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Hotel Lavas del Arenal
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1 review
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Price was reasonable and food was Great. Beautiful view of the volcano right from the balcony
early in the morning before it gets cloudy and you dont see the summit anymore.
The tips, advises and referrals saved us lots of money.
Totally recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Mario was great in helping us choose the local attractions to visit. It was great how he drew maps and gave us very clear directions anywhere we wanted to go. Ask about the "hot river"; with Mario's maps it was super easy to find!

The lunch we had at the hotel was a rather expensive for the amount of food, although it was really good. But then again, most of the food in La Fortuna is expensive.

Overall 9.5/10.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Small rooms with a bit noisy airco and lukewarm water, but overall spotless. It does the job for a couple of nights. Easier to reach with a car as it is a bit further from the town, but also very quiet since off the main road, with a big home made breakfast and extremely kind staff. We would totally recommended if you are searching for a good value hotel - no luxury.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

I stayed here with my girlfriend a few days ago while we were visiting the sights around La Fortuna. The place is slightly farther away from some of the sights than other hotels but still very accessible. My girlfriend and I strongly regret forgetting the name of the young man who appeared to be the sole staff member in charge at the time, but his service is the greatest either of us have witnessed from any hotel anywhere. The hotel includes freshly prepared and delicious breakfast and lunch, and we were even given fresh coconuts from their trees to drink when we asked about them. The room was clean, spacious, and well-maintained. The availability of AC was a lifesaver, and the TV, fridge, and microwave was a nice touch as well. Overall I greatly recommend this hotel to any traveller who wants great service and value.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

It is not a luxe hotel but is realy cheap and the rooms are big and confortable
one thing that can be unconvinient is that its a little bit close to the volcano but you still have a nice view and they contact you with all the fortuna activities

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Mario & family & staff were super helpful with rides & recommendations & discount tickets. They went above & beyond to make sure we had a great time!!! The free breakfast was great & the grounds & rooms were clean & well-kept. The only downside is its a little outside of the town so you need a rental car or to pay for taxis. Definitely go to Baldi Hot Springs and the zipline tour!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Lavas del Arenal. Mario was very helpful in recommending tours, dinner options, and he also helped us arrange to rent a car before we left for Guanacaste. The rooms are pretty basic, but clean, staff were friendly, breakfast and coffee were served on site in the morning. Our one regret is that we did not rent a car earlier in our trip. It would have been helpful in getting around since we stayed outside of town.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Lavas del Arenal

Property: Hotel Lavas del Arenal
Address: 300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#22 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#26 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Lavas del Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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