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Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery

Km. 30, Route 142, 8 km from Tilaran to Nuevo Arenal. | PO Box: 92-5710, Tilaran 5710, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Lago Arenal & Microcervecería)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way from La Fortuna to the Pacific Coast. The staff was incredibly friendly and it was a nice place to have a beer. The staff gave us samples of all of the beers and I eventually ordered the Pale Ale. Their food also was very delicious. Had a veggie sandwich which was one of the better... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We made a special trip out to this micro brewery near Lake Arenal. The beer was quite good although the selection was limited. I think they had three micro brews on tap at the time of our visit. This is a nice resteraunt with great views of Lake Arenal. If you are driving by I would definitely recommend visiting this... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped here for a quick bite on our drive to Arenal. The server was very friendly, and gave us free samples of all their different beers, which were pretty tasty. The view of Arenal lake was unbelievable. The food was only OK. While our appetizer of guac, beans, and pico de gallo was fantastic, the entree was average. If you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We spent two fun filled nights at this great hotel, brewery, farm, family. The facility is huge and beautifully decorated with an incredible view of the lake. It is very open air so bugs do get into the main area but no worse than a country home. Beer, drinks, milk (from farm), and coffee were great. The rooms were clean,... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We booked this place on location and reviews. Honestly at 110$ U.S. is too rich for this below average accommodation. It's a bar that provides very basic almost camping style rooms. I can not understand where the good reviews came from on this dump. I figure they were all written by the owner and staff and are questionable as to... More 

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Julzlove, Manager at Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery, responded to this review

Dear Hellsyeah2014, We're very sorry to read you had such a bad experience. We're not going to change your mind, which seems pretty set, but we did want to refute a few of your assertions. We have 71 reviews from the Tripadvisor community, the vast majority of which are positive (37 of them excellent and 19 very good) -- and... More 

Waukegan, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place was a pleasant surprise as we made our way around Lake Arenal. It's a very short jaunt off the main road (maybe 1,000 feet). My wide got a tomato-based tortilla soup and loved it. The chicken sandwich and burger were large (think American portions). The staff was amazingly friendly. I'd love to go back. The restaurant is basic... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

and were really impressed with what these guys were turning out. Currently they have a dunkel and a pale ale available, and both were very good. The Pale Ale had a hint of citrus to it and the dunkel had a bit more of a coffee flavor than your typical dunkel. They learned to brew from a US based microbrewer,... More 

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Julzlove, Manager at Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the LAB! We've been making some of Costa Rica's finest beers since 1998. Come back and enjoy a stay next time...pura vida! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

+ My partner and I spent Valentine's day here. We loved the view and the relaxed atmosphere of the place. They have a pool table and homemade beer. We will definitely return! - Breakfast was TOO basic considering the price. We had to pay extra for some eggs not to starve.

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Bromont, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very uncommun hotel in terme of environment respect, management and integration in the community. Large, clean and confortable rooms in a underpriced quality hotel. The fantastic view on Arenal laguna, the microbrewery and the frendy atmosphere justifie in itself a stop to That hotel. Yes, the pool table is a bit erratic... How mind, after a few drinks it does'nt... More 

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Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay...pura vida! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

There is not a month that we don't visit Al least once the hotel, it's a perfect place to spend a weekend or even an afternoon. It's really close to Tilarán, the food of the La Huerta Rest is simply amazing ( the Burgers are some of the best I've ever had ) The view is impressive, you have the... More 

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