The views of the Arenal volcano are just spectacular from this hotel. Also, in the morning you can hear the howler monkeys if you're not a heavy sleeper. Rooms at this hotel are nothing special, but it was clean. The bathroom is on the smaller side, but manageable. As with other hotels, only the basic soap was included (no shampoo or hairdryer). Our room had a fan to keep air circulating, which was nice. The hotel also had a small pool area, but it wasn't anything exciting. There are some paths on the hotel property that you can take into the forest, so that was nice. As others have mentioned, this property is remote and could be difficult to get to unless you rented a car. Also, there isn't any shopping or restaurants nearby, so you are entirely dependent upon the food they have at the hotel. The food at the hotel was decent enough, but nothing special. They had plenty of fruit and there was also enough food for us to eat well. The parking lot was a bit of a hike from the reception area, but you could drop someone off (with health issues) at reception and then park the car below. I was in a room further from the office and didn't have any WiFi access there. The WiFi signal was definitely the best right near the reception area. Also, this hotel did not have a telephone in the room (in case that's important to you). Overall, I enjoyed my stay here and the staff was pleasant so I'd stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the northwestern region of Costa Rica, 30 minutes away from La Fortuna, in the BiologicalCorridor between Monteverde Reserve and Arenal National Park, our lodge rests marvelously in one of the surrounding hills of the Arenal Lake, enjoying a unique view of the Lake and the Volcano. Coming to our lodge, you will be surrounded by a dense tropical forest, where more than 300 species of birds can be seen, as well as 100 species of mammals and 2500 species of plants and orchids. The Hotel Arenal Vista Lodge was conceived from a prevailing necessity derived from the deficiency of facilities in the Arenal area. We felt the need for a place that took advantage of the natural beauties the area, while offering the national and international tourists the commodities they require in the Biological Corridor between Arenal Volcano National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest FEATURES: • 25 comfortable rooms, each lodged up to four guests. • Every room includes a private hot water bathroom, walk-in closet and a balcony with spectacular view of the volcano and lake area. • Facilities equipped to care for disabled people. • Restaurant and salad bar with costarrican and international recipes. • Swimming pool, wet-bar, souvenir shop and a meeting room, natural forest trails. Internet facilities. Parking area with 24-hour security • Restaurant, which fits 90 guests, Bar and Souvenir shop • Conference room for 30 people and swimming pool with wet bar • Optional tours: hot springs, canopy, horseback riding, boat rides, transfers to Monteverde. We offer laundry service as well. Special offers for honeymooners, students, families and cycling groups. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Vista Hotel Arenal Volcano National Park