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Tennessee
Reviewed 28 March 2016

pretty grounds but the AC was either on (and too cold) or off (and too hot), so we were up and down all night turning it on and off. The place is a bit outside of town. The breakfast was OK. The reception is open until 8, but then closes. WIfi did not really work.

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ArenalCountryInn, Gerente at Arenal Country Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madame: In accordance with your comment: the A/C is in good condition and working properly; something that is very good to us. Drearily we had no chance to help you understanding the different levels that an air conditioning machine offer you as options in order to regulate the temperature accordingly to your needs and/or preferences. Our property is located...

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This cabana style hotel is set on a lovely piece of land and has a great view of the Arenal volcano. The grounds are very nice and well maintained. There is a large pool area. The rooms are dated but clean and well maintained. There was a small fridge, coffee maker, air conditioner in the room. the bed a little...

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ArenalCountryInn, Gerente at Arenal Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. It was our pleasure to serve you and we hope you come back to stay with us again soon!

Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

This place has the potential to be a great hotel. Pros: amazingly friendly staff, good breakfast, grounds well maintained Cons: the beds are hard to sleep on. Rooms a bit antiquated. The location to the main town is great. It's walking distance tho we thought driving was better than walking at night. I felt safe throughout tho.

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ArenalCountryInn, Gerente at Arenal Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments on our friendly staff and amazing grounds. As we have been open for many years now, we know that we need constant renewal of our rooms to keep up with the times ans are currently in that process. Though late last year we made an investment in replacing all of our mattresses with top...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I would like to preface my posts about CR by stating that this is a more expensive place to backpack. Everything from the food to accommodations - especially with our low Canadian Dollar, you pay more for less We stayed here at the end of our trip while backpacking for 2 weeks in CR. While we had some great moments...

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ArenalCountryInn, Gerente at Arenal Country Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir: your opinion is very important to us. Costa Rica´s cost of living is not the lowest in the region and this affects not only tourists but nationals. With all due respect, if your expectation matches with a backpacker service (low cost for one bed in share and basic room lodging) we are not the product for you. Unfortunately...

Bothell, Washington
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Arenal Country Inn was my favorite place we stayed on our8 day trip to Costa Rica. We were 7 family members, visiting Monteverde, Arenal, and Coco Beach. The people at Arenal Country Inn were so kind and accommodating- anytime we wanted coffee, they prepared it fresh, served in the lobby. The breakfast was delicious and when my niece mentioned that...

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ArenalCountryInn, Gerente at Arenal Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks. Our family works hard to make sure yours has an incredible vacation and creates lifelong memories. We are glad you all enjoyed our high customer service, delicious breakfast, and new comfortable beds, in addition to the grounds and amenities. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Granite Bay, CA
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We booked three nights at the Arenal Country Inn at the last minute when the place we thought we had booked did not have our reservation. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The grounds are beautiful, and our bungalow was well appointed and comfortable, with A/C and a small refrigerator. The bed was a little too firm...

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ArenalCountryInn, Gerente at Arenal Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, for us it was a true pleasure to serve you. We are glad that you had 3 great nights' sleep, and enjoyed our cozy bungalows and charming breakfast, in addition to our helpful staff. We will pass your praises on to them. And we hope to have you as our guests again when...

Reviewed 5 February 2016

Friendly staff, helpful! Nice room, pretty garden en swimming pool. Everything was not luxurious, but it was clean, peaceful, walking distance of centre. Breakfast simple with fresh fruit, eggs, pinto rice, little bit bread and jam.

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Dear Karin: Thank you for choosing to stay at our family owned and operated Arenal Country Inn. We are glad you had a great time at our inn and on the beautiful grounds and tropcial gardens. Our breakfast include fruit juice, coffee, tea, bread, rice and beans, pancakes, scrambled eggs, eggs with ham, beacon and two kind or fruits. We...

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Great facility, comfortable rooms, great breakfast, nice pool, very friendly and welcoming staff who was always willing to offer advice, suggestions and help. Staff responded quickly to minor maintenance issue in our room. We highly recommend for your stay in La Fortuna.

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Dear Harry: Thanks for your stay and your comments. We are glad you had a wonderful stay. It was our pleasure to serve you. We are constantly working to update and maintain quality facilities for each of our valued customers.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Good: great pool, with a nice common area. The rooms were kept clean. Bad: room smelled a bit. Breakfast way too pricey compared to the sodas you can get in town. A bit further walk from town. Ugly: We experienced toilet issue on the last day and it just will not flush. Bringing this review to a two star.

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Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a mostly wonderful stay at Arenal Country Inn, and enjoyed our great pool and the common areas. I would like to remiind you that breakfast is included in our rates, unless you purchase a package from an agency who has negotiated a special price to not include, then and only...

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Reviewed 22 January 2016

Hotel has small, but very nice cottages. Outside are very pretty too. Breakfast was good, but are same every day. Hotel are close to center of La Fortuna, we walk to restaurant to eat for lunch and dinner. At night road noise sometime can bother you. We slip in (2) different cabin, located at different location, but still hear sound...

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Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure to serve you. We are glad you enjoyed our cabins and grounds. We are just close just off the main road and close enough to town to be convenient and just far enough to have a large property filled with tropical gardens and a small river running behind the property, but...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arenal Country Inn is a small hotel with twenty rooms distributed in ten bungalows; all of then surrounded by exotic gardens. All you have to do is reach the door of your room and you will go from the most comfortable human made environment to the magnificent nature. Rooms with cable TV, A/C, mini fridge, telephone, safe deposit box, private bathroom and terrace. Large swimming pool area, food service, internet access, tour desk and parking. Impeccable cleanness and friendly service is our promise. We will make our best to make your visit a memorable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Country Inn

Address: 1 km south of the Catholic Church, 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: $116 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Country Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Arenal Country Hotel
Country Inn La Fortuna De San Carlos
La Fortuna De San Carlos Country Inn
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“You will need a flashlight to navigate the grounds at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 752karenm, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Find the rooms closer to the pool as they're more modern!”
 of 5 bubbles alexandradI7584XH, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room 21 is one of the biggest”
 of 5 bubbles mustoml, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Farther away from the road the better.”
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 of 5 bubbles timandanneh, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Visit the rainforest cafe, nice food. Also take a cab to the waterfall! Nice!”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
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