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“Good location for tours” 4 of 5 stars
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Arenal Manoa Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Route 142, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica   |  
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“Good location for tours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were here for 5 nights. The hotel is very nice; rooms and bathrooms were spacious and clean, the grounds are beautiful. There is a regular pool, but we spent most of our time in the thermal pool with a swimup bar and hot tub. The restaurant was ok; the buffet breakfast was adequate, but a bit unexciting. There were always very good plantains and fresh fruit, but otherwise mediocre rice and beans, bread, and over cooked sausages. The dinner menu was a little monotonous, so we alternated dinners there with eating in la Fortuna for a change. The best thing about Arenal Manoa is it's location. We did great trips, very easily organized by the front desk staff. We did a rafting trip, a motorboat ride where we saw monkeys, iguanas, birds, and caimen. Both were great! We also did a half-day Arenal hike, and a walk through the hanging bridges. We enjoyed every single activity and would have loved to have one more day to explore a little bit more.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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AlexCedeno, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Manoa Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2014
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Thanks for your comments and gland to meet with your travel expectation
we are working in your constructive criticisms .. greetings thanks for visit us
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This hotel is hours away from the airport. It has great pools, great dining and great rooms. We did see the volcano from our room which was really cool. also the view in the dining room is beautiful It is fun to swim up to the bar. I would definitely recommend this hotel to do all the adventurous activities in the surrounding area and come back for a great place to chillax.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thanks for your comments and we glad to know that you enjoy your stay .. thanks for visit us you are welcome anytime... greetings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights in July. The entrance to the hotel is unpaved and I was a bit apprehensive about how the hotel would be while driving in. All our fears were laid to rest when we reached my room. The room was spacious and beautiful as expected but the view of the Arenal volcano from the room was mind blowing. I have never had such a beautiful view straight from my room in any hotel ever.

The breakfast is complimentary and is very good. Parking is plentiful and you can pretty much park anywhere you want. We enjoyed the hot spring pool and the normal pool that the hotel has to offer. The hotel is quite large and there is a small river/stream that flows nearby. We saw plenty of wildlife in the hotel itself. I wish I could have stayed for a few more days here. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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We appreciate your comments and we glad to know that you you enjoyed your stay ... you are welcome anytime.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This hotel was such a pleasant surprise. We stayed 1 night for a quick trip to the Arenal area. The cottage-style rooms were beautiful, clean and spacious. The restaurant was great. Staff was so friendly. I highly recommend this hotel over the pricier options. Wish we could've stayed longer to appreciate it more. The free wifi & free breakfast was great, too!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thanks for your comments ,were glad that you have enjoyed your stay .. thanks for visit us ..greetings
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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I just celebrated 10 years of marriage at Arenal Manoa. It is a beautiful resort with very friendly and helpful staff. We loved seeing the volcano and watching the rain and the birds right off our balcony--such a relaxing place to stay! The food was also delicious! We didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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AlexCedeno, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Manoa Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for choosing us to celebrate such an important in their lives as is his anniversary, thank you for reminding us so warmly and for your lovely comments ..Greetings
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Bay Area, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautiful separate rooms, beautiful grounds! Nice staff too and....nice breakfast! Loved the warm springs pool. Loved that there was a coffee maker with good coffee. Very unusual, since all our other hotels had none. Loved the bathroom with a skylight.
My only complaint is that for a luxury hotel, there shouldn't be a 1" gap in the sliding French front doors, very strange, but very third world....it made for an uneasy feeling that all sorts of critters could come in. Another person saying there said the same thing.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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AlexCedeno, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Manoa Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2014
Dear Guest

Thanks for take your time and write us , we appreciate your comments

Costa Rica has a tropical climate,for that reason we have to many species wildlife in all country
In Arenal area we have a wide variety of wildlife but not inside the of Hotel..
Thanks for visit your are welcome anytime ...Greetings
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Hotel Arenal Manoa is a beautiful hotel among the many in the Arenal Volcano area. Our visit was brief and rain soaked, so I don't feel we had a full experience but will share some potentially helpful feedback.

Rooms are laid out in small buildings, with clean and basic furnishings including a patio with rockers. There is a pool and a hot springs, each with a swim up bar and the front desk staff is friendly and welcoming.

The hotel is about 15 minutes from the center of town; we did not have an opportunity to visit the Volcano or any of the plethora of outdoor adventures conspicuously advertised.

Best to skip meals here as the food is unremarkable and there are genuinely delicious options not far away.

Stayed August 2014
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We appreciate your comments and we glad to you enjoyed the hotel and the Arenal Area .. Thanks for visit us
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Property: Arenal Manoa Hotel
Address: Route 142, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arenal Manoa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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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Arenal Manoa Hotel And Spa
Arenal Manoa Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Manoa Hotel Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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