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Arenal Manoa Hotel
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights in July. The entrance to the hotel is unpaved and I was a bit apprehensive about how the hotel would be while driving in. All our fears were laid to rest when we reached my room. The room was spacious and beautiful as expected but the view of the Arenal volcano from the room was mind blowing. I have never had such a beautiful view straight from my room in any hotel ever.

The breakfast is complimentary and is very good. Parking is plentiful and you can pretty much park anywhere you want. We enjoyed the hot spring pool and the normal pool that the hotel has to offer. The hotel is quite large and there is a small river/stream that flows nearby. We saw plenty of wildlife in the hotel itself. I wish I could have stayed for a few more days here. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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AlexCedeno, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Manoa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2014

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

This hotel was such a pleasant surprise. We stayed 1 night for a quick trip to the Arenal area. The cottage-style rooms were beautiful, clean and spacious. The restaurant was great. Staff was so friendly. I highly recommend this hotel over the pricier options. Wish we could've stayed longer to appreciate it more. The free wifi & free breakfast was great, too!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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AlexCedeno, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Manoa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2014

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Thanks for your comments ,were glad that you have enjoyed your stay .. thanks for visit us ..greetings

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

My husband and I just celebrated 10 years of marriage at Arenal Manoa. It is a beautiful resort with very friendly and helpful staff. We loved seeing the volcano and watching the rain and the birds right off our balcony--such a relaxing place to stay! The food was also delicious! We didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlexCedeno, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Manoa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2014

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Thank you very much for choosing us to celebrate such an important in their lives as is his anniversary, thank you for reminding us so warmly and for your lovely comments ..Greetings

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Beautiful separate rooms, beautiful grounds! Nice staff too and....nice breakfast! Loved the warm springs pool. Loved that there was a coffee maker with good coffee. Very unusual, since all our other hotels had none. Loved the bathroom with a skylight.
My only complaint is that for a luxury hotel, there shouldn't be a 1" gap in the sliding French front doors, very strange, but very third world....it made for an uneasy feeling that all sorts of critters could come in. Another person saying there said the same thing.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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AlexCedeno, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Manoa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2014

Dear Guest

Thanks for take your time and write us , we appreciate your comments

Costa Rica has a tropical climate,for that reason we have to many species wildlife in all country
In Arenal area we have a wide variety of wildlife but not inside the of Hotel..
Thanks for visit your are welcome anytime ...Greetings

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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Hotel Arenal Manoa is a beautiful hotel among the many in the Arenal Volcano area. Our visit was brief and rain soaked, so I don't feel we had a full experience but will share some potentially helpful feedback.

Rooms are laid out in small buildings, with clean and basic furnishings including a patio with rockers. There is a pool and a hot springs, each with a swim up bar and the front desk staff is friendly and welcoming.

The hotel is about 15 minutes from the center of town; we did not have an opportunity to visit the Volcano or any of the plethora of outdoor adventures conspicuously advertised.

Best to skip meals here as the food is unremarkable and there are genuinely delicious options not far away.

Stayed: August 2014
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AlexCedeno, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Manoa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2014

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We appreciate your comments and we glad to you enjoyed the hotel and the Arenal Area .. Thanks for visit us

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

My family stayed at the Arenal Manoa for 3 days the last week of July 2014. Since it was the rainy season, we only saw the volcano a couple of times- once at 5:50AM and once in the afternoon. We did not like the restaurant at the hotel although it was convenient. The staff spoke little English, and it was expensive for the food you received. The reception staff went out of their way to help us when we had 2 excursions planned at the same time. Marco at the front desk called both companies and straightened out the "snafu" while we went to grab some lunch. We had been a little early arriving, but he got our room ready for us to freshen up before we left for the excursion. The laundry service was expensive at $3.00 per shirt and $3.50 for shorts, but it was necessary to get the "ziplining dirt" out of my white shirt before it set in. The shirt came back looking new. The grounds are spread out, but the landscape is lush. Anyone can call for a ride to get around the property if desired. The wait is only a couple of minutes, and this really helps in the rain!

Room Tip: All the rooms seem private. We had a view of the volcano from our bed (when the volcano could be se...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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AlexCedeno, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Manoa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2014

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It was a pleasure meet your travel expectations thansk for visit us ... Greetings

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Stayed the Last June 2014, and I was really surprised about the Hotel.
The complex is surrounded by the nature and the view of the Volcano Arenal is incredible.
Hotel staff is very kind and they always find the best way to help when you need something.
Food at the Restaurant is really good and very tasting. The Hotel has its own Hot Springs, and these are great to enjoy during the night if you are busy during the day. Hotel is very large and you need to walk a little from your room to get to the restaurant, but hotel staff can take you there if its raining or if you ask them to take you there. The complex is really beautiful, very peaceful and the views are amazing. Rooms are super big and super clean. This is really nice to enjoy the nature.

Room Tip: Rooms are very large and beautiful. Ask for the ones with a good view of the Volcano.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: £83 - £253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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