We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arenal Kioro

Travelers' Choice award winner
4.0 of 5
San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Arenal Kioro
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Arenal Kioro
Write a Review

696 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    453
    173
    49
    15
    6
See reviews for
208
334
6
18
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (167)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (696)
  • Mar-May only
    (176)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (189)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (127)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (204)
All months
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and I'm so glad we were able to visit Arenal. The Kioro Resort was the perfect spot to see the volcano and experience the area. However, while the rooms were clean and the view and grounds were beautiful, the hotel felt very dated. The F&B was disappointing. Having just spent a few... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel itself was a great experience. We took advantage of the spa a couple times, and the view of the volcano was beautiful. The food was excellent, and everyone was very friendly. The only issue we had was when we were trying to fall asleep. We found that our room had about a dozen or so beadles that would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is pretty awesome, with amazing views of the Arenal volcano right out your floor-to-ceiling windows. If you get a clear day and good view (no clouds) of the volcano, take in the moment, as we discovered it was hit-and-miss on when it would show. (You are in a rain forest, so that should be expected.) Our two rooms... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is beautiful, comfortable and very clean .There is one negative. There is only one restaurant open for dinner on the premises. Fish dinner the first night was not great. After a very active day we did not have the energy to go into town to discover other restaurants . The next two nights we ordered chicken and steaks .quite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mission Viejo, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After doing some research on TA, I found the comments were absolutely spot on. If you book here, ask for a room in the 600 bldg. It absolutely has the most magnificent view of the volcano. The grounds are nice and staff overall have been very friendly. Food good. The two negatives have been the breakfast waiter staff and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice hotel with a superb view (if not cloudy) of the volcano which is a beautiful site. The gardens around it are very well kept and the swimming pool and springs are generally very nice. Here is the 'but', but the place feels dark and the atmosphere is not one you want to spend your evening in. That's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our stay at this hotel, especially the breathtaking views of the volcano directly from our bed. The in room jacuzzi was an unexpected pleasant surprise, but unfortunately some features did not fully work, probably due to lack of maintenance. Breakfast was not what you would expect from a 5-star hotel and also dinner at the restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had spent two nights in Arenal kioro, adjacant to La fortuna, while traveling Costa Rica in March 2015. Well noted: A delicately designed room, most spacioius and well equipped; add apanoramic view towards the Arenal volcano - all make your stay there really enjoyable. Very freindly and helpful staff, to include the tour desk and spa crew. A pleasant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
essex, england
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really shouldn't say anything negative about this hotel because it doesn't do anything wrong but it is the ambience that is lacking. On the plus side the view is incredible, the gardens are lovely and the rooms are huge! I think it is the decor that lets it down, it's very brown! I think a huge hot tub in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions of this place were breathtaking. The views, the grounds and the room were exceptional. The hotel was clean, relaxing and perfectly located. We found the staff extremely polite, friendly and professional. Food was delicious and service was top notch. There were some minor maintenance Issues with the property however. The A/C in the room was noisy and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

769 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (405)
Viewed
View from room (65)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (113)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
Room/suite (81)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (18)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (102)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (317)
Viewed
Amenities (82)
Viewed
Family Suite (86)
Viewed
Pool (12)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (57)
Viewed
The Hotel (80)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (47)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (7)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question