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Hotel Arena y Sol

500 north from the soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a Costa Rican hotel, no hilton luxury but the price is right, the staff very courteous, the owner /manager pleasant & accommodating. No shortage of smiles. Like most budget CR rooms, the shower was cool, but the pool was pleasantly warm:) the Beach is not really swim friendly. rocky & high waves, rip tides. If you are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Super friendly staff, willing to accommodate all my needs, exceeded my expectations. Had a great time staying at Arenas y Sol. They let me stay a little over than check out time so I could add in an extra surf session before I left!

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Thank Angela T
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I spend the weekend with my wife and 2 year old son there and ? The place is a bit run down, there is a welcome desk that a guy (manager) seats and is a very nice guy, he delights every one with cool music, The place in the first impression looks rustic, not to luxurious but when you are... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

No parking that I could tell, but we backpacked in. The bartender seemed to always be there and was quite friendly. Food was good in the restaurant. AC was great, but the suicide shower did provide a little shock when used. Pool was cool and refreshing and somewhat sheltered. No views. Just a little secure quiet place in the middle... More 

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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Arena y Sol after Envision festival in February. It was our first "hostel" experience so we weren't sure what to expect. They charged us $50 U.S. dollars for a tiny box of a room. It was dirty and the bed was the hardest in Central America. They were not friendly and hassled us about having friends in... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

yes the staff is very rude but what do you expect for $35 parking is not secure the security they claim to have evaded me. they claim to have a free breakfast but they nickel and dime you for stuff like juice or coffee.The pool has this black moldy stuff in the crevices yuck.Avoid this cockroach motel and head down... More 

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I stayed at Arena y Sol for 4 nights at the end of my holiday after staying just outside of Dominical at the serene and idyllic Coconut Grove for the week on a retreat. I loved being right in town near the shops, restaurants and beach for convenience but it was still so peaceful. It is a clean, affordable, charming... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I was at Hotel Arena y Sol last November, I really appreciate the service and friendly attention that I received. The installations are O.K for the price and is close to the beach, the restaurant is cheap and very good food! They have to work hard but are on a good way.

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Round Top, New York, United States
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Loved location. Staff was accommodating. Room was clean. Great access to fresh smoothies anytime. It is very deceiving from the outside. Didn't look like much, but ended up being very happy there. I plan to go back very soon.

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

Ought where to start??? 1- advertised pool had no water. 2- first room we were offered had cockroach running around shower. 3- comuters charge by the minute. 4- requested a discount since we SERIOUSLY picked this hotel because I had a pool online are the guy at the desk simply laughed at us. 5- woke before 6 am to a... More 

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