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200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 1250 Costa Rica
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#30 of 62 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Arenal Lodge provides guests with the excitement of staying in an authentic rainforest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Guests will enjoy a casual and relaxed rustic lodge setting with the added value of a complimentary breakfast daily. Located on 2000-acres of beautiful tropical rainforest, the lodge is situated near Arenal Volcano National Park. The lodge is surrounded by rainforest - housing hundreds of exotic birds, small animals and the beautiful tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica. and is its own local tourist attraction due to its exclusive location with breathtaking panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. The lodge features a full service restaurant with local and international cuisine, gift shop, three heated outdoor Jacuzzis, an infinite edge swimming pool, walking trails, a butterfly garden, horseback riding, a game room and outdoor playground for children, fitness room, sauna, and free wireless high speed internet access. Guest rooms and suites feature cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, clock radio, and all have private baths. Complimentary crib and wheel chair are available on request.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Public wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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vanbilsen75 wrote a review May 2020
Cooke City, Montana17 contributions3 helpful votes
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This place is magic! The views are stunning. We stayed a weekend at this lodge during corona times and we were the only guests! The room we occupied was gorgeous; all wood interior, great bed and super clean! We had a balcony (terras) eith view on the vulcano! Their garden is very well maintained and exotic. The staff is extremely friendly! We also met the owners who are very welcoming and accommodating! They have a beautiful pool with view on vulcano and 2 hottub. There are 2 trails you can walk, a viewpoint one and a jungle one. The food in the restaurant is very good. And if you are lucky you can see small colorful frogs! Very recommended!!!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Marco D, Operaciones at Arenal Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for commenting. In Arenal Lodge we were very pleased with your visit, and hoping that, you and your love ones are well. Arenal Lodge is going to be waiting for your next visit. Best regard.
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Kyle wrote a review Apr 2020
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First off do not use Waze when trying to get to this hotel it will bring you in via a back road which will not work. Second this is a great property, clean, nice, good staff and you feel like your on top of the mountain. Stayed here for 4 nights in the top Chalet and I highly recommend it. Your about 20 minutes out of town and there isn't anything else but the hotel as your on top of the mountain. Best views around of the Volcano, highly recommend staying here as a couple or with friends not as a single traveler unless you want to be left alone. Breakfast buffet was included every day. The road up to the hotel is narrow and steep but totally worth it. Do the hike down to the plantation from the hotel and read about all the movies that were shot in the area and the actors stayed at this hotel back in the day. If in Costa Rica and the volcano is on your list definitely consider this hotel
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Get the Chalet (#210) - 100%
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Response from Marco D, Operaciones at Arenal Lodge
Responded Apr 22, 2020
Thank you very much for commenting. Hope this answer fined you well. Very nice of you for taking the time to commented, It is very descriptive and help others to choose Arenal Lodge. We wish to see you again soon in Arenal Lodge. Best regard.
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Michael D wrote a review Apr 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom22 contributions12 helpful votes
When we arrived at the security gate we were told the driveway was over 2 kms. The hotel stands in 2,000 acres so there were plenty of very enjoyable walks. We had booked a standard room originally but asked for a junior suite on arrival which they were able to accommodate at a small charge. We were pleased that we did as it had a perfect view of the volcano and a good balcony. Saw many beautiful birds. The staff put out fruit for the birds on two bird tables and a Tolomuco came up to feed one morning. An excellent experience. Hotel is close to all sights we wanted to visit. The room was all dark wood which made it quite dull in the evening. They could do with some improved lighting. Only a minor problem but better lighting would greatly improve the accommodation.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Apr 22, 2020
Thank you very much for commenting. Hoping that you and your relatives are well. Arenal Lodge still open and given the serveice that caracterice us. We hope to see back again here. Best regard
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ruthdick wrote a review Apr 2020
Salzburg, Austria42 contributions25 helpful votes
I enjoyed staying at this beautiful lodge from March 16 until April 3 2020. I came for 3 days and stayed 2,5 weeks. The scenery is gorgeous, I had a Junior Suite which is very spacious, beautiful, large balcony, fantastic view of the volcano from the balcony, very comfortable bed, very clean, good breakfast, good restaurant, wonderful staff. Couldn't ask for more. Nice swimming pool, 2 jacuzzis outside with volcano view, nice hiking trails. Beautiful birds snd interesting animals around. The owner went out of her way to help me get bautiful tours and help me with whatever I needed. I very much hope to come back. Fell in love with this place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: I loved my junior suite. Very recommended.
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Response from Marco D, Operaciones at Arenal Lodge
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Very nice to hear from you. Thank you very much for commenting and of course we will be waiting for your return to Arenal Lodge. Hoping that you had a wonderful vacation and wishing you a pleasant trip back home. Best regard.
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Kevin G wrote a review Mar 2020
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My wife and stayed at the lodge for 5 nights in early March 2020. We stayed in a nice hilltop chalet. Each chalet had two floors with one room on each. We enjoyed the top floor room. Comfortable, clean, and spacious with a great seating area overlooking the lodge grounds and a perfect view of the Arenal Volcano. There was a full bar and nice dining room although the menu was fairly limited. Worked out well as we had a rental car and was able to explore restaurants in the area. Really liked Howlers on the backside of the lake. Most importantly, we liked the chalet accommodations. They are somewhat isolated and very quiet.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Marco D, Operaciones at Arenal Lodge
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Greetings from Arenal Lodge. We would like to thanks for your visit, and in this moment of uncertainty, give you a message of hope. It was a pleasure to have you here. It is our wish to see you again. Best regard
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PRICE RANGE
$75 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
arenal hotel la fortuna de san carlos
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arenal Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Arenal Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Venado Caves (4.1 miles), Arenal Eco Zoo (4.9 miles), and Tabacon Hot Springs (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arenal Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Arenal Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Arenal Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arenal Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arenal Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Ventanita, Pizza John's Jardin Escondido, and El Novillo del Arenal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arenal Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arenal Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Arenal Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.