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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Really nice hotel, with absolutely cute private bungalows! Also the garden with flowers and hummingbirds was beautiful. The restaurant was also good. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel!

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Thank Tanja M
Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 20 January 2013

These private bungalows with patios facing Arenal Volcano are wonderful. The pathways through the property are lined with gorgeous flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds. The bungalows themselves are very nice and are so peaceful. The stars at night look like diamonds in the sky. Surprisingly, the restaurant is known for its wood fired pizza which is quite good. The included breakfast...

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Thank Diane0405
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2013

We enjoyed our 2 day stay here. Room was nice and we got a view of the Volcano without any clouds! Staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Food was good in the restaurant. Breakfast was fine and they cooked eggs to order if you asked. Pool was nice and staff turned on hot tub on...

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Thank Ann R
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed here for two nights. The staff was extremely helpful when we checked in and upgraded us for free. The hotel-area itself is nice and the restaurant has decent food, although the service seems a bit disorganized. The breakfast was disappointing, not much choice and they ran out of things and did not replace them even if there was...

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Thank Kaja D
Avimanager, Owner at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kaja D, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Arenal Volcano Inn and definitely hope to have you visiting us again in the future. We have taken all the necessary corrective measures to ensure that breakfast refills are done permanently to guarantee all guest may have a complete breakfast. My personal filosofy about serving...

Reviewed 21 December 2012 via mobile

Nice apartment hotel with friendly staff. Wonderfully situated with a great view of Arenal (if not covered in clouds), with a helpful staff and easy acces to all the sites and tours. A definte yes if you want to visit Arenal! PS: also see Tabacon Hot Springs. Pricey, but definetaly worth it, especially at night.

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Thank LionelMartina
idaho
Reviewed 13 November 2012

My husband and I just left La Fortuna. Visited Nov 9 - 12. The room was wonderful. The gardens are lovely. Just wait for the hot water in the shower, there will be more hot water than you can use.I expect it had a great view of the Volcano, but we never saw it through the clouds. Be careful about...

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Cleveland, OH
Reviewed 29 October 2012

I stayed at this place for two nights as a solo person but part of an escorted tour group. I had chosen the "Plan B" hotel and found this place to be very nice, room was clean and staff very helpful. As others have stated, the property is beautiful. I took a few strolls around the property and saw many...

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Avimanager, Owner at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this review

Dear PopLol, Thank you very much for taking the time to make such a detailed review about Arenal Volcano Inn and your personal experience at our small hotel. I will also like to give you a special thank you for going over other reviews and leting other travelers know your point of view about what some of them mentioned. We...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 October 2012

I haven't actually stayed at this hotel yet but I was recommended to eat at the Restaurant by Discovery Costa Rica, our travel agent, so I took my family there. The restaurant had a very cozy look from the outside and when we got in, we found out that it had a very cozy mountain lodge feel to it. The...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 October 2012

My fiance and I took a 14 day trip through Costa Rica. The first 10 were spent in a much more secluded part of the country so some of the con's are really through no fault of the hotel or location it just so happens that this is a much more touristy spot in Costa Rica. PRO'S: This hotel was...

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Avimanager, Owner at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this review

Dear Julie O, Thank you for your comments and all the detailed information about Arenal Volcano Inn that you wrote in your review. We are constantly trying to improve in order to give all our future and returning guests a better experience. About the bracelet now days it is actually voluntary to use it and almost all hotels in the...

Reviewed 22 October 2012

I stayed for one night here and I wish I'd stayed longer! The staff are very friendly, happy to speak in Spanish or English, and the view is unbelievably beautiful. I was in room 107 and I recommend it to anyone! You can wake up in the morning looking straight at the volcano. The rooms are lovely and quiet and...

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Avimanager, Owner at Arenal Volcano Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the very positive review. We definitely look forward to having you back soon and staying with us longer! Please let us know next time you come out so we may hold room 107 for you. In the spirit of your comment that we are happy to speak Spanish or English: Me alegra mucho que disfrutara la vista desde...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arenal Volcano Inn is a 25 room hotel surrounded by exotic gardens that can be admired from the tranquility of your room or by taking a small walk on its natural trails. Every guest may enjoy the view of the Arenal Volcano from its own terrace. Come visit us and make Arenal Volcano Inn your home while vacationing in Costa Rica. ... more   less 

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Address: | 6.5 km NW of the Catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $144 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Volcano Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Arenal Volcano Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano Inn Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#15 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“Go with one of the bungalows. We were in 105 which was great!”
 of 5 bubbles HappyOutdoorsyGuy, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for volcano view”
 of 5 bubbles lisac1962, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great place to relax after a day of hike.”
 of 5 bubbles hongm36, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a view of Arenal.”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleV837, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The room on top of the hill with the volcano view is stunning.”
 of 5 bubbles 406kiranr, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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