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Arenal Volcano Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6.5 Km NW of the Catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 6793-1000, Costa Rica   |  
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Comfortable and beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I stayed here with my family for 2 nights and had a great time!

The good:
-Rooms were clean and spacious, with wi-fi and air conditioning
-Beautiful views of the volcano and surrounding areas
-Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful
-Grounds and pool were well kept
-Restaurant onsite has great menu for lunch and dinner, and a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet

The bad:
-This hotel is not very close to the town of La Fortuna

Bottom line: I would absolutely recommend staying the the Arenal Volcano Inn!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were in love with this place from the moment we arrived. We were greeted by very friendly staff who remained helpful and gracious throughout our entire visit! The grounds are very well manicured and include a beautiful jacuzzi and pool, as well as complete spa packages on site.

The best part of our stay was the beautifully decorated and clean bungalow that sat atop the grounds and provided an amazing view of the Arenal volcano. We were lucky enough to wake up on several occasions to clear skies and see the top of Arenal - a perfect way to start any day full of exciting adventures.

The restaurant staff were very attentive and had some wonderful options for breakfast and dinner. It was the perfect location for all that we wanted to do while visiting La Fortuna and reception was very accommodating in contacting the right people to get us to where we needed to be that day.

Thank you to the entire staff - you helped make our trip a very memorable one! I will definitely be recommending Arenal Volcano Inn to all my friends and family planning to visit this wonderful city.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the bungalows at the top of the hill for the best sites of the volcano!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I loved that the rooms are "bungalows" (2 rooms per cabin) and that we had a PERFECT view of the volcano! We didn't use the pool or the hot tub while we were there, but both looked nice. The breakfasts were delicious, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It's a little ways out of La Fortuna downtown, but chances are you're not there for the town anyway. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed August 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was an amazing beautiful hotel close to the Arenal Volcano. The grounds are well manicured and maintained green and plush. A nice swimming pool and hot tub with spacious room for three adults. The restaurant food is very good and also the pizzas they make. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Nossegem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Great location with view at the Arenal Volcano. Spacious rooms. Good restaurant. Very friendly staff. Short drive to the Lava Volcano Trail, Skywalk and Canopy Tours. 10 min drive to city of La Fortuna. I do also recommend to make a coffee tour at the local coffeefarm of Matias. You can book it from his shop, rightover the church, at 'Down to Earth Coffee'.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

the hotel provides nice breakfast and its view is terrific. In my room, I could sleep on the bed and see the volcano. Although we only have one day there and also on that day it is too cloudy to see the volcano clearly. The price is about $100, which is quite reasonable in that area.

Room Tip: ask a room with view for the volcano
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, GA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here in July for 2 nights and loved eveything about it. They gave us one of the private cabinas for $89, and the view was awesome. This is an undiscovered gem of a place to stay; perfectly situated between the in-town econo hotels and the high-end resorts. The grounds are manicured, the pool perfect after a day of hiking on the hanging bridges. The individual units are built in such a way as to offer both privacy and a great view of the volcano, no matter which one you're in. With round-the -clock security at the front gate, our family felt very safe and our vehicle secure. Great place, friendly people, beautiful surroundings...what's not to like?

Room Tip: By all means get a private cabin instead of the standard room. It's well worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 6.5 Km NW of the Catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 6793-1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 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 — Arenal Volcano Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal volcano Inn is a 25 rooms hotel surrounded by exotic gardens that can be admired from the tranquility of your room or by taking a small walk on its natural trails. Every guest may enjoy the view of the Arenal Volcano from its own terrace. Come visit us and make Arenal Volcano Inn your home while vacationing in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arenal Volcano Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano Inn Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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