We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 105: English reviews
Stuttgart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked this hotel since we thought it might be too long a stretch from Arenal to Monteverde. We arrived around 3 pm at the hotel. The public areas have no atmosphere, it is very cold and generally no place where you want to spend time. The pool was also without any chairs or anything. In the basement is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I was traveling with family recently and they wanted to stay here. I had known of the place and highly recommended we keep driving. However, ultimately this is where we stayed. They place is actually quite interesting. It has beautiful gardens and an interesting building with sweeping views of Lake Arenal. The pool was out of action as it was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Danny B
Myrtle Beach, Sc
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was amazing. The burgers are on fresh baked bread. The beer was great. Made me want to stay and just drink beer for the rest of my vacation. The view of the area is grand. I really enjoyed chatting with the owner. Nice guy...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ken2fortax
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 9 August 2016

You won't want to check and you won't want to leave. Relaxed, easy going place that does it all right effortlessly. Varied, if basic, menu, all well prepared. Try the pejibaya soup for an exotic treat you won't find elsewhere. If you like real beer this place is an oasis in a desert of Imperial and Pilsen. The rooms are...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank HJandBJN
Arizona
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Interesting place but whenever we see a microbrewery we have to stop. The lady there was very nice and we tried all the beers .....I liked a couple of them. I ordered a burger and was surprised how good it was especially the bun I was hoping to find those buns somewhere but didn't it was very thin but so...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank UKVISIT
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were traveling with our young son through costa rica and decided to stay in arenal for a couple of days. The brewery had good reviews and seemed family friendly. Upon arrival the front desk couldn't find our reservation and seemed irritated that we were even there. He finally just said follow me and took us to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank melissaoverstreet
Leawood, Kansas, USA
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We were worried about the timing getting from the Liberia Airport to the tree houses hotel before dark so we arranged to stay over at the Lake Arenal Hotel and Microbrewery. Being a beer lover I was excited about the prospect of staying at a brewery and enjoying craft beers in CR. The beer did not disappoint. I tried a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joshua S
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Stopped here after adventuring in Fortuna prior to returning to San Jose. As a brewery enthusiast, this place was lacking. There was no real vibe. There were kids tending the bar. Disappointing stop - drank my beer quickly and hit the road.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gbliz
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this gem on the way to Monteverde. Interesting beer my favorite was the chili pepper beer. But the view was amazing. Beer or not literally could have just watched tv, people watch and look or on the lake all day.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ericapt09
Canary Islands, Spain
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The lake view from our room was wonderful, although to appreciate it fully you have to sit in the communal passageway outside your door and there's nothing comfortable to sit on while you're admiring the view, just the two wooden chairs from the room. The pool is large, very clean and refreshing but was usually filled with screaming kids, who...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 8FCR

130 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (80)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (9)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (50)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (25)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tilaran
14.7 km away
La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel
La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel
#1 of 2 in Nuevo Arenal
240 reviews
19.4 km away
Hotel La Pacifica
Hotel La Pacifica
#1 of 3 in Canas
160 reviews
24.7 km away
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
#1 of 1 in Tenorio Volcano National Park
714 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.9 km away
Agua Inn
Agua Inn
#5 of 12 in Nuevo Arenal
68 reviews
6.2 km away
La Ceiba Tree Lodge
La Ceiba Tree Lodge
#1 of 8 in Tilaran
167 reviews
8.2 km away
Lucky Bug B & B
Lucky Bug B & B
#2 of 12 in Nuevo Arenal
208 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Is the crown jewel of a 15-acre organic farm and world-renowned green-energy education center in Northern Costa Rica. With dramatic red-ochre pillars and colorful walls adorned with hand-painted frescos, the 21-room hotel overlooks hundreds of acres of Costa Rica's protected jungle and the rainbow shores of beautiful Lake Arenal. Our closest neighbors are toucans and parrots, howler monkeys, sloths, armadillos and occasionally, wild cats such as the Puma Jaguarondi. Also home to Costa Rica's first microbrewery, Lake Arenal Hotel serves farm-fresh food at its on-site restaurant, La Huerta, with an international menu. Come enjoy the relaxed ambience, delicious food and what many of our customers say is the "best beer in Costa Rica" produced on-site by Lake Arenal Brewery. A tennis court, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fully-equipped classroom are just some of the hotel's amenities. Two flat-screen TVs in the bar/restaurant and free high-speed wifi throughout the facilities make your stay at Lake Arenal Hotel modern and comfortable. Just one-and-a-half hours from Liberia Airport and three hours from the San Jose Airport, Lake Arenal Hotel offers a wide variety of on-site activities and day-tours, including waterfall hikes, horseback riding, sailing trips, kite-boarding lessons, river rafting, zip-lining, rappelling and day-trips to the nearby volcanoes and hot springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery

Address: Km. 30, Route 142, 8 km from Tilaran to Nuevo Arenal. | PO Box: 92-5710, Tilaran 5710, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Lago Arenal & Microcervecería)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tilaran
Price Range: $50 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, HostelWorld, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Brighton, Michigan
Farmville, North Carolina
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Bring a good remodeling contractor with you.”
 of 5 bubbles 982dannyb, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It'w worth getting a lake-view room, preferably down the end of the corridor so you don't have so many people passing”
 of 5 bubbles 8FCR, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Nice lunch on the lake!”
 of 5 bubbles Steinbrenner, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't worry about "view" room, as you still have to look across hallway!”
 of 5 bubbles DouglasN354, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lake view rooms seemed best.”
 of 5 bubbles NashJosh, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay