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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 116447, Costa Rica
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UK
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2007

Firstly the view is stunning and we were lucky not to have too much cloud or rain, although it is the rainy season, and got wonderful views of the volcano. Even though the lava is on the other side, we could still see a red glow at the top when is was dark and particularly clear. If you want to... More

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Arenal Kioro for 3 nights in February of 2007, and very much enjoyed our stay. To start with, the rooms were amazing- very large, open, private hottub, pretty comfortable beds, very nice large shower, and AMAZING views of the volcano. In addition, the grounds were very well kept. The hotel was amazingly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2007

Over the past 15 months I have stayed at this hotel for a number of times and saw its ongoing improvements in respect to Guest Services and Product. I think now is the time to write a Review, in the end of last month I have been here for 3 nights. In general the Employees attitude is very good and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2007

Kioro is one of the newer resorts in Arenal and according to locals one of the more expensive as well. However, we would gladly stay there again as the service was top notch and the location and views can not be beat. The rooms are all very large and feature a back wall mostly of glass so that your view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2007

We were enthralled with the hotel and the views from the moment we arrived! The volcano views are absolutely stunning; its hard to take your eyes away from it because you are so close! We heard the rumble of the volcano and saw lava rocks spewing during our stay. It was very exciting and a little frightening. Also, even though... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2007

My wife and I loved this hotel. Big, comfortable, clean rooms, an extremely friendly staff, and of course an incredible view. It doesn't have a ton of ammenities - but that should be expected from a hotel with only 53 suites. The breakfast (included) was good, and the hotel is a short ride to a host of great excursions. We... More

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2007

My husband, sister, brother in law and I all drove in (by transfer) from San Jose airport. We stayed here for two nights and then off to Villa Caletas in Jaco - read my other review on this hotel! Anyway, we loved Arenal Kioro. When we arrived, the staff greeted us with a welcome cocktail. The open air lobby and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2007

We stayed at Arenal Kioro for the first 2 nights of our honeymoon. It was amazing. The landscaping was pristine. We spent an hour taking pictures of all the beautiful plants and flowers they have all over the resort. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The staff at the front desk were very nice and helpful. My only complaint is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2007

This hotel was our first stop on our 10-day trip to Costa Rica....it was so nice! Just like most things in Costa Rica, it was quite a drive to the hotel from the San Jose airport, but when we got there, it was well worth it! The views can't be beat...absolutely breathtaking. The service was incredible, everyone from the front... More

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Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2007

We arrived here after staying in Guanacaste at an all inclusive resort. We were told that this was a 5 star hotel. What we found was beautiful rooms facing a volcano. When we booked the hotel we thought we would actually see the lava at night fall but soon found that as a result of an eruption a few years... More

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Also Known As:
Arenal Kioro Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Kioro Hotel
Arenal Kioro Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 116447, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#12 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#14 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arenal Kioro 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park. It has two paths where plant species are identified. Besides, private thermal springs for our customer’s delight. All our suites have:Two terraces with the best panoramic volcano and mountain view, hydro-massage, air conditioning, safe deposit box, minibar, coffee maker, hot water, direct dialing telephone, satellite television, hair dryer, key card, safety locks, internet connections. ... more   less 
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