The facilities are amazing - gorgeous view, beautiful landscaping, modern and luxurious buildings. The rooms are wonderful - spacious, modern and tastefully decorated with high-end materials, and good attention to detail. The entire facility gives a sense of tranquility and peace and is great if you want to sit back and read a book while sitting in a garden setting with direct views of the volcano. All in all, a wonderful place to stay if you want to relax and get away from it all. Not the place if you are into action and nightlife.
Now, the downside - the food at the restaurant, while good and high quality, is not anything better than any other good restaurant. The menu is very typical - no surprises but I would have expected more local fare or local recipes. The prices are quite high and the prices for drinks are close to outright robbery. The management does not facilitate transport into La Fortuna where you can find much more varied and reasonably priced fare.
My recommendation - stay here for the wonderful facilities but have some extra money for a cab to/from La Fortuna. You can shop at the grocery store there, bring back drinks, and eat out; the money you save will more than make up the price of the cab.
- 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 Suites & Spa Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park