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“Excellent Stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arenal Springs Resort and Spa

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Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
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Kensington, Connecticut
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62 reviews
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“Excellent Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

On our recent trip to Costa Rica we spent a few nights at the Arenal Springs Resort. For the money this was a very nice place to stay. The rooms are small duplexes spread throughout the resort so they seem very private. The rooms were a little tight on space but still had plenty of space. The rooms have all of the necessary amenities to keep you comfortable. Every room has a great view of the Arenal Volcano. There was only one morning that we could see the entire Volcano and it was impressive. Unfortunately it is not currently active, it just smokes a little at the top but it is still picturesque.
The restaurant at Arenal Springs is good...nothing extraordinary. The breakfast buffet was really good with a lot of local flair. The dinner menu provides a lot of choices but is rather expensive and the food is average. If you are traveling with kids make sure to ask for the bar menu, it has more kid friendly foods. Like a lot of the other reviews suggest, a quick ride into La Fortuna will give you a lot of restaurant choices at much better pricing. Our driver had suggested Las Brasitas in La Fortuna, it was a good choice. I was a little wary of getting a Taxi into town until I discovered that the taxi is actually contracted by the resort. They will bring you into town and when you're ready to go back you call the resort and they come get you, it cost us $12 each way but it was a nice safe way to travel. Don't forget to try Pops for Ice Cream on a hot day.
The grounds at Arenal Springs are beautiful and well maintained. The pools are certainly a focal point; whether you want to cool off or relax in the hot springs...it is a very nice setup.
There are many places to stay in the Arenal/La Fortuna area, this resort is certainly one I would recommend.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Enjoyed our stay here. The hot springs were wonderful and the service at the swim up bars was good. Great view from our room at the volcano. The area around the hot springs pool has little secluded areas. Has a spa on location. Hammocks to relax in. The hotel is great with booking excursions for you. Close to town and restaurants. Loved our entire stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We (a family with 3 kids) just got back from a very enjoyable week at Arenal Springs Resort. Everything was perfect - we had two adjoining rooms, so there was plenty of space, it was quiet and there was a nice garden outside the rooms where the kids could play. The breakfast was really great - tasty, varied and plenty of it. All of the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Even the staff in the spa went out of their way to make myself and the kids feel welcome.
The pools and hot springs were not crowded, clean, surrounded by tropical plants and a relaxing place to hang out. The concierge was very helpful at suggesting and organizing day trips for us.
Overall, we highly recommend Arenal Springs Resort.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Great place ! loved to stay here, wish we had stayed few days longer. Very nicely kept up, very clean cottages. Every room/cottage has a view of volcano. Swimming pools and hot springs are great. There are five pools with all different water temperatures, with a Bar in one of the pool, where you can sip your favorite drinks. So many waterfalls, kids would also have great time. They have excellent service in this resort. If your cottage is far, they take you in golf cart. We loved the early mornings, sitting outside in our Patio, looking at Volcano, so many varieties of tropical plants and flowers and birds, you just soak in the nature. Highly recommend this resort.
ps: sandals, fliflops & bathing suites - thats all you need, have fun ...

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Nice, even at the middle of April when the Pacific coast was almost unbearably hot. Nice staff, beautiful rooms, and well priced. The restaurant food was less than spectacular (breakfast anyways) but adequate for our 4 day visit, and the sushi bar and hot pool were great. Very knowledgeable concierge meant zero surprises.

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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed at this resort one night while touring parts of Costa Rica. The grounds are breathtaking and the hotsprings are wonderful. The view of the volcano from your room is spectacular. The breakfast is included and they have a few items in the minibar that are complimentary. I would have loved to stay in this resort a few more nights!

  • Stayed April 2013
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

What beautiful grounds. We were woken up early every day by all the birds. I enjoyed sitting on the porch watching all the beautiful birds, especially all the hummingbirds. Beds were hard , but we slept well. Final morning the clouds lifted and we got a fantastic view of the volcano. We enjoyed the warm pools, including swim up bar. Breakfast was good, dinner Ok. Overall a great location with great views, in nice rooms.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotel-arenal-springs, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Hello dear friends, we note your comments and thank you with all our heart that you had to get the detail of your valuable time to remind us, all of your comments and suggestions are really important to us because it helps us to see and determine in what areas we need to work better and also in areas which are good, our dream and mission is to give all our guests the best possible experience here at our hotel, we know that there are millions of different opinions and that each person is different, so thanks to your comments we can help more people every day, we also appreciated that you chose us as your Hotel in Costa Rica and we hope in God to see you back soon.
from all workers in the Arenal Springs Hotel we thank you very much and God bless you always.
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Property: Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
Address: 5 Miles West of Catholic Church of la Fortuna, 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#12 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arenal Springs Resort and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Arenal Springs is located just 5 miles away from la Fortuna town toward the Arenal Volcano or National Park. We are located between La Fortuna town and the Arenal Lake.The Hotel count with 87 Junior Suites and 3 Master Suites King and 3 Master Suites Queen with direct view to the Arenal Volcano. Each room are surrounding with exotic gardens, beautiful flowers and many species of birds. These rooms offer either a king size bed or two double beds. Also we provide rooms with handicap access and adjoining rooms for families who want stay together.Our hotel offers you 2 swimming pools and a Thermal river.Hotel Arenal Springs Resort offers on each Junior Suite the best amenities for your comfort. King Bed or Two queen beds, Hair dryer, Cable TV, Mini bar, Free Wi-Fi Internet access, Air Conditioning, Ceiling fan, Laundry Bag, Telephone, Safe deposit box, Coffee Maker free coffee and tea), Bath amenities, Private bath with tropical garden, hot water, Private terrace. ... more   less 
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