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Arenal Country Inn

1 Km South of the Catholic Church. La Fortuna, San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Whitehorse, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We were drawn to this place because of availability and being away from the main "tourist" hub. Our plan was to stay for two nights but an emergency changed this situation. We had to leave the next morning and in haste, left behind a camera lens. A phone call to the inn and Vanessa took care of the rest. She... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I stayed at this modest but very pleasant hotel (bungalow accommodation) for 2 nights on a discover Costa Rica tour. The grounds and pool were lovely and both beautifully kept, the location good (only around a 10 minute walk into town), the breakfast and the room were both fine. The reception staff were efficient and one in particular was extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

If you wish to visit the genuine Costa Rica, this is the place to go. Close enough to town, amazing gardens and a really nice pool with great view to the volcano. The service at the hotel is great; you can feel they are happy to have you there...at the same time, there is no way to feel they are... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were visiting with a group of students, so we stayed here two nights and ate three meals a day here. I was very flexible while traveling in Costa Rica and did not expect a Hampton Inn experience! My two main complaints were the lack of any fresh fruit or vegetables over the course of six meals and zero, absolutely... More 

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ArenalCountryInn, Owner at Arenal Country Inn, responded to this review

Dear customer: As you yourself mentioned, you visited our hotel with a group of students. Such groups are handled with special packages which are entirely arranged by the travel agency. They are the ones who determnine the meal options, which always include a appetizer, main dish with 3 components, and fresh natural fruit juice. We try very hard to offer... More 

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Great Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights and did enjoy our stay although the facilities are fairly basic and it is a 20 minute walk to the town centre and restaurants. The accommodation consists of separate cabins in a well maintained park. Ours contained twin beds, fridge, air conditioner, a cafetiere (coffee extra) and a safe (key extra) with... More 

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ArenalCountryInn, Owner at Arenal Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback and we are very pleased that your stay at our inn has been pleasant. Despite being a small local hotel we always strive to give our customers friendly and courteous service. For other tousits, we would like to clarify that all of our rooms have 2 double beds, not twin. More 

Egham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The big plus about this hotel is the grounds. I was woken at about 5.30 by a stunning dawn chorus and, bumping into others from my group, saw some magnificent bird life (plus the odd squirrel). We were there for the wildlife so this was ideal. Our room was good and spacious with a TV and fridge. The hot water... More 

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Worcester,
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The grounds are beautiful which is really the most positive thing about this place. Rooms very tired, and the staff on reception were fairly impersonal. Breakfast was adequate. The inn is in a good location for town - only about a ten minute walk. This place suited us as we were travelling with a group of people and we enjoyed... More 

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Holland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Hotel itself is o.k. People are friendly and breakfast is o.k. Hot water is simply not available. Water heating system is gas powered and standing outside against a wall. We asked twice to repair it and twice it was promised and twice nobody did anything. The road along the hotel is very noisy with a 24 hour traffic flow.

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Saint John, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Positives: wifi in the room, little fridge in room, 10minute walk to town Negative cold shower on some days, decor is dated, breakfast is ok We had headlamps to walk to town, which helped. I got my laundry done for 14$. They did a nice job. I stayed at 5 hotels in Costa Rica and this was one on the... More 

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This was a lovely place to stay. The swimming pool was great and our room was fine - very clean and small but well maintained. Unfortunately when we were there the weather was misty and wet so we never saw the volcano.

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