Stayed there with our 16 and 17 year old sons. The rooms were sterile, poor sound baffling, one of the toilets smelled bad, uncomfortable beds, dark lighting. The pool is not heated. They heat the jacuzzi when asked, saying it would only take 30 minutes. After 1 hour it still was not 100F. We waited some more, just as we were getting ready, another family went in. Since it is a small jacuzzi we didn't feel comfortable squeezing in.... And by the time they got out it was dark. We went on the hike with the very nice guide Miguel (!) and saw 2 frogs and tarantula legs in their caves. The bar man made a nice Piña Colada. People were friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arenal Lodge provides guests with the excitement of staying in an authentic rainforest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Guests will enjoy a casual and relaxed rustic lodge setting with the added value of a complimentary breakfast daily. Located on 2000-acres of beautiful tropical rainforest, the lodge is situated near Arenal Volcano National Park. The lodge is surrounded by rainforest - housing hundreds of exotic birds, small animals and the beautiful tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica. and is it's own local tourist attraction due to its exclusive location with breathtaking panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. The lodge features a full service restaurant with local and international cuisine, gift shop, three heated outdoor Jacuzzi's, an infinite edge swimming pool, walking trails, a butterfly garden, horseback riding, a game-room and outdoor playground for children, fitness room, sauna, and free wireless high speed internet access.Guest rooms and suites feature cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, clock radio, and all have private baths. Complimentary crib and wheel chair are available on request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Arenal Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park