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Arenal Volcano Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6.5 Km NW of the Catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 6793-1000, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2007
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Louisiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2007

The Arenal Volcano Inn is perfectly adequate. It has beds, a shower, and a little kitchen. It's just not super nice. We stayed for 2 nights, and it was fine. But, nothing to get excited about. The price is great, there's a nice view, and the restaurant is good. But, I did find 2 spiders in my room, and that... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2007

What an incredible property. We were fortunate to have a hillside cabina which looked directly at the volcano. We had a full view each day we were there. We drove about 10 minutes at night to see the lava flow. Not a problem at all. The food was great, especially their pizza. Very nice breakfast which was included in the... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2007

We rented two bungalows for a night while staying in Arenal with our four kids. We had an absolutely wonderful experience. The rooms are spacious and extremely clean and charming with wonderful views of the volcano. No the lava is apparently not flowing from that side right now so we saw it during the day but not at night. The... More

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Sudbury, MA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

I'll echo some of what has already been written here. Cesar and his staff are wonderful, warm and inviting hosts who are seemingly always on duty to ensure the guest has whatever they need. This is not the place to experience typical Costa Rican 'tico' culture, as most or all of the guests are foreign, but that is not unusual.... More

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ahwatukee, arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2007

Enjoyed three nights at the property in early May, 2007. Green season price was right, booked directly with inn - English was spoken on phone and during visit- though some Latin American Spanish helps! Great location only 10 minutes from La Fortuna, clean, friendly staff, nice buffet breakfast. Volcano view from your front porch!! Lovely landscaped grounds. Not a fancy... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2007

After moving on from Arco Iris Lodge in Santa Elena I have to say that this hotel, while still nice in many ways, was a slight letdown. Sure, the rooms (or rather individual bungalows) were big and spacious with great views of the volcano (or in our case, clouds), and the breakfast buffet was pretty good and varied. However despite... More

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Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2007

We enjoyed our stay at the Arenal Volcano Inn. While the rooms were nothing fancy, they were spacious and comfortable (although the beds were a bit hard). It rained most of the time we were there so we didn't get a great view of the volcano from the hotel, but if it were clear it would be a prime spot.... More

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Kaukauna, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2007

We loved Arenal Volcano Inn and would stay there again next trip. The view of the volcano (if it's not cloudy) is spectacular. We could sit on our patio and watch the lava. The staff is extremely friendly, laid back, and accomodating. We even saw one of the girls that works at the reception desk in town and she went... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2007

This hotel was great. We stayed in #5 which was its own little casita. We got lucky and had a full day of clear volcano views. The lava flow is on the other side, so you won't see much action. Don't let that stop you from picking this hotel. The staff was really great to work with and was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2007

We stayed at the hotel for two nights in the end of May. We got a very spacious room, extremely clean, and very cozy. We had large windows with a amazing view of the volcano. I am totally coming back. Good luck

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Also Known As:
Arenal Volcano Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Volcano Hotel
Hotel Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano Inn Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: 6.5 Km NW of the Catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 6793-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#24 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Volcano Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal volcano Inn is a 25 rooms hotel surrounded by exotic gardens that can be admired from the tranquility of your room or by taking a small walk on its natural trails. Every guest may enjoy the view of the Arenal Volcano from its own terrace. Come visit us and make Arenal Volcano Inn your home while vacationing in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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