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Arenal Volcano Inn
Certificate of Excellence
new york
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2007

This was a gem of a hotel. The rooms were surely large enough, and very clean. The hotel staff could not have been more helpful. They really went out of their way to make certain we were happy with out stay and provide directions to other CR locations.

The food in the restaurant was quite good and the grounds were perfectly manicured. It also had a view of Arenal Volcano. Unfortunately, it was shrouded in clouds while we were there.

I would highly recommend this location and hotel.

  • Stayed December 2006
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
6 Thank cclo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2006

The staff were helpful, the room was fabulous. And we had the perfect view of the volcano. Loved it!! I didn't like the dinner that I had at the restaurant, but everything else was great. There is also a pool and you can see the volcano from the pool too!!

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank MissCheese
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Long Beach, California
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22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2006

Arenal is a fantastic place to visit, and this hotel was the perfect place to stay. We had Cabina number 9, which was recommended by another reviewer. It definitely had the best view, although all the stand alone cabins have a good view of the volcano. Seeing the lava flow at night from our bed was quite an experience. The rooms are large and well equipped with a coffee maker and refrigerator. The grounds are lovely, and the pool and jacuzzi are great. Someone else mentioned the jacuzzi was not hot enough. You need to ask the front desk to turn on the heat, it takes only 10 minutes to heat it up. The breakfast buffet is included in the price and is very good. The dining room is a good place for dinner, great food and a good view of the volcano.

  • Liked — The view from the room
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask front desk to turn on heat in jacuzzi ten minutes before you want to use it
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Timbert
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Lancaster, California
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2006

This place is one of the best ever! Except for amenities it was better than many of the four star resorts we've visited. The view is absolutely incredible, watching the volcano erupt from your bed and/or patio. The service was unsurpassed, you felt like they could not do enough for you. The food was excellent, as well as the service. Also, a great breakfast buffet. The grounds and rooms were immaculate, and I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone/everyone.

  • Liked — Clean and comfortable
  • Disliked — NOTHING
  • Tips/Secrets — This will probably be the highlight of your Coast Rican trip
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
7 Thank dwhogan
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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2006

Everything was better than we could have anticipated! The service was incredible and everyone went out of their way to help me with tours and transportation. Ceaser was great as was Vivian. Our hillside bungalows were spacious and clean and every room had a view of the volcano from bed! The pool was great, the grounds were beautiful and the restaraunt had excellent and well-priced selections. Overall, I have no complaints and can't wait for the chance to return. Also, the hotel has special passes for the Baldi Hot Springs ($15.00 a day!) and it is a great deal as we had a wonderful time there.

  • Liked — Location, Service, Food and Cleanliness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Go to Baldi Hot Springs instead of Tabacon for a better value and experience!
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
6 Thank luvdesun
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St. Francisville
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2006

Danielle Beckham From Louisiana
I went to visit Costa Rica and one of my friends from there asked me to go to Arenal Inn for a weekend and i did, Oh my Gosh!!! it was one of the best places I have ever been to, the food was awsome, the pizza is great and most of all this dessert call ¨Bacio Perugino it was the greatest, if you go to Arenal stop by the Volcano Inn just to eat this dessert.
Something else i loved, it was the people, the jacuzzi, the room, and the tutle. This hotel was so clean, it has tons of flowers and the view is amazing.
what else can I say? i loved it!!! i totaly go back there.

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — Nothing, everything was great
  • Tips/Secrets — ask at the front desk to wake you up when the volcano is clear, anytime.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
10 Thank danisol
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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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