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Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa

7 kms from La Fortuna downtown, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 84-4417, Costa Rica
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Westchester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2008

Stayed in a superior room (woth the extra money) for 2 nights at the Arenal Paraiso during spring break. Except for some confusion with our booking at check in, our stay was enjoyable. The room was clean and comfortable and after reading some of the reviews, we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel grounds were beautifully landscaped with tropical flowers in... More 

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Warsaw, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2008

The rooms were not ready at checkin and we had to buy their new years eve extravaganza at 100 per head. Definetly not worth it. Do not use telephones for international-I did and got a bill for 300 plus at exorbidant rates.There are problems with the company offering the service at many other locations.First minute can be 25-30 dollars. The... More 

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We decided to book this more "expensive" (we travel on limited budget) hotel because of the mineral pools situated on the grounds of the pool. We are three people and very aware of the price to enter any of the Hot Springs facilities. Got a stunning standard room, with TV, Fridge and Aircon - and the best - stunning views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2008

We booked a "tour" that arranged our buses and hotels throughout Costa Rica. We didn't expect such nice accomodations and were really pleased with Arenal Paraiso. The room was beautiful, the staff nice, the breakfast buffet delicious, the grounds beautiful and indeed really nice views of the volcano (non-lava side). We didn't experience any of the activities offered on the... More 

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

If you are going to Arenal to see the volcanoe you can definitely do better than this place. There are so many newer updated hotels in the area that this place should definitely be overlooked. I would equate it to a rest stop for families of 5 or more and individuals 70 years and older. When we got to our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2008

When we got to the Arenal Paraiso we were told that our room was not ready and we could leave our luggage with them. Went for a 1 hour walk and came back and found out that our luggage was accidently sent to Monte Verde on a passenger van. The staff first said they would get the luggage back in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2008

The Arenal Paraiso is an all-inclusive hotel resort with a large pool, several thermal pools, a spa and two restuarants, though no room service. The food is mediocre, but a breakfast buffet that rivals anything in Vegas is included with your room. The main reason you would want to stay here is the views of the smoking Arenal volcano. There... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

Had a superior room which was clean and cool with a wonderful view of the volcano. Although it wasn't erupting on the side of the hotel while we were there, it was very majestic to look at each morning when we opened the curtains. Food at the hotel restaurant was mediocre. Had a massage and a manicure at the spa... More 

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Quincy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2008

We had a 3 night stay at Arenal Paraiso and enjoyed our stay. The views of the volcano were great, didnt see any lava rocks, but still nice. The grounds were nice and the hot spring pools were very nice to relax in. The hot mineral water pool with the swim up bar was a unique experience and made for... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

We stayed for two nights and like many others didn't see the volcano. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and though we didn't use the pool area, it looked really quite nice. We did use the hot springs and they were really quite lovely. They get hotter the higher up the hill you go, and they are definitely more than warm... More 

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