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Volcano Lodge & Springs

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La Fortuna de San Carlos-Arenal Lake road | 7 Km West from Downtown, Road To Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Volcano Lodge & Gardens)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rocky Mountains, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I was realy tempted to give them an EXCELLENT rating - but I'm hard to please. (ha) My daughter and I stayed here for 2 nights - and wished we had more time. The rooms are simple but clean and modern. Our location allowed us a private patio to the rear - as do most of them - and a... More 

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Perry, OK
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Pros: The room was nice and clean. We liked our location by the restaurant and pools. Great hot tub. The breakfast buffet was good. The rooms do not have a refrigerator but there is an ice machine by the pool. Cons: This is a big hotel with lots of tour groups. We did not have a car and there is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Loved this place. Went with a good friend and the rooms were fairly sizable. Accommodated our luggage and two double beds very nicely. Very clean. Every time we stepped out for day trips the rooms were pristine and clean when we got back. The grounds were really lush with beautiful flowers everywhere. The restaurant served decent food and and the... More 

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Elgin,IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights before heading to the coast and had a great stay. View of the Volcano was great. Breakfast was very good. Pool is small, but with all to do in the rainforest who needs a pool. Staff was friendly and close to a lot of activities. $10 taxi ride will get you into La Fortuna.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Good value for what you get. Arenal area hotels tend to be much more expensive.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The hotel gardens are superb with a great view of the volcano if it isn't too cloudy. Be sure to see La Fortuna waterfall and take a tour to see the Cano Negro area. The walk in the Arenal park is easy . There is no need for a guide unless you want some explanations because the paths are well... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We stayed at the Volcano Lodge and Gardens while in the La Fortuna area for part of our honeymoon. We really enjoyed this hotel. Rooms were large, clean, modern and comfortable. The gardens were gorgeous. Lots of birds and flowers. From our room you had a little patio and beautiful gardens that made you feel secluded from the rooms right... More 

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Volcano views from our rear porch. Beautiful ground with plenty of flowers. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Booked all tours thru hotel after we arrived and all were very satisfied. p

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

fine place, reasonable price, though you have to want a gated resort

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

The hotel situated with rooms complete with view of volcano as well as pool and dining area. Rooms are nothings special, but the grounds are amazing! Flowers everywhere, a lake to walk at. Its about $10 to take a cab into town. We had booked this in a groupon through Desafio which was a great deal with amazing adventure trips... More 

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