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Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs

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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 22/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#12 of 69 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Arenal Manoa Hotel is a beautiful Arenal hotel to relax and enjoy the marvelous view of Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. Surrounded by gardens, pastures and animals, our rooms have been designed so that each one offers you a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano. Our visitors can take advantage of our spacious gardens for walking and meditation as well as the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hot spring bath
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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English, Spanish
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Andrew T wrote a review Yesterday
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Excellent hotel for our family. Two nice pools on-site. Room was clean and had everything we needed. On-site restaurant was good with choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Only small complaint was runny scrambled eggs for breakfast. Hotel is a good central location for activities around Arenal.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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KL Parry wrote a review 4 Jul
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My sister almost cried out of sheer joy for the beauty of our surroundings. Our View from our two Queen room was the volcano Arenal. Breathtakingly stunning! We could not have asked for more. Impeccable service by all the staff. Our requests were always immediately met. I just cannot speak highly enough about how well we were treated there. The pools were great, the massages next to the babbling brook were heavenly. The only thing that wasn't up to par with the rest of this outstanding hotel was the food. I wanted to get into the kitchen and give a few cooking lessons: oil needs to be really hot so fried foods don't soak it up. French toast should not be soggy. And if you have to drain the oil off food cooked on the grill plate then you have too much oil. Really, there was just too much oil and butter being used in general. I know that many people aren't quite as picky about their food, and some of it was okay but nothing was a real stand-out for my sister and myself. So unfortunate. Still I would highly recommend the Hotel Arenal Manoa. It was by far our TOP FAVORITE place to stay. And despite the food, I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
Hello KL Parry It is good to know that you had a wonderful stay at Arenal Manoa. We are very happy to have had another satisfy guest and also to know that you liked almos all in our place. So happy to see that you enjoyed the surroundings the views and the impeccable service of the staff. Thanks for taking the to time to leave us a review with such a good qualification and with so many beautiful words it makes us feel very motivate to keep on giving our best. About the food we also appreciate you took the time to tell us about this since this truly help us to improve Hope we can have your visit again and sooner than posible. Pura vida! 🖐
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Cookie N wrote a review 1 Jul
Los Angeles, California12 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel's views can't be beat. The restaurant and our room's patio had a very close up view to the Arenal volcano. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious. The rooms are spread-out on the property, building by building and our building had two rooms. It's built on a hill so using the shuttle service was nice (and they come really fast if you call them). The property is well maintained and there is tons of wildlife on the premises. The pools fed by the thermal hot springs water is well worth the stay here. I really enjoyed the experience of being able to bathe in hot spring water in a pool setting with swim-up bar. Two things I didn't love about this hotel: the food and the beds. The food was mediocre and I was expecting more for resort with so many other great features. If you stay here, I recommend that you eat in town. The beds were stiff and not very comfortable.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Hello Cookienavarro, Very nice to know from you again. We are extremely happy to know that your stay at Arenal Manoa hotel was amazing. Thank you much for taking the time to leave us such a special and nice comment it makes us feel happy and motivate to keep up giving unforgettable experiences to our guests. Hope we have the pleasure to have your visit once again and soon. Pura vida !🖐
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dianne wrote a review Jun 2022
Marin County, California1 contribution
My family and I enjoyed the lovely grounds. The service and housekeeping were great. We enjoyed the hot pools. The gentleman who assisted with wildlife viewing at breakfast was super! We also enjoyed spa treatments. Bird watching galore!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 6 days ago
Very nice to know from you again. We are extremely happy to know that your stay at Arenal Manoa hotel was amazing. Thank you much for taking the time to leave us such a special and nice comment it makes us feel happy and motivate to keep up giving unforgettable experiences to our guests. Hope we have the pleasure to have your visit once again and soon. Pura vida !🖐
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Keith M wrote a review Jun 2022
San Jose26 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed at the Arenal Manoa for a few days earlier in June. Our room had a porch which had a clear, unobstructed view of the Arenal volcano (to be fair, I think most if not all the rooms face the volcano). What a great way to wake up. The room itself was good sized and the bathroom in particular was larger than average with a skylight and mini garden inside. AC was strong. The bed we had was a little weird, I don't know how to describe the mattress, just weird and creaky. Kids' bed was fine. Breakfast was included in our rate and was good, with slightly different choices day to day so that it wasn't same-same-same over our 3 days. As with most of the places we ran into in CR, a good portion of the dining area was open-air, although covered, so not quite mosquito-proof but we didn't encounter too many here regardless. Friendly service with everyone we encountered. We did not get to check out the pools or the spring onsite much to our regret. All in all no big concerns. Good value and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: We had a junior suite and it was plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 kids under 12.
