El volcan is a reasonably priced no frills budget hotel very close to city center. The place looks more like a home with many rooms than a real hotel. When we arrived there during the peak season, they did not have the right room for the 4 people we had booked. The hotel manager Luis said there was a mix up between Expedia and his system which was showing that we were a party of 2. Since there were no other rooms left he put an extra bed in the already very small room that had 1 full and 1 twin bed. He switched us to the right room the next day and offered free breakfast in a place near by for the next day for the inconvenience caused. The room we got on the first day was right next to the road and had lot of road noise. The room on the second night was away from he road. Definitely ask for a room away from the road.
The hotel has a large common court yard with a shared fridge and a shared microwave oven. There is a big dining table that you can use to eat. The manager is friendly and goes out of his way to make your stay pleasant. There are some old PCs with Ethernet connections that you can use. There is no WIFI in the facility. There is a small grocery shop with in walking distance that you can buy quick groceries like milk or fruits. The hotel offers discounted prices on local tours.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Volcan Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park