Wonderful hotel in which each room is a part of a two room bungalow. The rooms are large and comfy, but the pillows were too firm for our taste. The hotel grounds are immaculate. There is a hot pool, regular pool, hot tub, two poolside bars, and a huge restaurant where the buffet breakfast is served. From anywhere on the property, you get a fantastic view of the Arenal Volcano.
The buffet breakfast was good and plentiful, but the dinner meals were overpriced and pretty tasteless. The wait staff were not very attentive, friendly, or good at their jobs either. The unfortunate thing is that if you don't have a car, you are pretty well captive, as it is 10 km to La Fortuna (a $12 trip each way). If you do go into La Fortuna, you can get the same meals for much less that actually taste good. If you do eat dinner at the hotel, we recommend eating dinner poolside. The food is much better and more reasonably priced.
The rest of the staff at the Arenal Manoa were fantastic, and bent over backward to ensure that you had anything and everything you could possible need.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arenal Manoa Hotel is a beautiful Arenal hotel to relax and enjoy the marvelous view of Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. Surrounded by gardens, pastures and animals, our rooms have been designed so that each one offers you a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano. Our visitors can take advantage of our spacious gardens for walking and meditation as well as the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Manoa Hotel And Spa
- Arenal Manoa Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Arenal Manoa Hotel Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park