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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the hotel was awesome! We stayed for 4-5 nights. BEST VIEW of the volcano. The hotel has a nice pool and 2 Jacuzzis. Trees and greenery everywhere. We had a room with balcony and the view was simply breathtaking (as pictured). You can see the view from the dining area as well. The food was amazing esp.... More 

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

Thanks. we appreciate your comment and hope you come back to enjoy more of Arenal Lodge. Arenal Lodge will be waiting for you with the traditional service that we provide. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arenal Lodge was purely amazing. Some of the previous reviews say long drive to hotel, roads not that great, yada yada but come on now, everywhere is a far drive in Costa Rica. You go to explore and see the beautiful country and that is exactly what this hotel offers. 15-20 minutes from La Fortuna, breathtaking views of lush green... More 

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

Pura Vida. thank you very much for visiting Arenal lodge, and also for your description of what we really are. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit dated. We loved the location and the zip wire sky trek was amazing!! Felt we needed a car and because we didn't felt we were stitched up by the tour rep. We did make our own arrangements and saw fortuna waterfall and swam in the thermal river free of charge. The hotel pool and jacuzzi were amazing.... More 

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

thank you very much for your comment. Arenal lodge definitely is the place for a good vacation in La fortuna, We hope you visit us again. Best regards. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view and the location of the hotel is definitely the selling point. The view and landscape and volcano is absolutely amazing. There are several self-guided tours and trails located on site that were great as well. The staff were very friendly and helped whenever we needed it. They offer offsite tours and guides at additional costs for those who... More 

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

Thanks for your comment. we apologize for any inconvenience you may have. we are always working to be better and avoid some technicals inconvenience. Is good you enjoyed your stay and we hope you come back. More 

Catonsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lodge: If you want a real Costa Rican experience, you stay here. It's in the middle of a 2,000-acre farm. Although, it could use some updates here and there, it is the very first hotel in the area, so it has great history for the area. There are other American-owned luxury hotels in the area, but you can get that... More 

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

Thanks for commet. Hope you enjoyed your stay and come back. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there one night Charming hotel with beautiful pool and jacuzzi area. Gorgeous views of the volcano and surrounding forest We had the garden view room, which was spacious and comfortable, but if you are on the first floor you can hear everything coming from upstairs because of the wooden floors. Breakfast is good, staff very nice Restaurant convenient... More 

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

Arenal Lodge. Just the perfect place for people who want to have a great vacation with family, couple or by its own. Thank you for coming. More 

Madeira Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

it's our pleasure to assist you. Thank you for your comment and we hope to see you again. Definitely in ARENAL LODGE we love to share what we are. A place full of life in the rain forest, with the right staff to assist you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

For ARENAL LODGE was a pleasure. We hope many others can visit and experience our place and service. Best regard. More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 August 9, 2016 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 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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: $83 - $147 (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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#13 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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