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Reviewed 1 March 2010

Stayed here three nights. Nice hotel, beautiful landscaping. Floors were very slippery, be careful especially if its rainy out. There was a coffee maker in room -- but no mugs or coffee!! Went to desk to inquire about coffee for it, was told they did not provide it -- ugh, so tacky. Take them out of the rooms, then! I...

1Thank BrodieKat
Pacific Northwest
Reviewed 24 February 2010

The landscaping was beautiful and the hardworking housekeeping staff folded our clean towels into adorable animal shapes each day. That's the best I can say about a hotel that disappointed us in a variety of other ways. The food at the hotel restaurant was bad, in spite of high prices The steak house across the street had better fare, but...

Thank Mr_Hombre
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 December 2009

We were moved to this property after we had to change dates for our arrival to La Fortuna. Based on the overall rating on TripAdvisor, we were a little hesitant, but our experience was a nice surprise! The grounds are nice, the location is across from Montana del Fuego at half the price, and the deluxe room was comfortable --...

Thank MoDC
Reviewed 11 December 2009

i visited the lavas tacotal for 4 nights in early december. the whole stay was good, though there were a few problems, none though were the hotel's fault. there was a lull in tourism at the time, so the hotel was empty, and as a result there was not much to do with other people. otherwise, the room was great...

Thank Paplahozy
Charleston, SC
Reviewed 17 August 2009

surprisingly high quality for being "in the middle of nowhere". good food, great staff, amazing view of the volcano day and night. two good pools, nice bar, free internet (weak at times), close to volcano, hiking, hot springs, downtown shopping. highly recommended.

Thank SpanishTeacherHall
Park Ridge
Reviewed 3 February 2009

Funny, considering the sparsity of reviews, that we seem to have been the other guests referred to in the earlier postings. We too noted how empty the property was. We were only there two nights but seldom shared the dining room with more than one other table of guests. We stayed in a bungalow and paid $89 a night which...

Thank SciGuyMrD
Cambridge, MA
Reviewed 1 February 2009

If you like mildly kitchy hotels with a great view, at fair price, this place is for you! For the sizable operation that it is, the place was nearly empty when I stayed there for two nights. We ate dinner in their lovely large open air cafe on both nights. We were the only customers on the first night and...

Thank tshowell
Los Angeles
Reviewed 28 January 2009

We stayed at Hotel Lavas Tacotal in Jan 2009 for 4 days. The check-in was great after a long shuttle ride from SJO airport; it was great getting the strawberry juice drink and wet towels! Then, the hotel clerk walked us all the way to our room with an umbrella to keep us from getting wet. They had remembered I...

Thank worldtravellerUSA071
San Francisco
Reviewed 30 September 2008

This hotel has recently changed owners, and the new owners are putting a lot of time effort and money into the property. It´s not the largest or fanciest hotel in the area, but the service and views can not be matched. We spent four nights at this hotel and never recieved anything but excellent personal service. What I liked: large...

Thank SayGoWeGo
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 May 2008

We stayed 4 nights and we love it, the volcano view was fantastic. The service GREAT, breakfasts Deliciuos, Costa Rica Tipico and a plate of fruits. They have a big jacuzzi only for us. They help us get taxi, get the van going to San Jose, we will go next year to LAVAS TACOTAL AGAIN........vERY CLEAN TOO,

Thank ktracha

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  • 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
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: $104 - $631 (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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