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Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 KM Oeste de Fortuna | Arenal volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 33021, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)   |  
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Very Romantic Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nayara was a beautiful birthday/ anniversary surprise from my husband. The place is simply Beautiful! We had a great time while here the staff was very pleasant and helpful as well. From the moment we arrived at the hotel until the moment we left everyone was wonderful. We met Angelo and he was delightful and very nice to us. He learned that it was my birthday and he had the staff bake me a cake it was super yummy! Did i mention i had my two children with us and they put to twin size bed into our suite for them it was awesome. The children had cookies and water delivered to them every evening. The grounds were well kept and simply gorgeous with all the tropical flowers. We met the hotel Parrot Carlita she's beautiful. I recommend staying here you will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We returned to Nayara in July for our anniversary and this property and its staff, once again, did not disappoint. It was sheer heaven from the moment we arrived and saw our Nayara Suite to the moment we left and the gracious hotelier Angelo saw us off.

The upgraded property (with the addition of Nayara Springs adjacent) was a wonderful surprise and my favorite place to lounge by the pool. The spa is heaven as well. Get the coffee scrub and a massage and you'll be on cloud 9 for days.

I can't say enough about this wonderful gem of a hotel, except that in sum--they do everything right!

The tours are spectacular -- but you won't want to leave the grounds. If you do, I recommend the Hanging Bridges and White Water Rafting--fantastic adventures both!!!

You will enjoy having coffee and a deluxe buffet breakfast with panoramic vistas in the sky.

Book this resort. You will love it forever. We plan to return next year as well.

Room Tip: The deluxe rooms are lovely but if you can do a Nayara Suite for at least a night -- it's worth...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wow, we stayed a couple of nights on our tour, and it wasn't enough, we loved it, starting with the room, we had a fabulous room, I'm not going to list what we had as other reviewers have done that, all I will say is it was superb, with a fantastic view of Arenal volcano.
The grounds were fantastic, with hidden areas with Jacuzzis to relax in, and a fantastic pool and bar for relaxing, there is also a wine bar where you can spend an enormous amount of money very quickly, you get issued with a card in the wine bar, in the wine bar there are two banks of wins probably about 20 in all, you insert the card and then you can select a small taste, a half glass or a full glass, a great way to find a wine you like, but don't get carried away.
The restaurant was great we ate there once on the evening, and obviously breakfast, they even put out sandwiches at breakfast for you to take for lunch. The staff are very friendly and attentive, but not too in your face.
I can honestly say one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in, if your are disappointed then you have standards tat no one can satisfy, absolutely fantastic, would be back tomorrow if it wasn't so far away :-(

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ran late to couples spa appointment in Costa Rica. They were very gracious about the delay. Everyone was extremely helpful from start to finish. The message being done open air in the rainforest is unforgettable. Not much else to say. Worth every penny.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had just stayed at Poas for a couple of days when we first came to Arenal. Because we booked through an agency, we didn't know in what kind of hotel we were going to end up. It was quite overwhelming when we arrived, tired and sweaty from traveling we arrived in the late afternoon. Just as we pulled up, about four staff members ran to the car to welcome us and to help us with our stuff.

I found the staff very friendly, don't know how they do it but they remembered our first and last names very quickly. The food was extremely tasteful with an overall great value for your money. I especially liked the food in Loco (?) and the wine bar was an unique experience as well.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

All I can say is Wow !!, literally the most amazing hotel we have ever been to , views of a volcano, outdoor jacuzzi , hammock, outdoor shower, amazing food and spa, but best of all the service was exceptional the staff were so so friendly and just amazing with our kids remembering their names and going out of their way at all times. Loved it !

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Nayara Hotel is probably the best hotel i've ever been too! the service was good but the best things were the hotel rooms which were little huts with showers, tvs and very nice beds! The pool was incredible with a bar in the water where you can order food and drinks, and there were only two things that i didn't like about my experience but they both had to do with the weather. Would love to visit again!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

Address: 6 KM Oeste de Fortuna | Arenal volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 33021, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens is a five star luxury boutique hotel that is widely recognized for providing premium luxury amenities and ultra-personalized service at surprisingly affordable rates. Located in the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature, while living in luxury at the same time. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of our 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) provide an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat. Each expansive casita (ranging from 855 to 1905 square feet) includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace overlooking the volcano with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arenal Nayara Hotel And Gardens
Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens
Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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