Me and my wife were really surprised at the review of jeannie86. We have been staying at this place every year for 12 years now and, yes, sometimes the front desk is not attended, owners are also the regional Vets, so they sometimes have emergencies. Nonetheless, that seems like a minor inconvenience as well as the lack of English language capabilities.
You always have the option when you see a room to NOT accept it if you do not like it. This is NOT a 4 Star hotel but for the price and location, it is great. Besides the owners are great hosts which will bend over backwards to please you, just ask. Their daughter, available after hours, speaks EXCELLENT English and will point you in the right direction.
As for safety, yes it could be safer but then again so can most others in the town. We have NEVER had ANY problems in or near the hotel at ANY hour of the day.
Bottom line, I still respect her opinion but felt obliged to provide a counter opinion. This is a great economical place to stay and there are very economical places to eat around if you just look or even ask the hotel staff.
SO sorry that she did not like it more.
- Also Known As:
- Cabinas Oriuma Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park