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“Nice, relaxing family stay”
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Arenal Lodge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the place on Tripadvisor, and booked through Travelocity. Checking in was efficient and staff was always very helpful. Breakfast buffet is good, but gets boring after a couple of days. The food and service at the restaurant was always good. We enjoyed a horseback ride and views of the volcano. The garden is nice and the butterfly garden is interesting. The property is pretty big, and is past its prime, but we liked the laid back atmosphere and would not hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the chalet views.
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Marco D, other at Arenal Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you very much.
whenever you decide to come back, Arenal Lodge will be ready to give you the best of it.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We had a junior suite with a nice sit out looking straight out to the Arenal Volcano. That was the only redeeming feature here. The Lodge sits on a huge property and it takes 10 minutes to get to the property from the main road and you are at least 30 minutes from La Fortuna where all the activity and Restaraunt’s are. The main building is wooden and the rooms have wooden floors and high wooden ceilings. You can hear the folks in the rooms next to you. WiFi is slow. Breakfast is the standard fare with a very small spread. The staff is friendly

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Marco D, Operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks for commenting.
We apologise if your experience was not what you were expecting for a mountain lodge 20 minutes away from town.
Arenal Lodge an unic place where you can find a real mountain lodge away from the noice of the city, but not to far to visit it. with the best view of the Arenal volcano.
In Arenal Lodge you wil find good prices, with brekfast included.
Breakfast include natural juice, eggs, toast, frech fuit, Gallo pinto (rise and beans), cereal, pancakes, breakfast sousage, etc.
You can also enjoy our trails, Spa, Horse back riding etc.

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

We were disappointed by how foggy Arenal was when we went. The staff made a rainy day stuck in a hotel more fun than we would have thought possible. The night receptionist was excellent and remembered our names and the morning reception kept the fire warm for us. I would return again!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Marco D, Operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you very much for visiting Arenal Lodge.
We will be waiting for your second visit. Hopefully the Volcano will be clear next time.

regards.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The setting for he Lodge and the views were fantastic. The rooms were nice, but there was no restaurant on site. The breakfast was good and the staff was very nice. A very nice place to relax and enjoy the view.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Marco D, Operaciones. at Arenal Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you very much for your comment.
I would like just to remark that there is a Restaurant on site. hope you visit it next time.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Issue with “volcano watching” is often having to wait for the clouds to clear. What better way than from the lodge restaurant feasting on value priced gourmet meals. My wife and I recently enjoyed a great lunch and were eventually rewarded with a clear view of Arenal from our table. To get there you need to be alert for the sign while keeping your car on the windy substandard road. You go through a guard gate and up a narrow twisting road for about 5-10 minutes before arriving at lodge. The views and colorful, well kept grounds are worth the trip. You can eat or sleep there for average US prices.

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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Marco D, Operaciones at Arenal Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

thank you very much for commenting and recommending us.
For Arenal Lodge was a pleasure to had you here. and of course we hope ti see you again.

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Address: 200 meters NW from the Arenal Lake dam, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 1250, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $132 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Lodge provides guests with the excitement of staying in an authentic rainforest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Guests will enjoy a casual and relaxed rustic lodge setting with the added value of a complimentary breakfast daily. Located on 2000-acres of beautiful tropical rainforest, the lodge is situated near Arenal Volcano National Park. The lodge is surrounded by rainforest - housing hundreds of exotic birds, small animals and the beautiful tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica. and is its own local tourist attraction due to its exclusive location with breathtaking panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. The lodge features a full service restaurant with local and international cuisine, gift shop, three heated outdoor Jacuzzis, an infinite edge swimming pool, walking trails, a butterfly garden, horseback riding, a game room and outdoor playground for children, fitness room, sauna, and free wireless high speed internet access. Guest rooms and suites feature cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, clock radio, and all have private baths. Complimentary crib and wheel chair are available on request. ... more   less 
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