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Hotel Kokoro Arenal
Ware, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Good place to stay for short break”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Kokoro Arenal - great staff, lush gardens, rustic cabins, very pleasant open eating area, nice pool area and great view of Arenal. Breakfast very good with attentive service. A few points affected our rating - cleaning service to cabins not great (and towels not changed), jacuzzi not working, limited dining menu for the evenings (but we suspect they are trying to not be too over ambitious). We spent a day at Tabacon Springs (fantastic), and a morning in La Fortuna (little to see apart from souvenir shops, restaurants and tour operators - glad we didn't stay in town).

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

We loved the place. It was clean and comfortable and the service and food were excellent. We loved the hot springs pool.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Stayed at this hotel for three days. Very unique hotel with thatched roof cabinas. Each room was very spacious and comfortable (very rustic which we like).. The room came with breakfast, which was principally pinto galleo, eggs and fruit. The grounds were beautiful and provided a great view of the volcano. On the negative side, of the four hotspring pools only one was open. The one that was open was very nice, but crowded since it was the only one. Also, the water pressure in the shower was pretty weak. One day the hot water ran out. I give this hotel a 4 rating even with these negative items. The staff was very friendly and the room, grounds and atmosphere were great. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

The Kokoro Arenal hotel was a great start to our holiday in Costa Rica. The staff and owners were all very friendly and helpful in arranging transportation and tours. The food in the hotel was very good and a great start to start the day. The rooms were very large and comfortable. We had a wonderful time and recommend staying here to anyone. They also have a new hot springs that is less crowded than the famous Tabacon resort. The town is not close enough to walk but a short drive away with the hotel driver. They charge a small fare but it's worth to see and explore the area this way.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

We stayed there for one night. The overall area of the resort is huge and you actually see lots of animals there already. The reception area is very nice overlooking the volcano. And the breakfast is very good too with lots of choices.

The room itself is ok. It doesn't really include everything that an usual hotel room has. Almost feel like they are still working in progress.

Overall it's still a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Hotel Kokoro Arenal
Address: 500m oeste de la Quebrada la Palma | 7km Northwest, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4000, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#16 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#24 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Kokoro Arenal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest of the northern hills of Costa Rica, Hotel Kokoro Arenal is the perfect hideaway retreat blessed with untouched flora and fauna and a panoramic setting overlooking the majestic volcano of Arenal. At Kokoro Arenal, each of our carefully designed eco-villas offers a stay in a cozy family oriented style, with charm, and a service approach prepared in a joyful, attentive, and sustainable way. The lodging grounds also invite you to dip into the hill-top swimming pool, tropical hut with hammock, and explore our tucked away rainforest trails. With our Kokoro ‘heartfelt’ ways, we aim to revitalize your senses and share with you a vibrant experience in the Costa Rican tropics. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kokoro Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
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