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Arenal Volcano Inn
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“Clean, fun, beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I just traveled there with my wife for our honeymoon, and we were very pleased. The staff was very helpful, almost everyone spoke english, and the food and drink at the bar was appropriately priced.

The only downside: it's not quite walking distance from La Fortuna, and the $10-15 taxi ride each way made going into town a little bit of a drag.

Their spa was a great deal, and the breakfast was the best breakfast my wife and I had the whole time we were in Costa Rica.

Room Tip: room 105, 106, and 107 are at the top of the hill at the hotel, and probably have the best view of t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John L
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Avimanager, Owner at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear John L
Thank you very much for your positive comment about Arenal Volcano Inn. We are very pleased to hear you and your wife had a good experience at our hotel.
It's good to hear that you rate our breakfast so well, we have been improving it for a while and plan on keeping up those improvements.
Thank you so much for such a great compliment about our breakfast and for taking the time to write this review.
We are here at any time looking forward to welcoming you back at The Arenal Volcano Inn
once again
Muchas Gracias,
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Staying at the Arenal Volcano Inn in August. Had a Volcano View and were lucky enough to see the top for 20 minutes one afternoon. There is quite abit of bird life around the rooms hummingbirds etc. Room was very clean, as was the restaurant. The breakfast was extremely good, alot of variety and the hot food was hot not lukewarm!! We also ate here in the evenings as it was so good and reasonable. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seoul
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Our trip was very short but the service here was very nice and the people were friendly the room was satisfactory and overall a very beautiful resort. Food was food enough and the new walk around the resort is very pretty. The swimming pool and the jacuzzi makes it better.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kilwon1994
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Ca.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Very nice set io. Lots if walking within property. Each room like a little cabanas with sitting area/ patio and wonderius views or the volcano. The deluxe are higher up for nicer view but that means steeper walks. Little kitchen type area with a sink; refrigerator; counter. And mini trudge is stocked. Coffee in room is free; others for sale. Breakfast is included: breads; cereal; yogurt ; pancakes; eggs; potatoes; Gallo pinto ...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. When we entered we had a great room with a fabulous view. Every morning when we would come back from our day tours we would find a beautifully towel crafted animal and flowers on the bed. The food was good and the service was very good. I would have preferred to see a little more variety in the lunch and dinner menus, and the meals were very much americanized which I found a little disappointing. The pools and hot tubs were wonderful and it is in a nice central location, close to many attractions and amenities which allowed us to easily venture out and visit a few local restaurants and see the sights.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed in Arenal volcano inn hotel Arenal cost rica ,very nice place to stay , very nice surrounding ,greenery ,nice swimming pool , open jacuzzi . We stayed there for two days visiting volcano site other outdoor activity . Hotel service good with nice big place for breakfast , must to visit this place & hotel, it was like resort with all facilities of spa . We stayed in cottage type of rooms .

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sheela3
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United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

My wife and I spent our week long honeymoon at this hotel, and it was amazing. Clear views of the Volcano, beautiful flowers and landscaping, clean rooms, friendly and incredibly helpful staff, safe location... all for a very affordable price.

We stayed in one of the standard superior rooms - it was very comfortable with ample space for what we needed. Had an easy to use safe, refrigerator, and wall AC. The food at the on-site restaurant was also better than my expectations (which were pretty high!). The buffet breakfast was the same every morning, but given the variety and freshness of the food that was OK with us. We ate dinner there two nights and all the meals (including pizza, pasta, and fish) were excellent. The staff was very helpful in arranging taxis for trips to the nearby town of La Fortuna ($10 10 minute taxi ride from the hotel) and also booking tours for us during our stay. One of the ladies even gave us some fresh local fruit to try! The cleaning services were also very thorough, and the maid left us a unique towel design with rose petals everytime she cleaned! As far as amenities go, the jacuzzi was also very warm and comfortable.

I only had a few minor complaints. The pool was a little colder than I was expecting it to be considering the warm daytime temperatures (but it was refreshing!). Also, the beds were comfortable, but not the best I've ever slept on. We also had a few critters visit our room during our stay, including a few beetles, a couple flies, a trail of ants (my fault for leaving a fresh pineapple lying on the floor!), and a small lizard. This isn't the hotels fault, but fyi you are in Costa Rica, so don't expect to be completely isolated from nature. :)

Overall we had an amazing stay here. I don't have much to compare it to since we did not stay anywhere else, but if you are traveling to La Fortuna I would highly recommend this place. Here's a quick summary of our stay.

Pros:
-Friendly & helpful staff
-Comfortable accommodations
-Beautiful location and views
-Good food & reasonably priced dinners
-Nice jacuzzi
-Quiet atmosphere (we didn't hear our neighbors or have any problems with noise during our stay)

Cons:
-A few visiting critters
-Cold(ish) pool temperature
-So,so bed comfort level

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dflates
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Property: Arenal Volcano Inn
Address: | 6.5 km NW of the Catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 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
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