Yes, as others have written, the views from the lodge are fabulous, and the grounds are lovely, but, overall, our stay was less than satisfactory. Our first experience after arriving at the lodge's gate was driving down a long, winding road at night. We were terrified, as we often could not see what was ahead. NEVER arrive at night! My husband and I spent three nights in a junior suite. Our toilet did not flush properly, and our safe was broken. The room was supposed to have a hair dryer but did not, and it took a day to finally get one. The staff was friendly and helpful, but it took time to get everything as it should have been; the toilet never was fixed properly. As one reviewer said, the room was quite dated, and the supplies were not the best--a few threadbare towels.The food was mediocre, at best, and pricy. I will not return.
- 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 its 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 Jacuzzis, 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