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Chalet Nicholas

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We loved this place during our exploration of CR! It was a great break from the heat of the beaches. The views were wonderful, the house a wood trimmed chalet is a perfect fit for the natural environment. Birdwatching, relaxing on the porch in rockers and a guided hiking tour of the rainforest were most delightful. They even gave me...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stayed here with 2 friends - we got the private loft upstairs, with 2 bedrooms (1 has 2 twin beds, 1 has a double bed) and a private 1/2 bath. You do share the full bath downstairs with other guests, as it is off of the living room. Coffee and breakfast were great - Maria, the housekeeper was super sweet...

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We stumbled into Chalet Nicholas on our first trip to CR in 1993 and have been coming back ever since. This experience is what got us hooked on B&Bs. Cathy and John are the reason we keep coming back, they truly have become part of our family. They have a quaint Chalet A frame style B&B which only has room...

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Austin, TX
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Chalet Nicholas and were immediately greeted by three Great Danes and the owner John. What takes a minute to notice is this enchanting house nestled on a hilltop has a breathtaking view of Lake Arenal. You can sit and enjoy it in one of six rocking chairs, even during a jungle storm since the front porch is...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Cathy and John were amazing hosts....and were so caring & helpful. You will be made to feel so welcome and cared for. They have a lovely breakfast in the AM, and all of the guests we met were very nice and helpful and quiet. The house is very quiet at night, and you will be assured wonderful rest there. They...

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san rafael
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We stayed years ago and ever since my children have wanted to return. They are 21 and 23 years old now and we couldn't wait to return this year. Catherine and John couldn't be more kind and helpful. They really understand the Pure Vida lifestyle. Breakfast was fresh and we even enjoyed pancakes!

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Arizona
Reviewed 1 August 2016

First if you don't like dogs this may not be the right place. They have 4 big,beautiful black great danes that are super friendly. The rooms were nice and a decent size. They have beautiful grounds and right out front they put out fruit for the birds and there are plenty to see. The breakfast was fantastic and the owners...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed 5 nights at Chalet Nicholas as a family. We had a spacious loft room, with a large balcony, and on a clear morning, a stunning view of the volcano in the distance. The hosts are generous and warm - they were friendly and full of interesting stories and very helpful in guiding us in our visit in the...

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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This was a great B&B for the price. The breakfast was great and the owners and staff were super friendly. The location was awesome for zip lining and not too far from Fortuna. Would recommend to others and would stay again. Pura Vida!

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Chalet Nicholas is among the nicest places we have stayed in our 7 trips to Costa Rica. The setting is beautiful, the hosts are genuinely wonderful people and the wildlife is right at their front porch. This has been noted by other reviewers but what is also notable is the climate. Nueva Arenal has the best climate we have found...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chalet Nicholas, a non-smokers only establishment, is currently recommended by many guide books, including Fodor's, Frommer's Guide to Costa Rica, National Geographic and the Lonely Planet. In addition, Chalet Nicholas was given a rare ecology award for sustainable tourism by The New Key to Costa Rica, and is a member of the Costa Rican Bed and Breakfast Association. Founded 1992 at Lake Arenal with Beautiful Tropical Gardens and Spectacular birding. The chalet has a front yard view of the lake, side view of Volcano Arenal, and back yard hiking trail in the protected rain forest with visiting howler monkeys often heard from the house and seen on hiking tours. John takes guests on a Free Guided one-hour Hike right out of the back yard in an old growth rainforest down to a jungle river with the great danes - everybody appreciates this Cathy and John can recommend any extra fun activities like hot springs, horseback, wind surfing, kayaking, canopy tours, and delicious meals at local restaurants which are all nearby. Directions will be provided. As a bonus, it has comfortable beds with orthopedic mattresses, private baths, and plenty of hot water and towels. Many of the guests said this was their favorite place to stay during their trip. COME AS STRANGERS, LEAVE AS FRIENDS. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chalet Nicholas

Address: Rte 142 | 2km west of Nuevo Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range: RM274 - RM357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chalet Nicholas 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“It all depends on whether you want to view the volcano or the lake. Both great.”
  • view from room and front porch
mikulkatom, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Three unique rooms, all are nice.”
rogerw520, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upsatirs is perfect for a family with children.”
juliac956, 24 Jun 2014 | Read review
“If you are a couple, ask for the Lake View Room”
SouthernGirl726, 15 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Lake view or volcano view room”
386marionm, 7 Apr 2014 | Read review
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