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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful setting although our chalets bathrooms was a little tired. They have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Restaurant is wonderful great breakfast- staff really attentive and flexible with breakfast needs.

Thank bosol
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a simple bungalow completely surrounded by jungle. It suited our needs. The lighting in the place could be better. We had to get the overhead fan/light mended, as you couldn't turn the light off at night without the fan going off as well. With no air conditioning, the fan was definitely needed in the night. The open breakfast...

1Thank Virginia O
Reviewed 17 January 2017

As a warning, this hotel's room and facilities only rate two and half star. However, I am giving it four star with the reasons below: 1. Staff is extremely kind and helpful (extra kudos to Jose) 2. Food in the Restaurant at the lodge is good and price is even better 3. Free breakfast with free bird watching every morning,...

3Thank iamtraveler06
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Arenal Oasis is truly a terrific place. The best place I stayed in Costa Rica, while also being reasonably priced. It helps that the place is more sustainable than most. The restaurant on site and the night tour are also great. Recommend it highly!

1Thank soniafaruqi
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This lovely little eco nature reserve is certainly well worth a visit. We did a night walk and were treated to a great display of nature's wonders. Firstly a visit to see Cayman and crocs, which for a variety of reasons, need to be kept in captivity and we were enlightened to the differences between them. The tour continued, with...

1Thank NicoleO513
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We took the night tour and it was awesome! We saw lots of frogs, snakes and spiders! We were staying at another hotel when we booked the tour. The picked up up and dropped off at the hotel. Their English was perfect. They were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the animals and plants that we saw. Thanks...

1Thank mweinrich13
Mill Creek, Washington
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Such a great night time frog tour. Our guide Brandan was amazing. Not sure how he even saw some of the frogs . We also saw an eye lash viper and some other bugs. We got great pictures and learned at lot. If you want some great pics take this tour

Thank Swimmy128
Colorado Springs
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the small, rustic, and off the beaten path nature of this resort. Dirt road and "sidewalk," howler monkeys at daybreak, small resort - just a few units, and the hiking trail is short but lovely. So what's missing? A comfortable bed. The mattresses are beat up with small little pillows. We slept in separate beds because the...

1Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed it. The cabin was simple but clean. It rained a lot while we were there and the roof made it pretty loud, but the front patio is covered enough that we could sit out and listen to the rain and the jungle sounds. The staff (especially Pablo) was very helpful with information...

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

No TV. Light bulb in bathroom was on the ceiling, so very dim lighting to see yourself in the mirror. Breakfast was not good, just eggs and toast, or a sickly sweet omelette. Friendly staff. Cool concept. Animal noises did make it hard to sleep through the night. Great location for tours. Room service turned over our rooms every time...

Thank Sonya H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This wonderful place is the results of several years of conservation, allowing to a different species of animal a new home; at the beginning of the 80's was a big cattle field and now it is a paradise for Sloths, Mexican Anteater, Gray Fox, Ocelots, howler Monkeys, Toucans, Manakines, Hummingbirds, Turkeys, Tree Frogs, Glass Frogs and Poison Dart Frogs, Snakes, Lizards and much more...Accomplishing this rich natural environment, the Rojas Bonilla family created some cabins out in the woods, restaurant and one thematic trail of a several stations all along the refuge, where the visitors get a speech about natural history of the species. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge

Address: PO Box 21, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $103 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Arenal Oasis Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“These are individual cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles narmadhas880, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“far back, tucked away”
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“Go to breakfast early to get a good place”
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“wifi in reception and breakfast area.”
 of 5 bubbles PhilandAlixK, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is available at reception and restaurant.”
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