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Hotel Lavas Tacotal

10 Km West from downtown La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 2772-1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have visited this hotel on multiple occasions over the last 8 years. The difference between 8 years ago and today is pretty obvious. The tropical wet climate accompanied by poor upkeep has pushed the hotel into a state of disrepair. Many of the rooms are showing their age and have multiple issues with AC, doors, bathrooms and other amenities.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The hotel was well situated for activities such as hot springs, fortuna, suspended bridges and hikes. Luxurious for the price and good service. We had a private cabin for 70$ way bigger than what we needed! The pool was clean and confortable!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The area is cloudy about 50% of the time, so you need a little luck to see the beautiful Arenal vulcano in the backyard. I stayed at the end of the path, in the building with several rooms. Rooms were good, clean and spacious, with a nice balcony. Quiet surroundings.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Arrived to a very long walk toour room from reception. Rooms were very clinical and quite old fashioned! The shower tap was broken of which we reported and presumed whilst we were out would be fixed or a replacement room found. When we arrived back and asked if fixed they said it had but infact nothing had changed so for... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The hotel room looked promising at first glance – with a large bedroom and two double beds, and a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. There are two swimming pools, but only one appeared to be in use - it had a very low water level. This was a shame as there was an amazing jungle fresco dome partially covering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The service was beyond any expectations especially considering the incredible value for money. Staff were friendly and extremely hospitable. Breakfast was delicious and although no wi-if in rooms, the level of service compensates. Wi fi available in reception/restaurant area - it's a great speedy internet service. We felt like we were leaving our family home on departure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed here last weekend with my partner, and we had a great time. We had done a bit of searching for accommodation online but not found much available in the area at a reasonable price, so we called in at Lava Tacotal by pure chance. We showed up late at night in the pouring rain with no reservation and... More 

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Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here as a part of a student tour group. Although the views of Arenal were blocked by clouds, the sheer beauty of the grounds was stunning. Incredible landscaping and pretty pools. Rooms were generally adequate. Clean but a little musty. No wifi in the rooms. Good location in a beautiful part of Costa Rica.

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Bucyrus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Back in June, I stayed at this hotel again (my second time in the past 2 years) with a student educational travel company. The view is a spectacular one (when it's clear) and it is nearby the town of La Fortuna and the hot spring sites. My room was adequate, with working air conditioning and a warm shower. While nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The arenal volcano is breathtaking and this is the right hotel you have to go to see the best view of it.. I have been going to this hotel for years every year it's better. The cabins are very spacious and very comfortable and decorated with taste. The bathroom is large and hot water plentiful. They have two pools one... More 

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