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Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

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6 KM West la Fortuna Town | Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
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Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is a perfect honeymoon or anniversary destination. Having visited 2 parts of this beautiful country, I prefer the Arenal (Nayara area) location. Primarily for its beauty and wildlife. About this hotel: Getting to Arenal/La Fortuna is a little harrowing. Lots of winding roads on hilltops. The roads are not too bad but it's not the US. That said... More 

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about Nayara was amazing. The staff all knew our names and where we were staying. I have a gluten and dairy allergy and no matter what restaurant we went to, they already had something special prepared for me. Everyone was so gracious and helpful. The front desk was available for recommendations and to help make reservations and book trips... More 

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New York, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I felt like royalty while staying at this hotel. So intimate and personalized. We were only there for 3 nights, but wish we stayed longer instead of changing hotels. In our opinion, the best part of this resort is it's small enough that your privacy is preserved 100%. However, it's also as social as you want to make it. Watering... More 

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Columbia, SC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were only able to score one night here due to the sold out busy season but it was truly impressive. Our room was amazing with an outdoor shower and outdoor whirlpool and and many other amenities. The staff was nice and helpful even packing us a small bag with bottled water when we said we were off to hike... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By far, the best resort we have ever stayed in. Everything about it was first class. The people were all friendly and helpful. The suite (cabin?) was exceptional. The breakfasts were wonderful, and you were encouraged to take away enough that it could work for lunch as well. Anything we asked for was done. The people and the place are... More 

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Devon UK
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've travelled and stayed at hotels all over the world long before Tripadvisor was even thought of, and without any question this hotel is right up there with the very best of them, if not at the top of the list. With approximately 60 rooms and some 200 staff you are looked after and pampered from the moment you arrive... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful boutique resort with the best staff ever! Beautiful surroundings with lush landscaping. Comfortable rooms with all the amenities. Excellent food with multiple restaurants to choose from. Best facial I have ever had in a lovely spa setting.

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Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews and checking out this hotel/spa online we were very excited about our visit. After leaving I can say "Excellent" reviews were spot on and the pictures don't quite do it justice as it was more wonderful than I had hoped. From the moment you are greeted with a welcome cocktail ( non-alcoholic for the kids), a cool... More 

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jonesboro,ga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently returned from a trip to the Mt. Arenal area and had the opportunity to stay in three of the vicinities top properties; Tabaccon, Nayara, and the Springs. Of the three choices, I would have to say that Nayara was my hands-down favorite. While the other two hotels were extremely 'touristy' and somewhat impersonal, the experience at Nayara was... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, all of the amazing things that you read about this hotel are true. Reading the reviews really made me have high expectations of this hotel. Well my expectations were met and exceeded. Transportation: We booked transportation from the airport through the hotel and the driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. Since it was a long trip he offered to... More 

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