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Hotel Jardines Arenal
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

I booked two nights at this hotel and the staff is very friendly. The owner and assistant were very patient and try to accommodate my needs and questions.
the internet worked at times from my room, but not a very great signal. the best signal is in the common area. Not sure how to work the hot water so I had a cold one which is good for the hot days! the breakfast was ok. not great. nice clean and spacious room (no TV) and bathroom, big windows that have a view of a nice garden. nice a tranquil space for a good sleep.

Good stay for the value.

Room Tip: There are nice gardens but not necessarily a volcano view. still the view rooms are nice as you can...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Good location, only a short drive to La Fortuna. Clean, spacious with really comfortable bed and nice friendly staff. Plenty of parking and decent breakfast. Very relaxing place and good value for money.

The shower was very weak and it took long time for the water to get warm (not warm enough). Internet worked only in the breakfast area.

Room Tip: The rooms are on one level, it's more like a bungalow setup.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

My family and I recently stayed at Jardines Arenal for a week. If you are tired of city life and you love nature, this is the best location. We had a large room with a spectacular volcano view. The breakfast in the morning is a choice between a typical Costa-Rican dish and American Breakfast. We didn't rent a car, and we did just fine. Behind the hotel is a Farm. At 5 min. walking is an ecocenter that is amazing. We also walked to La Fortuna, a 10-15 min. walk. There is a nice restaurant at 5 min. walking distance from the hotel and we were also able to order carry out food. In addition, we had total access to the kitchen during the day, and some other tourists cooked steaks. The taxi/ cabs are cheap, and we order Taxi to get around the volcano.
The people at Jardines were extremly friendly. They were the best advisers for self-guided tours as well as guided tours. In addition, they provided round trip from/to San Jose airport at extra cost.

Room Tip: All rooms have AC. Talk with receptionist to get cheap deals around the area.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

I recently stayed here with some family and had a great time. The people were truly helpful with planning activities and very welcoming. The grounds are beautiful and you are very near a nature preserve that makes a nice morning activity. Great breakfast and just a generally nice place to relax. It is a little bit out of Fortuna, and there is not shoulder to walk there. However they were always willing to call a taxi, and a bus stop is very close. The rooms are simple, but nice and clean, and you get a great view of the volcano. Hot water is not constant, but honestly after hiking to Cerro Chato, you don't really care. I would stay here again. It is a great deal and I had way more fun that I would have had at an American chain.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Jardines Arenal Lodge as a part of an excursion to the area. We did not know what to expect and were absolutely delighted with our stay. The people at Jardines were friendly and helpful as we have found most are in Costa Rica but the view from our bedroom window? Spectacular.

We also saw the most colorful birds enjoying banana and pineapple which was a plus for us because we had been staying in Heredia for a month. Breakfast was fine...one in our party asked for extra eggs and toast and that was no problem. Free wi-fi available in outside common areas.

Clean, cheerful, great bathtubs (not often found in CR) and a wonderful location for a stay in the Arenal area. Transport is needed...my husband took his bike! La Fortuna and hot springs are nearby...one of our members walked to La Fortuna and it is an easy walk.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for Rooms 3, 4, or 5 to get a Room with a View!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Very nice property with a great tropical garden. We saw some 10+ toucans in the trees one morning. A great variety of birds came eat the fruits from his garden. Our room had a great view of the volcano. It was spacious with A/C. Everything was clean but a bit bare. The rate was very cheap. Hernan and his wife, the owners, were very nice and they spoke perfect English. Hernan organized all our tours. His wife made us delicious breakfast. They even let us come along to the local farmers market where we bought delicious treats and fruits. It was a very pleasant stay and we highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Jardines Arenal
Address: main road to La Fortuna | 2 Kilometer east of Banco de Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Jardines Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jardines Arenal Hotel is a quiet place, surrounded by beautiful wildlife, located only 2 kilometers east of the park of La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica. It is a perfect place to enjoy with your family or your friends. Our goal is to provide quality service and excellence, thus making customers happy. We guarantee a comfortable and pleasant stay for our guests. Jardines Arenal Hotel has very pleasant rooms, set in two categories: standard and superior. Equipped with air conditioning, private bath, safety deposit box, cable TV, hot water and some with an extraordinary view to the Arenal Volcano. Also our rates include a rich typical breakfast, consisting of the famous gallo pinto, egg, sour cream, platano, tortilla, orange juice and coffee; ideal to start the day in the best way. Also Jardines Arenal Hotel features private parking, restaurant (on request), WIFI, gardens and an information center where you can get everything you need to book tours, transportation or hotels nationwide. We try to cover all areas to provide more ease and comfort to our customers. Seize the opportunity to visit the famous Arenal Volcano area, known worldwide for being a beautiful place with wonderful views and relaxing hot springs. In addition to many other activities like canopy, canyoning, bridges, rafting, kayaking, bicycles, etc. Enjoy an unforgettable ride while you receive the attention that you deserve and rest in a unique and welcoming place. In Jardines Arenal Hotel we are waiting to make of your vacations an extraordinary and enjoyable time. Our Goal: Make customers happy! ... more   less 
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