Stayed at the Arenal Volcano Inn in La Fortuna for a couple of nights and I would have to say that this hotel was a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. The property was well manicured and maintained beautifully. We stayed in the first row of rooms closest to the pool where we had a spectacular view of Arenal Volcano (when it was not foggy, LOL).
The room was very basic, but it worked very well as I would assume most people are there to enjoy the local views and not to stay in their rooms. One item to mention about the room is that a card is required to power the room. You have to have a card inserted into a slot near the door to have electricity to the room. I guess they do this to conserve energy? Was not a big deal, just something I thought I would mention.
We felt safe and secure at all times; they had a security guard walking the premises. All hotel guests are asked to wear a wrist band. One night while walking around the hotel, guard just looked at my wrist, smiled and went on his way.
The onsite restaurant was very nice. They had brick oven baked pizzas, ice cream and overall good food. They provide a breakfast which was great! It included your typical rice, beans, pancakes and fruits. When visiting CR, you just need to get it in your head that you will be eating beans and rice at every meal….. Oh and the bar does have a buy one, get one drink special during Happy Hour! Get a Guaro Sour, sit back, relax and forget the real world for a few days.
Staff was great and very helpful for all of our needs. Would highly recommend this hotel to my friends and family.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Volcano Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Hotel Arenal Volcano
- Arenal Volcano Inn Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park