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Nepenthe B&B

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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lake arenal”(17 reviews)
“costa rica”(18 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Pets Allowed
2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

As advertised the views are just incredible, the service is fantastic, Augustine handles all the details of any excursion, chef Benedict is a master, the best Ceviche ever! The spa is world class, and Señor Gordon is a wonderful host.

Thank Deanna H
Reviewed 29 May 2015

My wife and I spent our 7th wedding anniversary at Nepenthe… really nice, we enjoyed every minute. We got royalty treatment from the staff, the views are spectacular, the amenities are warm and comfortable, and dinner at their restaurant Benedicts Steak House was superb. I...More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 27 May 2015

My fiance and I stayed at this establishment for a few nights at the end of our trip to Costa Rica. As it was July and the low season, we were the only guests. Regardless, we were treated wonderfully and the staff was very attentive,...More

Thank Birdman27000
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Absolutely incredible! The view was breathtaking, the manager, Augustine, was extremely kind and helpful. The restaurant on site, with Chef Benedict, served some of the best food I've ever had. Highly recommend going to the Arenal National Park; stunning views and gorgeous nature. I cannot...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2015

We stayed here on our trip to Costa Rica right after getting engaged. It's a bit of a drive to get there, especially the last bit, but totally worth it at the end. An incredible view, lovely porch and pool, hot tub, great food, and...More

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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Spa
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Free Parking
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US$51 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$51 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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I believe there is a small safe but can't swear to it. We had no problems with theft and don't think there is any such problem there. I have a habit of leaving a couple of dollars on my pillow for the maid and it wasn't... More
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"3 rooms at the back from which I guess the view is on the forest and not on the lake; rooms at the front with..."
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"Rooms 1-3 open directly to the pool and view. Room 3 adjacent to kitchen, some noise in morning may disturb..."
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"Cabinas for privacy perhaps but the single rooms wonderful also."
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"Unless I am coming to stay, take the end room of the main house."
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