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Arenal Kioro

4.0 of 5 San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 116447, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

The location of the Kioro is so lovely. It's right at the base of the volcano and the views are breathtaking. Our room was great with tons of space and nice amenities. I was with 3 other girls and we all got robes and enough towels and spa treatments scheduled together which was nice. Since the volcano is dormant, however,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Very professional welcome, lovely large rooms with hot tub in the room and a 'view' of volcano when it's clear, not when we were there. lovely grounds, but food is very, very disappointing and not consistent with the quality of the hotel. Example: fettuccine marinera has bland sauce and cubes of various fish that are indistinguishable. Desert Kioro chocolate surprise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

My family of four stayed at Kioro for a week during June 2011. This was our first week in CR and we used the hotel as home base while we explored the Arenal area. First, the hotel grounds were beautiful. Perfectly manicured with tons of exotic flowers, plants, birds, etc. The setting, right at the forefront of Arenal itself, is... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

The view out of the massive glass windows/doors of the room was the main event during the day - even though the clouds never quite managed to clear from the very top. After dark you really start to notice the room itself and enjoy the massive shower or hot tub, or sit in the chairs and listen to the noises... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

We arrived here from Monteverde and stayed 2 nites. We were greeted at the drop off point, accompanied into the lobby, given a complimentary drink and checked in from the comfort of the sofa. They apologized that they did not have the queen bed room we reserved and asked if it was okay for a king bed room...no problem we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Not really 5 stars more like 3-4. Breakfast buffet really not up to snuff at all.

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Southampton New York
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

The grounds are landscaped beyond. The location and the views are like heaven. It was hard to see more than 10 people at one time. Disney could not draw up anything like this. The staff was overly friendly and very accommodating. Now lets talk about the rooms. Our room had mildew on the blackout shades where they folded. There was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

The staff was friendly, rooms were clean and really spacious. They have wifi everywhere. The hot springs was a plus.. Would come back...

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

This was first stop on a living social deal via Elegant Adventures. Three nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. The grounds are beautiful. We had rain every day we were here, but it never bothered us. The hot springs are clean and warm. One word of advise: Explore the grounds early! We waited until our last day to explore the grounds... More 

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We stayed at Kioro for three nights (with a 3 for 2 special - great deal!). The view is breathtaking, especially when the volcano peeks out from the clouds. (It is located in a cloud forest, so don't be surprised if you rarely see Arenal - which makes seeing it even more fun.) The grounds are meticulously manicured and the... More 

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Address: San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 116447, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arenal Kioro 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Arenal Kioro Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Kioro Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#11 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#16 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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