They leave awesome extras that make you feel special, like folded towels.
The room was clean
The staff was friendly
The food is Awesome!
The pool and hot tub are absolutely amazing.
The shuttle driver from San jose to Arenal was really nice and stopped along the way anywhere we wanted.
They do not offer a free shuttle to the La fortuna area so unless you have your own car, you almost have to do a tour becuase paying for a taxi to each place is extremely expensive. (Although this was expected, I thought the staff would be more helpful in giving an honest opinion of the best things to do in the area instead of simply pushing there tours) However, we did the canyoneering tour with desafio (the one offered through the hotel) and loved it! and they helped us set up a taxi so that we could go Zip lining. We also went to the PAradise hot springs which I felt to be slighlty dissapointing. I loved the hotel but for me specifically, I was looking for more of a personalized experience where you get to meet more people and learn more about the country in the place you are sleeping.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the northwestern region of Costa Rica, 30 minutes away from La Fortuna, in the BiologicalCorridor between Monteverde Reserve and Arenal National Park, our lodge rests marvelously in one of the surrounding hills of the Arenal Lake, enjoying a unique view of the Lake and the Volcano. Coming to our lodge, you will be surrounded by a dense tropical forest, where more than 300 species of birds can be seen, as well as 100 species of mammals and 2500 species of plants and orchids. The Hotel Arenal Vista Lodge was conceived from a prevailing necessity derived from the deficiency of facilities in the Arenal area. We felt the need for a place that took advantage of the natural beauties the area, while offering the national and international tourists the commodities they require in the Biological Corridor between Arenal Volcano National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest FEATURES: • 25 comfortable rooms, each lodged up to four guests. • Every room includes a private hot water bathroom, walk-in closet and a balcony with spectacular view of the volcano and lake area. • Facilities equipped to care for disabled people. • Restaurant and salad bar with costarrican and international recipes. • Swimming pool, wet-bar, souvenir shop and a meeting room, natural forest trails. Internet facilities. Parking area with 24-hour security • Restaurant, which fits 90 guests, Bar and Souvenir shop • Conference room for 30 people and swimming pool with wet bar • Optional tours: hot springs, canopy, horseback riding, boat rides, transfers to Monteverde. We offer laundry service as well. Special offers for honeymooners, students, families and cycling groups. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Vista Hotel Arenal Volcano National Park