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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a great experience for a low price. The rooms are perfectly clean and ours had beautiful paintings of the quetzal and the Arenal volcano that added to the ambience of the place. We took a dip in the refreshing swimming pool (make sure to walk over there at night to see...

Thank Annalynnvegan
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We arrived in La Fortuna at the bus stop a few hours ahead of when our check in time was. We were tired and it was hot so we decided to take a cab up to the hostel to hope to check in. Miguel walked out and immediately greeted us and checked us in. He was so informative with activities...

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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This bungalow is clean, Eco-friendly, grounds beautifully kept, has free parking and wifi, friendly staff, soap and towels provided, shelves to put your belongings. You can enjoy the songs of the cicada all day long. Volcán Arenal, hot springs and the green lagoon are nearby. Roads are slightly bumpy to get there, but that's nothing compared to other paces we...

Thank Charlene L
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We really had a nice time at Cherro Chato Eco Lodge! It's located near the Waterfall trail and the Cerro Chato Trail, which was very helpful for us. Miguel told us stories about his life near the Arenal Volcano and was always a helping hand. We really liked staying in our cosy little bungalow!

Thank MichelHatch
Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We liked this place to stay, the room was ok, the mattress was good. The rain on the roof can be loud so maybe take ear plugs when you're a light sleeper. The host was friendly and funny. Though when booking a tour not all info was correct and he made a mistake in calculating the cost in colones, but...

Thank CrazyBelgianGirl
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Had a lovely stay here in Cerro Chato Eco Lodge - the lodge was really clean and just what we needed and the staff were really friendly and helpful in particular Marya who made us feel very welcome! The only thing I would say is if you are staying here and plan to go out into the town in the...

Thank Jrosenewall
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights in February and just loved it. The Eco lodges were very nice, clean and well kept. The owner Miguel was super helpful about the surrounding area and approachable for questions. Recommend this place for anyone staying in the Arenal area

Thank sonjaaaaaaa
Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This place was wonderful!! Miguel is so friendly and helpful and Marya as well. The breakfast offered is delicious. Not too far from town to the restaurants and stores. (about 10-15 minute walk). About a 45 minute walk to the waterfall, and very close shuttle ride to the volcano and hanging bridges. The rooms are private and comfortable.

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kindness and affection shown during your visit to our lodge. You are now part of the great family of Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

The husband and wife that run this ecolodge are very hospitable and friendly. Marya makes a delicious breakfast and keeps the rooms spotless. The location is perfect for doing all sorts of activities in the area and the price can't be beat. We checked out just this morning and headed to another area where our hotel is the exact same...

Thank Becca W
MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

How much joy cause read your comment, we'd love to have customers and friends like you every day. We hope to have you back one day

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is not the place to stay if you want luxury, but it's very clean and nice. Miguel and Marya make it exceptional. A little outside of town, so need a car to do things, for meals, or hot springs. Breakfast is available at the lodge, and for only $4! Marya serves up breakfast fast, and it's delicious as well...

Thank DYSD1419
MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

The most surprising thing in this business is to meet people who give their friendship so pretty as you did with us so. Thank you !!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica (2.5 kms. from La Fortuna, on the road to Catarata Rio's Fortuna and only 15minutes by car from Tabacon's Hot Springs) with a spectacular view of the southeast side of the volcano, we have the advantage of being at a slightly higher altitude than La Fortuna, thus cooler. Also, we are off the main road enough to avoid the sound of grinding gears that are audible from almost all other hotels. The rooms are very spacious (32m2) with 1 double and 1 single bed, a large private bath with hot water, screened windows, ceiling fans, verandas with table and chairs, and landscaped grounds abundant with tropical flowers and birds. Full breakfast, available lunches, horse rental, laundry, internet service and secure parking lot. ... more   less 

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Address: Road to Rio Fortuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-75, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $70 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cerro Chato Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“If you want perfect quiet, ask for a standalone cabin as opposed to a room that is a duplex.”
 of 5 bubbles X7252OAamandab, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had room 4 it was a direct view of the volcano but all rooms are spaced out well enough and have views of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles woodirenejones, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a cabin less away from the gravel road to avoid vehicle noise.”
 of 5 bubbles DrJustino, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All the private bungalows are amazing!”
  • Gardens behind the bungalow
  • View from the road
  • Bungalow with private bathroom
  • Bungalow with private bathroom - awesome :)
 of 5 bubbles amandal374, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
“I would say the cabanas are equally good, as the road isn't an issue at night”
 of 5 bubbles stoni111121, 1 Mar 2014 | Read review
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