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Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa

7 kms from La Fortuna downtown, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 84-4417, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is clean and the view of Arenal Volcano while sitting on the porch of the Supreme cabin is outstanding. The staff is friendly and restaurant food delicious albeit a bit pricey. You can hear the birds as you wake in the morning through the beautiful Costa Rican wood panel walls, not sound proof but it was still quiet.... More 

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience at our hotel, here on TripAdvisor. For us is of the utmost importance to hear what our clients’ think and how their stays are, we are happy you could enjoy of all our services and facilities and that they were the ideal complement to make your stay unforgettable.... More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could see the volcano from our place. Rooms were large and very clean. Breakfast was huge and was a very good start for the day. Personnal was polite. The bar in the pool was nice but the drinks were kind of expensive. The hot springs were fun, though not natural. A bit far from the village, but the bus... More 

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Client Thank you for rating us here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to see that you had a good stay and that you could enjoy of our services and facilities. From our hotel and rooms you will have one of the best views of the Arenal Volcano, also our grounds offer a wide selection of activities for our clients... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed three nights at the hotel. Really smelly room, that must that we tried to spend as much as possible time outside of the hotel! You can hear practically anything what's going on on the neighbors room. The stuff is very loud- every time when they were cleaning the rooms around our room they would speak so loud. The... More 

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing details of your stay with all of us here on TripAdvisor. We are sorry there were some problems with the assigned room, all our clients’ suggestions and observations are very important to us, we work on them to offer a better service every day. We are in constant renovation of our facilities to offer... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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175 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Arenal Paraiso. We were with a tour group, and check in was simple and quick for us. The rooms were very pretty in separate little cabins. The room was clean. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a hairdryer. The pools were nice with a wet bar that had tasty drinks. The breakfast was... More 

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kristi We are happy to see that everything went well during your visit and that you could enjoy of our grounds and services. At our hotel you will be in for a treat, from our hot springs to our swimming pools and wet bar, to our guided tours and relaxing spa treatments. Our clients’ will always receive the best... More 

Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Exceptionally disappointed by our reception . Rude receptionist and a room that stank . Wrist band applied like a tourniquet. Mature grounds ok - and concierge tried hard - found us a less smelly room ! but the rest dire - don't come here - there are so many nicer places to stay in Costa Rica

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marian We are sorry there were some problems during your visit, we have taken note of your observations and will be checking on then right away. The satisfaction of our clients’ is very important to us, we listen to our guests and act accordingly. We wish you could give us the chance to serve you again and show you... More 

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Love the setting of individual mini houses separated from one another. Good variety of plants n flowers along the walk ways with the volcano in the near distance make this hotel great place to stay. The dishes and service at the restaurant are both great. Tried sour soup drink n it was super.

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest We are glad to see that you enjoyed of your visit to our hotel and that our services and facilities made the difference. From our hotel you will be able to enjoy of the most beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano, while enjoying of breathtaking gardens. Our hot springs are also something great to remember a relaxing experience... More 

Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Service was great, thank you to Daniel for answering all of our questions and being very helpful. The view from our view was spectacular and from the wet bar. Everyone was very kind and willing to answer any question we had. I will def stay here again when in the area.

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear client Thank you for rating us here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to see that everything went well during your stay and that our services and staff helped make this happen. We work continuously on our grounds and facilities, refreshing them and making them better for our clients, our staff is always very attentive and will try to make... More 

Tomah, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We stayed here during our first 3 nights in Costa Rica. The grounds of this resort are well taken care of and we enjoyed how nice the huts that guest stay in look and how they face the volcano. Sadly, it was too cloudy when we stayed to actually see the volcano at all, but we knew it was there... More 

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Cole Thank you for taking the time and sharing details of your visit to our hotel, here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to see that you had a good stay. We are sorry the weather didn’t comply and you couldn’t enjoy of the beautiful views of the volcano. Right now we are in a rainy season and some clouds... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Room was fine. Staff was fine. Food was fine. That's just it though. They were just fine. Staff seem to hate their lives. I mean I'm really not a picky person or a hard person to please but I didn't feel comfortable here. It's fine to stay at but isn't an incredible experience like we had on the rest of... More 

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience at our hotel with all of us here on TripAdvisor. We are glad to see that you had a good experience and that our services and facilities helped make this happen. We have taken note of your observations and will be working on them immediately. The satisfaction our clients is very important... More 

Apple Valley, California
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Miguel and Henry were our guide for the Canopy Tour. There were 11 lines. and each line was better than the last. My husband and brother in law had no problem they took off right away. I was terrified I have never done anything like this before. Miguel went with me on the first line and reassured me that i... More 

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Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear client We are happy to see that you enjoyed of our canopy tour and that it helped make a difference during your visit to La Fortuna. Our tours are something to talk about, beautiful experiences in the most beautiful landscapes and always with the best service and attention from our staff. We thank you for sharing details of this... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy of cozy & comfortable rooms surrounded by tropical gardens, with the best view of Arenal Volcano. Discover the wellness of our hot springs and our Mayin Spa. Taste the Costa Rica flavor, international cuisine and the best steak house in the area. Feel the adrenaline on our Canopy Tour, and take the best shots of Arenal volcano on our horseback riding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa

Address: 7 kms from La Fortuna downtown, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 84-4417, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $90 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 118
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Also Known As:
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort And Spa
Arenal Paraiso Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Arenal Paraiso
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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#14 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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