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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Lavas del Arenal for one night since I was coming for a wedding nearby. They charged us $175 for one room with two beds. A room that shouldn't had been more that $90, since it is very very poor. It has a tiny air conditioner that is not enough to cool the whole area and not enough...

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Palmer, Alaska
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The property does not have a view of the volcano as advertised nor are the rooms fully complete. No bathroom mirrors, glasses in the room, or adequate lighting. Reservation processing confusing and wifi almost impossible. Parking a real problem as is dirt road to the property.

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I stayed at Lavas De Arenal after purchasing a Groupon Adrenaline Pacakage. The hotel is in the highlands of Costa Rica, 2 hrs north of San Jose Airport. Part of the deal included the shuttle to and from the airport in which I had the same driver and hotel employee Carlos. Carlos is awesome, we love him! Very professional, safe...

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1Thank Monica3062
Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This hotel was a bit of a "rustic" surprise. In the states it would probably be rated a 2-3 star hotel. What it lacks in sparkle and modern upgrades is made up by the amazing staff. Brian was always smiling, helpful and accommodating. He spoke pretty good english and was easy to communicate with. Katia did not speak any english,...

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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Great hotel for the price. Booked a trip through Groupon and spent 7 days at this hotel. Rooms and food were great and they help with scheduling trips and getting into town. Bryan at the front desk went above and beyond to help us. He went out of his way to help us with transportation to Quepos. Great staff and...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Pros: Room was large and clean and included refrigerator, microwave, and A/C. Staff were mostly friendly. Feels a bit less like you're in the middle of tourist-land because it's outside La Fortuna. Cons: The beds are not very comfortable (very cheap mattresses), the lighting in the room is weird (too bright or something), they are stingy with towels (but this...

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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Our stay was amazing! Brian and his team were gracious, informative and above all kind. Our accommodations were perfect as was the food. Would highly recommend this place if you are staying in La Fortuna. The adventure package was amazing as well.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We stayed at Hotel Lavas for 7 nights as part of the Adrenaline Groupon like many others. The owner of the hotel also owns Adrenaline from what I found out. We enjoyed our stay very much. The grounds are very nice and you feel like you are part of the jungle. The pool is clean and nice for the kids....

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We stayed as part of an Adrenaline Groupon, and I was very happy with the accommodations- the rooms aren't fancy, but the air conditioning is pretty effective and frankly it's just a place to rest your head between the many awesome tours we got to do. The staff was always very friendly, and those who didn't speak English were patient...

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2Thank JCarter1982
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Great scenery and really friendly and helpful staff. The hotel staff is very accommodating and quick to deal with any issues you might be having. The hotel is located only a short ride from the center of town. Taxi fares are very cheap. One thing to note is that staff might not always speak English. I gave it a 3...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Hotel Lavas del Arenal

Address: 300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: €82 - €179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Lavas del Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Hotel Lavas Del Arenal Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#22 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#26 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“Room #1 is the best! Closest to wifi and satellite dish.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Wi-fi probably works better in a room closer to the office or the cafe.”
 of 5 bubbles jessnelss, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Look for more convenient and comfortable accomodations”
 of 5 bubbles cameron1938, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“2nd level seemed quieter and away from traffic.”
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“Ask about construction noise before booking!”
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