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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

When I give these folks the highest rating it is important to remember that I am rating them against similar properties. It would not be fair to judge them at the standards set for resorts hotels changing 8 times the rate. Keeping that in mind, this was an absolutely gorgeous place. I am referring to the manicured gardens. Like a... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

We have stayed here 4 times in the past 8 years with student groups. This place is very accommodating to many demands of students and parents. They are always polite, pleasant and wonderful to work with. The 2 pools are great to swim in, the grounds are gorgeous and there is no better view of Arenal Volcano. The fish is... More 

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Eduardo l, Director General at Hotel Lavas Tacotal, responded to this review

Dear Friends Greetings from Lavas Tacotal hotel and thank you for your comments We hope serving you one more time in a future Best regards Eduardo Lanaspa More 

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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The hotel property is nice facing the Arenal Volcano. The room is big with a balcony and A/C. The bathroom is big enough with a jacuzzy. Even though, I think it needs some maintenance, the mirror had black spots and the sink seemed to be dirty. The TV is also small and old. The two pools are small but they... More 

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Eduardo l, Gerente at Hotel Lavas Tacotal, responded to this review

Dear Jose, Greetings from Lavas Tacotal Hotel. Thank you for your comments and we will work for be better everyday Best regards Eduardo Lanaspa More 

Iowa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The picture shown by Hotel Lavas Tacotal is very deceptive. From the pool, there is no unobstructed view of the volcano as shown. The pool is also not that nice. The room itself was ok and the balconies were nice. The staff was cordial and helpful. I was less than impressed with the bathroom. The shower faucet was hanging out... More 

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Eduardo l, Gerente at Hotel Lavas Tacotal, responded to this review

Dear Sirs Greetings from Lavas Tacotal Thank you for your comments and we will work to be better everyday Best regards Eduardo Lanaspa More 

Carbondale, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This hotel has great views from the comfortable and roomy "cabins". The rooms were clean with A/C and ceiling fans. The front porches looking towards Arenal Volcano were great places to relax. The open air dining room was comfortable and the food was average. The staff were very accommodating and the service was friendly. It was located fairly close to... More 

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Eduardo l, Gerente at Hotel Lavas Tacotal, responded to this review

Dear Mr Scott Greetings from Lavas Tacotal hotel Thank you for your comments and we will work for be better everyday Best regards Eduardo Lanaspa More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a very good hotel to stay at. The management and staff we're very cordial and very helpful. We were served a breakfast every morning the breakfast was excellent. The property itself was very pretty and very nice to be there. They also had a buffet in the evening which was very good and very inexpensive. I can... More 

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Eduardo l, Gerente at Hotel Lavas Tacotal, responded to this review

Dear Mr Heim Greetings from Lavas Tacotal Hotel Thank you for your comments and we will work for be better every day Best regards Eduardo Lanaspa More 

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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

It is fine not luxurious but clean and it has a great view on Arenal. Staff are great and everyone was really friendly. Very noisy if they have buses of people coming to stay for few nights then you realize that the walls are very thin and it could be very annoying. We did enjoy our stay.

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Eduardo l, Gerente at Hotel Lavas Tacotal, responded to this review

Dear Nathalie Greetings from Lavas Tacotal Thank you for your comments and we will work for be better every day. Best regards Eduardo Lanaspa More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This hotel was fairly run down in terms of the rooms. The worst thing was the state of the bed sheets which were quite badly stained. Also only one key was available for each room which is unacceptable for multiple occupancy rooms, even if you leave the key at reception when you leave you still have to wake people up... More 

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Eduardo l, Gerente at Hotel Lavas Tacotal, responded to this review

Dear Friends Greetings from Lavas Tacotal Hotel Thank you for your comments and we will be carefull with sheets with a new inversión very soon. Best regards Eduardo Lanaspa More 

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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I remember when this was a great hotel. Now it's run down - patchwork repairs to cabin roofs, old bath fixtures that need repair or replacement, erratic A/C units, sporadic hot water. I used to enjoy bringing guests here. This last time, I was embarrassed. Guests put on a good face, but side comments made it clear they did not... More 

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Eduardo l, Gerente at Hotel Lavas Tacotal, responded to this review

Dear sirs, Greetings from Lavas Tacotal hotel and we are sorry for your inconvinients. We really want that you visit us in a future and every stay according to your expectatives. Best regards Eduardo Lanaspa More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

First glance it looked great. We had two cabins. Rundown. Doors didn't fit tight. Everything was a little shabby. The bat in the room apparently left after we tried to find it. Least favorite hotel on the trip. Glad it was only one night.

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Eduardo l, Gerente at Hotel Lavas Tacotal, responded to this review

Dear John Greetings from Lavas Tacotal Hotel We are so sorry for your comments and we will work for be better in a short time. Best regards Eduardo Lanaspa More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Hotel Lavas Tacotal you can enjoy the natural greatness of the Arenal Volcano. Its amazing conic shape and constant volcanic activity, the Arenal Volcano is one of the most important attractions in Costa Rica. Walk through trails of solidified lava, ride across exhuberant forests, the activity of the Arenal Volcano during the day or by night. The amazing spectacle of incandescent lava flowing from the crater is truly breathtaking. The hotel amenities includes air conditioning, maid service, pool, restaurant, tennis, bar, laundry, spa, 24 hour security, souvenir shop, and private parking. handicap facilities, and non smoking rooms are also available. The room amenities includes cable TVs, balcony, safe deposit boxes, telephones, mini bars, and Internet connection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Lavas Tacotal

Address: 10 Km West from downtown La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 2772-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: €73 - €448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lavas Tacotal 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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Lavas Tacotal Hotel
Hotel Lavas Tacotal Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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#16 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“Choose rooms towards the back of the property nearer the volcano. But all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles 982dannyb, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cute bugalos. They are more spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles SummerLover71, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Any of the cabin type lodgings have great views of the volcano.”
 of 5 bubbles scotti667, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I would definitely choose the upper rooms”
 of 5 bubbles nathaliecA3472JC, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The hotel-like building at the bottom of the complex is newer. Cabins - avoid.”
 of 5 bubbles TreadLightAdventurer, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
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