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Arenal Manoa Hotel & Spa

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Head northwest on Route 142, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012
lobo777 Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

I would have given this a 5, but the selection and quality of food at the restaurant wasn't quite up-to-par for the pricing. This was only a minor annoyance though, and we really enjoyed a few days... honestly, it was actually pretty rough to force ourselves to leave the Arenal Manoa grounds, because of the tranquility, refreshing pools, and lush... More

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Stockholm, Sverige
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This hotel is really worth every penny. One of the most affordable hotels we stayed at. Nice rooms with view over the volcano, exellent facilities with well kept pools. The staff is fantastic! But don´t book the tours here - if you get in to La Fortuna you will get muck better deals.

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Durham NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We were fortunate enough to stay at Arenal Manoa Hotel in December, and enjoyed every moment. We had booked ahead for a trip to Tabacon Hotsprings, but think we could have easily foregone the experience. This hotel features a nice pool with natural hot spring water from the volcano, and one can view the volcano from the pool area.There was... More

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Austin, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

The grounds are lovely, peaceful, and well maintained. I do wish that they left part of the property in it's natural state though. We heard frogs in the forest surrounding the property and it would have been great to be able to see them. The rooms are very clean, big and have everything you need. The rooms are in a... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

This was a lovely hotel - beautiful grounds, rooms, pools etc. Hotel staff seemed indifferent and were particularly unhelpful when we needed to exchange some money. We got caught out waiting for the 'happy hour' at the poolside cocktail bar - suddenly all the declicious looking cocktails were removed from the menu and for the same price you could get... More

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John and Shannon
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We stayed here and splurged. The room was beautiful and good breakfast. Our biggest complaint was that my husband left his PSP video game hidden at the base of the dresser and forgot to grab it when we left. We went back the next day as soon as we remembered it was gone. No one had stayed in that room... More

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AlexCedeno, General Manager at Arenal Manoa Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

"We apologies the situation. As General Manager, I did a research with security guards, maids and the PSP was not found. It is difficult to determine if the object was forgotten in hotel or at another property. Arenal Manoa is a very quiet, it's not normal to happen. Every room has a security box as free service to our guests More

San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

It was very comfortable, perfectly clean, and it has a wonderful view of the volcano. Their pools are not many, but they are very relaxing. The staff treated us wonderfully, I would love to stay there again. The only two details I must mention are that they don´t have a good vegetarian menu..

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Your own little modern house in a village that looks like it was the film location for "Lost." The friendliest and most courteous staff I have found in years! And let's talk about how true this location is to it's surroundings. You are engulfed by the rainforest, and it just feels great. Please be sure to note--this is part of... More

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Oakland, California
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19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

My family of four adults stayed at the hotel and enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful grounds and the great view of the volcano from the back porch (every room has this view). The top of the volcano is often shrouded in clouds, and this region gets quite a lot of rain. So hiking within the volcano park is a poor... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

The hotel was everything we had hoped for and more. The room was beautiful, with a great view, the grounds are beautifully maintained, and the pool and "hot springs" (these are heated pools here, Manoa does not have a natural springs on its grounds) area are fantastic, with a wonderful swim-up bar and outstanding drinks and service.

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Address: Head northwest on Route 142, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arenal Manoa Hotel & Spa 3.5*
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Arenal Manoa Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
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Arenal Manoa Hotel is a beautiful Arenal hotel to relax and enjoy the marvelous view of Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. Surrounded by gardens, pastures and animals, our rooms have been designed so that each one offers you a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano. Our visitors can take advantage of our spacious gardens for walking and meditation as well as the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm. ... more   less 
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