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10 Km West from downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 2772-1000 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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  • Floors marked for social distancing
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#42 of 61 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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At the Hotel Lavas Tacotal you can enjoy the natural grandeur of the Arenal Volcano. Due to its surprising conical shape and constant volcanic activity, the Arenal Volcano is one of the most important attractions in Costa Rica. Walk along trails of solidified lava, travel through exuberant forests, the activity of the Arenal Volcano during the day or at night. The hotel services include air conditioning, cleaning service, swimming pool, restaurant, tennis, bar, laundry, spa, 24 hour security and private parking. Facilities for the disabled, and non-smoking rooms are also available. The room amenities include cable TV, balcony, safety deposit boxes, telephones, coffeemaker.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Justjana wrote a review Dec 2020
Turrialba, Costa Rica132 contributions30 helpful votes
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This quaint little hotel is perfect for exploring the La Fortuna area. We stayed two nights while exploring and doing tours. Kembly the manager is super friendly and has tons of information about what to do in the area. The hotel has two pools, very clean and amazing views of the Volcano. The cabins are clean, conformable and have beautiful views of the lush tropical gardens and the Arenal Volcano. It is situated 9km outside of La Fortuna but close by is a little supermarket to stock up on things and the rooms have a small fridge! Breakfasts are delicious and served with a fruit plate! We had great fun and really enjoyed the stay!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 7 Dec 2020
Dear Jana, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at our hotel. We are happy to see that you had a pleasant stay. We care a lot about the satisfaction of our clients, we always invite them to share their experiences, we listen carefully to how we can improve to continue offering the best quality in facilities and services. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you for rating us and for your recommendation. Best regards
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Amitabh-Deepa P wrote a review May 2020
Madison, Wisconsin4 contributions
The location of the hotel near the volcano is incredible. The room itself was decent, but the wi-fi (very important for a 14-year-old) was only in the lounge area. The breakfast was delicious. The tours were arranged smoothly by the staff. The pools seemed inviting (though we didn't use them). The layout and decorations were pretty.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Raquel Torres, Gestión de ingresos at Hotel Lavas Tacotal
Responded 31 Jul 2020
Dear Customer Thank you for rating us and for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We are happy to see that everything was fine during your visit and that our staff and services made a difference. We send you greetings and we would love to serve you again.
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Francesca F wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Ana, Costa Rica7 contributions5 helpful votes
The hotel is just 5 minutes away from the city center of La Fortuna. The rooms are big and really quiet. You can hear the birds and crickets. Also the view from our room was amazing. The staff was always very friendly and helpful. I could really recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Raquel Torres, Administración de ingresos at Hotel Lavas Tacotal
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Estimada clienta Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia en nuestro hotel. Nos alegra ver que tuvo una estancia placentera. Nos importa mucho la satisfacción de nuestros clientes, siempre les invitamos a que compartan sus experiencias, escuchamos atentamente como podemos mejorar para continuar ofreciendo la mejor calidad en instalaciones y servicios. Esperamos tener la oportunidad de servirle nuevamente. Gracias por calificarnos y por su recomendación.
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Malgorzata wrote a review Jan 2020
8,970 contributions969 helpful votes
Quaint place close to all major attractions in La Fortuna. Perfect getaway hotel with nice view of the volcano from the garden. The staff is nice and super friendly and the breakfast is really good. The grounds are very nice and well maintained. Very nice place to stay. We had such a good time at Lavas Tacotal. I can recommend this place if you are looking for a comfy place to rest after a long day of activities. Good value hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Torres3129, Revenue Manager at Hotel Lavas Tacotal
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thank you for rating us and for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We are glad to see that everything was fine during your visit and that our staff and services made a difference.   We send greetings and we would love to serve you again.
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Ceggy wrote a review Jan 2020
London81 contributions36 helpful votes
Stayed here 31st Dec 2019 - 3rd Jan 2020. I paid about £90 a night at the very last minute. I knew when I booked that it was a rustic/budget hotel - you only have to compare the prices in the area to work that out...! The first room I checked into (20) wasn’t to my liking (bit musty but worse than that on night 1 I was woken at 2am by two blokes talking v loudly... this went on until 4.30am ...some people have zero respect). I asked to move the next morning and the lovely lady on reception moved me to Bungalow 32 which I loved. Here’s a few points to note: - it does serve Bkfst but other than that it does not have a Bar or Restaurant - there is a decent Restaurant next door (Dona Flor), the churrasco steak with jalapeno sauce is amazing. It closes early circa 8pm. There is another restaurant opposite but I didn’t try it - there is a mini-mart 5 mins walk away BUT it is down the main road and the road has no street lights and is pitch black - the hotel has WIFI... sometimes, and only in reception. Don’t stay here if u use WIFI a lot - the first room had no fridge, the Bungalow did. The rooms do not have safety deposit boxes - La Fortuna town is fun, but its €10 each way in a taxi (15 mins) I’d definitely stay here again, the staff were lovely. But have realistic expectations for what you pay (I heard a lady complaining..) - its cheap, rustic and budget. If you want a luxury experience in La Fortuna times your nightly Budget by 4 or 5
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for sharing your experience in our hotel. We are glad to see you had a pleasant stay. We care a lot about the satisfaction of our customers, we always invite them to share their experiences, we listen carefully as we can improve to continue offering the best quality in facilities and services. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again.   Thank you for rating us and for your recommendation.
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PRICE RANGE
US$70 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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lavas tacotal hotel
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Lavas Tacotal
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Lavas Tacotal?
Nearby attractions include ChocoMuseo La Fortuna (7.4 km), Bogarin Trail (6.9 km), and Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Lavas Tacotal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Lavas Tacotal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Lavas Tacotal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mercadito Arenal, Restaurante Tierra Mia, and Pollo Fortuneño.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Lavas Tacotal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Lavas Tacotal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Lavas Tacotal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Lavas Tacotal accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.