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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is not your 5 star up to date lodge, its one of the originals with beautiful wood work detail. If you are high maintenance this is not for you,which is why I loved it!! Wanted to try something new and not stay on the Ocean for once, this could have went really bad but it was the best decision... More 

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

Thanks for your comment. Arenal lodge will be waiting for you and your kids. With all the meanings of Arenal Lodge. Forest, Fauna, Views, Horseback, body therapy and much more. Best regard. More 

Waikiki, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pretty rustic but great view of volcano. Friendly staff, some rooms do not have A/C and you need it. Food was average at best and no other places to eat nearby. Would not recommend although it was OK. Better options nearby.

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

Thanks for your comments. Hope you had a good stay at arenal lodge and enjoyed all the peace and relax that Arenal Lodge can offer you. More 

tel aviv
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Family vist (parents + 3 kids (14,12,10) for 4 days. The property is beautiful and well maintained with amazing views of the incredible volcano. The service is great (especially Warren from the reception and the maintenance and room service crews). The location is convenient to all the great activities and sites. We stayed in a family Chalet

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

We appreciate your comment, and want to remark, that Arenal Lodge is a very good option for family vacation. Hope you come back. More 

New York
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our stay at the hotel was awesome! We stayed for 4-5 nights. BEST VIEW of the volcano. The hotel has a nice pool and 2 Jacuzzis. Trees and greenery everywhere. We had a room with balcony and the view was simply breathtaking (as pictured). You can see the view from the dining area as well. The food was amazing esp.... More 

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

Thanks. we appreciate your comment and hope you come back to enjoy more of Arenal Lodge. Arenal Lodge will be waiting for you with the traditional service that we provide. More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Arenal Lodge was purely amazing. Some of the previous reviews say long drive to hotel, roads not that great, yada yada but come on now, everywhere is a far drive in Costa Rica. You go to explore and see the beautiful country and that is exactly what this hotel offers. 15-20 minutes from La Fortuna, breathtaking views of lush green... More 

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

Pura Vida. thank you very much for visiting Arenal lodge, and also for your description of what we really are. More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

A little bit dated. We loved the location and the zip wire sky trek was amazing!! Felt we needed a car and because we didn't felt we were stitched up by the tour rep. We did make our own arrangements and saw fortuna waterfall and swam in the thermal river free of charge. The hotel pool and jacuzzi were amazing.... More 

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

thank you very much for your comment. Arenal lodge definitely is the place for a good vacation in La fortuna, We hope you visit us again. Best regards. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The view and the location of the hotel is definitely the selling point. The view and landscape and volcano is absolutely amazing. There are several self-guided tours and trails located on site that were great as well. The staff were very friendly and helped whenever we needed it. They offer offsite tours and guides at additional costs for those who... More 

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

Thanks for your comment. we apologize for any inconvenience you may have. we are always working to be better and avoid some technicals inconvenience. Is good you enjoyed your stay and we hope you come back. More 

Catonsville, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Lodge: If you want a real Costa Rican experience, you stay here. It's in the middle of a 2,000-acre farm. Although, it could use some updates here and there, it is the very first hotel in the area, so it has great history for the area. There are other American-owned luxury hotels in the area, but you can get that... More 

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Thanks for commet. Hope you enjoyed your stay and come back. More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed there one night Charming hotel with beautiful pool and jacuzzi area. Gorgeous views of the volcano and surrounding forest We had the garden view room, which was spacious and comfortable, but if you are on the first floor you can hear everything coming from upstairs because of the wooden floors. Breakfast is good, staff very nice Restaurant convenient... More 

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

Arenal Lodge. Just the perfect place for people who want to have a great vacation with family, couple or by its own. Thank you for coming. More 

Madeira Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We booked this trip to celebrate my boyfriend's 50th birthday and we didn't regret it for one second. OK maybe one. Driving there from San Jose was an adventure though I admit we were out and about enough that the drive back wasn't as traumatic for me. Steve loved it -- in FL all the roads are straight and flat... More 

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

it's our pleasure to assist you. Thank you for your comment and we hope to see you again. Definitely in ARENAL LODGE we love to share what we are. A place full of life in the rain forest, with the right staff to assist you. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: €79 - €151 (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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“Get a volcano view from your room”
 of 5 bubbles cherylchin, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Junior suites have the best views along with the more expensive Chalets.”
 of 5 bubbles vacationloverMaine, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Must do the chalet our main wall looking out was all glass on the hill top!!”
 of 5 bubbles CarlinTravel, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request the mini suite or you may not have A/C.”
 of 5 bubbles rberry3242, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the Chalets (top floor)”
 of 5 bubbles jason5566, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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