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Volcano Lodge & Springs
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“One of the nicest hotels we've ever stayed.”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

This hotel (although more of a resort) is phenomenal. The grounds are AMAZING, sprawling manicured gardens (boasting all sorts of wildlife in and of themselves), gorgeous pool area (complete with swim-up bar), excellent restaurant (fantastic food, exceptional service from the waitstaff), and great common area with bar and games (foosball/pool). The room was incredible, so clean and so nice, with a back porch looking out the volcano. Such an amazing stay, this place was a 5-star dream. There is also spa services available, although we did not have the time to fit in massages. Also, they made our towels into origami art.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

After a long, stressful day of traveling, my friend and I were relieved to arrive at such a beautiful place. From the moment we arrived the front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was a perfect size, and the view from the back patio was gorgeous! We went during the rainy season, so it was too cloudy to see the volcano, but you would have a perfect view if it weren't cloudy! And all of the plants and flowers on the premises makes you feel like you are in paradise! The restaurant had good food, and they give you a free welcome cocktail upon your arrival. The breakfast was the best I had in Costa Rica! It's a buffet, so there is a huge variety. The ONLY bad thing I would say about this place is that it's a $10 cab ride to and from downtown La Fortuna, and there isn't a lot within walking distance. We did go to the Baldi hot springs one day, and we walked there. It was about a mile which isnt bad but there are no sidewalks. We stayed here for 3 nights but got kind of bored after 2. But the pool and restaurant give you something to do if you want to stay at the hotel for the night. We got a Groupon for this place for half price so it was DEFINITELY worth the money. Highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

11/2013, 3 of us in a lovely room with a porch to sit and enjoy the beautiful garden. The room and grounds were clean, 2 pools, 2 bars and breakfast was included. We were tired after our days of travel and touring and had 2 dinners at the hotel restaurant. The food was wonderfully prepared and presented. Great wait staff. Great value...would do it all over again in a hearbeat!

Room Tip: All rooms have a private patio with a lovely view of the gardens.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Coimbra, Portugal
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This place is really amazing, they provide great accomodation and services at affordable prices. Staff is very nice and I must refer the entrance guy, he was really nice, as well as the barman.
The rooms have a very good size, nice decoration (very costa riccan) and nice amenities (the coffee is great!). Bathroom has also a good size. Behind the rooms there is a semi-private garden and a porch with two nice chairs, where we had spectacular views of Arenal volcano.
The hotel is big and composed by small houses, each one a room. You can walk and enjoys the beautiful views and they also have a running trail, very nice to walk and enjoy nature.
Breakfast has plenty of choice (maily costa riccan dishes, but also traditional breakfast choices too).
Wi-fi signal in our room was not great, though. The hotel has 2 big pools, located in different sites and jacuzzi. Everyday we enjoyed a cocktail at the jacuzzi, as they had an happy hour.
They also have information about tours and what to see and do, ask at the reception. Parking is free and just near the room and there is also an ice machine near hotel entrance.
The hotel it's located a 5-7min drive from La Fortuna and on the way to the village you have many restaurants.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Super clean hotel with excellent views of volcano Arenal. Close to all the excursions like ziplining and thermal hot springs. Loved the uncrowded pools and the hit tub after a long day ziplining felt SO good! A great price that includes breakfast!

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We had a groupon and stayed here during the low season, so it was very quiet and relaxing. The gardens are beautiful and we had a view of the volcano from our room, which was very clean and nice. All of the staff were great and very helpful. The restaurant is delicious, and if you want some variety you can take a quick cab ride into La Fortuna.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ashburn, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

My wife and I were very impressed with this hotel. The staff is very friendly, housekeeping is wonderful. The hotel is very clean and wonderfully kept. Many kinds of floral trees on the property. The main pool is located perfectly to give a glimpse of the volcano. Good breakfast. The only down part of this hotel is its Sura restaurant. We would grade it 3.5 out of 5. However the fortuna town is just 15 mins away and is open till 10 pm. Lots if good restaurants in the town. Don't miss the Typical coffee of the Rainforest cafe in the town. It's amazing, the taste itself and the way they serve it. Pura vida!!!!

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Property: Volcano Lodge & Springs
Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos-Arenal Lake road | 7 Km West from Downtown, Road To Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Volcano Lodge & Gardens)
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#12 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#13 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Volcano Lodge & Springs 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At VOLCANO LODGE AND SPRINGS, located in La Palma, La Fortuna de San Carlos, at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano, our hot springs and lush tropical garden gives you joy and relaxation to our guests and companions. Undoubtedly, our location allows you to witness the imposing Arenal Volcano from a vantage point. QUALITY SERVICE: Knowing that service is the main reason of hospitality, the Volcano Lodge & Gardens’ team, will do our best to make your stay a very fond memory to take home. FACILITIES: All our 66 rooms are Superior and non smoking, have deluxe finishes, 2 comfortable full size beds or 1 king size bed, TV/cable, telephone, air-conditioned, coffee maker, hot water shower, hairdryer and a nice terrace facing the Volcano. We also offer 4 rooms for handicap. RESTAURANT:Sura Restaurant, capacity: 120 people, we’ll be offering you our traditional local and international food, while you enjoy the majestic view of the volcano, birds surrounded nature. You can ask for room service too. OTHER FACILITIES: *Two swimming pools for adults, two swimming pools for children and two Jacuzzis, all of them with view to the Volcano.*Laundry service, Private parking, Internet Access / Wireless Free, Tours information, nature trail, Playground.* Massages Service from 9 am to 9 pm. ... more   less 
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Volcano Lodge And Gardens
Volcano Lodge & Gardens Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
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