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Hotel Arena y Sol

500 north from the soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
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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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Round Top, New York, United States
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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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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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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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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

I stayed at hotel Arena y Sol for one night while travelling along the Costa Rican coast. I had chosen the hotel based on price and it's appearance on their website. The reality turned out to be quite disappointing. My room was a tiny space, barely larger than the bed in it. It had a small tv and a very... More

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SoCal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2009

I planned to stay here for a night or two and ended up staying for a week. It's right on the "main drag" across from the bus stop so it's very convenient for day trips. There is internet service (6 or 7) computers and free wireless and air conditioning/TV/Phone in the rooms(local calls were free...my phone was broken, but I... More

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Address: 500 north from the soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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