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“Quite Nice Place”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Arenal Country Inn

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Arenal Country Inn
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
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“Quite Nice Place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

If you are looking for a quite place to rest with a nice view and pool, this is the place. The rooms are average and they offer the basic things you can need. The hotel also is really close to the town, so you will find supermarkets and restaurants really close to you. The breakfast is good and the staff is friendly. As i said before, if you are looking for a calm non luxury place, this is a good option.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Duncan, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

This property was pretty basic little duplex cabins with a nice pool looking up to Arenal Volcano. Bed was squeeky so changed over to second bed next night and it was fine. Breakfast setup was Tico style and average. Property lacked lustre with landscaping way behind good standard of cleanup. There was a guard walking the property at night and the barédisco was only two minutes walk with good food and entertainment. Cabins backed onto a very busy street so noise was an issue. Staff friendly and rates average.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

This is a lovely hotel wthin walking distance of La Fortuna. The grounds are extensive and full of plants and birds. There is a very clean pool. My husband wasn't feeling well so we spent a couple of quiet days here, reading and hanging out. The rooms are separate casitas, good sized with 2 double beds, a table and 2 chairs and a small rickety refrigerator. There is AC and cable TV with a no. of English channels. The price includes a complete breakfast--eggs, gallo pinto, fruit, rolls/toast, oj, coffee/tea. On weekends, there's a buffet. During the week, we had a waitress. The staff's English is limited. Most of the other guests are Costa Rican. Lots with kids to play in the lovely pool. If you're looking for a modern, high service place, this is not for you. If you want a quiet, older place with charm, you'll be happy here.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

Very close to downtown La Fortuna. Great service and staff. Very clean rooms with large comfortable beds. Recycling options and very environmentally friendly. Within walking distance of souvenir shops, bars, and restaurants. Great place to stay for family and friends.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

The rooms were very nice especially the AC! The staff was friendly and completely accommodating to anything you may need during your stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

Beautiful pool area with a great view of the Arenal volcano (weather permitting).

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2011

The location was good, close to the center of La Fortuna (be prepared of a touristic and expensive village). We had a nice bungalow, with good terrace. The pool was nice and big. We were a bit shocked of buss American schoolchildren who arrived, but it was no problem and they stayed just one day. We didn't really like the breakfast. It is a small buffet, but not really tasty.

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Arenal Country Inn

Property: Arenal Country Inn
Address: 1 km south of the Catholic Church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 60 Hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Arenal Country Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Country Inn is a small hotel with twenty rooms distributed in ten bungalows; all of then surrounded by exotic gardens. All you have to do is reach the door of your room and you will go from the most comfortable human made environment to the magnificent nature. Rooms with cable TV, A/C, mini fridge, telephone, safe deposit box, private bathroom and terrace. Large swimming pool area, food service, internet access, tour desk and parking. Impeccable cleanness and friendly service is our promise. We will make our best to make your visit a memorable one. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arenal Country Hotel
Country Inn La Fortuna De San Carlos
La Fortuna De San Carlos Country Inn
Arenal Country Inn Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos

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