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Route 142, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 62 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Arenal Manoa Hotel is a beautiful Arenal hotel to relax and enjoy the marvelous view of Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. Surrounded by gardens, pastures and animals, our rooms have been designed so that each one offers you a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano. Our visitors can take advantage of our spacious gardens for walking and meditation as well as the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hot spring bath
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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lawshark1 wrote a review Sep 13
Sardinal, Costa Rica163 contributions23 helpful votes
I have been going to this hotel for approximately 12 years. This time was a terrible disappointment. Problems included: Lack of gardening - felt like a needed a machete to walk on my sidewalk to my room Nearly no hot water Hard, uncomfortable mattress and pillows Burned out light bulb and no cleaning out of insects from ceiling lights for years Hot spring pool closed but old jacuzzi open The place needs a rehab effort soon. I really enjoyed it for many years previously, but won’t be back. It has changed from a hidden gem to a facility that just needs to be hidden. It remains competitively priced and had good, but not great food (meals included).
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Guest Service, Propietario at Arenal Manoa Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Your time is as valuable as your feedback for us, we truly appreciate the thorough description of your recent experience in our home, we will definitely make the best use of your comments. We’re so sorry there was a first time that did not represent a nice stay, please accept our sincere apologies. Far from using it as an excuse, we want to clarify that just like many other hotels in the world, Arenal Manoa is coming back from a 3-month shutdown and that sadly means running into different issues, nevertheless, our intention is nowhere near staying still, on the contrary, now more than ever we’re working hard to improve every aspect of what we offer. Proof of that are both the strict hygiene protocol our team has carefully designed, as well as the reason why the hot springs pool area is temporarily unavailable: It’s being completely renewed. We would love to have another chance in the near future to show you what are the results of our team’s effort, a team that, as you know, is full of nice people. Any of them will be more than glad to have you back in our place and show you our objective is actually becoming better than the hidden gem you found in the past. Please feel free to reach out at your convenience. Warm regards from La Fortuna, be safe out there!
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Kristian A wrote a review Sep 7
San Jose, Costa Rica8 contributions1 helpful vote
It has a great view to Arenal Volcano, very clean and safe, has a good staff and the meals are very good. Also it has thermal waters. The protocols for Covid-19 are very safe, I have felt very safe in this place.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Guest Service, Propietario at Arenal Manoa Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks a lot for taking the time to share these kind words, Kristian. We're so glad you felt this way in our home, Arenal Manoa team aims to provide a wonderful experience always keeping your well-being as top priority. We definitely hope to have you back once the new thermomineral water pool and deck area is ready. Almost there!
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aaracin wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 days during a 3 week trip, and this was the best hotel of our trip. The food was top notch; the breakfast was very special, with a custom egg chef and a lot of fresh fruit. Access to Fortuna was ez, getting a $10 taxi. Also, the happy hour for discount drinks was very nice
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Guest Service, Propietario at Arenal Manoa Hotel
Responded Jul 26, 2020
Thanks a lot for taking the time for the kind and thorough description of your experience. We're so glad you have created such wonderful memories in our home. It's quite an honor that Arenal Manoa was the best hotel in your recent visit to the Pura Vida country. It seems our foodie experts approach is paying off, so we'll be honored to share the new culinary trends when you come back. Take care in the meantime!
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Ottawa2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada18 contributions11 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Arenal Manoa Hotel in La Fortuna! The rooms are modern, clean and quiet. We also had a perfect view of the Volcano. The grounds are beautiful with easy access to a shuttle (although we walked) and the restaurant food is delicious. They also have a pool and hot springs but we didn't have time on this visit to enjoy either. The one recommendation that I would suggest is that the hotel not use bleach. When we moved into our room the smell was over powering and we had to have them return to remove it which they gladly did. There are environmental products that can be used instead of bleach. A big shout out to Adrian at the front desk who made our trip so enjoyable! He organized our day trip to the Hanging Bridges, Fontana Waterfall, Arenal Hike and lunch. The Tour Operator he selected (I can't remember their names) were fantastic and knew they stuff. Sadly, due to the current situation with COV-19 we had to end our trip abruptly and return to Canada and Adrian kindly accommodated our need to cancel our remaining tours and with no penalty. If you are going to Arenal, definitely stay at this hotel and ask for "Adrian". He will make your trip enjoyable!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Guest Service, Propietario at Arenal Manoa Hotel
Responded Jul 26, 2020
Hola Fiona, Thank you soooo much for your kind words, you bet it's a pleasure to Adrian and the whole Arenal Manoa team knowing that despite your trip was sadly truncated, you were able to create such wonderful memories in our home. Adrian just read this and says he's looking forward to your next Costa Rica trip so that you can complete the missing destinations, count on him and us for that. We all want to apologize for the belated response to your gentle and thorough feedback, we have been working full time on preparing our place with all the necessary measures due to the ongoing pandemic. We're definitely making good use of your suggestion, thanks for that. You know that's precious information for us to climb our way to a better experience for you and all of our valuable visitors. Let us send you the best of the Pura Vida vibes, don't hesitate about it once you have the chance to visit us again.
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Elymusicman2015 wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Ana, Costa Rica128 contributions45 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay and were privileged to be able to see the top of the volcano from our room the first day. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great and a large variety. Our visit to the hot springs made the stay fabulous.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Guest Service, Propietario at Arenal Manoa Hotel
Responded Jul 26, 2020
Thanks for pointing out all the main elements in your Arenal Manoa experience, we're so glad to read how pleasant it was! We truly appreciate that you have taken the time to talk about us here, you bet it's a huge source of motivation for our team. Please count on us for whenever you think it's a great time to talk about the next visit. ¡Pura Vida!
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$133 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arenal Manoa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include ChocoMuseo La Fortuna (3.1 miles), Bogarin Trail (2.9 miles), and Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spectacolar Cantina, Chifa La Familia Feliz, and Tiquicia Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Arenal Manoa Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arenal Manoa Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Arenal Manoa Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.