On February 23, 2013 my wife and I stayed at the Royal Corin. We registered there as part of tour organized by Colette Travel Services. We were struck by the beauty of the hotel and the surrounding area. The area is noted for its hot springs and of course the Arnel volcano right across the road. Royal Corin had numerous pools both in front of the hotel and also to the rear. We obtained our keys and retired to our room to rest. The room was very nice and clean. There was a small veranda outside the sliding door looking onto the volcano. Unfortunately the clouds had covered most of it. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was very nice. The shower is one you read about but never have an opportunity to shower in. The huge showerhead was directly overhead and there were jets lined on both sides from top to bottom. Then of course there was a radio. I guess there are no water restrictions in Costa Rica since every shower and faucet I turned on ran full force. We ate breakfast twice in the restaurant and dinner once, both enjoyable. Although we did not have an opportunity to use the pools we were told by fellow travelers that they were very pleasurable. The staff at the hotel was courteous and professional but not particularly friendly.
The cons: When my wife walked into the bathroom It had a very unpleasant odor. I looked around. The only place I could find was a floor drain. My wife reported this to the front desk before we left the hotel for the day. I also reported that our coffee maker only gave us and partial cup of coffee. When we returned we found there was an attempt to correct the odor but it was unsuccessful and there was no attempt to fix the coffee maker. If your room to too far from the main lobby you may not get their free wifi signal.
Would I return to the Royal Corin, yes. If we had more time I am sure we would have had the opportunity to enjoy the amenities we were not able to take advantage of.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Royal Corin Is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxurious destination in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Located in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, we offer great service with accessible rates to enjoy Arenal Volcano, fun & entertainment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Corin Hotel
- The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park