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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Arenal Kioro has the very best location literally at the base of the volcano. However, if you don't mind tired, dated 80's era rooms. They pride themselves on the Jacuzzis in the room. Not a stylish sunken whirlpool tub but a free standing Jacuzzi like you would have on your patio, NOT in your hotel room, tacky vinyl cover... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I staid at this hotel 3 weeks ago! This hotel was obsoletely amazing! The room was huge, two double queen beds and a mini sofa/bed. There was me my aunt, mother and twin 7 years old sons and all fit comfortable in one room. The room had working AC, and beautiful view to the volcano and garden! The room didn't... More 

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Moscow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In two words, that's all what this hotel possesses, except the big territory. The rooms are big, but neither comfortable, nor beautiful; the interiors of the rooms, restaurant an lobby are neutral, I will withhold commenting about the food. Not my place.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 unforgetable days in this wonderful place, the room, the view, the garden, the spa, the hot springs, the kind and professionel service. Everything was fine. And the two activities/tours, we chosed, very interesting as well.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service at this hotel was great, all of the staff, from the room maid to the room service, or maintenance (at one point our balcony door wouldn't open and we needed them to come fix it) we're super quick and helpful. We had an awesome spa pool in our room, which on top of the hot pools and the... More 

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Seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort was beautiful and clean, and the service was great. The kids had a great time in the hot spring pools. For our family though, the location was not optimal. We had to take a cab into town, or go on their shuttle, but the shuttle service was limited, and it often took the cab a while to get... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlights of Arenal Kioro were certainly the breathtaking view of the Volcán Arenal from our balcony and unwinding in the hot springs on the property. Our room was full of character with open floor plan, high vaulted ceilings, rain forest shower, and personal jacuzzi; not to mention the crystal clear view of the entire volcano right from our bed... More 

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a Nikon Mentor Series trek to Costa Rica we stayed here and were impressed with the view of the volcano and the grounds surrounding the hotel. There is a small pond and waterfall where we saw Toucans and a Kingfisher. We had an excellent buffet breakfast each morning and if you stop by at the coffee bar you can... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only spent a couple of days in the Arenal area, but we were so glad we chose Kioro as our resting place. The grounds are gorgeous, the breakfast buffet was tasty, the hot springs (both on site and off) were relaxing, and the room was huge and comfortable. The only part that was disappointing was dinner, but we were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you want a place with a jaw-dropping view of Arenal Volcano, exquisite garden grounds, super friendly staff, and surprisingly good hotel restaurant food, then look no further than the Kioro. However, if your ideal Costa Rican vacation soundtrack extends beyond dining to an endless loop of Celine Dion standards performed on a pan flute, you suddenly realize that there... More 

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