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“Great Cabin with a View” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great Cabin with a View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

What a better place to stay in Arenal than at the base of the volcano in a clean and quiet cabin with air conditioning. We had a room at the back of the property with the best view of the volcano. Every morning we awoke to it smoking at the top. Booking our trip was easy thanks to Keilyn, the front desk manager. She arranged our shuttle to the airport and our excursions to the volcano and hot springs.

The breakfast here was included and was some of the best typical breakfast that we had during our entire trip. I highly recommend that you stay here. The price is more than right and you get breakfast included in the price. It's a short walk to town or a $4 cab ride, either way, it's well worth it.

The absolute only downside was the bed, it wasn't too comfortable, but it was okay for our three night stay.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of the volcano.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indialantic, Florida
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

wonderful, beautiful awe inspiring great cabins being in the mountains was wonderful and a great view of the Arenal volcano was over the top! the birds were everywhere the cabins were clean and all hard wood great beginning to a great vacation close to the La Fortuna waterfall the town with very good restaurants minutes away! walking in La Fortuna was wonderful great views of the volcano and very comfortable!

Room Tip: room eight has a great view of the volcano in your window,and has large trees across a small meadow...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Assen, The Netherlands
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56 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stayed one night only, did not look around the property much, suspect some cabins are much nicer than others (w.r.t. privacy, size of room, and visibility of the volcano). Ours was at the back of the property. Basic room and bed, but adequate. Strange contrast with their investment in a large TV screen, as that may not be why one generally goes to La Fortuna. Bathroom also basic but okay. Very nice front porch, with hammock, and unobstructed view of Arenal volcano (when it is not covered by the frequent clouds!). At 6 am, the light was beautiful ! Breakfast again basic, and unfortunately in a room without much atmosphere and no garden views. We used our car to go into town (5 min) for other meals and shopping. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Of all the hotels I've stayed in at La Fortuna (including Los Lagos for $130/nite), Arena Green ($50/nite) is the best. It's quiet, extremely friendly personnel, birds, relaxing, great bathroom, refrigerator, A/C, large flat screen TV in both the cabin and the dining area and your own private patio. I have stayed there two times, and am in the process of planning my next trip that will include Arenal Green.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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81 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This hotels has 8 individual cabins and the reception/bkfst area. It is 2 km from La Fortuna town on the same rd as the Fortuna waterfall. When I booked I thought that it was walking distance to the waterfall but in the CR heat it is more of a drive or bike instead since the waterfall park is about 4 km from the hotel and then u still have to hike to the waterfall. The back yard of the hotel has a great view of the volcano and also is a great place to see lots of birds int eh early morning and evening 6-8 am 5-6 pm. They have a trail leading to a river in the back but the trail is not well cared for so be careful but the cold river is a nice spot for a little nature adventure. We saw the red jean frog here. The rooms have a fridge and air conditioning and Tv and the occasional mini little gecko (don't worry they're harmless)/ The hotel does not serve food after the breakfast meal but does offer a few beers and drinks for $2 each. There is another hotel restaurant within walking distance but ur best bet is taxi or walk to La fortuna town (taxi $4) for lots to eat/drink. We loved the fact that it was a little out of town for the birdwatching (toucans, parakeets, etc) and nature. The bkfst was included for us and we chose the tipico of galo pinto, coffee, eggs, plantain and cheese. It was the same ea morning. they have a computer in the lobby for guest use and the receptionist spoke English.
No pool, just the creek in the back. Also, only 2 of the cabins have the hammocks.

Room Tip: Cabins # 8 & #7 have hammocks in the front. Cabin #1 is closest to the street and reception.
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  • Stayed May 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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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had a great stay at Arenal Green. The service was super. Breakfast was delicious, and the covered outdoor dining room was a beautiful setting. 15 minute walk to town mostly without sidewalks, or a $4 cab ride. Taxis extremely easy to get. We ended up in cabin #7 which is different from the other cabins, and much larger than we expected. It included 3 queen-size beds, and a decent size bathroom inside, and large covered patio with a second bathroom, kitchenette for cooking, table and chairs and two hammocks. Our family really enjoyed the peaceful setting, listening to the birds and relaxing between adventures. The front desk was very helpful in setting up excursions, including a horseback ride through jungle to the waterfall. We'd return in a heart beat.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in the cabins which are nice, but basic e.g. no wardrobe or anywhere to store or hang cloths. This is made up for by the view of the volcano and sitting outside the cabin watching humming birds feed. Apart from breakfast you need to go into town for food @ about $4 each way by taxi. Front desk very helpful in arranging tours and gave a 5% discount for cash. If you walk back down the road (in the direction of Arenal) and turn right within 100 metres you come to a bridge ... under the bridge is a stream with a waterfall and swimming area used by locals, good fun.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 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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