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Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa

7 kms from La Fortuna Downtown, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 84-4417 Costa Rica
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#36 of 61 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Enjoy of cozy & comfortable rooms surrounded by tropical gardens, with the best view of Arenal Volcano. Discover the wellness of our hot springs and our Mayin Spa. Taste the Costa Rica flavor, international cuisine and the best steak house in the area. Feel the adrenaline on our Canopy Tour, and take the best shots of Arenal volcano on our horseback riding.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Swimup bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Yomi A wrote a review Dec 2020
Kaiserslautern, Germany23 contributions1 helpful vote
My children and I we stay at this location for 4 nights! First thing first, this hotel is amazing, The staff are amazing, super friendly and professionals. Everyone take ALL COVID precautions, they have hand wash stations throughout the facilities and everyone wears their mask at all time! The room are amazing with perfect view to the volcano! The rooms are traditional with everything you need! They clean our room everyday! The hotel landscape is beautiful, I felt like I was in the jungle. The hotel food is AMAZING! We ate breakfast everyday and dinner two times in the hotel because we found the food to be much better than the food out in the town. Our server Jose (breakfast) and Isaias (dinner) are amazing people!!! I stay in many places and I recommend to all my family and friends this location! The price was just right! Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Terence M wrote a review Sep 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica6 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights here and everything was great. The room was nice, clean and with fast WiFi. The only distraction was that sound traveled from the room next door very easily. The view of the volcano was perfect and we were blessed that most of the time the clouds were absent which is often not the case. The food in the restaurant was very good and all Covid-19 protocols were being followed to the letter.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Valery Córdoba, Dueño at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Dear customers, we greatly appreciate the opinion we have received, in this new normal after the Covid. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the view of the Arenal Volcano, due to its unexpected weather. For us it is a pleasure to serve you
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Colin D wrote a review Apr 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom110 contributions64 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for two nights (as part of a Cox and Kings tour to Costa Rica) in a standard room, which was in a semi-detached single story building. We occupied a twin bedded room (Room 132) which was very comfortable, with a fantastic view of Arenal Volcano. The room had a free security safe, flat screen TV with 80+ channels (the only English speaking channel was CNN), coffee only making facilities, fridge (empty), an easy to use and effective air-conditioning system, cupboard for hanging clothes (with 6 hangers), drawers for clothes, phone in the room, two pillows per bed (+ two cushions) and two blankets. There was no mini-bar, and no WiFi in the room (only available in the restaurant, reception and the bar). There is a balcony with two chairs and a great, uninterrupted view of Arenal Volcano. We could only count four possible charging points for mobile phones, iPads, cameras, etc. There is a parking space outside the room if you arrive by car. The bathroom had a walk-in shower, toilet, large hand-basin, hairdryer and bottles of shampoo and conditioner. The hotel facilities are about 300 yards from the room, along a tarmac road that is lighted at night. There is a spa with gym, sauna, jacuzzi and massage. There is a pool and also a wet bar (seats are in the water), and large restaurant with national and international cuisine (that has an excellent breakfast selection including freshly made omelettes), as well as a snack bar by the pool. One of the most enticing attractions is the gorgeous river of thermal mineral waters, which thanks to a careful design, allow you privacy and rest. The pools vary in temperatures from one to the next, in order to satisfy the individual tastes of each guest. The 7 river pools have waterfalls, and these beautiful falls, and the relaxing hydro-massage they provide, together with spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano are the perfect finishing touch to make your vacation truly magical. There is a souvenir shop next to Reception. The hotel offers different activities for all ages like a canopy tour (zip wires on a series of cables that reach up to 400 metres in length) and horseback riding. We had a very comfortable two nights at this hotel, enjoying the location and facilities and have no hesitation in recommending it as a place to stay in the Arenal area.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Rooms close to the restaurant and bar during bad weather could be beneficial!
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Response from Valery Córdoba, Dueño at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Dear customers, we are very pleased to read your description of the hotel facilities. We tell you that we have made renovations and improvements in customer service to improve the experience of our guests. We already have Wifi and other security protocols for your health.
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wendyjc80 wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia23 contributions6 helpful votes
We- family of four- stayed here for two nights. The room was tiny (we got the cheapest room), but nice; I loved the front porch where we could sit and relax/watch the birds/look at the volcano. The bathroom could use some updating; it was old, a bit musty-smelling, and dirty around the corners. There is no Wifi in the room, but that didn't bother me one bit- that's not why I go on vacation. Our room was at the bottom of the property, so you could hear the street all night, which didn't bother us as we hear that at our own house; but if that's a problem, you might want to request a room higher up the hill. I LOVED the hot spring pools!!! They were SO refreshing after a busy day of touring, and surprisingly not too busy (besides the top one or two, which are the hottest, but the lower ones are quite warm enough). The vegetarian pizza at the pool snack area was delicious, and very reasonably priced ($10 for one; my family of four ate 3). I really loved the nature at the resort- birds all over the place (we saw SO MANY different kinds!), and every morning we could hear howler monkeys- was so cool! Breakfast was yummy (including an eggs-to-order station), I just wish it would start at 6 instead of 6:30 (since our tours started early; but 6:30 seems to be the standard all over CR). If the rooms had been cleaner/more updated (especially bathroom), I would've given the place 5 stars. But overall we loved our stay and would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Valery Córdoba, Dueño at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Dear customer, thank you very much for providing us with your experience at the hotel and its extraordinary nature. In this new normal, we have improved our customer service and we await you with our safety protocols for your health. Plus the joy of seeing so many different species of birds and other animals in the area.
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WhiteMouseBurrow wrote a review Mar 2020
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions52 helpful votes
The hotel is very well located in terms of the main local attraction - the volcano. The houses and furniture are plank, but it does not bother - we arrived for the sake of nature and outdoor activities ... including hot springs ... well, a very active holiday.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Valery Córdoba, Dueño at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Dear customer, it was a pleasure for us to have received you. We are glad that we created a good experience for the memory of a great trip. We are waiting for you soon with our new health and safety protocols.
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US$103 - US$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Natura Eco Park Costa Rica (0.8 km), Baldi Hot Springs (0.2 km), and Free Natural Hot Springs River (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Altamira Restaurant, Surá Bar & Bistro, and Tabbule Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.