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Jardines Arenal Lodge

Main Road to La Fortuna | 2 Kilometer east of Banco de Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417, Costa Rica
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Montpelier, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay! The location is just a few miles outside of La Fortuna. It's very easy to get around if you have a car. If not, it's still possible to access tours, but it would be a little more challenging. We enjoyed being a little outside of town as it was a quiet and calm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Run by the nicest people with a very sweet little dog. The free breakfast ("typicál") is absolutely delicious. It rained every night and you can hear wildlife (didn't see any but did hear birds and maybe monkeys but it's hard to say) We stayed in room 9 which is quite large and had AC. It was a little loud in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The people who run this hotel are very nice and their dogs are sweet. The free breakfast is delicious, the rooms are nice and clean. I had hot water in my room and a working air conditioner. However, the only flaw is if you do not have a car I do not recommend staying here. It is too far from... More 

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20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A good location for the volcanic national parks. Quite easy to find just outside La Fortuna. Apparently a great view of the volcano but we couldn't see it due to the low cloud. Owner helpful and very friendly. Road a bit noisy but bearable. Certainly a great budget find.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We found this hotel on Priceline. Well let's just start there. The hotel staff didn't even know what priceline was. The staff was very nice. They took us to our first room and we set our bags down and they left. I tried to turn the air on but it didn't work, went to close the curtains and discovered that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night and did not enjoy our stay. Firstly the bathroom shower leaked and dripped making noise constantly. Also there was no hot water at all. Air conditioner worked but sounded like a train, very noisy! Safe had no batteries in and didn't work. Also the (Communal kitchen)was poorly equipped to say the least and filthy. The only good... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Hotel is located about 3km outside of La Fortuna (at the main road), Couldn't close the door as well as the windows propper. The mattress was killing me. The bad room was not even worth to discuss - toilet was a black hole which kept us awake half a night after it flushed, shower was gross as was the sink.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We struggled 1 hour in the darkness to find the hotel, becaue there were no visible signs at the main street, even the gps rejected the given address. Finally arrived at the hotel there was only complete darkness and nobody there. We got lucky to find a neighbour, who was so kind to call the hotel owner, that instantly admitted... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Staff is great and friendly. The hotel is small only has 10 rooms. Sparse amenities. No pool. Great breakfast, offers American and tico breakfast. Room has AC and free wifi. Takes about $5 dollars to get to town on a taxi. Great place to stay while in arenal. Economical and friendly. Away from hustle and bustle.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

There are ten different sized rooms. The most attractive are the ones with the view of the pointy top of the Arenal volcano, from which lava flows quite frequently. I had no such luck, for the volcano was inactive for a few weeks, at the time of my stay... or maybe I still was lucky, because years ago an eruption... More 

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