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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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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
“We should have stayed longer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The staff was extremely accommodating for us, friendly, and helpful. They even let us borrow umbrellas for our day trip (in the rain). The hotel was spotless, and very comfortable. Great views from every room overlooking the volcano and pools and waterfalls below. Breakfast is included and was quite a spread. Had I known, we would have stayed more than one night! I didn't book any spa services, but after I went in there just to peek, I wish I would have!

Room Tip: The rooms with "twin" beds are actually closer to full.. Very comfortable and rooms are sp...
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  • Stayed March 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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montreal
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39 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This hotel may look like a monstrosity to its neighbours but once inside it is actually quite comfortable and has good views. On rainy days (ie: most days) the hot pools offer a good place to warm up. The main pool is even swimmable unlike the one at Nayara. Also the rooms are brighter and generally functional except for a shortage of hooks to hang clothes on.
The meals at the restaurant were quite good and reasonably priced.
You won't fall in love with this place but overall we found it quite practical as a base from which to explore the area.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

With a view up the slope of the dormant Arenal volcano, this hotel is a relaxing oasis where you can sit on your balcony listening to the water falls in the pool area and the birds singing in the trees. The pool area has several sections and grottoes, including a swim-up bar, that are fed with thermally heated water. The only disappointment was the hot tubs didn’t have working jets.

The hotel is clean and modern with an open-air dining area. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast and dinner we had at this location. On the top floor, there is a lounge with a nice view of the volcano. There are times when the top of the volcano is hidden by clouds. We got some good pictures shortly after 6 a.m. when the clouds lifted and we could see clear to the top. Bring your binoculars and watch the birds and iguanas in the trees.

The Hotel Royal Corin is about a $10 cab ride from the town of Fortuna where you can find shops and restaurants.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

One word....BEAUTIFUL! We felt so pampered here! We went swimming in one of their many hot spring pools, enjoyed a view of the volcano from our room, ate exceptional food, and was well taken care of by staff. We stayed at six different hotels throughout Costa Rica, and this was hands-down the finest of them all!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Royal Corin Hotel and Spa is definitely one of the most luxurious and amazing hotels I have ever stayed in. The suite rooms come with their own lounge, all round patio and jacuzzi bath for two with a TV. The hotel itself is spectacular and has a breathtaking view of the volcano. I especially enjoyed the variety of hot pools nestled around the pool area. It is only few
miles away from the Arenal Volcano National Park, the town of La Fortuna and the
many excursions. The highlight of our stay, was the unbelievably delicious meals prepared at the hotel restaurant. Incredibly tasty with interesting flavors and artistic presentations that rival any of the well-known restaurants.
Tip of the trip : you have to try the chocolate lava dessert - incredible!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Overall good experience--clean, excellent pool area, good views of the volcano from all the rooms (although I never saw the whole thing due to the weather). However, this hotel is a lot like any hotel in America, which is not what I was looking for while in Costa Rica. No one would speak Spanish, even if you started speaking Spanish to them--everyone spoke English (I realize this may be a bonus for most people). The breakfasts were a standard mix of typical American hotel breakfast foods and European breakfasts, with a smattering of typical tica breakfast foods.

I never ate the food, aside from breakfast, so I can't comment.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This was a great hotel. The pool area is amazing. It's within walking distance to the hot springs and ecoglide zipline. We were very pleased with the standard room, which was completely updated with a modern bathroom and shower.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Royal Corin

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
#9 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal Corin 4*
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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Royal Corin Hotel
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