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Arenal Lodge

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200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 1250, Costa Rica
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing. They treated us like family. Top of the line service. My middle son became like a family member to them. He hung out with their kids just overall awesome. The views were fantastic😍😍😍 We were there for a once in a lifetime sunset. Absolutely, gorgeous cause it was with a rainbow. I would recommend this... More 

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Texas
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Arenal Lodge for 6 days and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff was very helpful and concerned that you are having a good time. We could not find a lot of information on this resort before we left for Costa Rica so apprehension was very high but once we arrived all our worries were gone. We stayed in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is positioned high above Lake Arenal. Easy to get to (in a car) with spectacular views of the volcano from every room porch, pool, jacuzzi, and communal deck. The rooms are spacious and clean. Furnishings are completely outdated, jacuzzi's are lukewarm and the breakfast is subpar.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time in Costa Rica with this being our first stop! The drive up was an adventure - honestly one we came to enjoy when coming and going. I also will say to address other reviews they were working on the road while we were there - it seems to be an ongoing effort and it was... More 

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Marco D, Gte. de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

definitely we are going to be waiting for you to come back and enjoy more of all you described. Thanks More 

Houston, Texas
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two of my friends and I stayed at Arenal Lodge for a weeklong getaway from the office. While I am relatively young, the hostel life isn't for me and from the magic of the Internet this place sounded peaceful and quiet. I was not disappointed in my decision whatsoever. The entire staff was awesome and the views are something to... More 

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Marco D, Gte de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Arenal Lodge offer fridge upon request and availability. Everything you will find on top of the hell is worth. Do not hesitate to come and share with us. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a small weekend getaway with my wife. Rooms are very large and comfortable comparing to most others. The view and silence is amazing. Breakfast on the house is much more descent than other places I have stayed. Overall we had a fantastic stay and really enjoyed the weekend.

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Marco D, Gte de Operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

wish you come back, and enjoy our horseback riding or body therapy in the spa, in this unique place. Arenal lodge await you. More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a few days this week for our anniversary and had fantastic attention and a very accessible and courteous staff. Loved the food and I encourage everyone to try a cocktail named crazy monkey. Our room was a Chalet and the view was unparalleled, always very clean. We also had a coffee body scrub and enjoyed it very much.

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Marco D, Gte. de operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. Hope you can come back soon and enjoy more about Arenal Lodge. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Arenal Lodge has a fantastic view of the volcano with an amazing outdoor pool. Since we were visiting during low peak season, the lodge was pretty empty (we loved it)! Pros: Fantastic staff, great pool, clean rooms and an amazing experience of being in the rain forest hearing wildlife. The maids we great! We were there for 5 days and... More 

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Arenal Lodge is investing a lot of resources to fix the road. I believe anybody who stay recently can see that. We are working to give our guest a better road to access the wonders of Arenal Lodge. More 

Clearwater, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Arenal Lodge is a little out of the way, but the hospitality certainly makes up for the 2km drive up the main entrance. The views are spectacular with very well maintained gardens. The main lodge is rustic, with rich wood furniture and areas for games and pool. For those travelling with children there is a nice play room. Jessie the... More 

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Right on! Arenal lodge is your perfect place for special occasions. Let us make your celebration an unforgettable moment. Just in Arenal Lodge. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Arenal Lodge has a stunning view of the volcano. In all of my travels to, from, and around Arenal I did not see a better one. The hotel was not full so we were upgraded to a junior suite. The suite was spacious and had the same gorgeous view. Though the bathroom could benefit from an upgrade eventually, everything was... More 

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion. Arenal Lodge is 20 minutes away from la fortuna, in top of the mountain right in front of the Arenal Volcano. that give Arenal Lodge the advantage of be a place to be with your Family or by your own in the midle of nature. You can enjoy the best view in the area in a... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Lodge

Address: 200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 1250, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $77 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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