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Arenal Green Hotel
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Boston, MA
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170 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Excellent experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2009

Arenal Green was hands down the biggest surprise of our whole trip. We were so happy with this pick. In fact, we were really bummed to have to leave for AOL!

We arrived after a long drive from the airport. The road is under construction so you have to take a 5 minute drive on a bumpy dirt path... German, the owner, greeted us and immediately made us feel at home. The cabins were small but so charming and cute! There was more than enough space for 2 and each cabin had a great little porch with tables and chairs...

The cabin had a large bathroom and a mini fridge (which AOL didn't even have...) - the room itself was very clean but there were some bugs here and there. What can you expect when traveling in Costa Rica?

Instead of calling us a taxi to take us to EcoThermales, German drove us and left his card at the hot springs so they could call him when we wanted to return to the cabins! After our meal and hot springs experience, German was back almost immediately after they called for him. He went out of his way for us and we really appreciated that.

We ate at the great little restaurant on site- best breakfast of the entire trip! Wonderful service... the whole family was helping with cooking and service and the restaurant was spacious and open...

The location is perfect. It is located only 1KM from La Fortuna so you're off the road a bit but still able to walk to town if you want. The waterfall was about a 40 minute walk up a dirt road so save some money and stay at this place (65/night!) and save money on tours by just taking a stroll up to the waterfall park!

I should mention that across the street from the cabins is the most amazing art gallery run by a really sweet woman. We got a couple of great paintings done by local artists there!

For a peaceful, affordable, really special personalized experience, stay at Arenal Green.

German and family- thank you so much we will be back and next time for more than just a night!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2009

We had a wonderful stay. The owner and his family is very helpful and welcoming. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Arenal volcano, zip line and springs are a short drive. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jrobi59
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panama city beach
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2009

This place is fabulous and the owners are so friendly and nice. The room is very comfortable and clean, but we were outside mostly to enjoy the beautiful area. This was our favorite spot in Costa Rica and by far our favorite hotel.

  • Stayed December 2008, 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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Thank kansasnutmeg
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Worcester, MA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2009

Our family stayed at Arenal Green during Thanksgiving week. The cabins were spacious and clean and the garden was beautiful. We liked that there was inside parking and the hotel is really close to La Fortuna.

The best part is the extraordinary service from the family that owns and runs this hotel. We were greeted by Monica and her father German. During our stay they made sure we were comfortable, gave us advice about good local restaurants, interesting places and driving directions when we were leaving for Manuel Antonio. They are very friendly, hospitable, and generous people. Overall this place is great value and you can enjoy some real Costa Rican hospitality!

Thank you, German, for sending those items we forgot across the country by express mail!!!

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank bobipe
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Kansas City
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66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2009

Don't let the name fool you - these are around half a dozen individual cabins. They are a short, bumpy 1km outside of Fortuna. They appear recently built are fairly clean and are a decent size with hot showers. They are nice cabins and we would have probably had a better experience there had the weather been nicer. It was cold and rainy and the four windows we had did not close - they were open air with screens and thin curtains. We asked for extra blankets, but I am cold blooded and both nights we stayed there were not comfortable - the beds are hard and the two blankets just weren't enough. I'm giving it a 4 because for $50 a night I think it is a good value and if the weather was better it would have been fine. Most hotels, cabins, etc. in Costa Rica prefer cash and give you a discount for paying cash as the credit card fees for them are high. They requested cash here.

  • Stayed February 2009, 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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Thank khot
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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260 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2009

Quiet location a couple of miles from the center of town. Having a car helpful.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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albuquerque, nm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2009

If you're visiting Arenal volcano, you must stay at Arenal Green! The prices are great compared to many other hotels in the area and the location and staff is amazing. We had originally planned to stay at Arenal Green for 3 nights and at another hotel for 2 days. After our time here at Arenal Green, we actually decided to cancel our other hotel reservations and stay here instead. The grounds and cabins are incredibly clean and beautiful, very simple and everything you need. The location is nice because it is out of La Fortuna, but only a short walk (20-25min) to town and the La Fortuna waterfall. There are also many great hikes nearby. If you book tours and other activities through the Arenal Green, you can save quite a bit of money as well, even compared to other hotels in the area (white water rafting was amazing). The hotel has a nice restaurant with fresh, delicious food and great prices. We cannot say enough about the family that owns and runs this hotel... they are very gracious, hospitable, and generous people and will do anything you need to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable (they speak great English too!). When we come back to Arenal, we are definitely staying here again!

Thank you, German and family, we had a wonderful experience here:)

Pura Vida,
B & J
February 15, 2009

  • Liked — Great family run, small, clean cabinas.
  • Disliked — Everything was great. There was nothing we did not like.
  • Stayed February 2009, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank gregoire6
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Property: Arenal Green Hotel
Address: | 1 km west of the entrance to Rio Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#14 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#17 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Green Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Green Hotel offers a unique experience and a personal touch to your individual needs as our guest. There are six modern, air conditioned cabins and one villa which are constructed from native wood. Even with the individual cabins, there is a feeling of family and a bed and breakfast environment. We offer a peaceful, friendly and intimate atmosphere for our guests from afar. ... more   less 
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