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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Arenal Lodge the last week of November and had a great time. Yes, it is away from other places, however we had rented a car knowing this and had no problems seeing the area. The lodge is older, but very nice. We stayed in a chalet and the view was amazing. The room could use some...

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Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We drove through pouring rain, mudslides, downed trees and the coolest road I've ever driven on. The drive from the road to the lodge is exciting. The power was out when we arrived and remained out through the night, we made the best of it with candles and flashlights. The lodge did a good job providing wood for the fireplaces...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staff is wonderful and the views, when you have them given the heavy fog in the morning and early evening, are amazing. The rooms are fine, nothing special, and the restaurant is good with a good selection of food for all eaters. There is a lot to do at the hotel - hot tub, bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, pineapple...

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Marco D, Gerente de Operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

All we can say is thank you for your visit, and help others to choose Arenal Lodge. Best regard.

Boynton Beach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent two nights in La Fortuna before coming to Arenal Lodge. Yes, it's a windy bumpy road up to the lodge! But the view at the top is amazing. It was a sunny day when we checked in and our chalet was available early. We had lunch then took a horseback ride. Amazing!!!! Our guide (Ronan?) and his son...

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Marco D, Grente de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for comment. We hope you had a nice trip back home. Soon we will be working to improve the lighting. Best regards.

Horseshoe Valley, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great little lodge to relax at with some pretty nice hiking trails and views. Staff are very friendly and so helpful. The drive from the main road to the lodge is very adventurous and all UP hill!

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks you for comment. We hope to see you again. The best thing about the road up to the hotel is that in more than 20 years we never had any incident or accident. So people can come and enjoy the forest and wildlife as soon as they pass the gate.

Newton, Kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a hard time choosing between average and very good, but went with very good based on how much the family enjoyed it. We had a group of 9 who stayed in 3 junior suites, with two standard beds and a fold-out sofa. The hotel is older, so the décor is dated and worn. The rooms were clean. The...

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Marco D, Gerente de Operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks to take your time explaining that the Arenal lodge is a nice place for Family vacation. Here you also go horseback riding or book different activities in the area. Best regard.

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three nights there in December and will not return. Several reasons: - We had reserved a chalet but were told upon arrival that we had been "upgraded" to the honeymoon suite. The so called suite was an old room which had not been updated in many years, had air drifts, almost no view, and even the bed covers...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in a chalet, the view from your chalet is just AMAZING! The hotel also has 1 little swimming pool and 2 jacuzzis, so it's more to relax. The view form the swimming pool and the jacuzzis is also AMAZING! The restaurant of the hotel is OK but not exceptional, they also have a bar with a...

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hope to see you again. This is a good time to enjoy Arenal Lodge in Family. Happy new year.

Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to wash your clothes, there's a laundry. I do not recommand that 'cause they forgot 1 sweater and they do not iron. Otherwise, the people are very nice and the rooms are rather clean. If you cannot walk that good, I don't recommand this lodge, it is difficult to walk there. There used to be a view...

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Herndon, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, me and my family stayed here a couple of weeks ago (December 2016) and I must say, it was a fabulous experience staying at this lodge. The view from my room (The Chalet) was breathtaking. Breakfast was nice, the lodge restaurant was great. The service was outstanding. Yes, the drive to the lodge from the main thoroughfare is about...

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Marco D, Gerente de operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks. For your Great comment. All i have to say is that you described the reason to be of any hospitality service. That is the way we understand it and that is because Arenal Lodge is one of a kind. Hope to see you again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arenal Lodge provides guests with the excitement of staying in an authentic rainforest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Guests will enjoy a casual and relaxed rustic lodge setting with the added value of a complimentary breakfast daily. Located on 2000-acres of beautiful tropical rainforest, the lodge is situated near Arenal Volcano National Park. The lodge is surrounded by rainforest - housing hundreds of exotic birds, small animals and the beautiful tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica. and is its own local tourist attraction due to its exclusive location with breathtaking panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. The lodge features a full service restaurant with local and international cuisine, gift shop, three heated outdoor Jacuzzis, an infinite edge swimming pool, walking trails, a butterfly garden, horseback riding, a game room and outdoor playground for children, fitness room, sauna, and free wireless high speed internet access. Guest rooms and suites feature cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, clock radio, and all have private baths. Complimentary crib and wheel chair are available on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Lodge

Address: 200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 1250, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $136 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Lodge Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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#12 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“Chalets have a great view”
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“Remote location, great for those seeking quiet”
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“Chose the Chalet room, the view of the Arenal Mountain from these rooms is just awesome.”
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