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Arenal Country Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1/2 mile S from the back of La Fortuna's Catholic Church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 678-2010, Costa Rica   |  
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Holland, Pennsylvania
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“Very quaint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

After coming from an all inclusive resort on the beach we are extremely happy with the Inn. The cabins were clean, cute, and in a beautiful garden setting. The free "tico" breakfast was good and the set up was nice. We walked into town, not too far about 10 minutes and did some shopping. We ate at El Establo next door and they had some great ceviche. The pool was relaxing and no one was there, and had a great view of Arenal Volcano from the hotel and pool. I would recommend staying here if you are busy sightseeing all day which most people are.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

The Arenal Country Inn is a nice hotel in a beautiful garden setting. The cabins are a little old, but clean and quiet. You have TV (no remote control), a fridge and a small bench outside the room on the "terrace" to sit on and watch birds. Breakfast was not very good, not because of the Tico style but more because of the taste.We did not try the restaurant.Staff was friendly but speaks very poor English (as poor as my Spanish, maybe) The Arenal C.I. is outside of town, about a 10 min walk, but I think it´s quite dangerous to walk because the way to and from town is very dark and Ticos drive very wildly...All in all, this hotel was one of the better ones in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Location it's OK if you want something close to La Fortuna, but no view from most of the rooms.
Hot water powered by LPG that can burn you if you are not aware of it!!
Breakfast opens until 7:00 AM so if you have a tour starting at 7:00 you will miss breakfast, that by the way is very basic, should have more fruit available for guests!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

If you are looking for a quite place to rest with a nice view and pool, this is the place. The rooms are average and they offer the basic things you can need. The hotel also is really close to the town, so you will find supermarkets and restaurants really close to you. The breakfast is good and the staff is friendly. As i said before, if you are looking for a calm non luxury place, this is a good option.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Duncan, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

This property was pretty basic little duplex cabins with a nice pool looking up to Arenal Volcano. Bed was squeeky so changed over to second bed next night and it was fine. Breakfast setup was Tico style and average. Property lacked lustre with landscaping way behind good standard of cleanup. There was a guard walking the property at night and the barédisco was only two minutes walk with good food and entertainment. Cabins backed onto a very busy street so noise was an issue. Staff friendly and rates average.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

This is a lovely hotel wthin walking distance of La Fortuna. The grounds are extensive and full of plants and birds. There is a very clean pool. My husband wasn't feeling well so we spent a couple of quiet days here, reading and hanging out. The rooms are separate casitas, good sized with 2 double beds, a table and 2 chairs and a small rickety refrigerator. There is AC and cable TV with a no. of English channels. The price includes a complete breakfast--eggs, gallo pinto, fruit, rolls/toast, oj, coffee/tea. On weekends, there's a buffet. During the week, we had a waitress. The staff's English is limited. Most of the other guests are Costa Rican. Lots with kids to play in the lovely pool. If you're looking for a modern, high service place, this is not for you. If you want a quiet, older place with charm, you'll be happy here.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Very close to downtown La Fortuna. Great service and staff. Very clean rooms with large comfortable beds. Recycling options and very environmentally friendly. Within walking distance of souvenir shops, bars, and restaurants. Great place to stay for family and friends.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Arenal Country Inn

Address: 1/2 mile S from the back of La Fortuna's Catholic Church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 678-2010, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 63 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Country Inn 3*
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Also Known As:
Arenal Country Hotel
Country Inn La Fortuna De San Carlos
La Fortuna De San Carlos Country Inn
Arenal Country Inn Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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