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Hotel Arenal Green
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1km oeste de la entrada a Catarata Rio Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Ottawa, Ontario
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cute accommodations for a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 3 nights at Arenal Green. The best thing about this place is the friendly staff. The rooms are rustic, but meet pretty much all your needs - and they were very clean! I didn't see much in the previous reviews about the bathroom, so I will fill in the gap here. They are actually quite large for a tiny cabin - again very clean. The shower is huge and hot water was never an issue. Lighting wasn't great however. There were a few burnt out lights that were not fixed during our stay, but not a big deal really. The beds were OK, but we've slept better elsewhere. We had a car, so didn't have any issue being too far from town. If you don't have a car, it might require some $$ for taxis though. The price is great overall.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Clifton Springs, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at Arenal Green. They have small but roomy cabins with view of the volcano (when not covered by clouds). First let me say this Monica is a gem! She runs the front desk and is extremely helpful! She helped us greatly with tours and transportation and lots of general questions. The hotel is about 25 minute walk to La Fortuna town and about 30-35 minute walk mainly uphill to the La Fortuna waterfall.

We stayed in Cabin eight which is very nice for couples. There are basic necessities including a sink and fridge. The shower is spacious and there is ample air conditioning. The bed however is a little hard but thats ok. Every morning at least one rooster crows about 5-5:30 which lets you know its time to wake up. I found it kind of amusing since I own chickens myself but they aren't quite so ambitious.

The grounds are manicured and there are lots of hummingbirds in the area around a couple bushes mostly. We also were delighted to find a pineapple plant growing next to our cabin. Also there is a creek/stream with a path to the back of the property.

Breakfast is fantastic with two choices of traditional or american (with bacon...yum), served every morning. Oh yeah, WI-FI signal was basically non-existent in our Cabin, but once in the lobby area was great of course. All in all a nice place for a reasonable price.

Room Tip: For couples cabin 8 was very nice
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Better late than never... My partner and I stayed here mid 2012 in a cabin set towards the back of the property. Accommodation was comfortable, clean and cool. Bar fridge, sink, large bathroom, and a new TV (barely used as were out and about often). Our hosts were generous with their time and information. An extremely generous lift into town here and there, while certainly never expected, was very much appreciated. However, we both enjoyed the walk several times in and out of the town centre (for some it may be a bit far and a bit sticky - but we enjoyed the scenery!). Tours/activities booked through the hotel were great - headed to the animal sanctuary and of course the hot springs. Overall I just wish our stay in Arenal had been longer!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The cabins at Arenal Green are clean and cozy. We stayed for two days (in almost constant rain) and Monica was very helpful in helping us plan activities for our family, order us pizza, and get us taxis into town. We had cabin #4 which is small with a nice little front porch. Our friends had #7 which I think was called the villa. It was a big cabin with 3 beds and it includes a huge covered patio with a kitchenette and bar and tables and hammocks. It was a wonderful place for our two families to hang out and enjoy the sound of the rain. Unfortunately, it was so cloudy that we never saw the volcano but we had a good time anyway. I would definitely come back here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Solo Traveller. This was my first stop in CR. you get your own tiny cabin which is clean, spacious and your own front porch to look at the stunning views. Wifi works very well. $4 can ride to te small town of La Fortuna. Please note that this hotel does not serve lunch or dinner and there is nowhere in walking distance to grab snacks or food. The breakfast included was very good. $2 beer is available in the bar in the evenings. Friendly service!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the service and staff to be excellent, which really helped make our trip great. The hotel is family owned and operated, and we mostly dealt with German and his daughter, Monica. They helped us arrange all our tours and gave us recommendations the entire time, and we had an absolute blast in Arenal.

Accommodations were basic but fit our needs. The only thing missing that would've been nice was a pool since it was so hot and humid when we were there. Regardless, we'd definitely come back here if we were ever to visit Arenal again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at Arenal Green. Our cabin was fairly small & basic. No place to put your luggage or hang anything up. It also lacked lighting. That said, it met our needs. The breakfast was substantial and good. It is a short drive to the town of La Fortuna, which offers some very good restaurants, as well as close to the La Fortuna Waterfall. We were disappointed not to be able to see the volcano due to rainy/cloudy weather, which we learned is very common. We also learned that the volcano is no longer active (though this is kept somewhat secret so as not to deter tourists from visiting the region).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1km oeste de la entrada a Catarata Rio Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#23 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arenal Green 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Green hotel offers a unique experience and a personal touch to your individual needs as our guest. There are six modern, air conditioned cabins and one villa which are constructed from native wood. Even with the individual cabins, there is a feeling of family and a bed and breakfast environment. We offer a peaceful, friendly and intimate atmosphere for our guests from afar. ... more   less 
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