This is as close as I've ever gotten to a 5-star review.
I cannot describe how beautiful the view is. We arrived on a clear day (which is rare) and had a completely unobstructed view of the volcano, which is so close, you feel like you could touch it. But even on the days where the peak of the volcano is covered by clouds, the view is out of this world.
Loved the rooms here. They are enormous. The ceilings were 15 feet high. You get your own hot tub in room. The bed faces huge floor-to-ceiling windows, and just beyond those windows are the gorgeous views. Imagine waking up in the morning, opening the blinds and enjoying breakfast in bed with the Arenal Volcano in view.
The grounds are exquisite. The natural hot springs were a highlight. A series of man made (but very naturally fitted) spa-sized pools, that channel the hot spring and splash over from one to the next. I loved sitting under the waterfall and getting a hot springs massage.
Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. They greet you with a brief orientation and complimentary drinks. Food was good. Not great. Pools were nice. But very little detracts from the experience, when the setting is so nice. You'll spend much of your stay here muttering to yourself, "I can't believe how beautiful this is."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park. It has two paths where plant species are identified. Besides, private thermal springs for our customer's delight. All our suites have:Two terraces with the best panoramic volcano and mountain view, hydro-massage, air conditioning, safe deposit box, minibar, coffee maker, hot water, direct dialing telephone, satellite television, hair dryer, key card, safety locks, internet connections. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Kioro Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Arenal Kioro Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park