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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The rooms are spacious and well appointed. Views and grounds are breathtaking. A wall of the room is glass, looking at beautiful grounds and mountains, with nothing looking back. Very well placed buildings, you'll feel like you're in a private condo. The grounds are enormous, so a phone call will get you a driver on a golf cart to take... More 

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Edinburgh
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30 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

This is a good hotel for short stay in the Arenal area. The online booking and check-in both worked smoothly. The grounds are beautiful with views of the volcano slopes from many angles. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and again many have wonderful views of the mountains. Staff were always willing to help. There are 2 pools, both based around... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I stayed here in July with my husband and 2 daughters and loved it. Many of the duplex units have views of the Arenal volcano but several units have better views than some. We stayed in unit 202 and it was an unobstructed view from our floor to ceiling sliding glass door. Outside the door is a little patio with... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I booked this hotel thinking it would probably be nice, but not great. What a pleasant surprise! The room was FABULOUS and overlooked the volcano. They have a nice natural hot springs pool with swim up bar. The included breakfast was just wonderful. Overall, this place is definitely where I'd stay if I get the pleasure of going again!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This hotel is awesome. We have just stayed here 5 nights in July 2012 and I can't imagine a better place to stay. We are a family of 5 and had 2 units. The property has mabe 40 or 50 duplex units spread over 40 acres or more. The beds are excellent and bathrooms great. There is a sitting area... More 

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

This was our first stop on our first trip to Costa Rica. Wow, were we impressed! The Arenal Manoa grounds are simply gorgeous! The property is extremely clean and well manicured and overflowing with a variety of colorful plants and birds. All of the staff we came in contact with were extremely courteous and friendly. Mario was extremely kind when... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This hotel exceeded our honeymoon expectations. The website's pictures do not do this property any justice. The grounds are so much more beautiful than the pictures could ever convey. And everything is so clean. The complimentary breakfast every morning was delicious as well. We would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to the Arenal region. The location is great too!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Perfect Hotel, excelent service, location... The SPA was out of this world.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We recently stayed three nights at the Arenal Manoa. There is so much to like about this place: 1. The rooms are charmingly decorated with giant windows/sliding glass doors, and include a porch with rocking chairs and a view of the volcano. The bathrooms are spacious with a giant walk-in shower. 2. The pools. There is a "cold" pool and... More 

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Saint Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

It literally takes your breath away when you open the curtains to your room and see that beautiful volcano. My husband and I went for our 10 year anniversary and we were not let down. Based on online research and TripAdvisor, we settled on Arenal Manoa. Through emails, I set up transportation from the airport and activities with the front... More 

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