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“Room with a view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2006

The Volcano Lodge was a perfect place to stay in Arenal. Our room had a direct view of the Volcano...just gorgeous! (Although, it was covered with a big cloud the whole time we were there).

The pool was beautiful, and also had a view of the volcano. The restaurant was decent, and the complimentary breakfast was awesome. They also have free internet in the lobby.

Also...if you are looking for hot springs, but don't want to spend the ridiculous rates at Tabacon, we went down the street to Eco Termales and really liked it. I think it was $19 per person, and it was great!

If you like steak, check out El Novillo Steak House on the road towards Tabacon...great food and low prices!

  • Liked — Great view of the Volcano
  • Tips/Secrets — Check out Eco Termales instead of the high rates at Tabacon
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2006

Awesome location; it's situated on the north side which is the same side where the lava runs down the volcano. All rooms are equipped with 2 comfy seats on the porch for lava viewing.

Staff was super nice especially in the restaurant. The pool and huge hot tub were good for young families. The swam towels on the beds were a nice touch too.

They even had a spa for nights after long days of hiking. Would go here over and over again.

  • Liked — View of volcano
  • Disliked — baby in the next room
  • Tips/Secrets — book ahead and enjoy the view
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2006

"Location" etc. Like most hotels in the area, this one sits at the foot of the very active Arenal Volcano and despite the daily clouds/rain (still rainforest after all) you will probably not be disappointed by the lava flow at night. Two leather-seated wood rocking chairs sit outside the back door of your room so you can watch the lava flow. Once it is dark, you will see the red lava pour out of the top of the volcano and every so often a larger eruption flows down beyond the tree line so you lose sight of it. With that kind of view, you won't care too much about the rooms! Still, the hotel is very comfortable and clean, large rooms, and outstanding towel swans decorate the bed; flowers were added the next day. I turned on one wall light and it fell to the ground. Most lighting in CR was perhaps less than what Americans have at home. Satellite TV at this hotel with several American channels. Beautiful well-decorated and manicured grounds; very big, nice swimming pools and hot tubs. Nearby Hidalgo Family Hot Springs (if you can get in) are fabulous pools of body soothing warm waters heated by the volcano. Eat in nearby LaFortuna if you can except for the included breakfast.

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Property: Volcano Lodge & Springs
Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos-Arenal Lake road | 7 Km West from Downtown, Road To Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 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:
#5 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Green 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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