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Volcano Lodge & Springs
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   La Fortuna de San Carlos-Arenal Lake road | 7 Km West from Downtown, Road To Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Volcano Lodge & Gardens)   |  
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Lancaster, PA
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

Would def return. Good service, great location, good food, and at pretty good prices.

Stayed April 2008
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2008

We stayed at the Volcano Lodge for two nights. The rooms were perhaps slightly lacking in atmosphere but very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was excellent and pool is nice. Gardens are lovely and there's a great view of the volcano. There were humming birds outside our room. The Arenal restaurant which is attached had great food but quite slow service

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2008

Volcano Lodge is a little gem. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained with a good variety of flora, birds, butterflies, armadillos etc!

All the lodges look out upon the Arenal Volcano which is an impressive back drop to all the activities in the Fortuna area. Keep watching though because the break in the clouds can be few and far between.

The accomodation in the lodge is clean & tidy and very comfortable. The resort itself is a bit of a way out from Fortuna Town so its best to have a car if possible. The breakfast buffet was good and the staff were friendly and attentive. The pool complex - though not big - was fine too.

There is a lot to do in the immediate vicinity. If you want to see the volcano in action the activity is around the SW side. Take a trip to the Observatory and stay after dark to see the molten rock - cloud permitting. Also some nice walks here. The National Park is also worth a visit. You can walk to a 'recent' lava flow which is close enough to hear rocks being ejected from the cone and rolling down the slope.

  • Liked — The view when the clouds permitted!
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2008

We just returned from 3 nights at the Volcano Lodge in La Fortuna Costa Rica. The hotel is in a great location. Close enough to town so as to be reasonable for a taxi ride but far enough to feel you are in a rural setting. The grounds and landscaping are beautiful. The rooms are basic but the patio in the back overlooking the volcano and the flowers and hummingbirds make up for it. The property has two restaurants on site and we tried both. I had a swedish massage at the spa and it was excellent. I would go back in a second.

  • Liked — the views and landscaping of the property
  • Disliked — no furniture to put your clothes
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Herenow
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

An idylic "surprise" hotel situated well outside of the volcano driven fray of La Fortuna. Great full breakfast buffet, taxes, gratuity included for very spacious rooms with porches and excellent views of Arenal spewing smoke and rocks.

The room was SPOTLESS and just painted with comfy king bed facing the mountain. Best breakfast, bath and shower of the trip for just over $100/night. There are both main hotel rooms and 4 room/unit cabanas, the latter facing directly to the volcano and spread out to create privacy between neighboring porches. We had room 321 (cabana) and would ask for this one if returning - kept our curtains open so we could wake looking right at Arenal.

Service was genuinely great and our one dinner on premise was also very good, authentic, Costa Rican fare. The only issue was that we only booked two nights here!

DO take a ride north on the main road from the main entrance (By day, like most driving in C.R., NOT by night.) and continue well past the lake/dam which opens up into a vast body of water in about 15 miles/20Km. Very Cool Ride!

Hanging Bridges is also at the north end of the dam and is a great chance to get a relatively safe, moderate 2 hour +/- hike into the rain forest/jungle for about 20 bucks each. Monkeys found here - when they want to be. Baldi hot springs also near/worthwhile for $26. The Nat'l park hike takes you within a couple Km of Arenal, access is day only @$10 ea.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2008

We loved this place! The rooms were clean and spacious! The view of the volcano was incredible. I had no idea we would be so close! The individual porch with rocking chairs was great to sit and watch the volcano, the birds, the beautiful flowers and flowing river behind the hotel!

The pools and hot tubs were great! clean and empty! At times it felt as if we had the place to ourselves! The restaurants (both) were fantastic! The food and service was excellent! The rate was fair, and it includes a buffet breakfast! Dont miss out on this place!

  • Liked — Room
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Volcano Lodge for 3 nights. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Unfortunately we arrived very late at night, and there was no reception open or anyone who spoke English, and our Spanish was limited, so I would recommend arriving in the daytime.

The room was large and clean, with a great view. I believe every room has a little deck with comfy rocking chairs and views of the volcano. There was cable TV, airconditioning which worked great, and a large bathroom. The beds must have also been very comfortable because we slept like logs all three nights.

The property was much larger than I thought, so it was a hike from our room to the front reception where you get picked up for tours. We ate mostly at the further restaurant, which was very good and reasonably priced. The pool area was very nice with enough lounges that we had no problem getting one.

We spent very little time at the hotel, preferring to be out all day to explore the area, but we felt we had made a good choice with this hotel.

  • Liked — the pool
  • Disliked — no reception at night
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos-Arenal Lake road | 7 Km West from Downtown, Road To Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Volcano Lodge & Gardens)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#14 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#15 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Volcano Lodge & Springs 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At VOLCANO LODGE AND SPRINGS, located in La Palma, La Fortuna de San Carlos, at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano, our hot springs and lush tropical garden gives you joy and relaxation to our guests and companions. Undoubtedly, our location allows you to witness the imposing Arenal Volcano from a vantage point. QUALITY SERVICE: Knowing that service is the main reason of hospitality, the Volcano Lodge & Gardens’ team, will do our best to make your stay a very fond memory to take home. FACILITIES: All our 66 rooms are Superior and non smoking, have deluxe finishes, 2 comfortable full size beds or 1 king size bed, TV/cable, telephone, air-conditioned, coffee maker, hot water shower, hairdryer and a nice terrace facing the Volcano. We also offer 4 rooms for handicap. RESTAURANT:Sura Restaurant, capacity: 120 people, we’ll be offering you our traditional local and international food, while you enjoy the majestic view of the volcano, birds surrounded nature. You can ask for room service too. OTHER FACILITIES: *Two swimming pools for adults, two swimming pools for children and two Jacuzzis, all of them with view to the Volcano.*Laundry service, Private parking, Internet Access / Wireless Free, Tours information, nature trail, Playground.* Massages Service from 9 am to 9 pm. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Volcano Lodge And Gardens
Volcano Lodge & Gardens Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Volcano Hotel
Volcano Lodge & Springs Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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