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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here, the cabins are clean, tidy and have hot water which is nice at the end of the day The staff were nice and helpful, it is a little way out of fortuna but we walked once and got a taxi once and it was no problem. We even heard monkeys at night, they sounded like... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed August 20, 2016

We loved this property. It was such a great value. Very cute cabins, reserved parking spot, great inexpensive breakfast, great neighbors, clear view of Arenal, and great tips from the property manager. We walked to the Rio Fortuna waterfall, took a very short drive to do the Cerro Chato hike and didn't find it inconvenient at all to drive into... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Really well kept lodges in a beautiful setting. I'd probably agree with all the positives other reviewers talk about, but just a word of warning - the location is far out, it can be inconvenient, particularly if you're arriving late or wanting to get anywhere. Build in an extra bit of taxi money into the comparative nightly cost. For us... More 

Thank Simon B
1 review
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a great experience for a low price. The rooms are perfectly clean and ours had beautiful paintings of the quetzal and the Arenal volcano that added to the ambience of the place. We took a dip in the refreshing swimming pool (make sure to walk over there at night to see... More 

Thank Annalynnvegan
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

We arrived in La Fortuna at the bus stop a few hours ahead of when our check in time was. We were tired and it was hot so we decided to take a cab up to the hostel to hope to check in. Miguel walked out and immediately greeted us and checked us in. He was so informative with activities... More 

1 Thank woodirenejones
2 reviews
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This bungalow is clean, Eco-friendly, grounds beautifully kept, has free parking and wifi, friendly staff, soap and towels provided, shelves to put your belongings. You can enjoy the songs of the cicada all day long. Volcán Arenal, hot springs and the green lagoon are nearby. Roads are slightly bumpy to get there, but that's nothing compared to other paces we... More 

Thank Charlene L
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews
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Reviewed April 23, 2016

We really had a nice time at Cherro Chato Eco Lodge! It's located near the Waterfall trail and the Cerro Chato Trail, which was very helpful for us. Miguel told us stories about his life near the Arenal Volcano and was always a helping hand. We really liked staying in our cosy little bungalow!

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Mechelen, Belgium
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Reviewed April 8, 2016

We liked this place to stay, the room was ok, the mattress was good. The rain on the roof can be loud so maybe take ear plugs when you're a light sleeper. The host was friendly and funny. Though when booking a tour not all info was correct and he made a mistake in calculating the cost in colones, but... More 

Thank CrazyBelgianGirl
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

Had a lovely stay here in Cerro Chato Eco Lodge - the lodge was really clean and just what we needed and the staff were really friendly and helpful in particular Marya who made us feel very welcome! The only thing I would say is if you are staying here and plan to go out into the town in the... More 

Thank Jrosenewall
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights in February and just loved it. The Eco lodges were very nice, clean and well kept. The owner Miguel was super helpful about the surrounding area and approachable for questions. Recommend this place for anyone staying in the Arenal area

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica (2.5 kms. from La Fortuna, on the road to Catarata Rio's Fortuna and only 15minutes by car from Tabacon's Hot Springs) with a spectacular view of the southeast side of the volcano, we have the advantage of being at a slightly higher altitude than La Fortuna, thus cooler. Also, we are off the main road enough to avoid the sound of grinding gears that are audible from almost all other hotels. The rooms are very spacious (32m2) with 1 double and 1 single bed, a large private bath with hot water, screened windows, ceiling fans, verandas with table and chairs, and landscaped grounds abundant with tropical flowers and birds. Full breakfast, available lunches, horse rental, laundry, internet service and secure parking lot. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

Address: Road to Rio Fortuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-75, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $45 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cerro Chato Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Cerro Chato Eco Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“If you want perfect quiet, ask for a standalone cabin as opposed to a room that is a duplex.”
 of 5 bubbles X7252OAamandab, Aug 20, 2016 | Read review
“We had room 4 it was a direct view of the volcano but all rooms are spaced out well enough and have views of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles woodirenejones, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a cabin less away from the gravel road to avoid vehicle noise.”
 of 5 bubbles DrJustino, Apr 19, 2015 | Read review
“All the private bungalows are amazing!”
  • Gardens behind the bungalow
  • View from the road
  • Bungalow with private bathroom
  • Bungalow with private bathroom - awesome :)
 of 5 bubbles amandal374, Apr 22, 2014 | Read review
“I would say the cabanas are equally good, as the road isn't an issue at night”
 of 5 bubbles stoni111121, Mar 1, 2014 | Read review
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