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Responded 5 days ago
Hello Keone! So nice to hear from you! We are very glad to know that you liked and enjoyed a lot our property, the facilities, the beautiful views and nature surrounding the resort, and that you spent an amazing time here with us, We really appreciate that you take the time to share your experience with us and leave us a great review, it is a big motivation for us to continue with the amazing work. We hope to see you again in the very near future enjoying the pools and springs. Pura vida! 🖐
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Isabelle Z wrote a review Jun 2022
Westwood, Massachusetts4 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful resort. Large modern rooms. Our beds faced the volcano which was a perk. Grounds are lovely. Hot spring water pumped in pool and also a separate regular pool. A little far from town of La Fortuna. Not waking distance but the restaurant is excellent with many traditional food options.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Isabelle, Very nice to know from you again. We are extremely happy to know that your stay at Arenal Manoa hotel was amazing. Thank you much for taking the time to leave us such a special and nice comment it makes us feel happy and motivate to keep up giving unforgettable experiences to our guests. Hope we have the pleasure to have your visit once again and soon. Pura vida !🖐
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Traveller Costa Rica wrote a review Jun 2022
South Africa9 contributions13 helpful votes
I booked to stay with my three children and my mum. I requested two rooms next to each other and if possible a volcano view as we would go to celebrate my youngest daughter's first birthday. Well we were blown away! I really appreciated the customer service manager at the front desk attending to everyone's needs before they check in. But the real thing that really left me in amazement was what we found when we entered the room! There was a cot set up for my daughter with a helium balloon next to it, an elephant made out o towels, a wrapped present a card AND a cupcake with a candle! OMG! It's true that Costa Ricans love children and babies, but this was so unexpected that I cried! We had the most wonderful time celebrating as a family. The rooms were spotless and were joining with a volcano view. I want to thanks the staff for really helping us have such a great time. Thanks for the love for my baby also. Please tell the staff member who did this - YOU ARE AMAZING! Thanks! PURA VIDA
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Philippa First at all, thank you so much for choosing Arenal Manoa to celebarte this special ocassion for Julia Victoria. It was for us an honor to have your visit at our facilities and we are extremely happy to see we could give you and your family an amazing and an unforggetble experience during your stay with us. We hope to have the oportunity to see you back and and soon. Pura vida ! 🖐
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twinikoff wrote a review Jun 2022
Orcutt, California16 contributions
We loved everything about this hotel! The grounds are gorgeous and lush. Our room was very nice with a spectacular view of the volcano. The pools are beautiful. We just wish that the temperature of the thermal pools was a bit warmer. The layout of the property is large, so to get back and forth between our room and the reception area (the place for pick-up and drop off of tours, taxis, etc.), the front desk offers transportation upon request at no charge. The resort is a 10-minute drive from La Fortuna. We did not rent a car, so it would have been helpful if the hotel offered a shuttle into town. The breakfast buffet (included in our rate) was wonderful and included fresh fruit, yogurts, fresh juices, gallo pinto, omelets made to order, pastries, and more, in a setting overlooking the volcano, trees, and river. There was a naturalist present each morning in the restaurant with a telescope. He focused it on a crocodile one morning, birds the next, and was happy to share his findings and knowledge with anyone interested. We would like to acknowledge one person in particular, a concierge named Rebecca who made a point to always come outside from the reception area to greet us and ask how we were doing, how we enjoyed our activities, etc. The staff in general was so friendly and helpful. We would definitely return to this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello there! So nice to hear from you! Thank you very much for taking your time and provide us a great review, we are always doing our best for all of our guest to have unforgettable experiences like yours. We are more than glad to read the spectacular time you had with us, that you enjoyed the beautiful views and landscape, the facilities, and the relaxing springs here at Arenal Manoa Hotel. We are very happy to know that our staff service was exceptional for you, for sure we will pass your nice comment and kind words to our coworkers. We would love to have your visit again in the very near future. Pura Vida! 🖐
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Mel_S_UK wrote a review Jun 2022
