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Hotel Lomas del Volcan
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 4-4417, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Fairfield, USA
1 review
“Hotel experience..excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is in a superb location to enjoy the volcano mountain views and the rain forests, Grounds are well laid out with spectacular plants, gardens and natural settings. In the morning, you can hear the howler monkeys, sounds of the cicadas , singing of birds etc..you can just spend the day relaxing, hiking and traveling around the property. Many idyllic spots to enjoy coffee, lunch etc..this place is right at the foot of the mountain with no obstructions to the view of the mountain. A tropical nature lover's paradise. I took a special rainforest/ night frog watch tour from this place (only 10 minutes away); that was truly memorable. Nature lover will truly enjoy staying in this place.

Room Tip: all rooms and cabins are in good location.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rodney M, General Manager at Hotel Lomas del Volcan, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Jagath77.


We are glad you have enjoyed your stay here in with us. For us it´s been a pleasure to have you here in our lodge, and we hope this be the first time you come to share with us of many more. Remember we will be here waiting for a nature lover like you are! Our arms are wide open in case you wish to come back.

Warm regards from all the staff of Lomas del Volcán.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Lomas del Volcan is wonderful! the wooden cabins were lovely. my favorite part was the HUGE shower which is VERY nice for a couple on a honeymoon! the back porch was a wonderful place to watch toucans, coatis and wild turkeys while catching glimpses of Arenal through the clouds.

breakfast at the main building was fantastic every morning, and we mainly self-catered or went to sodas in town for dinner.

The best thing about this hotel, aside from the great location, was the staff. Everyone was SO go-out-of-their-way-friendly! I've never been treated so well in my life!!! Roberto at the front desk, especially, was a life-saver and just an all-around great guy to know. He helped us figure out what to do and how to do it and was so friendly.

Bottom line: beautiful views, great location (the view of Arenal from your room is better than you will have from the mirador of most area hikes) and incredible service make this pretty much the best place ever!

Room Tip: rooms toward the jungle will probably have some reptilian visitors (we just saw geckos but we heard...
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  • Stayed November 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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Rodney M, General Manager at Hotel Lomas del Volcan, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Cory.

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding Lomas del Volcán.
We appreciate very deeply you have taken some minutes to say about your stay at Lomas del Volcán.
We hope to have you back very soon and we hope we serve you with the same familiar treat which makes the big difference between our lodge and many others.

Kind regards and see you soon.
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Ramsbottom England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We arranged a trip to Costa Rica with The Holiday place and though we did not know in advance where we would stay this was our hotel for 2 days. The wooden cabin was spacious and well equipped with a fridge, tv and large bathroom. 2 verandas meant we could sit outside and enjoy watching the birds and insects whilst enjoying a beer.
The pool are was good though in November the water was a little chilly but bearable given the ambient temperature. As it rains often here the rain came but we expected that may happen and it was warm so no problem. The hotel restaurant had a wonderful view of the gardens too, the breakfast was good and the evening meal was fine. One day we ate in La Fortuna but as the hotel is situated a mile+ away from the town up a track we had to get a hotel but not too pricey.
La Fortuna is aimed at tourists so though the buildings were not particularly special we had a wander round and enjoyed the gardens and went into a few shops.
Staff at the hotel gave us good ideas about things to do and we went on a night walk to see frogs and wildlife which we really enjoyed.
The hotel is just under the volcano but the cloud was low and sight of the mountain was limited but we could see the cloud forest and took a walk around the volcano with a guide which was great too. This was included as part of our trip/ tour.
Would recommend the hotel but do bear in mind the distance from the town.

Room Tip: Ask for one near the restaurant so if it rains you don't have far to dash!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rodney M, Manager at Hotel Lomas del Volcan, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Hi.

Thank you very much for your impression here on this web site. We hope your stay has been as pleasant as we can read here and we wish you a safe trip back to home.
For those people to come, we tell them that our location is at 4,5 Km distance from the town of La Fortuna. We consider we have a privileged location, due this we are far apart from the main road towards to Arenal Volcano national park, a very crowded road and very noisy at night. Our lodge sits at the foot hill of Arenal and we own a wide reservation of rain forest where people can spend hours and hours walking.
We will be expecting you you to be back at Lomas someday, here we´ll be with open arms waiting for you people.

Warm regards
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

A great value, considering the hotel's proximity to La Fortuna's town center and numerous tours/activities.

