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Arenal Kioro

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San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Arenal Kioro Aug. 12-15. Wilmar brought us a drink when we arrived and also showed us to our room. He was a welcoming face after a long trip. I was a little disappointed our room was on the first floor, however that didn't hurt the view at all. The room was very nice and clean. We... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The arrival at Arenal Kioro is spectacular with a winding road going up to to the hotel. The buildings are a little sterile but our suite was huge with a comfortable king size bed and a jacuzzi in the room with a view to the volcano. Perfect. Nice pool but the highlight were the successive hot spring pools next to... More 

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Sioux Falls
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous location...amazing view of the volcano! We had a lovely suite with floor to ceiling windows facing Arenal Volcano...an unforgettable experience. We even saw a sloth in a tree outside our balcony one morning. The thermal pools with cascading water were amazing. The grounds are spectacular. A great place for a family vacation...the included breakfast was delicious and very "kid... More 

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St-Germain-en-Laye, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the greatest hotels of the Arenal area. Rooms, restaurants, swimming pools and hot springs enjoy a gorgeous view on the huge volcano. Rooms are really spacious (very high ceiling and huge bay windows) and are equipped with indoor jacuzzis. The restaurant is however not as impressive, with correct but not outstanding fooding. The staff is very well trained... More 

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Franklinton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice place, but have a rental car. A taxi ride to town (La Fortuna) is $16 each way. The hotel restaurant’s food, while good, is very pricey. There is some very good (and less expensive) food in town you will want to try (such as at an ice cream and cheesecake place on the main street through town). Unless you... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a friendly, warm welcome -- a wonderful place at which to arrive after the 3+ hour drive from Liberia (by the way, a great airport to use if you are visiting the MonteVerde, Guanacaste, Arenal/La Fortuna areas -- small, easy access!). We had a very large room that accommodated three teenage daughters, my husband and myself. The girls were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Costa Rica and this hotel was awesome. About 3 hours by private shuttle from San Jose airport but well worth it once you arrive. Service staff was amazing. Go zip lining when you're there- incredible experience. Would go back.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pools, pools, tubs and hot springs!! This place has great food, outstanding service and my entire family enjoyed the property immensely! We had a great few days at the hotel and found intone worth every penny! My sons where over the top when they came back to The room and found an alligator and a pair of elephants made out... More 

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HOTELKIORO, Propietario at Arenal Kioro, responded to this review

Dear Nikolai, Thanks for taking the time to write and post your fabulous comments. We are delighted that your stay with us was nothing less than perfect and that you found our accommodations and services so satisfying. Our outmost desire is to provide our guests with everything they might need and request in order to make their stay a wonderful... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hotel! My husband and I stayed 4 nights in room 1202 and loved every minute of it. We were greeted with a complimentary drink and lots of smiles upon arrival. The staff was overly friendly and anxious to help. Our room was just as we had expected- beautiful! We were on the top floor of the building furthest from... More 

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HOTELKIORO, Propietario at Arenal Kioro, responded to this review

Dear Sheila Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments. We are very happy to learn that your stay with us was a complete success and that you really liked our accommodations and services. Our goal is to make all our guests feel more than welcome and very comfortable, ensuring them that their comfort and well being are extremely... More 

San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff of this hotel is extremely friendly, promptly fulfilling all requests, however, the hotel itself could be better. Check in was fast, and since the rooms are uphill of the lobby, our bags were delivered after we reached the room. One frustration with the room is the sheer number of lights, and each light is individually controlled. The sink... More 

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HOTELKIORO, Propietario at Arenal Kioro, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for posting your comments about your experience in our hotel. This is a hotel that is totally committed in providing its guests with the highest quality of accommodations and best services to make them feel completely satisfied about staying with us. We are very sorry about the inconvenience you experienced, we assure you that your comments... More 

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