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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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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... More 

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5 reviews
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
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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.... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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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... More 

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2 Thank JCarter1982
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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... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2016

I went stayed at this hotel for 4 days and it was a great experience. The staff were extremely friendly and very accommodating. We made last minute travels plans and the hotel manager, Katia gave us recommendation and helped coordinate our trip. Though the breakfast and dinner options are a bit limited, overall our stay was pleasant and enjoyable. I... More 

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Miami
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We just spent the past week at Hotel Lavas del Arenal and had a great time! It was conveniently located just a short ride away from downtown and from many attractions. The staff was super friendly and helpful! They have an area with tables where they cook; it was great to eat delicious home cooked meals after long and adventurous... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, this was the only bad hotel on the trip. This place may be ok if you have a vehicle/and getting a cheaper rate, otherwise stay in Fortuna, where there are restaurants, bars, and tours accessible. Trying to book tours and taxis from the staff was not possible, as there was no English-spoken and they did not care to try.

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1 Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

It's hard to find anything that hasn't been said. The hotel is very simple and the staff is incredible. Super friendly and very patient with those of us that don't speak a lick of spanish. The grounds are very well maintained and authentic Costa Rican food is fresh and very appetizing. The highlight isnt the room but all the excursions... More 

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2 Thank Kendall T
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Hi,we stay at hotel lavas del arenal for 5 days with the adrenaline tour also.this hotel has the best service,the staff is just awesome,the food is the best in costa rica,we love the gallo pinto! The hotel is nice,always clean when we came back from the tours,wi-fi works everywhere,transportations starting from the airpot and to every tour are include.we had... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: €80 - €224 (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
#23 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#27 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 217tracya, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask about construction noise before booking!”
 of 5 bubbles jsteffen, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are basically the same, top floor rooms have a small view of the volcano outside the door.”
 of 5 bubbles jordanv403, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
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