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“Vacation in 'Paradise' on the foot of Arenal Volcano” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Royal Corin
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4,2 Km West of Catholic Church | on Road to Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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“Vacation in 'Paradise' on the foot of Arenal Volcano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed at Royal Corin for 5 days in a superb 'Master Suite' with a very comfortable bed with great sleep quality. The entire staff was extremely helpful, friendly and professional. The food was excellent and experienced great and friendly service throughout. The hot spring pools were clean and well maintained to really have a most comfortable bathing/swimming experience. It felt like being in 'Paradise', specifically with the surrounding gardens and atmosphere. From the room/balcony we had a perfect view of the majestic Volcano Arenal. We will be back at the Hotel Royal Corin later this year with our entire family.

Room Tip: Higher floors have a better view to overlook the surrounding paradise like area.
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  • Stayed February 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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  • Rooms
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Stayed at the Royal Corin this past February and it was amazing! Welcome drinks on arrival, bottles of wine sent free of charge to our Junior Suite room after an amazing upgrade. Service was impeccable with great local food recommendations and spot on reliability when it came to booking adventurous outings throughout arenal.

A few notes for the well traveled:
Security: SUPER SAFE. Gated complex that checks all visitors in when they arrive to the property.

Getting There: We took a shuttle (Gray Line to Arenal, Interbus back) for about $45 each from/to San Jose. Don't take public transport, it's not worth not knowing the roads and the extra amount you'll spend on taxis actually getting to the hotel.

Pool: They are hot springs! No chlorine, which was AMAZING! Swim up bar as well... so worth it!

The view: Unreal. You get a great view no matter where you stay in the area... but each room as a balcony which made it extra nice.

WiFi: Super fast if it gets to your room. We stayed in the last room on the hall... didn't get any signal. Lobby was blazing fast though.

Room: We stayed in a Junior suite... which was great. Two balconies, jacuzzi in the room, rainfall shower (with some crazy fun lights), super clean bathroom, great cleaning service, a couch to hang out on, and a very comfy king size bed. Beautiful view of the volcano.

Getting around town: When you book an activity, the tour company picks you up and drops you off. When you're going to town, it's 8 US dollars each way.

Spa: Great service, I personally fell asleep during my facial! haha. Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries when we were done at no extra charge! We were treated like kings!

Booking trips: Hotel goes through a particular company (with a few kickbacks I'm sure), but everything was spot on for pricing when compared with other companies. For the best trips go through Desafio!

The Food: Nothing exceptional... but good. Don't order the pizza though. As a new yorker... it was dreadful. Grilled octopus was my favorite from the poolside menu and breakfast each morning (buffet style) was an 8/10. If you do go out... go to restaurant Nene's. Don Rufinos is also the go to spot... but super touristy. I say pass on the local local eats in Arenal, do the adventurous stuff, and make sure Quepos (the city) is on your list for the best local food experience.

Things to do: Arenal is not really the place to do anything "local" but very much the place to do the adventurous stuff in Costa Rica. Zip Lining, night nature walks, mountain biking, rafting... arenal is where it's at and the temperature was perfect. Do the "hard hike" too when you're there! Since you're already researching, you know that Arenal is not a beach spot, but if you're looking for that perfect mix of adventure and relaxing, book Arenal and a pacific coast town in the same trip!

Final remarks: All and all... this place was paradise, not to mention we got it for a great price when booked on Hotwire. Amazing place to bring your significant other. For someone who loves to travel on a budget and great deals, this place blows any 5 star hotel I've ever stayed at (for the price) away. Best luxury value in Arenal.

Room Tip: We stayed in the last room down the hall (319) and had no wifi! It simply didn't reach. You woul...
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  • Stayed February 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Just spent two nights in the majestic "master suite" of Cees's beautiful Royal Corin. Excellent food, excellent service, perfect view of the slightly smoking Arenal, and relaxing hot and warm mineral pools. Although the place was full, it felt like we had it to ourselves. I'd love to come back here.

Oh, doesn't have a fitness centre, but it's right in the midst of such a beautiful natural setting--so I almost appreciated it. :)

Room Tip: The Master suite is huge (king bed and a superb sofa bed) and slept 3 of us comfortably. The room...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The hotel is lovely, they gave us fresh fruit drinks on arrival and left sweets in the room. Staff are great and helpful. The bed is comfy and it was very nice to sit on the balcony overlooking the volcano. The pool is also great for relaxing. We loved our stay in this hotel. :)

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is a surprisingly urban-looking hotel in a stunning setting, overlooking the mostly dormant Arenal volcano.

The rooms were nicely furnished and very comfortable. They had sizeable balconies with chairs and a small table for volcano watching. Everything about the hotel was classy and sophisticated. The service was professional though rather cold-to-unfriendly - by resort standards. But we didn't mind, as we didn't come to make friends with staff but rather enjoy and indulge ourselves. The natural hot-spring pools ensured we did. There was no need to get a day pass to pricey Tabacon and soak with bus-loads of tourists. Royal Corin's beautiful pools were rarely full and we really enjoyed them and their lush garden setting.

The food at the restaurant was good, though probably not that memorable, as I can't remember what we ate.

We had our laundry done at prices that were surprisingly reasonable (actually, low) for a 4-5 star hotel.

We didn't book any tours with the hotel but purchased a separate walking tour of Arenal Volcano Park and they picked us up at the hotel.

Room Tip: All the rooms face the pools and the volcano, but a higher level room would probably be less noisy a...
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  • Stayed January 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Our stay at your hotel was great. It was very clean, staff was very friendly and helpful. Was very relaxing, quiet and comfortable.

The hot tubs and swimming pools, were nice and enjoyable, the grounds were beautifiland well maintained.

Will recommend to anyone I hear going to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed January 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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Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We loved staying here. The pools were luscious and the amenities were plentiful. Great beds and showers in the rooms. Great verandas on the rooms with nice chairs to sit outside. An $8.00 taxi ride to town which was ok since there were 6 of us...but would get expensive for a couple. Too far to walk safely (busy road and no sidewalks). Sadly the food int he restaurant is not as good as the grounds. We liked it but would prefer to be a bit closer to town since you get tired of the food offered here and the other hotels near by are even more expensive. Happy hour gives you 2 drinks for the price of one...and nice appetizers.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4,2 Km West of Catholic Church | on Road to Arenal Volcano, 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:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#11 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal Corin 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Royal Corin Is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxurious destination in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Located in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, we offer great service with accessible rates to enjoy Arenal Volcano, fun & entertainment. ... more   less 
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