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!!!
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…
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.
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.
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.