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Arenal Manoa Hotel
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Montclair, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“DIsappointed”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We spend alot of time researching and chose this hotel very carefully. There was a good price on Expedia so we booked and paid in advance. On the evening of our arrival, after 5 hours flying and 4 hours driving, we unloaded the whole van and walked up to the check in desk. They had drinks waiting and towels. We were so happy to be there and THEN they told us that they didn't have rooms for us and had moved us to another hotel. Luckily our driver had not left yet and we had to reload the van and go to the other hotel. It was larger, with groups etc, the opposite of what we wanted. We ended up having a good time there but it was disappointing.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

Lovely place! Lovely service and yummy free breakfast! We ate dinner their twice it was fine. The chocolate Cake was the best dessert of our trip.
Loved the pool with the bar and hot springs
Service in the Hotel restaurant was great too. Very helpful and friendly. Location is nice and the volcano is lovely to stare at lol

  • Stayed August 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

What a view – we woke up to see Arenal Volcano framed by our bedroom windows. Magnificent hot springs to ease the stiffness from the bumpy ride from Monteverde. Wonderful shuttle bus service and very friendly staff. Wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Lovely hot springs, great pool and bar. Our room had the most amazing view and was very clean. Good shuttle bus service, very friendly and kind staff who are more than willing to help with trips or anything else. Really nice dining room - watch humming birds while you eat.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

My husband and I booked a Groupon Getaway and Manoa was our first stop. We immediately fell in love with the location, the hotel, and its staff. Neither of us speak Spanish very well, but the staff was very welcoming and helped us with everything-- including calling our travel agency in the US to find out what time our transfer was scheduled for (we never received documents that told us). The rooms are adorable, clean, and have a magnificent view of the the volcano.

The restaurant was delicious, and we were excited to find out on the farm tour (complimentary through the hotel) that most of the food they serve is from their farm on the property. We were too busy doing excursions during the days to take advantage of the pool, although it looked beautiful-- but we did love taking advantage of happy hour at the hot springs after dinner.

On our last night, we got caught in a rain storm while on a Frog Walk Tour and missed dinner at the hotel. They reopened the restaurant just for us so that we wouldn't go to bed hungry, and we found out later that friends of ours we met while there got caught at the hot springs bar during the storm, so they told them to go back to their room and they delivered their food to them when it was ready. We cannot say enough good things about Manoa, and when we go back, we plan on spending our whole time at Manoa. You won't be disappointed if you stay here!

  • Stayed August 2013
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Our family of 3 stayed in room 240, with double beds, spacious, and very comfort. Outside the window/patio was a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano. The staffs here are courtesy and friendly. Especially, Liz and Andres at the front desk really went out of their way to find a driver who can deliver our camera's battery and charger which we left it in the room after arrived in Monteverde. Once again, I want to say "Thank you"!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is a hotel that does an excellent job of maintaining the grounds in spectacular condition. The hotel staff was very friendly, the rooms are vary spacious and located with easy access to the Tobocan hot springs and to La Fortuna for shopping and dining. The breakfast was also very good and included in the hotel price.

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Additional Information about Arenal Manoa Hotel

Property: Arenal Manoa Hotel
Address: Route 142, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arenal Manoa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Manoa Hotel is a beautiful Arenal hotel to relax and enjoy the marvelous view of Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. Surrounded by gardens, pastures and animals, our rooms have been designed so that each one offers you a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano. Our visitors can take advantage of our spacious gardens for walking and meditation as well as the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arenal Manoa Hotel And Spa
Arenal Manoa Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Manoa Hotel Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos

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