traveling over... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

Loved our stay at this hotel. Pros: The friendliness of the staff (special shout-out to Jonathan, Marco and Miguel), the lake and volcano views and the beautiful grounds. We were in one of the chalet rooms for three nights and the view was breathtaking-- Arenal at sunrise is a sight to behold. We also took a horse-riding tour of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2010

We had a wonderful stay at the Arenal Lodge. The staff was amazing and the Miguel, our guide on the nature hike was the best we had the entire week. The Junior Suites are spacious and offer an amazing volcano view. Their location was also convenient to the restaurant/bar area. The complimentary morning breakfast was hot, fresh, and delicious. Anyone... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

The birds were unbelievable! Enjoy your meal overlooking the pool that spans out to the volcano. Awesome sight! Quiet. Rooms are beautiful. Floors, walls & ceiling were wood. Huge deck to every room with chairs. Room price was great.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

We went here based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were a little hesitant because we had experienced a lot of over promising and under delivering in Costa Rica accommodations..but this place was great. Rooms were spacious and had a decent view (we stayed in the lodge not the chalets). The restaurant was pretty good, excellent service. All of the staff is... More 

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Eden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

My husband and I went to Arenal Lodge for our anniversary after many hours of research. The recommendations led us there but I was nervous as I hadn't seen much about it away from Trip Advisor. After a 3 hour drive from San Jose and finally finding the gate, the two mile winding road made me wonder if we were... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

We stayed in the chalet with our two young children (6 & 3) and had a magnificent time. The drive up to the lodge is a little scary (10 minutes of sharp bends almost straight upward on a narrow two-way road), but once there it was wonderful. It was easy to stay in the chalet as we had fantastic views... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We stayed in a chalet, the views were amazing. I would get up to watch the sunrise. The way the clouds rolled in was breath taking. I loved watching the birds. We even saw a toucan fly by. We took a horse back riding tour of the property which went through the... More 

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