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Arenal Vista Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Just arrived and was a little hesitant from previous reviews. Yes this place is very rustic and a little dated, but our room was clean and spacious. The Ritz this is not, but with that said, I've stayed at worse places in the states. Our room had two twins and a full with a table and two chairs. Minimalist you...

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Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stayed here with a group of students, and it was my favorite hotel on the tour. There is a gorgeous view of the Lafortuna volcano from the top of the mountain. It is very cool to hangout at the pool on top of the mountain above the hotel rooms. The rooms are dated but really cool in their architecture....

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The people here are fantastic- and had great food for us. It's rustic, but worked well for us. This place had great views of the lake and a cute swimming pool. If you are used to luxury hotels, this is not the place for you.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This hotel had a few pros, but many cons. I'll start with the pros. -The view from our room was amazing. It was on a higher floor and looked over the lake. Would've been a perfect spot to watch the sunrise. -The staff is very nice. - There was a bar to buy drinks Now for the cons - The...

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Thank emma b
Arenalvista, Director Comercial at Arenal Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry for the inconveniences, we have been working with your group for at least 20 years As you well knew before arriving, Arenal Vista is a Mountain loft surrounded by a private reserve. For proteccion of the ecology we use gas instead of electricity, that makes the response of the hot water tekes a few secods. Regards

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This is not a hotel. I feel scammed, a dinning buffet of just raw pasta for $15 per person. One tower for person if you told then to give you a towel they will rudly deny your request. Rooms with rusty beds. No a/c. No tv. Nothing. Just the bed. I would probably felt better in the cabinas in la...

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Arenalvista, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Vista Lodge, responded to this review
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Buenas tardes don Arturo sentimos mucho por sus inconvenientes. El servicio de habitaciones es siempre de acuerdo al numero de...

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is a tired little lodge in a great setting that worked perfectly for us, especially for the price! We stayed only one night and at at this point on our trip, we were accustomed to scrappy hotels in CR (we were winging it on our vacation over the holidays and finding hotels as we went along) so we aren't...

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Arenalvista, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Arenal Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks, regards

Manitou Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 5 January 2016

My husband and I just spent 2 nights here. It is obvious this was once a beautiful lodge in an ideal setting. Today it is a tired lodge in need of a good scrubbing and updates. However, the price is right, the setting is peaceful, the views are amazing and we enjoyed our stay without incident. The hotel staff is...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Winding down our 10 day trip to Costa Rica we decided to sirens one additional day in La Fortuna/Arenal area. Not knowing the area well, and not wanting to break the bank on our last couple nights, we opted to spend the night at a lakeside lodging. On the surface, Arenal Vista Lodge is beautiful, spacious, scenic and a bit...

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This place is absolutely disgusting. The place is run-down and nasty. We walked into our room and immediately found poop. The floors were grimy, dirty, and the room looked like it hadn't been cleaned since last week. They only gave ONE towel for our shower AND pool use. They gave us ONE dirty soap bar and our shower was no...

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Arenalvista, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Vista Lodge, responded to this review
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Buenas tardes Car0will. Realmente sentimos que las molestias del camino y el cansancio y principalmente , diera usted su injusta...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

This place has a beautiful view of the volcano and the lake. No air conditioning, but the fan in our room was good enough. A few people from my travel group had money stolen from their rooms. I bought a beer from their bar and when I took it into my room to drink it, it was missing the beer...

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Arenalvista, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Vista Lodge, responded to this review
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Buenas tardes, como usted recuerda , despues de reportar la supuesta perdida de dinero, vino la policia y constato que...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the northwestern region of Costa Rica, 30 minutes away from La Fortuna, in the BiologicalCorridor between Monteverde Reserve and Arenal National Park, our lodge rests marvelously in one of the surrounding hills of the Arenal Lake, enjoying a unique view of the Lake and the Volcano. Coming to our lodge, you will be surrounded by a dense tropical forest, where more than 300 species of birds can be seen, as well as 100 species of mammals and 2500 species of plants and orchids. The Hotel Arenal Vista Lodge was conceived from a prevailing necessity derived from the deficiency of facilities in the Arenal area. We felt the need for a place that took advantage of the natural beauties the area, while offering the national and international tourists the commodities they require in the Biological Corridor between Arenal Volcano National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest FEATURES: • 25 comfortable rooms, each lodged up to four guests. • Every room includes a private hot water bathroom, walk-in closet and a balcony with spectacular view of the volcano and lake area. • Facilities equipped to care for disabled people. • Restaurant and salad bar with costarrican and international recipes. • Swimming pool, wet-bar, souvenir shop and a meeting room, natural forest trails. Internet facilities. Parking area with 24-hour security • Restaurant, which fits 90 guests, Bar and Souvenir shop • Conference room for 30 people and swimming pool with wet bar • Optional tours: hot springs, canopy, horseback riding, boat rides, transfers to Monteverde. We offer laundry service as well. Special offers for honeymooners, students, families and cycling groups. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Vista Lodge

Address: 25 km west from La Fortuna, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 5717, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: $90 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Vista Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“All rooms have a great view”
C0setteA, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“Rooms closer to the lobby have wifi. Otherwise you'll need to connect in the common area.”
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“view arenal volcano, view lake arenal, the best prices in costa rica”
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