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La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Nuevo Arenal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 February 2009

I found the rooms generally clean, beautiful views of the lake, fine dining menu and helpful information about local activities. Service generally good, although the TV in my room and jacuzzi/hot tub was not working on my visit.

The draw back is the location, it maybe take 40mins to drive to La fortuna, howvever with a car it is not so much an issue as you tend to be out most the day on excursion/sites. The drive itself is scenic with good road.

Really enjoyed the Selva Leona tour.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 February 2009

We stayed at La Mansion Arenal for 3 nights in cottage 11, which was amply spacious for our family of 5. The cottage had a queen bed in 1 room, and 2 doubles plus a daybed in the other. The view towards Lake Arenal and the volcano from the patio was spectacular. We really enjoyed the pool and hot bath, the very comfortable bar/ restaurant/ game area, and were so relaxed there that we ended up eating all 3 dinners right at the restaurant-- this is very unlike us, so you know it was good!

Only real negative is the distance from La Fortuna (main town) and the volcano-- this property is about a 45 minute drive, compared to many of the other hotel/ resorts which were half the distance or less.

Overall, just what we were looking for... be sure not to miss trying one of the zipline tours- we did Adventure Mundo Canopy Tour and it was the highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 January 2009

I stayed at the La Mansion Inn with my family, grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins (14 of us in all). We stayed for five days and were really taken by the beauty of the Arenal area. We booked four double rooms. The rooms were huge and it was almost like staying at a museum with beautiful murals painted all over the walls. The view out of our room was incredible- overlooking the mountains and the lake. There was wildlife all around the hotel. We saw coatis, hummingbirds, horses, monkeys, and many other wild animals. The restaurant at the Inn was incredible with a made to order dinner menu and an amazing spread of food at breakfast time. I definitely would love to stay there again. I know that everyone in my family enjoyed their stay as much as I did.

Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed 3 January 2009

La Mansion Arenal was a wonderful place to stay. Very intimate with a lovely European charm. The villas were very comfortable and all had spectacular views of the lake and volcano. The food and sevice was spectacular. I will definatlely stay here on my next visist to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 December 2008

We had an enjoyable stay at La Mansion during Thanksgiving week. Our two bedroom cottage worked out very well for my wife and I and our teenage daughter.

La Mansion is a unique and charming Country Inn in an ideal setting overlooking Lake Arenal. Our cottage (number 4) overlooked the lake and from our comfortable porch, we could watch a herd of horses grazing on the slopes, giving a true ranch feel to the property.

The hotel consists of a main building and guest cottages. The main building houses the reception area, bar, and dining room. The bar is a massive and gorgeous slab of blond tropical almond-wood. Just across is a preseved cattle pen and the spacious open-air dining room, with spectacular views of the lake and gardens. Outside is the large heated spa and swimming pool.

The guest cottages are in free standing buildings situated to take advantage of the lake views. There is a cabin- like feel to the rooms, with woodwork mixed with stylsh but rustic cermaic tile. A nice touch is the arched windows with wooden shutters. The rooms are comfortable, welcoming, and situated for privacy. We enjoyed our room and our daughter wanted to live there! Ameniities include a small fridge and satellite television, but not a telephone (high speed internet is provided complimentary in the main building recreation area).

The food was excellent. Breakfasts are served at the table and begin with a generous portion of fruit, cheese, toast, and beverage, followed by made-to-order entrees of egg dishes, pancakes or french toast, sides, and potatoes. These were our favorite breakfasts in Costa Rica!

For dinner, the dining room offers atmosphere galore. We had a candlelit dinner and found the intimate atmosphere to be completely enjoyable. The food was definitely first rate.

We could go on and on, but we just want to mention that Leo and Kris are tremendous hosts. The rugged environment of Arenal presented some challenges to them, but they each did a 5 star job in making us feel welcome. For example, power went out one evening, Leo fired up the generators, set up a grill, and dinner was sensational!

La Mansion is for those who are looking for a relaxing retreat with a charming, Country Cottage feel and intimate service, well away from the tourists!

  • Stayed: November 2008
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1  Thank LvnTvl
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Reviewed 8 October 2008

Awesome place to stay in Costa Rica - surrounded by beauty, gorgeous lake views, close to lots of activities. Food and service exceptional - we'll definitely be back. Very clean, pool table, bar, and computers in the lobby. Accommodating staff that helps with everything.

Stayed: October 2008
Thank Alisa A
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Reviewed 8 September 2008

We did stay two nights and we did not see anybody of the hotel staff! On arrival we actually met the owner (?) but all she said; it's my day off! So we had to do everything by ourselves.
The rooms are reasonable but there is no Service at all!
This is a hotel with a belgian owner and in compare to all the other hotels in which we stayed was the hospitality very very poor!

Stayed: August 2008
5  Thank peter014Holland
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Address: La Union de Nuevo Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 050807, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Nuevo Arenal
Price Range: £172 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This exclusive and luxurious Arenal hotel is located amidst overwhelming nature and tropical gardens on the scenic ARENAL LAKE. The inn is made up of 17 luxury boutique VILLAS of 1-3 bedrooms, all with their own private tropical gardens, terrace, AC, satellite TV, fridge and sweeping lake views. The Mansion Inn is the ideal starting point for the activities in the ARENAL and TENORIO area, like fishing, Hanging Bridges, Canopy, Selva Leona,Volcano Hike, Bird watching, Venado Caves, Rio Celeste...... ... more   less 
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