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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos Costa Rica
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#20 of 61 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best

If you’re looking for a charming resort in La Fortuna de San Carlos, look no further than Hotel Lavas del Arenal.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Arenal Vida Campesina (1.5 mi) and Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos (2.9 mi), guests of Hotel Lavas del Arenal can easily experience some of La Fortuna de San Carlos' most well known attractions.

Hotel Lavas del Arenal is a charming resort offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The resort features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting La Fortuna de San Carlos. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While staying at Hotel Lavas del Arenal, you may want to check out El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante (1.0 mi) which is a short walk away.

If you’re looking for something to do, Granja Eco Turistica Victoria (0.9 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Hotel Lavas del Arenal.

The staff at Hotel Lavas del Arenal looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Dettes wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
This place will make you feel like you are one with nature. How often can you see a river in a hotel? The owner/manager is the best in maling sure they will help you with anything you need. The cooks are amazing, the cleaners, the entire staff are just well trained. This place is not the fancy hotel but will definitely make you feel like you are experiencing the REAL Costa Rica. Not too far from all the store and restaurant. Good food. Decent rooms. Amazing nature vibes. 👌🏼
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
nkj11 wrote a review Feb 2020
Alberta36 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed it. The resort is not very big which I prefer and it’s quiet.Beautiful birds to watch on the property and we enjoyed watching the fireflies at night near the creek. It’s a short drive to La Fortuna with many restaurants. If you choose to stay in and eat dinner that’s a cheap option and great food at the resort. The free breakfast is made to order and delicious. The pool is a nice size and clean. Our rooms were simple but clean with a mini fridge. The only thing I would ask for is better pillows. They were thick and very hard. Not great for my neck. Just my personal preference though. Overall a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Justin W wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
I visited this hotel as part of a Groupon, but I'm happy they chose this one. The hotel is very modest, but you aren't there to spend all your time in the rooms anyway. They serve made to order breakfast as part of the package and you can order dinner at night for great prices, while we were out on excursions during lunch time. The pool was clean and a good size. There are pool tables behind the dining area, but I didn't make use of them. The room has beds, a TV, safe, minifridge, and most importantly, a WiFi signal, but you'll probably be too worn out from the activities to be on your phone. A nice surprise was coming back to a towel folded like an animal on a well made bed. The real shining star of the hotel is the owner Miguel and his beautiful dog, Mia. He is a genuinely nice person who went out of his way more than once to take us into town at night when we were going to take a taxi. I had to force a tip on him because he wouldn't take it. The only thing I can say is the hotel is a little ways away from town (about seven minutes by car) so make sure you factor in cab rides into your budget. Once in the town you should be able to take an Uber, which is super cheap, or a cab back to the hotel. Also there wasn't a microwave in my room, but one of the other rooms had one that I was able to use. Overall, compared to a typical US hotel it was a very basic hotel, but has a very cozy feel with caring staff. You won't be disappointed. *Just a tip* If you're bringing US Dollars I would recommend bringing a lot of small bills like 1s, 5s, and 10s. I made the mistake of bringing almost all 20s with me and then having to get a lot of change in Costa Rican currency, but since I was there a long time I was able to spend it all. Also, make sure the money you bring doesn't have any rips in it because they won't take it in the places in town. Also, don't be afraid to tip because they work hard and take care of you.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Max Martinez wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
Hotel Lavas del Arenal is a great place to stay. The food was delicious and the rooms were always very clean. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Miguel the manager was always available to answer any questions and was just a very nice man. We happened to be going into town the same time as he was and he offered us a ride. Above and beyond what we expected. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Andrea wrote a review Feb 2020
Madison, Connecticut8 contributions
Me and my family of 8 just spent the week at this hotel. We had very busy days scheduled with adventures that included white water rapids, horse back riding, zip lining through forest, touring waterfalls and rain forests. All the people that work there were incredibly kind and generous. A special shout out to Andrea who made us fabulous breakfasts every morning that kept our tummies full during our AM adventures. Also Daniella was super helpful in checking us in and helping with preparing food. Miguel had his attention on the property, which is very nicely maintained. Fresh sheets and folded towel animals surprised us when we returned back to the hotel in the afternoon. The rooms aren’t super fancy, but once you settle in, it feels very nice and comfortable. Andrea also cooked dinner, so we didn’t have to go back out and negotiate evening dinner. Able to spend family downtime after very busy days!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$47 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Lavas del Arenal
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Lavas del Arenal?
Nearby attractions include Bogarin Trail (5.0 km), ChocoMuseo La Fortuna (4.6 km), and Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Lavas del Arenal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Lavas del Arenal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Lavas del Arenal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Lavas del Arenal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiquicia Restaurant, Pollo Fortuneño, and Spectacolar Cantina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Lavas del Arenal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Lavas del Arenal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Lavas del Arenal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Lavas del Arenal accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.