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Positives: mostly friendly staff, free breakfast, the room is clean when you get it
Negatives: the food here is TERRIBLE! Pretty much the only reason we ate the breakfast was because it was free and conveniently located steps from our room. Nobody ever cleaned our...More
I stayed at Lavas del Arenal for one night since I was coming for a wedding nearby. They charged us $175 for one room with two beds. A room that shouldn't had been more that $90, since it is very very poor.
It has a...More
The property does not have a view of the volcano as advertised nor are the rooms fully complete. No bathroom mirrors, glasses in the room, or adequate lighting. Reservation processing confusing and wifi almost impossible. Parking a real problem as is dirt road to the...More
I stayed at Lavas De Arenal after purchasing a Groupon Adrenaline Pacakage. The hotel is in the highlands of Costa Rica, 2 hrs north of San Jose Airport. Part of the deal included the shuttle to and from the airport in which I had the...More
This hotel was a bit of a "rustic" surprise. In the states it would probably be rated a 2-3 star hotel. What it lacks in sparkle and modern upgrades is made up by the amazing staff. Brian was always smiling, helpful and accommodating. He spoke...More
We saw a couple big hairy spiders on a nature hike to Rio Celeste. I was surprised that we saw no bugs other than the occasional mosquito at the hotel. Going during the dry season helps, I suppose. Oh, and there are lots... More
We saw a couple big hairy spiders on a nature hike to Rio Celeste. I was surprised that we saw no bugs other than the occasional mosquito at the hotel. Going during the dry season helps, I suppose. Oh, and there are lots of ants. But we only saw the two spiders the whole week--not that we went looking for them!