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Arenal Lodge

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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.
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Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Refrigerator in room
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My wife and I just returned from a 3 night getaway at the Arenal Lodge. Besides being a beautiful location, with stunning views of the volcano... the friendliness and service is world class! We especially enjoyed meeting Oneyda at the front desk and Danilo in the dining
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The lodge offers wonderful views of the volcano from most of the rooms but especially from the chalets. It is situated on a mountain slope and at times clouds may surround you and rain gear can be helpful. The rain is warm though and for soemone from Vancouver not a problem at
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Response from Marco D, operaciones at Arenal Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for commenting. Definitely, Arenal Lodge is an experience for people like you who enjoy to be surrounded by nature and having a good time out of the rutting. Hoping to see you again. Best regard.
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If it were down to the spectacular view of the volcano or the very friendly and helpful staff, this would be a solid 5! However - it is quite evident throughout the entire compund that maintenance is falling behind. All public spaces - in- and outdoors (wth the glorious
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We loved the location, further from the busy streets of La Fortuna, set up in the hill with direct view onto the Volcano Arenal. On the other hand, it is important to mention, that because of the uphill location it is way colder and windier than down in La Fortuna and it is not
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This place is beautiful! From the view from your room to the trails I was amazed. The main lodge is so welcoming with the fireplace and games. The restaurant serves the best beef I have ever had. There was absolutely no fat. If you travel there during the rainy season be
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Response from Marco D, Operaciones at Arenal Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for commenting. We are going to be waiting for your next visit, with the service that we are used to give in Arenal Lodge. Hoping that you had a wonderful trip back home. Best regard.
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The Master Suite at the Arenal Lodge
Greetings from Arenal Lodge. the trip is 3 hours and the transfer 1 to 4 pax is US $240.00 prived.
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Is this the Arenal Observatory Lodge and Spa?
Arenal Lodge is different than the Observatory Lodge.
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Yes. They have many rooms with a direct view but the Chalets are the best ones...floor to ceiling windows directly facing the volcano. You must get the Chalets.
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Hi, it is on site and is about $25US. I don't know how good it is as we didn't end up with the time to try it.
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"Chalets are the ones to choose to get a good viewof the volcano and Lake Arenal."
"Chalets have a great view, but weirdly enough lacks a/c - which is neede for keeping the humidity decent. So - look for a room with a/c!"
"The chalet was wonderful! It is a walk to the lobby, but the hotel also has a golf cart that will graciously pick you up!"
"Book through Arenal Lodge; we booked through hotels.com, and the description of the room was incorrect. Junior Suite is great."
"Chalet for best volcano views from room"
US$105 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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