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Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery

Km. 30, Route 142, 8 km from Tilaran to Nuevo Arenal. PO Box: 92-5710, Tilaran 5710 Costa Rica
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#1 of 2 hotels in Tilaran
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
In 1992, JP designed and built this beautiful, unique and eco-friendly hotel, using the Palace of Knossos (located in Crete, Greece) as inspiration for its architectural concept. The entire hotel, including fresco-embellished walls and multiple pillars, were painted using ochre (a natural clay earth pigment). Choosing ochre over paint is one of the many initiatives undertaken to promote harmonious living with the environment. The rooms are comfortable and standard. Since the weather is perfect here and cooled by the jungle, a ceiling fan is all you need to be comfortable. No AC is provided. We also do not have televisions in the rooms…Let’s appreciate how beautiful this area is, and hear the sounds of the jungl3! The brewery (originally opened in San Jose) was moved to the hotel complex in 2011. The quality of the water here is simply unmatched! All our beers are brewed using virgin waters trickling from the shoulders of Tenorio Volcano. Feel free to just stop by for a beer
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Jennifer P wrote a review Jan 2021
7 contributions10 helpful votes
Amazing place, what a peaceful getaway from the craziness in canada. Amazing owner he is a genius with the design of the hotel its so eco friendly it blew our minds! All The staff is also great Valarie and Adam were so friendly and made us feel so welcome, everyone there did! Thank you for an amazing stay we WILL be back asap! From Carly & Mike from Canada 🇨🇦
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Veronica Herrera Rojas, General Manager at Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much Carly & Mike. It was a pleasure to meet you.
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Akurtis28 wrote a review Jan 2021
Nashville, Tennessee40 contributions17 helpful votes
We didn’t stay at the resort, so can’t speak as to that. However, we stopped here and had beer and food. Absolutely fantastic! The beer was good and the food was even better. The fried avocados are a must have! The salmon was also delicious with the pineapple glaze sauce. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Danny B wrote a review Dec 2020
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We don't really write reviews but wanted to express how truly wonderful this place is. We stopped in for a beer and a snack and left 4 days later, and only because we had to fly out the next day. JP and Dana are the ultimate hosts. Veronica, Jason, and Jorge highlight an amazing staff that absolutely provides Good Beer, Good Food, and Good Times. And who can forget Tia. A short walk through the jungle for a first class massage is pretty cool. It was all a truly memorable experience. Cant wait to make it back. Danny and Jen
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Lake Side Room
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Kristin G wrote a review Sep 2020
San Jose, CR34 contributions5 helpful votes
We just returned last night from a wonderful 3 night stay at the Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery. The staff could not have been more amazing! They gave us great recommendations on where to go and things to see. They were very flexible with the menu due to diatary requirements as well. Just really great people that we enjoyed talking with. The view from the hotel is also amazing!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: We really enjoyed our lake view.
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Kalani wrote a review Sep 2020
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Let me tell you all about Lake Arenal Hotel and Brewery and how they basically saved my life. I was driving from La Fortuna to Monteverde during the off-season with my four-year old daughter and we stopped for a snack and potty break at Lake Arenal Hotel and Brewery. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was a terrific craft beer list, reminiscent of my favorite craft breweries in Colorado, and I was disappointed that I couldn't order any because we had to get back on the road. BUT THEN We got back on the road and not even two miles away, the transmission died on my car. My phone couldn't make local calls for some reason. I don't speak Spanish. It was the side of a twisty road. It was getting dark. This story is starting to make me look like an idiot. But I managed to contact my sister-in-law, who was a couple hours down the road, and she got in touch with Lake Arenal Hotel and Brewery so we could go there and stay the night. John, the proprietor, drove out to pick us up, towed our car to a neighbor's, and the following day helped us get in touch with Enterprise, yelling at them in Spanish because I could not. I'm so glad we got a surprise stop at Lake Arenal Hotel and Brewery. I got to enjoy their amazing beer at my leisure. The food was good, too. I think there was some kind of fancy dessert. Since it was the off-season, there were very few people. In the morning, we explored the little paths through the trees and fields. The view of the lake and surrounding area is gorgeous. The place is also a sustainability education center, and we saw evidence of that everywhere. We had the pool to ourselves as I taught my daughter to swim and we listened to some weird sound that sounded like a pig, a dog, and a motorcycle all at the same time, which we learned were howler monkeys. Boy, are they loud. My kid played with a local kid despite not speaking each others' languages. I felt very adventurous, and the whole episode seemed a little surreal. I would definitely go back, probably with more planning ahead.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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US$55 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery?
Nearby attractions include Leona's Art Studio (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Caballo Negro, Restaurant by the Lake Tinajas Arenal, and Cafe y Macadamia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Does Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.