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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in a chalet, the view from your chalet is just AMAZING! The hotel also has 1 little swimming pool and 2 jacuzzis, so it's more to relax. The view form the swimming pool and the jacuzzis is also AMAZING! The restaurant of the hotel is OK but not exceptional, they also have a bar with a...

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hope to see you again. This is a good time to enjoy Arenal Lodge in Family. Happy new year.

Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to wash your clothes, there's a laundry. I do not recommand that 'cause they forgot 1 sweater and they do not iron. Otherwise, the people are very nice and the rooms are rather clean. If you cannot walk that good, I don't recommand this lodge, it is difficult to walk there. There used to be a view...

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Herndon, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, me and my family stayed here a couple of weeks ago (December 2016) and I must say, it was a fabulous experience staying at this lodge. The view from my room (The Chalet) was breathtaking. Breakfast was nice, the lodge restaurant was great. The service was outstanding. Yes, the drive to the lodge from the main thoroughfare is about...

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks. For your Great comment. All i have to say is that you described the reason to be of any hospitality service. That is the way we understand it and that is because Arenal Lodge is one of a kind. Hope to see you again.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, the Hotel Arenal Lodge is in a location that around a lake on a road that is not in good shape. Paved, but with many potholes and narrow. Second, keep in mind this location is higher up and as a result the weather, even in December, is rainy. All 3 days we were there it rained some...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place folks!! The property is lovingly cared for and the flora is incredible. The staff is extremely helpful and accommodated our every request. I suggest using the shuttle system when traveling in Costa Rica. It is very convenient and comfortable. Gray Line Shuttle was on time and the drivers were very good on the windy roads.

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. Arenal Lodge is ready to make more people to have a great time. Visit Arenal lodge with family , or friends and enjoy the forest, view and wildlife.

Hialeah
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved the hotel! The views are killer, the staff was outstanding and everything was home away from home. Rocio was a great person to meet as she was super sweet and helpful accommodating us. The road is indeed bumpy and long but worth it. We saw all kinds of birds, monkeys & a weird creature on property while...

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

In Arenal Lodge, Guest deserve all we can offer. and that is what we do when we serve. Just doing what we love to do in Arenal Lodge for our guest. Best regard.

Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful and frendly Hotel at the top of the clouds the rooms are large and furniture relaxing the view exquisite the food 5 star your close to the action zip line, butterfly farm, coffee plantations, and shopping in the artist cooperative. Take a taxi they will want for you or send someone in a nother cab...

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

thank you very much. For Arenal Lodge is a pleasure to offer the best service and location in the area of Arenal. Great forest and wildlife. Best Regards.

Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I am currently on a road trip across the pacific coast of Costa Rica and the Arenal Lodge was the first place my best friend and I stayed after we landed in San Jose. When I saw the photos online I knew I had to come see it for myself. We stayed in room 312 and our view was amazing....

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

What can I say. You said everything. Thanks and hope to see you soon. Best regard.

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed ourselves here at the Arenal lodge. The views were so beautiful. We went out to explore the property and discovered some of the prettiest land I've ever seen. This is the perfect spot for a wedding and I'm even considering maybe having my wedding there. If they let me :) The staff was also friendly and a...

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Of course you are welcome to have your wedding here. Just let us know when. We are ready.

Anacortes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely evening at this beautiful hotel! In spite of pouring rain, we sat in the jacuzzi, rocked on our balcony, and then had dinner at the restaurant. Food was "okay"....salads better than entrees. Breakfast was traditional....again okay and included with room. The fog lifted in the early morning for a Volcano view before we left. Conveniently located to...

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for comment. Arenal Lodge is ready to welcome our guest, offering the best service + tours and views.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arenal Lodge provides guests with the excitement of staying in an authentic rainforest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Guests will enjoy a casual and relaxed rustic lodge setting with the added value of a complimentary breakfast daily. Located on 2000-acres of beautiful tropical rainforest, the lodge is situated near Arenal Volcano National Park. The lodge is surrounded by rainforest - housing hundreds of exotic birds, small animals and the beautiful tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica. and is its own local tourist attraction due to its exclusive location with breathtaking panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. The lodge features a full service restaurant with local and international cuisine, gift shop, three heated outdoor Jacuzzis, an infinite edge swimming pool, walking trails, a butterfly garden, horseback riding, a game room and outdoor playground for children, fitness room, sauna, and free wireless high speed internet access. Guest rooms and suites feature cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, clock radio, and all have private baths. Complimentary crib and wheel chair are available on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Lodge

Address: 200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 1250, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: €96 - €157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Lodge Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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#12 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“Best views! The junior suites have a great view of Arenal Volcano.”
 of 5 bubbles M9332LVjenniferd, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“choose 1 floor in vilas -fantastic view:-)”
 of 5 bubbles 227linec, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Chalets have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles cmm122, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Remote location, great for those seeking quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Emsephs, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Chose the Chalet room, the view of the Arenal Mountain from these rooms is just awesome.”
  • A view when I stepped outside of my room.
 of 5 bubbles Navindc2015, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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