UK521 contributions213 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are very good, with excellent air-conditioning, good bathrooms, and views of the volcano from the porches. Staff are excellent. The grounds are stunning - beautifully planted with tropical plants, and a wonderful lake in the centre which attracts lots of wildlife. We loved the restaurant for its amazing views out over the lake and towards the volcano - absolutely stunning. The food was a bit hit and miss. At breakfast, some items were poor quality, yet some things were really good. Similarly, the lunch/dinner menus. We can highly recommend the pizzas, though - best we've had outside Italy! Just one thing: the wifi was terrible. In the room it was unbelievably slow, and kept dropping out every few minutes and needing to be reconnected - it was almost unusable. I don't think it was because of the location of our room, as we were close to reception. It was much better in the restaurant (different connection). We did the early morning bird watching tour around the grounds, with a brilliant guide who could spot and tell us about the forty or so different birds we saw. He carried a scope so that we could see everything in detail. Book through reception - highly recommended
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Mel, We are happy to know you liked the room, the views and that you also enjoyed the activities around here and the staff´s service. Your comment about the Wifi surprises us since your room was located on an area with very good internet conection however, we really want to thank you for taking your time to leave us your comment thank you for let us know. We are working hard in getting better. Pura vida!🖐
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Alex F. wrote a review Jun 2022
Miami, Florida16 contributions1 helpful vote
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What an amazing & memorable experience we had. The views were stunning, service was outstanding a special thank you to Daniella in reservation, Esteban & Hilda at the Bar. We arrived and were greeted by an amazing and welcoming staff. The driver gave a us a tour of the resort before arriving to our room. The restaurant onsite La Saca is outstanding! Breakfast is included and did not disappoint. The provided fresh homemade bread, freshly made cheese, fruits and veggies from their garden, omelet station and variety of meats. Lunch and dinner were also outstanding! All food was nicely plated and tasted delicious. Daniella who assisted with our reservation did an outstanding job and helped us reserve all of our tours. All the tours we purchased from the resort were outstanding! We went Whitewater Rafting, Ziplining, ATV riding, and Rainforest Nigh Walk. All of them were exceptional! Thank you Daniella. Especial thank you also to Karen who was always attentive at the front desk and helping us get transportation. Our room view was breathtaking! I could not believe our view for the week how stunning and right from our bed!. It was so nice to have coffee outside facing the volcano. Alfredo at the restaurant was so friendly and knowledgably of the animals around. Daily he would let us look around with his telescope and binoculars and talk about the surrounding animals. He was also our tour guide for the rainforest night walk. All transportation personnel were professional and helpful in getting guest to their destinations. The rooms are all well equipped including a fridge, water, Tv, AC and large bathroom with shower. The rooms also have umbrellas for the rain showers. The spa was also a must do, they have a spa that really helps you relax and disconnect. The staff members are professional and outstanding. Book in advance! The pizza by the pool is outstanding!! Great to order when hanging out with the family by the pool. The veggie one is awesome! We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are already working with them to book 2023.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Alexander, So happy to know again from you! More than happy to see we exceeded your expectations. We are so so glad to know that you and your family had a amazing and memorable experience being at Arenal Manoa. Glad to know you loved the restaurant, the rooms, views, staff´s service and everything around here. We let everybody know about your comments and they are completely thankful and sending you a warm hug. Thank you so so much for leaving us such a special and wonderful comment. We truly appreciate it and please feel free to come back whenever you wish, you and your family are always welcome to this your second home. See you next time. Pura vida ! 🖐
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PRICE RANGE
US$161 - US$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
arenal manoa hotel la fortuna de san carlos, arenal manoa hotel and spa
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
102
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs?
Nearby attractions include Bogarin Trail (4.7 km), Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (4.9 km), and Ecotermales Fortuna (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiquicia Restaurant, Chifa La Familia Feliz, and Restaurante Los Rodríguez.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs have airport transportation?
Yes, Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel & Hot Springs offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.