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Hotel Arena y Sol

500 north from the soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
Hotel Arena y Sol
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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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3 reviews
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
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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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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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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Sherwood Park
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

I did not stay here, only waited 6 hours for transportation that never arrived. But, and this is important, the gentleman managing the desk went out of his way to help me resolve my dilemma. Which to me means he is extremely conscious of his clients well being. If I am ever back in Dominical, I will stay at Arena... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

We stayed at the Arena y Sol hostel last night, and left before our second night. The sheets were disgusting in the room, the shower ran cold water at a low enough pressure it would barely rinse soap off. The worst part of the experience was the insane number of mosquitoes in the room at night! We did not leave... More 

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Taganga, Colombia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

Stayed one night only, the staff and owner where on the premises and all of them are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The Hotel is very clean but everything is in need of a major refurbishment, the whole place doesn't look bad but hasn't been updated for longtime and it is noticeable. The pool was dry / empty and the... More 

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