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Galesburg, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

This is likely the best hotel I have ever stayed at, and I travel quite often, and generally splurge. "Hotel" isn't even a good word for this place; that makes me picture a large complex of rooms. When you arrive here you are given a welcome drink and a chilled towel, then you are whisked away to your room via... More 

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Silicon Valley
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Nayara is a wonderful with a great staff that is ready (and waiting) to help you with whatever you need. The food in Altamara is very good (some breakfasts were excellent, some good). Its great they include sandwiches so you can toss one in your bag for a daytrip and not worry you won't have a snack/meal. Dinners were very... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Gorgeous property. Excellent staff. Beautiful and very large rooms. All in all one of the nicest experiences one can have at a hotel. Some specifics - we came with two young children and they were terrific with them, the pool is perfect for them, and the food choices accommodated them very well. Do note though the place seems overall even... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I work in tourism in Costa Rica and have been sending clients here for years, this past weekend I finally got to experience it myself. I've been in Costa Rica for 8 years so I don't often get excited about hotels anymore, but I was really looking forward to this weekend. We were in a Nayara Suite, which featured a... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

THANK YOU so much Arenal Nayara Hotel and Gardens for an incredible, unforgettable weekend! Everything was superb - the food, spa treatments, staff, amenities AND ESPECIALLY the special touches! No other hotel has yet to match the detail you guys pull off time and time again. No wonder you're the #1 hotel in Costa Rica, Central America, and South America.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

When we arrived to the lodge, we were greeted by friendly staff, a refreshing towel, and a glass of wine. The very high level of customer service and attention to detail continued throughout our stay. (The only place that the customer service was less than amazing, was by the pool bartenders who were slow to greet you and not incredibly... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

I travel quite a bit and Arenal Nayara is one of my favorites. The place feels wonderful, the staff makes you feel comfortable and taken care of. The suites are beautiful and the room and deck layouts make the Arenal and garden vistas a part of the experience.

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Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed just a couple of days but it was a beautiful hotel! Great food, I'm a huge sushi fan and was more then happy with the great sushi and all the meals we had at Nayara! Staff was excellent!! They seemed more like friends while we visited! Thanks Byron, Gerin and Keilor!! All the best boys! This hotel gets... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Nayara is an amazingly beautiful and relaxing resort in Costa Rica! My mom and sister have been 3 times and when I went, I could see why they always go back. The rooms are amazing with their volcano views and the food was great too. I would definitely go back!

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Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

This resort is beautiful from the room, view of Arenal, and landscaping. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. They offered free international phone calls. Even got to watch the football game on Sunday while sitting at the pool bar.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens is a five star luxury boutique hotel that is widely recognized for providing premium luxury amenities and ultra-personalized service at surprisingly affordable rates. Located in the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature, while living in luxury at the same time. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of our 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) provide an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat. Each expansive casita (ranging from 855 to 1905 square feet) includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace overlooking the volcano with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

Address: 6 KM West la Fortuna Town, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $501 - $1,090 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Arenal Nayara Hotel And Gardens
Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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