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lake arenal, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 16 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations
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Miami
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Toy train ride over old bridges past a wonderful chapel and cows in pasture, to the secret 'rotating' hotel (check out the invisible air blower here) on the hill with a small museum and the best panoramic view of the lake and Arenal volcano while having rich strawberry ice cream made the day special like a dream. The stay was... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Rosti; hash browns cooked with onions and topped with fried eggs is one of my favorite breakfasts! Whether I enjoy it in my home or the Alps, I didn't expect this in the Lake Arenal Region. At home, I like it with a little ketchup & Tabasco, but I'd never insult the chef when he/she is doing the cooking! I... More 

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Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Get the fondue (for two people minimum). Their breakfast is yummy too, and their staff is really friendly as well.

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Orlando
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A group of 8 traveled to the "Swiss Village of Los Heroes" outside of Nuevo Arenal Costa Rica. We had made reservations two days prior. We wanted to experience the little train ride to the revolving restaurant which overlooks beautiful Lake Arenal. The narrow guage train chug chuged up the hills in little wooden observation cars, and it was cute... More 

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Brigham City, Utah
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We loved the fresh baked bread with jam and home produced butter! The cocoa was simply over the top good. Lovely fresh mountain air, not too hot nor cool. Saw two toucans after breakfast flying from one tree to the next. This truly was the best breakfast on our trip and came graitis with the room. The train ride is... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I have been visiting in the Arenal area for several years now, a couple of times a year and this place has always been a mystery to me. Each time I would go by it would either looks closed or we had some pressing activity for the day. Today I was down with little to do and so decided I... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had our wedding anniversary here. Invited thirty of our closest friends to join us for a train ride. Selena emailed back and forth promptly as we were making arrangements. All were pleased with the dinner, which was designed on this occasion to cater to local taste. Some friends arrived after the train left the station, and were glad the... More 

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In the countryside near Stockholm
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Wonderful Swiss setting, cheese fondue, fondue bourgignon, geschnetzeltes etc. All expertly prepared and served by friendly staff

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My husband and I stopped to see the grounds and train as we have traveled thru Switzerland several years ago. This is defintely a little bit of Switzerland in Costa Rica. It was really interesting to see the Hotel, apartments and Chapel. The Chapel was especially pretty with beautiful paintings inside. The Hotel has a restaurant but we decided to... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We were only there for a walk-through for a few minutes. We learned from locals that the original owner who came after WW2 is older now, and his missing touch is showing in the place looking like maintenance is being deferred. It could use sprucing up. We heard that the original owner was a talented engineer who built a charming... More 

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Address: lake arenal, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Nuevo Arenal
Cuisine: Swiss

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