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Volcano Lodge & Springs
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

This hotel has a beautiful & quiet location about 7 km from La Fortuna. A taxi costs about US$10 one way to town, if you don't have a car. When the volcano was visible, we had great views from the restaurant, the pool & Jacuzzi area, & from our back patio. The room & bathroom were comfortable & modern, & we enjoyed relaxing in the rockers on the private patio. The hotel staff were all very friendly & helpful for arranging our tours & other needs. I loved coming back to the room each day with a unique towel arrangement in the form of animals. It was a nice touch. We had breakfasts, which were included, & dinners there. The quality of food was what I would expect in a more expensive restaurant, & worth the value.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

We loved this hotel. Staff was friendly, polite and extremely helpful. The breakfast had all the right choice of foods to get you going on all the hikes, and tours. The restaurant in the hotel was very good and one of the best values in the area. The rooms were neat and clean. The Wi-Fi was only available by the restaurant or the hotel lobby. If your going to be out all day, for the money it's the best hotel in the area. Close by to everything. It has nice grounds and a very casual but private layout. I do believe all the rooms have a great volcano view. It was perfect for our trip.

Room Tip: Get room near to the restaurant. Room numbers 205-210. Easy walk to pool and lobby.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Volcano Lodge is conveniently located between the town of La Fortuna and The Volcano National Park. We had a rental car, so it was easy to get around.

The rooms are ok. The best thing about them is the back door to the ground level patio. When I woke up early, I would sit outside, view the inactive volcano, and watch the colorful birds fly by. Also, the cleaning crew does the towel art garnished with flowers.

My main problem is the uncomfortable mattress. For what I was paying, I expected better. Also, the restaurant seemed a little understaffed and the front desk staff was not very friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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volcanolodge, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Volcano Lodge & Springs, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2011

First of all, thank you very much for visiting and helping to feed back to us with your experience.

We will check your room to fix any problems in it. Because it is the first report we have about it.

Thanks again for your comments, have been very helpful.

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Reviewed October 12, 2011

beautiful grounds, pretty nice folks and at the base of the volcano. the stay was very enjoyable and the food was excellent for the included breakfast as well as one dinner we had at the hotel. it is 7km out of town, so you cannot walk anywhere, but with a car it is no problem, and just a ways down the road from tabacon hot springs''($60.00 for 2 days per person)

Room Tip: v iew of the area is good on all sides, get near Sura restauarant
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

We were in Costa Rica for 7 days just last week. This was by far the best place we stayed. Everyone here was very helpful and very accommodating. The view of Volcano Arenal was spectacular every day. The flowers at the resort were well maintained. Everyone was clean and maintained very well. It was hard to leave from here. I highly recommend you book a reservation here for your stay in the Arenal area.

Room Tip: Ask for a volcano view.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

We booked this place through Expedia after reading the positive reviews on Trip Advisor and we were very impressed. We had a lovely, pristine room with surrounded by lovely gardens and with a view of he Arenal Volcano. The staff was friendly and efficient, and booked our visit to the eco-thermales hot springs for us. There was a very good breakfast buffet included in the price. There is a very nice pool and jacuzzi as well. We paid around $70 per night which was excellent, considering the location, gardens, and overall quality of the property. We would highly recommend this place if staying in the Arenal area.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view of the Arenal Volcano
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Great hotel with lots of amenities. The property is beautiful, our room was clean and had a view of the volcano (which was stunning). The rooms are spread out on the property (with four rooms per building) so it felt very secluded. The restaurant on site was great. I had a wonderful massage at the spa. The staff was very helpful in setting up tours and activities. I would recommend this hotel, with my only negative feedback being that there was some minor noise coming from the other rooms with which we shared walls.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Volcano Lodge & Springs

Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos-Arenal Lake road | 7 Km West from Downtown, Road To Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Volcano Lodge & Gardens)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#12 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#13 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $106 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Volcano Lodge & Springs 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At VOLCANO LODGE AND SPRINGS, located in La Palma, La Fortuna de San Carlos, at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano, our hot springs and lush tropical garden gives you joy and relaxation to our guests and companions. Undoubtedly, our location allows you to witness the imposing Arenal Volcano from a vantage point. QUALITY SERVICE: Knowing that service is the main reason of hospitality, the Volcano Lodge & Gardens’ team, will do our best to make your stay a very fond memory to take home. FACILITIES: All our 66 rooms are Superior and non smoking, have deluxe finishes, 2 comfortable full size beds or 1 king size bed, TV/cable, telephone, air-conditioned, coffee maker, hot water shower, hairdryer and a nice terrace facing the Volcano. We also offer 4 rooms for handicap. RESTAURANT:Sura Restaurant, capacity: 120 people, we’ll be offering you our traditional local and international food, while you enjoy the majestic view of the volcano, birds surrounded nature. You can ask for room service too. OTHER FACILITIES: *Two swimming pools for adults, two swimming pools for children and two Jacuzzis, all of them with view to the Volcano.*Laundry service, Private parking, Internet Access / Wireless Free, Tours information, nature trail, Playground.* Massages Service from 9 am to 9 pm. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Volcano Lodge And Gardens
Volcano Lodge & Gardens Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Volcano Hotel
Volcano Lodge & Springs Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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