I stayed at this hotel for two nights. This hotel has wonderful amenities such as beautiful grounds, hot springs with a swim-up bar, a spa and every room has a view of Mt Arenal. I had all of my meals at the restaurant and they even had a made-to-order omelet bar in the morning. There was also free WIFI in the rooms, but I was only able to access it one of the two days.
I wanted to mention the bathrooms. The shower is very large and it’s fantastic for older/disabled people to sit on the built-in seat. If you’re looking at the showerhead, there’s a leaf garden to the left. I’m sure it uses some of the liquid from the shower but it had an awning over it and ther was a gap between where the awning ended and the building began. I don’t know if this was intentional or not. We think that some of the bugs entered the room through this manner. We then kept the bathroom door shut the rest of the time that we were there. Just an FYI.
My wish-list item for this hotel includes two things: a mat for the entrance to the rooms and thicker walls. Each “building” consists of two rooms side by side. There are tiles on the front porch and the inside is constructed of the same tiles. I realize that the property doesn’t want people walking around in their rooms wearing shoes, but there’s not even a place to wipe your feet/shoes to leave at the door. It rained both days I was there and I hated to take my shoes inside the room. Those tiles are slippery! I would have left them outside under the overhang and on the mat (if there was one) instead of bringing them inside if it was an option. This is a minor thing but it would have been nice to have.
As I mentioned, the walls were extremely thin. I could clearly hear a conversation about a wife telling her husband to be careful in the shower and not to forget to bring the shampoo in with him. I could hear their TV, too. I know some hotels usually have thin walls but this was some of the thinnest that I’ve ever experienced. Just a warning.
I would recommend that anyone stay at this place if they were in the area. Just bring house slippers and beware of what you say. Also, note that for the power in the room to be turned on, you must put your key in the wall as soon as you enter and the power will go off after you leave when you take your key with you. I would have liked to have been informed of all these things before I stayed here, so I hope I can pass this on to someone else.
- 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