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Arenal Volcano Inn

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6.5 Km NW of the Catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

With so many options in the area we weren't sure where to book a room. The Volcano Inn turned out to be a great choice. Our room was really a very large stand-alone cabin which was clean, nicely designed and set back from the road so it was quiet. The pool area is very nice and the restaurant serves decent,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2009

There is so much hype about hotel rooms having a view to the Arenal Volcano. Most of the time it's covered in a thick haze so don't pick a room or hotel based on that. Every place will advertise they have great views. This hotel has separate casitas and winding paths. We were near the end and glad we didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

My wife & I stayed at the Arenal Volcano Inn in November, 2009. We were very pleased. The grounds are immaculate. Our room (#9) was wonderful, with a huge picture window giving a panoramic view of the volcano. The staff, especially at the front desk, were tremendous at giving us advice on what to doo and see- without pushing any... More 

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Heredia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2009

The staff is great, very friendly. The room was comfortable with a very comfortable and nice bed, Jacuzzi and a breathtaking view to the Arenal Vulcan. We diced to have a massage in the SPA and the experience was the best in my life. The couple massage was great. In the afternoon I saw around 10 monkeys playing around over... More 

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Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

I went to Costa Rica for dental work. After 6 days at a surgery retreat, I needed to getaway to see some wildlife. I booked an overnight trip through Expediciones Tropicales. They arranged for a bus to pick me up at my hotel, then we picked up 7 other people at various places. After a brief stop at Sarchi, we... More 

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washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

I traveled up to Arenal with a small tour group -- Expediciones Tropicales. We had lunch at the Arenal Volcano Inn -- a very good buffet -- and then spent three hours at the hot springs. Most of the group went back to San Jose but I and a few other lucky ones had chosen to stay overnight at the... More 

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los gatos, california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

I travelled to Arenal with 3 kids aged 9, 11 and 14 - this hotel was perfect . Nice pool, great breakfast, good sized room, friendly staff. Good view of the volcano , if it is not cloudy. Monkeys in trees , beautiful garden, tasty restaurant that is good value.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

I stayed the night at the Inn as part of a package tour. I had a room to myself with all the amenities. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast was included as part of my package with Expediciones Tropicales. The tour included a visit to the Tabacon spa and a night visit to the Arenal Volcano. Unfortunately,... More 

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miami, fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

We were right on with this little gem!!! Think of it as little bungle style- (casitas). I traveled with my husband and my 10 turning 11 year old son. The staff was simply amazing, they were the sweetest and friendly bunch. Margarita (one of the receptionist) even ordered my son's birthday cake for me. He was so surprised to actually... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

We stayed here 3 nights and I would say it's a nice place to stay. Breakfast is included, rooms are clean, service is good. There was nothing to make me say "wow, this is an amazing place," but then again there was nothing wrong with this place. It was big, clean, beautiful view. I would say that you can't go... More 

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