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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We read the reviews on tripadvisor before we came here, so we had mixed feelings when arriving. We stayed here 3 days, visiting from Florida. It's off the main road and you have to take an unpaved road, easy to miss if you don't have a gps. I highly recommend you have your own rental car, preferably a SUV. It's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The hotel's back end abuts the jungle, so it's fair to expect the little bugs crawling around the sink, but cockroaches at night take away what little ambiance there is. This is a budget hotel/motel, albeit not at budget prices. The beds are fine, although the pillows are worn out. The air conditioner rattles, but at least it works. Warm... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed here March 12-13 2014. We booked this hotel with orbitz based on the internet presentation and were very disappointed. First it is in an isolated area with nothing around it and is 10 minutes by taxi or car from town. There is nothing around. The room was VERY basic. No closet, bare fixtures on the ceiling, 2 old... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Hotel have nice atmosphere, helpful staff. Rooms are big, have an air condition, refrigerator, microwave; bathroom seems to have an old plumbing system, hot water is limited, but have shower head and hand which is very convenient. Hotel have nice swimming pool and a lot of different swings, including Tarzan swing, kids love this hotel. Food is good: scrambled eggs,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We didn't like this hotel, actually I would call it a motel. The surroundings are fine, but room and service are really bad. The room had a smell of chlorine, the towels were old, one hand towel for 3 people, the fridge didn't work first, but was replaced. The breakfast wasn't appealing at all. Wouldn't recommend it.

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Erfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed here in December 2013 and were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful surroundings and well kept grounds. We were happy with the room we had and the tico friendliness we experienced. The owner was really interested in what we wanted to do and provided us with many helpful tips on were to go and things to see. He also... More 

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I loved this cozy hotel. Don Mario was so helpful and an excellent host. He gave us many recomendartions of fun ctivities in the REA, even helped us get discounts, reserved the activites for us. The food was excellent. I thought the portions were perfect and the food Costa Rican. The stay was comfy, quiet, clean. The room was warm... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Since I called in to get my reservation Mariam was WONDERFUL. The rooms are spacious enough, bathroom very clean and well kept. Mini fridge and microwave in the room were new models and well kept as well. The vegetation, tree swing and pool give you the true Costa Rican feeling. Breakfast and lunch are great and the staff is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

The grounds are very well kept with exotic flowers and pretty birds. The location is good too. The hotel is 10 minutes from town by car. The rooms are in need of some renovating and a blow dryer and shampoo would be a nice addition. However, the amazing staff (Mario and Miriam) make up for the rooms! They are so... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

First of all, if you're staying here I'd highly recommend having your own car. We had a rental so this place was perfect. That being said, if you're one to exclusively go on tours, then you won't have an issue because most tours offer pickup and dropoff. Affordable, clean, and friendly. The wifi also worked! Likely many places in Costa... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Lavas del Arenal

Address: 300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, 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
Price Range: $89 - $728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Lavas del Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Hotel Lavas Del Arenal Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#23 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#27 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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