I stayed at this hotel about 2 years ago, but finally was able to leave a review due to a glich.
I really enjoyed this hotel. It is located a few miles outside of the town of La Fortuna on a main road. The grounds are nicely kept, and there are some nice plants on site. It is located within walking distance to a small nature reserve, but is better by car.
The hotel is small in that it only has about 10 rooms. This adds to the charm in that the managers are more attentive to the people staying there. The rooms are decent size, and same with the bathroom. Rooms are nice, but not extravagant. Plenty of hot water and the rooms have AC. There is a breakfast included (at least it was with my tour group, and I believe so for others staying there.). I was able to book different excursions and tours of the area from this hotel, too. Also, at this site they feed the local birds and you can see a number of them while eating in the patio area.
The hotel is a little older and could use a little touch up here and there, but very minor. The road outside is a main road for traffic and for trucks going by at all hours. I suggest that you get a room that is not right in front. Lastly, the high up window in the bathroom went right over the reservation desk and anyone could hear me taking a shower, etc. Just my room only though.
I would definately stay here again, and would recommend this hotel to other travelers.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Jardines Arenal Hotel latest budget accommodation offers a clean and friendly place to stay at a very reasonable price. Guests can enjoy free Internet access in the lobby, relax in the lounge or have a drink with friends in our hammocks exclusive area. A free full breakfast, served in the dining room, is included in the price. The lodge has it's own garden, and provides amenities, security and comfort for the independent traveler or anyone wishing to stay in peaceful, calm surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jardines Arenal Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park