We booked Volcano Lodge based on price and availability and were pleasantly surprised with two great rooms (#213 and 214) -- spotless and spacious -- with stunning views of Arenal Volcano. The desk staff, especially Denis and Claudio, were helpful, cheerful and patient. The grounds are beautiful with gardens everywhere you look; the two pools are clean and pretty. Happy Hour offers two for one drinks and the bartenders know all about fancy cocktails! The only downside was the restaurant which was just so-so: chicken and beef dinners were OK but the tuna is not fresh and was overcooked. Buffet breakfast was filling and very good. For the price, it's a nice stop and you can go out to dinner in La Fortuna: lots of choices there.