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“Perfect place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Cerro Azul Arenal
1 km sur y 600 m oeste de la iglesia Catolica de La Fortuna, sobre la entrada principal de La Catarata. | 600 meters west from the road entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed at this wonderful accommodation for two nights. It is 1.5km out of town, which we like as it is so peaceful. The cabins are beautifully fitted out with a lovely bathroom, air conditioning, good storage space, a fridge, wifi and a wonderful balcony with hammock and chairs which overlooks a large jungle garden. A perfect spot to sit and watch Costa Rican wildlife.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alvaro A, Propietario at Hotel Cerro Azul Arenal, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
We appreciate your comment, our location allows our guests to easily go to the town, but at the same time, it´s separate from the crowd so you can relax in the tranquility of the nature, we would love to have you as our guest again in the near future
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sebastopol, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My family and I stayed here at the beginning of June. It is a very small hotel, with 4 free-standing cabins (although they were building another one). The location was excellent as the town of La Fortuna isn't that pretty but the surrounding land is. This hotel is far enough away to be beautiful and tranquil, but it is walking distance to the town! Plus it is run by a wonderful family who were always helpful and friendly. Highly recommend for people nature lovers looking for a clean relaxing place to stay. For people who want to get to know Ticos and have an authentic experience, this is the place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alvaro A, Propietario at Hotel Cerro Azul Arenal, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thanks for sharing your opinion, Cerro Azul is a family run Hotel, we strive very much to make the visitors feel part of the family, close to us it´s located La Fortuna Waterfall, wich is a beautifull place that you can visit, regards
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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Hotel Cerro Azul was exactly what we expected and we loved our stay there. We thoroughly enjoyed the clean cabins, flora & fauna, quiet & peaceful surroundings and lovely family that own it. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alvaro A, Propietario at Hotel Cerro Azul Arenal, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you so much for your review, we are pleased that you had the opportunity of visit this wonderfull place in the middle of the nature, would be a honor to host you again
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Los Angeles, California
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This was probably my favorite place we stayed in Costa Rica. There are four cute cabins set on a beautiful property. The cabins are cute and remarkably clean, each one with AC. The water pressure was good and there there are lots of little places to put your belongings. The beds were comfortable and you even have a little porch in the back with a hammock where you can watch the horses in the pasture behind you graze. The breakfast was fantastic and plentiful with a choice of either the tipico or American style. Get the tipico, it was one of the best meals we had in Costa Rica.

The location is good, just a few minutes drive from town and within walking distance of the Fortuna Falls. Since it's off the main road it's very quiet, so the only thing that could possibly wake you up is the chorus of birds in the morning.

The owners are wonderful people who make sure you were well tended to and were willing to go out of your way to help you plan your day.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I chose this location for the first two days of our vacation based on reviews from other travellers and I was not disappointed. These are comfortable cabins in a beautiful and peaceful location. Hummingbirds buzzing around the back porch every morning and a delicious breakfast across the street at the owners house for only six dollars US for each person. The owners are wonderful, friendly and helpful people.

It is a short walk to town and restaurants. The La Fortuna waterfall is a ten minute drive and the river is just a couple of minutes walk from the cabins. We also did a trip from this location to the Arenal volcano for Skytrek, Skytram, and Skywalk (which is tram up the mountain, ziplining and hanging bridges canopy hike).

I would definitely go back and would recommend.

Room Tip: Two of the rooms have televisions, but who wants to watch TV when the county side is so beautiful...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

The location is great and away from DT (5 mins up the hill). My first B&B stay was great: service was great, breakfast was authentic Costa Rican style, room was clean (with AC). Water pressure was good. No complain for the price and experience. The owner and her family treat EACH guest with extreme care and it was delightful. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed here with 3 other couples. There are four cabins, so we rented them all and had the place to ourselves. Two of the rooms have television, but nobody turned them on. There is air conditioning and refrigerators in the rooms. The water pressure wasn't great, but not much can be done about that. The breakfasts were wonderful. Alvaro was very pleasant and easy going. There was no pressure just helpful answers to our questions. I would only stay here when I go back. It was nice to be in a more private setting than the large resorts/hotels.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 1 km sur y 600 m oeste de la iglesia Catolica de La Fortuna, sobre la entrada principal de La Catarata. | 600 meters west from the road entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Best Value Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul is located 1.5 km from the beautiful town of La Fortuna on the way to the waterfall. The great natural beauty of the area will entice you to live the forest's most wonderful experience. Enjoy the comfort, peace and harmony assured by lodging with us in our cabins, surrounded by exotic gardens, birds and wildlife typical of the region. Delight yourself strolling along our trails towards Fortuna River and appreciate the perfect sight of the Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato ... more   less 
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