You get your own cabana (spectacular handcrafted architecture), overlooking Arenal Volcano and a very well maintained garden. The breakfast buffets are alright, but complimentary. For lunch and dinner, I'd suggest the town of La Fortuna (a good mix of local and "local" cuisine), as the hotel's (delicious) menu can rack up the bill pretty quickly. The staff, servers, and bartenders were all super helpful and courteous; even directing us to areas in town for a bit of nightlife perusal.

A few miles down the road, you can sign up for river kayaking, horseback riding, and zip lining tours of the area. You can pick up a list of tours from the front desk. Prices range from $40-$200. Definitely worth the cost of admission.

We came during the end of rainy season, so there was a bit of drizzle throughout the day, but that even felt sweet, as we swam in the hotel's beautiful outdoor pool on the first night. There is air conditioning, but we hardly needed to use it, as the doors at the front and back of our room, were plenty sufficient with the cross breeze they let in.

Only bummer? No fitness center. But still, the things to do will not leave you wanting.

Just...go. There are too many fond memories to make, to not.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rodney M, Manager at Hotel Lomas del Volcan, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Dear people.

Thank you very much for this valious comment. We really appreciate you took a couple minutes of your time to place a feedback on this web site. Regarding the prices of our restaurant, we consider our prices are much lower compare to many places in the town of La Fortuna, specially due the high quality and size of our dishes. We do not say we are the cheapest one in the area but if you go to eat to a "soda", of course the prices are lower but dishes are more local food than international shape. And yes, we do not have a fitness center here in our property, we guess most of the hotels in La Fortuna do not have fitness center, specially mountain lodges like we are but we offer you a wide property where you can have a good walk in the morning or with the sunset...

Warm regards and hope you come back soon.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed here two nights in November 2013. The lodge was lovely with two patios, one with stunning views to the garden and the volcano. They promote eco-tourism with notes in the bathroom saying "only use necessary water" but to our surprise it took about 5 minutes to get some warm water. This should be improved. The quality of the food in the restaurant is excellent but the portions are really too big, embarrasing even. Just a starter is plenty for 1 person!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rodney M, General Manager at Hotel Lomas del Volcan, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Dear Fenfolio.

Thank you very much for your comments on your stay here with us.
Yes, we promote ecotourism very much and y every rooms we have put little advertisements regarding water and energy saving. We wondered if you reported that problem with the hot water to our staff, due when something like this happen we try to fix it as soon as possible. Please, indicate us what was the room you were staying because we woul like to go and check the water heater and this way to continue with our policy of ecological hotel.
About the meals at our restaurant we will check with our chef the size of the portions and the way the kitchen staff is presenting the different dishes and in case we have to make a correction you can be sure we will do it.

One more time, thank you and we hope to see you back soon.
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Albemarle, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Lomas Del Volcan November 2, 3, and 4th 2013. I cannot say enough about this hotel. The cabanas are private and clean. The management was courteous, friendly and very accomodating. Also, the food there was wonderful, especially the buffet breakfast. This was our second time staying here and we are very happy that we made the decision to stay with them again. It was a great beginning to our two week vacation in Costa Rica.

Room Tip: There was no fitness center or room service. We stayed in cabin 10 which sets closer to the volcano...
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  • Stayed November 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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Rodney M, General Manager at Hotel Lomas del Volcan, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Dear Donna.

Thank you very much for your review.

It is always our pleasure to have your visit here at Lomas del Volcán and we hope to have them many more times.

About your 2 observations yes, we do not have a fitness center, this is not part of our services, but room service is available for lunch or dinner. Next time you stay with us feel free to ask to our front desk staff for room service if you wish to enjoy a delicious meal in the privacy of the room terrace.

Warm regards and we hope to see you soon.
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great Hotel to stay in with great service. The people at the reception desk are very well informed and helpful with what to do in the area. The room is incredible with a clean very nice bathroom. The staff at the restaurant is also very great.. All you hear all around the kitchen and dining area is "PURA VIDA". The pool is great and the hot tub is awesome also. Would difintely stay here again.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed November 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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Rodney M, Manager at Hotel Lomas del Volcan, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Sergio.

It is great to read from you here on this web site.
Thank you very much for this excellent review. We hope the next time you come to Arenal you stay with us and share the experience one more time to be in a mountain lodge like Lomas del Volcán. Do not forget to tell your friends about us!

Warm regards and see you soon.
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Address: PO Box 4-4417, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 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:3 star — Hotel Lomas del Volcan 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lomas del Volcán Hotel is a warm mountain hotel that maintains it's rustic style with wood cabins, each one with 2 decks that invites you to enjoy nature, one with a view to the Arenal Volcano and the other with a view to the tropical forest. ... more   less 
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