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Arenal Volcano Inn
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

This hotel was amazing. It was at the foot of the volcano and all the cottages had views of the volcano. The grounds were immaculately kept and had a nice pool and hot tub. The restaurant was nice and the food good. Happy hour at the bar was good, too.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Avimanager, Owner at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for taking your time to write your opinion of Arenal Volcano Inn. We are all very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and will continue on our effort to improve not only our service but also our facilities.
We look forward to having you visiting us again in the future

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Can not say enough great things about this Inn. The staff was AMAZING, so nice, so friendly, so helpful. The breakfast (which we got included) was my favorite of our entire trip! Our room was not fancy, but very clean. You couldn't hear any of the other people, just wildlife. We saw the most birds out of all of our tours around the grounds here. Also, every bungalow has a view of the volcano, not a small view, you're close and it's awesome!! We went in April and the weather was perfect, not scalding hot, nice breezes and scents.

Only drawback, the lunch/dinner menu is Americana and expensive. Recommend doing breakfast and having the other meals locally!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

The room, while not fancy, was large, clean, comfortable and nice. We had an amazing view of the Arenal volcano from our window and front porch. We loved seeing hummingbirds on the butterfly bush right outside our front door and our boys enjoyed swimming in the hotel pool. The co-owner, Hernan, was super accommodating and helpful. He assisted us in many ways that were above and beyond his responsibilities and made our stay much more relaxed and comfortable as a result. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and tasty, and also offered a great view of the volcano. We enjoyed our three night stay while exploring the wilderness of Arenal.

Room Tip: Higher numbered rooms have a better view. There are rooms that are adjacent to the pool and we think...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Avimanager, Owner at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time of sharing your recent experience at Arenal Volcano Inn. I am very glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay with us.
On behalf of the entire Arenal Volcano Inn team we look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Hernan Cordero.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed at Arenal Volcano Inn on our way to Monteverde. We arrived in the afternoon and were greated by lovely staff, Margarit (I am pretty sure) was so nice and taught us a few phrases in Spanish, then booked a trip to the hot springs for us. We had a nice room with a view of the volcano. Would stay here again if travelling through.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ashryn
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Avimanager, Manager at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review and comments. Margarita and all of us look forward to having you visiting us again in the future.

Saludos desde Costa Rica!

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at room 110 and had a perfect view of the volcano. If only the rain and fog cleared up, we would have seen it but Mother Nature wasn't very accomodating. Despite the weather, we still enjoyed our 2-day stay at Arenal. The front desk accomodated our last min. request to book an ATV tour on the same day we arrived. Service is excellent at the hotel. They were all very pleasant and seem happy to help. Wi-fi worked in our room with no problem. I agree with previous comments about the rooms being a little out-dated, specially the bathrooms. We were still very happy with what we got though. Our toilet wasn't flushing on our last day so we called the front desk to report this and someone showed up right away to fix the problem. We were quite impressed with that.

The hotel is located about 10-15 mins. away from Tabacon. The front desk can call a taxi for you if you didn't rent a car so this was very helpful for us. All in all, we were quite happy with our stay and would definitely go back again.

Room Tip: 110 has a great view of the volcano (if the weather is good of course)
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Avimanager, Manager at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

you put a big smile in all of us with your nice words about our hotel and our service and hope to have you visiting us again in the future. I also wanted to let you know that we are currently renovating our rooms, we changed all our TVs and faucets only a couple of weeks ago and will continue doing renovations on a daily basis. Thank you very much for your feed back.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This hotel was fantastic. The people were extremely helpful and the hotel is very reasonably priced ($96 US for one night for all of us) We were in Costa Rica for the first time and decided to visit the Arenal Volcano first during our trip. We did not book a hotel because we had read on Trip Advisor that room standards were questionable in this area. We decided to figure it out when we got there. People were right, the rooms standards are different. When we got to this hotel (after checking out 9 other 3-5 star hotels) we were pleasantly surprised. The people were very nice and extremely helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. There is even a bottle of wine and a mini bar to make things easier. The rooms are set up as small cottages and they were able to accomodate our entire family of six (2 adults and four kids ages 13, 10, 5, & 2). They helped us book our canopy tour as well as hot springs. They also helped us plan our travel for the next few days calling different places in Costa Rica for lodging and to book surf lessons for our children. They even told us which roads were safer and easier to travel on (we rented a car at San Jose), and they were right. We will defintely visit this hotel again and again in the future whenever we visit Arenal Volcano.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Avimanager, Owner at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2013

Thank you for all your positive input. We also enjoyed very much having you as our guests and definetily hope to have you visiting us again soon. If it would be posible to do review about guests I will also say you are Fantastic.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Grounds are beautiful. Rooms are spacious with air-conditioning. Swimming pool on site. Restaurant very pleasant with great service. Staff here go out of their way to be helpful - they packed a breakfast for us the night before as we were leaving at 5:00am! Wonderful views of volcano when clear. Extremely close to Baldi Hot Springs and Arenal Lake. We visited La Fortuna, Baldi Hot Springs, the hanging bridges, the volcano observatory. All were easily accessed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Avimanager, Owner at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time of sharing your recent experience at Arenal Volcano Inn. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed so much your stay with us and will love to have you visiting us again in the near future.
On behalf of the entire Arenal Volcano Inn team we thank you for all your positive comments.
Sincerely,
Hernan Cordero.

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Additional Information about Arenal Volcano Inn

Address: 6.5 KM North West of The catholic church of La Fortuna, San Carlos. | 6.5 km NW of the Catholic church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#14 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $87 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Volcano Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Volcano Inn is a 25 room hotel surrounded by exotic gardens that can be admired from the tranquility of your room or by taking a small walk on its natural gardens and trails. Every guest may enjoy the view of the Arenal Volcano from its own terrace. Come visit us and make Arenal Volcano Inn your home while vacationing in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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Arenal Volcano Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano Inn Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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