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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

This hotel has some outstanding qualities, and some problems, but we fondly remember the week in Arenal Manoa as pleasurable, so I rate it 4. The property is truly amazing, the landscape staged exactly the way I as a tourist want to find it - shallow hills covered with thick tropical plants and grass, views of the magical Arenal Volcano... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Arrived here yesterday after spending 4 days at an amazing hotel in Manuel Antonio.....unfortunately my experience here hasn't been quite as great. My husband and I have really felt like we have been "intruding" on the restaurant staff which is a little uncomfortable. The dining room is virtually empty but the service hasn't reflected the amount of time that they... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Supposedly there is Wifi available in rooms, not the case in mine as I had to practically huddle in a corner of the room to get any sort of signal. Certainly wouldn't stay here if you didn't have a car as the restaurant is appalling, it is a $25 return trip cab ride away from town and there is no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Stayed there for two nights in April of 2012. Had an amazing experience and would recommend it to anyone. The room was clean, the bathroom was large and spotless, and the patio off the room, complete with chairs and a table, had the most beautiful view of the volcano I had seen in my three times in La Fortuna. The... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I stayed in this hotel when my mom was visiting me about a year ago. It had an amazing view of Arenal volcano from our room and we were lucky enough to have nice weather to see it perfectly! I enjoyed the food at the hotel and sitting by the pool. The room was very clean and spacious and the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I had a view of Arenal Volcano from the window of my room 126. The grounds are a nature and bird lovers paradise. I had so much fun walking around viewing and photographying birds. The room was very nice size with a very big bath room with a skylight.

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VA Beach, VA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had a gorgeous view of the Arenal Mountain, the rooms were large and well appointed, house keeping was meticulous (and we always had all the towels we needed). The staff is very friendly. We didn't book as many of the activities that most guests do, but we enjoyed just sitting out on the patio, or at the wet bars... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

My wife and I spent four wonderful nights at Hotel Arenal Manoa. A very nice private experience. The campus for the resort is spacious and well maintained. They offer golf carts to take people to their rooms. Everyone was extremely helpful and attentive. Really enjoyed the staffing the restaurant. Overall a pleasant holiday experience.

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Boston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

It was a big resort with one shuttle so you ended up walking to the front just for a cab. The people were nice who wroked there but the rooms where old. The tv hardly worked and you only got one towel per person. It was not great for the price.

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Granite Bay, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Four of us, 2 adults and 2 children ages 7 & 9 stayed at this hotel for 3 nights about a week before Thanksgiving. It seemed that most people staying in the hotel were part of an organized tour group. We were there on our own which was nice in the fact that once the tours headed out for the... More 

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