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Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

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6 KM West la Fortuna Town, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Hands down the best resort we've ever stayed at from the moment we walked in. The staff was unbelievable, the rooms were clean, and the resort itself was gorgeous. We will definitely be coming back in the future for an anniversary or special occasion. A tad pricey, but well worth it!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Everything you read about this hotel is true. Beautiful rooms, individual cottages really with outdoor showers and outdoor bathtubs, private decks with hammock, ours had amazing view of arenal and yes we saw the top of the volcano and it was steaming. But why I am really writing this review is the staff. After being in Costa Rica for 4... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Wonderful small, private, beautifully landscaped, romantic hotel. (I used to work in the hotel industry, so I can be super picky about all aspects of hospitality.) Right from the start my husband and I felt relaxed and very glad we chose to stay at Nayara for 4 nights. The highlights were the beautiful room, fantastic spa, over the top breakfast,... More 

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NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed at the Nayara for part of our honeymoon and purchased the Romantic Nayara package, which is an excellent value and highly recommended. The hotel is located in the jungle at the base of the Arenal volcano, which makes for excellent views. The staff was very friendly and knew my wife and I by name after a few days.... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We are used to top-rated hotels and resorts when we attend conferences, but this was a truly unique experience. The rooms were well-designed and absolutely spotless, our veranda (and jacuzzi) had a view of Arenal, the food was over-the-top excellent (from Costa Rican and European cuisines to Sushi), and the staff was perfect - friendly, helpful, and always accommodating. (A... More 

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Wadsworth, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I won't bother repeating all of the glowing reviews others have posted, they are all true! Here are a few things I can add however. Avoid the rooms at the back of the property. One of the hallmarks of Nayara is that each room is very private and surrounded by lush jungle, at least that was my expectation. We were... More 

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Just getting ready to leave this amazing property after a three night stay. If you are in the Arenal area, this is a must stay hotel - don't even worry about the price, you will get every pennies worth. The private casitas are to die for!!! They are immaculately cleaned each day with little surprises left for you. The staff... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

My wife and I went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon for 2 weeks. We started our stay at Nayara in La Fortuna near the volcano. We wish we could have spent all of our 2 weeks at this fantastic resort. Nayara is by far the best hotel I've ever stayed at. They have all the amenities that you want... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have never seen such a beautiful area and a more beautiful hotel. The view of the Arenal Volcano was breath taking. The service was incredible. The rooms were ridiculous!! GORGEOUS!! Every detail was perfect. I felt like I was living a fantasy. The only bad thing was coming home and coming back down to reality. The food was great!... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Pros: - very friendly and accommodating staff (staff helped us boost our rental car after the battery died) - immaculate property (room, restaurants, washrooms) - main restaurant (Costa Rican dishes were excellent) - wine bar (individual tastings and tapas) - excursions were planned by hotel staff and added to room charge (we did SkyTrek zip-lining which was excellent) - breakfast... More 

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