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Madeira Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked this trip to celebrate my boyfriend's 50th birthday and we didn't regret it for one second. OK maybe one. Driving there from San Jose was an adventure though I admit we were out and about enough that the drive back wasn't as traumatic for me. Steve loved it -- in FL all the roads are straight and flat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a wonderful week at the Arenal Lodge. The management and staff Freddy, Teresa,Warner, and Oscar were helpful made us feel welcome they treated us as family. Guillermo and the rest of the restaurant staff were the best. Make sure to taste their typical drink "caipiriña" a lime and Brazilian rum mix - will not disappoint! SUN RISES EARLY... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start with the positives because there are a lot of them. The staff was very friendly and willing to help with whatever you needed. The view of the volcano is the absolute best, just stunning. I have read previous reviews of reviewers complaining about the road leading up to the lodge but the staff is actively working on... More 

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

thank you very much. Arenal Lodge is in the rainforest. Inviting to enjoy the forest of Costa rica. Full of wildlife. No mater if you like outdoors activities, or just the peace, alone or with a group. every one likes a good service. Arenal lodge is the place. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family stayed here for 2 nights. The place was so old and rundown it was disappointing. The location was absolutely amazing but the butterfly garden and nature path resembled a scene from the TV show LOST. Pretty sure no updates have been made on this place since the 1970's. Our wifi didn't work the first day as well as... More 

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

Thank for you comment. Arenal lodge have a workout room for those who like sports, and a spa to get body treatments after. the lodge was built in 1992 and it is a place with its own soul. unique style with updated services like internet, 74 tv chanels etc. Give your self the oportunity to be in this wonderful place.... More 

Miramar, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay was very nice. The room was clean and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful. We took a horse trail ride which was stunning but not a tour. The guides, though super friendly, did not speak English. But the Father/son team were awesome. The restaurant was mediocre. Breakfast was the EXACT same every morning. You got the option of rice... More 

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

Thank you for comment. When your stay is longer than 2 nights, we offer you some aditional breakfast products like omelet, yogurt sausage upon request. beside the ones mentioned that also include pancakes. Arenal Lodge is much more than a very nice breakfast. Come and enjoy our grounds, spa, horsebak. etc. with family and friends. More 

Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip to Costa Rica was a surprise gift for my 30th birthday! I'd read reviews about the lodge before our arrival and was a bit concerned about the drive from the main road to the lodge, but upon arrival, I couldn't understand why people were complaining so much. You have to drive slowly because of the geography, but the... More 

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

Thank you. Hope we can have your visit again, and be recommended to your family and friends. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. The owner and her staff were absolutely the best. The views were breathtaking. I would recommend it to everyone. Jenny our concierge, set us up with wonderful outings and tours it was the best. We had 14 people wanting to do different things and she did it with a smile . I can't wait to... More 

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

great. and we can't wait to have you back in Arenal Lodge. We Have a lot of people who repeat the experience Arenal Lodge, and hope you are one of those More 

Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have spent two nights here with my family coming from tortuguero and it was such a pity we spent too much time to arrive in here.... There was this 2 jacuzzi we enjoyed pretty much when we arrived to relax and walked around looking for some animals around. At first the same people in the hotel showed to us... More 

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

we can't wait to see you. Hope you come back soon and get more of Arenal Lodge. That is exactly what we do. take the nature around us, share it with our guest and add our service. Arenal Lodge is your perfect cocktail. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was SOO MUCH BETTER than staying in La Fortuna. Granted we had a rental car, but the views were absolutely amazing, wildlife was so cool (saw a toucan outside our room) and tons of butterflies & birds. A little outside of town so if you're looking for a lot of nightlife best to stay elsewhere, and if you... More 

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

Certainly that and more offers Arenal Lodge. And we are just one click for you to enjoy. Contact us now and get ready to enjoy this beautiful mountain hotel. More 

Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

thanks. It is To hard to add something to your comments when is so complete. Definitely Arenal Lodge want to share our service with more people in this unique place. We hope you can come back soon. More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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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: $89 - $141 (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
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#14 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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