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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Salem, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2006

This was one of the last places available during the holiday busy period in Fortuna. We felt blessed to have found it even though Senor Volcano was not showing himself through most of our visit. Our cabin number 357 was at the farthest end and a bit too close to the road. What I thought were volcano rumbles, was just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2006

The hot springs actually at the Hotel were laughable at best. The restaurant stops serving @ 9:30 a.m. for Breakfast; no exceptions, with no other suggestions as to where to acquire food, despite the fact that my friends and an infant were left standing in the rain. Our room/villa was broken into, #404, with windows left open and the safe... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2006

The view of Arenal from the deluxe rooms is one of the best around. At the time of visit, lava flow was right infront of hotel so night viewing from room was amazing. Your back door opened out to the rainforest behind. The rooms were amazing. Really I can't think of a thing to improve upon in that respect. The... More 

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knufflebunny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2006

I just got back from a week long trip in Costa Rica and I loved it. I stayed 2 nights at the Arenal Paraiso and it was an experience that i truly would like to do again. THe hotel room was clean and affordable and I must say looks better in person than in photos. I had perfect view of... More 

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Panhandle Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2006

Oh, I hate to write about how I feel about this hotel, it will be awful to see rates go up and tourists descend. My daughter and I stayed in one of the private casitas and as far as I was concerned this is HEAVEN ... I could LIVE at this place and never ever want to leave. The rooms... More 

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Astoria, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2006

Definately spring for the deluxe accomodations (or whatever the better room is called). You get a private little cabin with a porch, rocking chairs, and a great view. Unfortunately, my husband and I never actually saw the volcano; it was overcast and very cloudy all three nights of our stay. We even took a horseback tour up closer to the... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2006

I enjoyed my stay in Arenal. The Paraiso was decent lodging on the rustic side. The location is great. The views of the volcano are great. I stayed in a Deluxe room. It was not huge but it had that great front porch. The porch was really like another room. It made me wonder what size the basic room was... More 

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Carbondale, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2006

Yes, the hotel grounds are nice, the warm and cool pools are nice, the (rather steep) hike to the waterfall is nice. But the problem is that the staff does not really want to deal with customers! Our cabin had a few problems: the toilet was leaking all over the bathroom floor, and our phone didn't work. We're not into... More 

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Sterling, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2006

WOW-- We spent four nights here in July during our 4-week trek around Costa Rica. We experienced spectacular firework/lava shows from the volcano each night after dark & mornings before sunrise. Nothing could beat sitting in the hot springs at the pool bar with a cold beer watching the lava light show. The friendly bartenders said that we got lucky... More 

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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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