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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed here five nights with Tito and his family running the establishment, and we had a most excellent time! The room had two beds, A/C, microwave and fridge. Also appreciated was the cable TV. The best part of it all was the pool! What a lovely garden spot to bask in the Sun, then take a refreshing dip, and... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lavas del Arenal is a fantastic little hotel just before the town of La Fortuna. There is a river on the property as well as a swimming pool and beautiful Costa Rican landscaping with heliciconias and palms. From the road you can see Volcan Arenal, and in a 5 minute drive you can access La Fortuna city center. The hotel... More 

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1 Thank Holly H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a quaint little hotel that is 10 min outside La Fortuna. Our stay was tranquil and relaxed, as the owner and manager of the hotel greeted and treated us fantastically. The river running through the property is a pleasant way to fall asleep. He was very informative and attentive to our needs. He also gives the best way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This resort is privately owned by a local named Mario. He is an amazing host who will do almost anything to accommodate you as he did for us. It's not a 5 star hotel, but you're not paying for one. We got way beyond our money's worth. The location is good: Just minutes from town but tucked away far enough... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have stayed at Lavas 5 or 6 times and have always enjoyed my stay. Nice clean rooms, good food, and good service. Wi Fi everywhere on the property. Cable TV is very good too. I like the fact that the hotel is not downtown but rather remote, quiet and peaceful. The babbling brook at the back of the property,... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The worse part: we had a tour included in our reservation (already paid) and we presumed somebody would pick us up at the hostel, as usual, but no. We were suposed to go by ourselves to the place and nobody told us about it, so we missed the tour! And friendly he gave us the option of going walking (15km).... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I recently visited Costa Rica and stayed at your hotel (May 16-18). The purpose of my message is to commend you for the staff at the hotel. First of all, the place is so cute, comfortable and attractive, and it's in a good location. The rooms are clean and provide basic comforts. It was helpful to rent a car so... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Mario, the owner was extremely helpful in setting up our itinerary.I went on line first and picked out what I wanted to do and he scheduled it with discounts. We did rent a car, which I highly recommend, since you are somewhat remote at this hotel. Everything was clean and simple. Pool was cute. At night, you share the pool... More 

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San Diego
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Upon arrival there was no one at reception. The office was dark and locked. We had to search for someone and a found a very young gal who's English was extremely limited. Thank God for google translate. The owner, Mario, was living it up in Florida riding on the wind of a Trip Advisor Award and naive travelers who bought... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here with a Groupon, so we were stuck for three days. The upside is that the garden is very pretty, and it was amusing to see the toads and frogs enjoying the pool at night. The downsize - you are really isolated and there is no one there who can help you. We originally were not renting a... 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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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • 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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