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Arenal Kioro
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 116447, Costa Rica   |  
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“Definitely a stunning place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This place is about 4 miles north of la Fortuna. Hotel is very clean quiet and staff was very friendly.
Our room # was 902 but after seeing other rooms, I can say they all had same view! from your bed you can see the volcano! I have been in very nice hotels but I have to say this place was and definitely is a place to go!!! if I go back to la Fortuna, Ill stay at Arenal Kioro
Happy traveling!!

Room Tip: our room was #902 I remember kuz the 90210 ;o)
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  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My husband and I recently spent 4 days at Arenal Kioro for our honeymoon and had a fantastic time! The staff was so welcoming and helpful. They assisted us in getting our luggage (that came in a day later), helped us to book activities, and answered all of our questions about the area. Our room (#203) was spacious, clean, and had an incredible view of the volcano. The pool and hot springs were lovely as well. The complimentary breakfast was always delicious. You will not regret a stay at Kioro!

  • Stayed January 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This hotel was definitely a step up from our usual level of hotel. Lovely setting. Incredibly friendly and accommodating staff. Lots of quiet, solitude and beautiful scenery. The volcano out our windows, and the night sky from the outdoor heated pools was definitely something to write home about. The towel animals were soooooo cute! We rate the value and spa as average because we paid in a package and did not get a chance to visit the spa, so we really have no opinion on those parts of the review.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We just spent 3 days at Arenal Kioro with friends. The accomodation were good with excellent views of the Volcano, beautiful gardens and nice hot spring pools. This is a good launching off point for a number of adventures. We did rafting, repelling and a jungle walk in the National Park at the Volcano. The staff was very accomodating and the room was one of the largest I've stayed in with a whirlpool in the room. The hotel is starting to show its age and the room furniture could use some touchups. The gym equipment was also dated and not all functioning.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The customer service of Arenal Kioro can be summed up in five words, "Your wish is my command." As soon as we drove up to the entrance, we were warmly welcomed with smiling and eager faces. Our party was then quickly escorted inside an open air lobby and seated at a desk where a friendly employee promptly offered us complementary tropical drinks and a certificate for a 15 minute Volcano mud mask at the spa. Dinner reservations were made at the restaurant. Then we were given a ride straight to our door where our luggage was waiting for us. Check in was smooth and thorough. Our arrival was everything short of rolling out the red carpet. Our first impression remained consistent throughout our stay.
Highlights of our Three Days at Arenal Kiroro:
1. A lovely and winding footpath connects the rooms, pool, hot springs, spa, restaurant and lobby. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and no matter where you are stand, you are enjoying an awesome view of the volcano.
2. The wonderful restaurant offers a varied menu, and we feasted on savory steaks there. Nine-year-old is extremely picky, and waiter accommodated him by fixing plain pasta with Parmesan Cheese. This waiter recognized him each evening, and proceeded to fix the 'special plate' for my son.
3. Imagine waking up in the morning and opening the curtains, and right there is an immaculate view of the Volcano right there. Imagine undergoing a luxurious treatment at the spa in front of a floor to ceiling window with the volcano looming just outside. Imagine lounging in the hot springs with the volcano right above you. All that is what we experienced in Arenal Kioro. This hotel needs to be in the "Room with a view" page in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
4. The hot tub in the room was a novelty that never wore off for my children. I on the other hand appreciated the spacious room with the walk-in shower. Beds were comfortable.

I hope to come back someday!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We got excellent service at this resort with a direct view of the volcano. The property is at an elevation and our 2 nights here were very relaxing. The grounds are well landscaped and the rooms are spread out all over the property. Great value for the money.

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Arenal Kioro is the opposite of a big, glitzy hotel. There are no waterfalls or golf carts to drive around, but instead there is the best service, the nicest people and clean, spacious rooms that exude charm. The price is fantastic. No need to spend double the money at some of the bigger and fancier hotels. The service and the staff really make the difference! Our sneakers were soaking wet from an adventure and they put them in the dryer for us at 10pm and then brought them back to us in the morning with a smile! Waking up each morning with a magnificent view of the volcano was the icing on the cake!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Arenal Kioro

Address: San Carlos, 10 km NE of La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 116447, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#11 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#12 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arenal Kioro 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park. It has two paths where plant species are identified. Besides, private thermal springs for our customer’s delight. All our suites have:Two terraces with the best panoramic volcano and mountain view, hydro-massage, air conditioning, safe deposit box, minibar, coffee maker, hot water, direct dialing telephone, satellite television, hair dryer, key card, safety locks, internet connections. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arenal Kioro Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Kioro Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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