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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We stayed here for a week of adventure with our kids (ages 10 and 13). It was the perfect spot to be based for exploring the Arenal area. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed the open air restaurant with daily buffet breakfasts and very reasonably priced dinners.

The best part of the hotel was the wonderful staff who were there to please and arrange any adventures you were looking for. We zip lined, rappelled, white water rafted, hiked, rode horses, soaked in hot springs and totally enjoyed our week here! I would recommend it to anyone looking for an outdoor adventure.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank msammons209
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

This place was very nice. It was quiet, peaceful, fun, & friendly. The people were very nice and with great customer service. Always provided us with great tips to enjoy our stay. They treated us very nice.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank Beatriz M
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The hotel was surprisingly nice. The pictures do it justice. The hotel is located just outside arenal, but a 7 min taxi ride can take you onto the city. Round trip is $14. The hotel is located next to a stream and the side of the forest. The grounds are nice and the pool is well kept. The food there is very good and they have a great assortment. If you want something else, they will make it for you too. The staff is great and always accommodating. We enjoyed our stay here..

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank jpunziano
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We went to this hotel for a spring break adventure trip. I had never used a groupon for a trip before so I was a little apprehensive, but it turned out very well.

The kitchen staff did a great job preparing meals and were always friendly and accommodating. They do make a lot of rice and beans, so if you aren't a fan, you might be a little disappointed. I happen to enjoy them and there were quite filling. Their chicken nachos were delicious too. I think I ordered them 3 times in a week.

We stayed a whole week and got to do some amazing activities including hiking, wildlife viewing, zip lining, horseback riding, ATV driving, white water rafting, and waterfall rappelling to name a few. Again, with the groupon, which included these activities, hotel stay, and 2 meals a day, I couldn't have secured a greater value. The price was VERY good.

We had a few issues with the language barrier, but we were able to get everything sorted out and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

The rooms are very basic but fairly clean. They only have soap in the bathroom, so be sure to bring all of your own toiletries. They don't have cute little bottles of shampoo, lotion, conditioner, etc., but I always bring my own anyway. If you are looking for luxury, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for an authentic Costa Rican experience, you will love it.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank micheleorr7316
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

I stayed here with 2 friends and we absolutely loved it! All staff are very friendly, conscientious, and treat you like family! Luis and Carolina will help you with whatever you need whenever you need it!

They changed our itinerary to suit our needs and quickly called taxi's for us. When we arrived back late from a tour one day, Carolina called the chef who came right over to make us lunch. All the food was wonderful and made to order!

The rooms are quaint and clean. When we had a problem with our hot water, it was fixed very quickly. I always felt safe being there.

While small, the pool was very nice, clean and great to spend an afternoon by.

The views from and around the hotel were stunning. I would absolutely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone!

Muchas Gracias Hotel Lavas del Arenal!

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
1  Thank Elizabeth F
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