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Eco Lodge Resort & Hotel

Plaza Mundo, 3rd floor. Escazu, San Jose | Arenal, Arenal Volcano National Park 85570-1000, Costa Rica
Eco Lodge Resort & Hotel
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a great lodge if you are looking to get away from it all. The road up the mountain is horrible, but that is typical for CR. The atmosphere at the lodge is great, the rooms very nice, the food excellent, and the drinks.. Perfect. They offer a pool and heated jacuzzi, however there is a bar swallow nest... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The location doesn't get any better than this European style eco-lodge that overlooks Arenal volcano. The road to the lodge off the main highway is the "ride from hell" due to the horrendous conditions, but, you're in CR, not in the states. It is what it is. We stayed in a room that had a view of the volcano (I... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

To get to this Hotel, you have a rough stone drive for over 3km up a hill to get to it. You can't travel more than 10km/hr without jiggling your car apart. Once there the views are beautiful. We were "upgraded" to the rooms facing the Volcano. The room itself is good size and the bathrooms were probably the better... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

While certainly not the most visually pleasing site...this place will offer all that you need. The staff is super helpful, the breakfast is hearty, rooms have little balconies, the bathrooms were spacious, grounds were lovely and the pool was beautiful...We NEVER saw the volcano but it is there...The road was a bit rough...but it wasn't the worse...and it the place... More 

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Saskatchewan
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

We stayed here for a few nights and really enjoyed it, the only problem one might have is the fact that some rooms are near roosters that will wake you up early in the morning.. The pool was nice, it was very quiet and comfortable, beautiful landscape, good breakfast, can't complain!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2008

The Eco Lodge seems to be a place that had its heyday a decade ago. My wife and I stayed there one night after arriving in Liberia and this served as a cheap place to just sleep off the travel. The hotel is nice looking, but it's obviously old. The staff is nice, but obviously bored. The restaurant is decent,... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2008

We had just come from Liberia National Airport which is a long 3 1/2 hours away from the hotel to stay for one week. I knew the second the van got off the paved road and got on to the loose rock driveway that the palce would be hell. The bumpy driveway was was up a miserable hill and it... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

Stayed at the Eco Lodge, having booked with Gate 1 Travel - for two nights. Although the hotel is lovely, it is one hour from the Arenal Volcano and is actually located on Lake Cotter, not on Arenal Lake. After leaving the town on Arenal, you would continue on the one road around the lake for at least an hour... More 

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Eco Lodge for two nights as part of a tour of Costa Rica. The hotel is very basic. We had reserved a cabin and the first room we were given was on the second floor and was not very nice. We asked to change to another cabin with a walk out patio and... More 

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Cobalt, Connecticut
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2008

Gate One Travel booked our tour, and this was our hotel for the Arenal volcano area. We really liked the hotel itself - beautiful grounds, quiet, delicious breakfasts. Just outside the glass wall of the restaurant was a large shelf style bird feeder that attracted toucans and all sorts of other colorful birds. We had dinner at the restaurant our... More 

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