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Arenal Manoa Hotel & Spa

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Head northwest on Route 142, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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Durango, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The property is immaculate and gorgeous. The rooms are spacious and clean. Staff is friendly. Much better springs down the road. The springs are lukewarm at best, just go to Baldi. The food is atrocious. Eat in town.

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loveslakes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 days in the month of June. We had a rental car and were able to park just outside our room. The hotel is on a sprawling landscape, and rooms are two conjoined in one building spread about the grounds which are beautifully manicured. The breakfast was the best of the 3 hotels we were at,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

By far one of the prettiest hotels I've ever stayed at, amazing views! Close to nature, great breakfast, adventures to partake within short car rides. This place was simply awesome and made me want to never leave. Staff was great and hotel kept very nice!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stay two nights here and the grounds are lush with beautiful plants and trees. The bed was very good and the room was spacious. The breakfast was excellent, but we never could see the volcano due to the clouds. It probably has a great view of the volcano if there are not many clouds.

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here 2 nights and extended it to 3 because we were having such an enjoyable time here. The staff here are very friendly. They genuinely went above and beyond all my expectations to ensure I was having a good time. They make you feel welcomed and they show that they care. On top of that, the restaurant, view,... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow! The rooms at this hotel were gorgeous! Each room was a separate building, or shared one wall with another room. The rooms were huge with gorgeous sliding glass doors out to your private porch. And the bathrooms - huge with a shower surrounded by rocks and even plants! The air conditioning was wonderful and the rooms even have a... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at Manoa. Our travel agent told them it was our anniversary, so we were greeted with a free bottle of wine, flower petals, and a love poem. Our patio had a perfect view of the volcano and was surrounded by bushes that attracted a ton of hummingbirds. The grounds are lush and lovely, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't do better for the price than this place. The views were spectacular, breakfast was the best, and the service was great. Only complaint is that going to and from town can get a bit pricey and the drivers the hotels were using were much more expensive than official taxis.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights at Arenal Manoa and thoroughly enjoyed the rooms, restaurant, view, hot springs, and swimming pool. The staff were very friendly and helpful in every way, but special kudos go to the housekeeping staff! We had a beautiful room with a patio overlooking Arenal Volcano and only steps away from the restaurant. Buffet breakfasts were generous and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Arenal Manoa very much. The rooms were big with nice beds and a large bathroom. the grounds were lush and well kept. The staff was very nice and friendly and spoke excellent English. The wifi was free and very good. But the Best thing about the hotel is the incredible view... More 

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