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Reviewed May 3, 2011

We stayed in lots of hotels in CR, but this one was the only one we had trouble with. The Front Desk man was the rudest, uncompromising person I've ever dealt with at a hotel (and I've stayed in many!). The pool was dirty and looked like it hasn't been cleaned for ages. The air conditioner in the room leaked and made a lot of noise (which made it impossible to sleep considering it was also really hot out). The bathroom was also pretty disgusting - looked like it hasn't been cleaned since last night's stay. The hotel was also relatively far from the center (La Fortuna) - it would be a 15 min drive on the taxis there. Speaking of taxis - they're all scam artists in Arenal (if you order the taxi through this hotel). They charge you for the mileage it takes them to get to the hotel in addition to where they take you. So by the time they get to you, they already clocked $20 worth!!! Be careful with them - and the hotel desk guy is not helpful at all with them because he gets a cut out of every time he calls you a taxi!!!! Be mindful of that. And don't stay at this hotel if you want a peaceful vacation. Oh, and the WIFI didn't work.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 4, 2011

From our lovely cabin, a gorgeous view of Arenal. The view is wonderful. The grounds of Lavas Tocotal are extremely well kept, and a joy to wonder through. The staff are very professional and helpful.
Suggestion: be sure and visit Ecotermales----the real, rustic hot springs! Go around four in the afternoon, stay for dinner---and enjoy the magic---monkeys included.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2011

Probably one of the best view of the volcano. We stayed in a regular room and were very supprised by the quality. We paid $134 for 2 nights !! Incredible deal. We did not try the retaurant... but once for the breakfast (included in the price). Very basic....
The location is great: a few miles from La Fortuna and very close to all attractions

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2010

This hotel has become our "happy place". When we talk about where we want to be, or where we would like to settle down, we always end up describing Lavas Tacotal. From the absolutely incredible views of the volcano to the little towel animals left on our beds each day, and everything in between, this place was beautiful, peaceful, and memorable. The bar/dining area is open and clean and serves great Costa Rican food. The pools are clean and the landscaping is lush. And the service was helpful, friendly, and attentive. We will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Reviewed September 11, 2010

The staff at this hotel were all extremely generous and hospitable. When they weren't busy, they gave us a ride here and there so that my friend and I didn't have to take a cab. I also mentioned, in spanish, to a staff member that I love avocado, and within 5 minutes he brought me one! Very friendly and outgoing staff, but the food was not amazing. The view of the volcano was incredible and the landscaping was really nice too. The room was clean enough, but our hot water didn't work for the first two nights, although it was remedied after we told the hotel manager. Overall, a clean and friendly hotel with a great view and incredible animal sounds at night!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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