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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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Pittsburg, CA
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25 hotel reviews
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed at the Arenal Volcano Inn in La Fortuna for a couple of nights and I would have to say that this hotel was a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. The property was well manicured and maintained beautifully. We stayed in the first row of rooms closest to the pool where we had a spectacular view of Arenal Volcano (when it was not foggy, LOL).
The room was very basic, but it worked very well as I would assume most people are there to enjoy the local views and not to stay in their rooms. One item to mention about the room is that a card is required to power the room. You have to have a card inserted into a slot near the door to have electricity to the room. I guess they do this to conserve energy? Was not a big deal, just something I thought I would mention.
We felt safe and secure at all times; they had a security guard walking the premises. All hotel guests are asked to wear a wrist band. One night while walking around the hotel, guard just looked at my wrist, smiled and went on his way.
The onsite restaurant was very nice. They had brick oven baked pizzas, ice cream and overall good food. They provide a breakfast which was great! It included your typical rice, beans, pancakes and fruits. When visiting CR, you just need to get it in your head that you will be eating beans and rice at every meal….. Oh and the bar does have a buy one, get one drink special during Happy Hour! Get a Guaro Sour, sit back, relax and forget the real world for a few days.
Staff was great and very helpful for all of our needs. Would highly recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice place in a good location to see the volcano. Friendly staff, nice clean rooms, and reasonably priced. Beautifully kept grounds and the buildings are nicely spread along the walking trail. Pool was small, but good enough if you want to take a dip. Close to attractions in Arenal Volcano area. Restaurant was nice, food was good for breakfast and dinner. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisville, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Two of my co-workers and I are here on business for almost two weeks and wanted to get away for a few days. Drove from San Jose to La Fortuna and stopped there on a whim. Beautiful ,clean, reasonably priced rooms all facing the volcano with gorgeous grounds. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Fantastic brick oven pizza. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable on the tours. See the waterfall and go horseback riding around the volcano. Will absolutely stay there again as travel permits.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

From our arrival to departure, staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, spacious and all situated for spectacular views of the volcano. We used the restaurant for several meals, all of which were tasty. Will definitely use this hotel again if we return.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic inn.
The price was what brought us in, the chalets, pool and staff got us to stay. Friendly helpful staff, beautiful rooms have high ceilings, and sit right under the volcano...the resturant on site makes great oven baked pizza!!!
Close to hot springs and, water rafting.
Don't miss this place!
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Mt. Prospect IL

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

What a great place.
Really cool rooms. All of them face the volcano and it was so cool to see the clouds part to reveal it.
Super clean. Beautifully kept grounds and a nice little walking trail around the property.
The restaurant was very good and the service was great. Ask for their Guaro sour. It's the best!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My better half and I stayed here for 3 nights while in Arenal. The rooms were excellent and very clean. The beds were comfortable. The breakfast was yummy every morning. We loved that we could see the the volcano from our room. The best part was the staff. Everyone was friendly, professional, and always willing to help the customers.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#13 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#16 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Volcano Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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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