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Reviewed February 21, 2016

The view of Lake Arenal and the giant ceiba tree, the seclusion, the birds and howler monkeys, the hospitality displayed by the hosts, Dirk and Lisette, not to mention the outstanding food prepared by Dirk, who is a chef, simply cannot be beat. The lodge is secluded -- about a half mile above the road between the dam and Nuevo...

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Chelsea, Michigan
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Exceeded my expectations. Fabulous view of lake Arenal with incredible sunsets. Great location away from tourists in La Fontuna. Dirk is accomplished Chef, gracious and accommodating. Dinners reasonably priced and 5 star!!!! Fantastic breakfasts and made it an hour early so we could eat before our excusion and airport departure. Gardens beautiful lots of birds, heard howler monkeys nearby. Private,...

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alicante, spain
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place. Rooms are well-sized and very comfortable, with a terrace out front with good views of the lake. Spending time out here is a joy: comfortable deck chairs mean you can while away the day with no problem (this is a great plus if it decides to rain). Dinner is served in the main building, and...

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Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

What a great place! We opted for the Comfort room which includes a private balcony with a lake view. The other rooms have an awesome, large covered porch with hammocks, lounge chairs, dart board, tables, etc. and a closer view of the tree. Hard to decide which is better! The owners Dirk and Lissette are lovely hosts. They have two...

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Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in early January 2016. We loved our stay and wish we had stayed here four nights instead of two. (Went went on to a hotel in La Fortuna, which I now regret.) Our room was clean and spacious. The view is outstanding and it isn't hard to find the hotel at all. There is...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here right at the beginning of our 4-weeks-holiday in Costa Rica. Now, right at the end, I can say that this lodge was one of the best we stayed. Dirk was the perfect host, helpful with trips around Lake Arenal (Rio Celeste was a very good recomandation) and he's a really good chef. Don't miss his 3 course...

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband an I visited this lovely lodge in January 2016 and we were thrilled with the experience even though the weather did not cooperate. The lodge is run by a young couple ,Dirk, who is German and his Costa Rican wife. Dirk is also a chef and if you wish he cooks a 3 course meal each evening for...

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Venice, Italy
Reviewed December 20, 2015

We have stayed at Ceiba Tree Lodge some time ago...precisely in February 2014...we still remember and talk about this place as if it was a dream! If there was not for all the pictures, after all these months, I would really think it was nothing else but a dream. Everything was just brilliant! But the top, top, top cherry on...

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Lubeck, Germany
Reviewed September 6, 2015

We enjojed our stay at Ceiba Tree Lodge very much. Dirk and Lissith are wonderful hosts, Dirk is a splendid cook. The rooms are quiet, spacious and tidy with an excellent view over the lake, including many hummingbirds in the garden. We would like to come back, thank you Dirk and Lissith.

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Dirk, the owner, is very warm and kind. He is very enthusiastic about his place and we felt we didn't want to leave. The room is unbelieveable, decorated with such attention to details and has a balcony facing a 500 year-old tree and the Arenal lake. We had the pleasure of having dinner at the hotel one night and we...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ceiba Tree Lodge, a private natural refuge of 37 acres, is located 3,7 miles southeast of Nuevo Arenal at an elevation of 1500 ft, with a matchless view over a great expanse of the lake.The entrance to our Lodge is located in the main street that goes from La Fortuna to Nuevo Arenal. We are located on top of a Hill with view to the Lake, a beautiful Garden full of exotic flowers and view on a 500 year old Ceiba Tree. The Hotel has 5 Standard Rooms and 2 Comfort Rooms with a modern and rustic style; it has a Terrace with an amazing view on the Lake. Chef Dirk will spoil you with his Culinary Skills, Mediterranean Cuisine, homemade Bread Sandwiches, and a rich Breakfast Buffet. If you are looking for suggestions regarding Tours, we will be happy to organize them for you. We speak German, English and Spanish, and are happy to assist you with your needs and wishes. Regarding your further travel plans, they are easy to arrange because Ceiba Tree Lodge has a convenient location. Guanacaste or Monteverde are two of the easiest travel destinations. Experience a memorable stay at the Ceiba Tree Lodge with a magic Ambience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ceiba Tree Lodge

Address: De Nuevo Arenal 6 km, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range: $58 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ceiba Tree Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Each room seems unique”
GForce2012, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have views of Lake and their famous 500-year-old ceiba tree.”
44Cheryl2015, Feb 26, 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have a deck overlooking lake and gardens”
supermom3la, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room with a view of the lake and the sunsets.”
ProfessorAB, May 1, 2016 | Read review
“& room for 4 persons ”
shirleyp293, Apr 24, 2016 | Read review
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