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Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7 km west of Catholic Church of La Fortuna | Near Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Enjoy This Natural Phenomenan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Arenal Springs Resort is a must stay for all Costa Rican Adventures. The area itself is extremely interesting in lush as an outcome of the volcanic eruption in 1968 creating many thermal baths.
This resort offers individual cabanas with comfortable porches overlooking the volcano. The thermal baths are set up in a beautiful setting with food and drinks being offered in the pools.
The complimentary breakfast is outstanding with a chef on hand to make what you like. The staff is available 24 hours to accomodate your every need. A very unique experience. Pura Vida!

Room Tip: All are excellent. The architectural design of the property is outstanding.
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  • Stayed March 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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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We booked this place after reading their reviews on Trip Advisor. We had 2 wonderful days here. Excellent service with a smile, from the reception desk, to excursion trips to golf cart rides.
Rosario Abadeu, you were the best! The view of the volcano from our room #902 was breathtaking. The grounds and the gardens are so well maintained and hot springs pool with the bar, all in all a very relaxing and peaceful setting!

Room Tip: Room #901 or 902 or the ones that sit right next to each other, at the back end of the property. Re...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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rochester, NY
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14 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed 3 nights here at Arenal Springs and found it to be a 5 star resort. All the rooms overlook the volcano and ours was on the second floor so the view from the balcony was breathtaking. The bathroom was unique & we loved the steps up to the bathtub with the garden. The hot spring pools were soothing and private and loved the swim up bar as well. We appreciated the golf cart rides to and from the lobby, the Laundromat and we found the food to be reasonable and delicious. The breakfast had excellent and varied choices, and the sushi and pasta was truly scrumptious in the restaurant. The staff was courteous and aimed to please, and any tours were aided by them. We would definitely recommend this resort to everyone and would love to return.

Room Tip: The second story buildings were wonderful, esp. on the second floor as we loved the balcony. The ro...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Loved this place. Well manicured grounds and great pools. From the hot volcanic spring pool you can order fresh fruit smoothies ( we loved a strawberry and banana option best) whilst your feet become the softest ours have ever been. Cracked heels three days ago... But no more !!
We took pictures of humming birds and lizards next to our deck beds and some come with muslin curtains which added to romantic feel.
We easily got free wifi in our room and woke to a volcano view every morning.
Great choice at the breakfast buffet and well positioned as the top steak restaurant (Benedictus) is not far from the hotel and same for arenal natura which gives a great 2 hour guided nature tour. The hotel can get you a golf cart ride there and back and it's easy to hop on a golf cart to your room if you're feeling you want a ride. Only took us 2.5 hours from monteverde to get there in a 4wd ( just needed for ground clearance and to lessen bumps). Highly recommend it for a hotel in arenal area. We were sad to leave.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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Warrenton, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

After a long day of hiking the lava trails at the base of the volcano you can't beat the awesome hot springs on the property! As tour leader for Biotrek Adventure Travels we always stay at Arenal Springs Resort and my clients love it. Our bungalows are surrounded by tropical plants teaming with birds and butterflies. The staff is very attentive and sees to all our needs. Have stayed there dozens of time and they never disappoint.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This resort was exactly what we were looking for. Nice, private rooms with a spectacular view of the volcano, very friendly and helpful staff plus resort amenities like a swim up pool bar and spa. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 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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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

In Arenal we decided to go for a less expensive hotel so we could splurge on our activities. This place was the way to go. The service was excellent. Upon arrival Ruth gave us warm towels and a yummy cocktail. The concierge was very helpful. This hotel has a wonderful view of the arenal volcano from everywhere on the grounds. Every room is volcano facing. The hotel also features several hot springs, a fresh water pool, a traditional pool, and a sushi swim up bar ( a personal favorite). Breakfast is included in the room's price and we have to say it was delicious. It included an omlette bar, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, rice & beans, waffles, pastries, breakfast meats, etc. It was a pleasant surprise. The room also has wifi. The reason for the 4 and not 5 stars would be because the room was a little more basic that the other room we stayed at. It was beautiful and clean but just not as fancy as the others. The bed was a little on the hard side. I also would not recommend the restaurant for dinner. The food was only so so and very pricey although the service was excellent. Restaurants in town are a much better way to go!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Address: 7 km west of Catholic Church of La Fortuna | Near Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#10 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:3.5 star — Arenal Springs Resort and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Arenal Springs is located just 6 miles away from la Fortuna town toward the Arenal Volcano or National Park. We are located between La Fortuna town and the Arenal Lake.The Hotel count with 87 Junior Suites and 3 Master Suites King and 3 Master Suites Queen with direct view to the Arenal Volcano. Each room are surrounding with exotic gardens, beautiful flowers and many species of birds. These rooms offer either a king size bed or two double beds. Also we provide rooms with handicap access and adjoining rooms for families who want stay together.Our hotel offers you 2 swimming pools and a Thermal river.Hotel Arenal Springs Resort offers on each Junior Suite the best amenities for your comfort. King Bed or Two queen beds, Hair dryer, Cable TV, Mini bar, Free Wi-Fi Internet access, Air Conditioning, Ceiling fan, Laundry Bag, Telephone, Safe deposit box, Coffee Maker free coffee and tea), Bath amenities, Private bath with tropical garden, hot water, Private terrace. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arenal Springs Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Arenal Springs
Arenal Springs Resort And Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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