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Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa

3.5 of 5 7 kms from La Fortuna downtown, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 84-4417, Costa Rica
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2006

We spent two nights at Paraiso and we all enjoyed it very much. There were 8 of us, 4 adults and 4 teens so Tabacon was out of the question for our budget. I booked directly with hotel and it was ok- had to fax credit card info. for booking which I don't always like to do- they put us... More

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2006

Our visit to Arenal Paraiso started on a bad note, as we waited nearly 2 hours in the lobby before our room was ready. However, from that point onward, everything was fantastic. We could sit on the porch in front of our standard room and watch the lava flow down the volcano in the evenings. The grounds were very nicely... More

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Vermilion, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2006

We just returned from a weeklong stay in Costa Rica to celebrate my fortieth birthday. We spent 3 nights in the Arenal area and 4 nights near Manual Antonio. The country is awe-inspiring, the people friendly and the food great. The roads are even worse than you can imagine. It took us 5 hours to drive 150 miles on Highway... More

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Vancouver
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2006

Had a terrible stay. The grounds are nice but the hotel maintenance was unacceptable. We booked a Superior Room which promissed Air conditioning but when we got to our room it wasn't working. We called the desk and eventually they sent up a service man who claimed to fix it but it still didn't work. They kept promissing to fix... More

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2006

We stayed for 2 nights at the Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa in June of 2006 during our time visiting the areas around Arenal volcano. The location is 5-10 minutes outside of the town of La Fortuna on the road north of the volcano, with great views of the volcano itself (when its not obscured by clouds). The lava was... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2006

My family loved our stay at the Arenal Paraiso. After "roughing it" in Tortuguero, the Arenal Paraiso seemed to be the height of luxury. Our rooms had air conditioning, cable TV, and a wonderful view of the Arenal Volcano. We were lucky - on both night we stayed at the hotel we had a view of the active volcano giving... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2006

Hotel Paraiso is real find. We stayed in a Superior Cabin with a perfect view of the active side of the Arenal Volcano. Each cabin is immaculately clean, huge bathrooms and great porch with volcano & lava views. When we were there (June 18 and 19, 2006) our views were at least as good as at Tabacon or Kioro, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2006

We stayed at Arenal Paraiso for one night in a deluxe cabin. The best part of our stay was the clear view of the volcano and lava flow during our entire stay. The room had a fantastic view but was very hot and the ac took a long time to start working. The staff was ok. We probably received the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2006

I just got back from Costa Rica. This place is not good at all. The staff was not responsive. They responded to our request with yes and a smile but then it would take several phone calls before we got any real responses. My room had all sorts of problems. There was no TV remote when we first got there.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2006

Arenal Paraiso- Loved the privacy of the cabin, incredible view of volcano from hotel room, pool and grounds; enjoyed the hot springs and wished we had spent time hiking the hotel grounds. Incredible breakfast- plenty of choices even for my picky 8 and 11 year old children. Hot milk to go in that hot coffee, incredible fruit juice choices. (FYI... More

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Address: 7 kms from La Fortuna downtown, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 84-4417, 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:3.5 star — Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 118
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Also Known As:
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort And Spa
Arenal Paraiso Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Arenal Paraiso
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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