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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The hotel has potential. I you're looking for American standards this is not your place. But if you need a bed it's okay. Location: not great you're a $10 taxi ride there and a $10 taxi ride back from downtown. If you have a rental car you're fine. Staff: their current staff is really good, but they seem to be...

2Thank cameronc65
La Jolla, California
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Our room was very clean and well kept, and the hosts (Kathy, Carlos and all others) were extremely helpful and very nice. I would really recommend this to anyone traveling to La Fortuna especially in the forests !!!

Thank sidkamat
New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We stayed at Hotel Lavas del Arenal through the Adrenaline Groupon as well. Overall we had an excellent trip and this hotel was great. It's a little far from La Fortuna, but we were able to make it work without a rental car by planning out our days in advance. As others have mentioned, Mario is great and very accommodating...

Thank Sarahbul
Fort Smith
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Our room was clean and dinner after arriving the first night was delicious..... Breakfast was also very good especially the fresh juice. There was no real milk or cream for coffee. We were however thankful to find the little store down the street so we could buy some affordable snacks and juice..... Katia was always helpful and we managed even...

2Thank Arbonnelady
Mario B, Owner at Hotel Lavas del Arenal, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, this is Mario. I was reading your review and usually we do not respond back but I think in this case I want to clarify a couple of things. 1) First of all thank you for letting others know we are fully committed to go the extra mile to ensure our customers from Adrenaline in Costa Rica and...

Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Having a customer service back ground is sometimes a blessing and a curse. Chosing this hotel was a blessing in this case! The team went above and beyond to make sure all my needs were met even with the language barrier. Make sure you book activities with Adrenaline for their combo package. Great guides and very knowledgeable! Pura Vida!

Thank ArpyK
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We used an all inclusive groupon for the Hotel Lavas Del Arenal, before our trip we were emailing back and forth with the owner Mario who is simply awesome. He was very attentive to our needs and responsive to all our questions. He took very good care of us from before our trip until we actually got back home. About...

3Thank Zainab G
Orem, Utah
Reviewed 9 March 2015

My husband and I bought the package through Adrenaline In Costa Rica. it came with this beautiful hotel and three included tours! We loved our experience! Although the hotel was a little out of town it was still easy to get around with the bus and taxis. And it allowed you to really see some of the beauty of the...

1Thank MyKel H
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We stayed at Hotel Lavas del Arenal for our trip in La fortuna. We booked an adventure package to explore La Fortuna through Adrenaline in Costa Rica. The trip was well planned with super exciting activities every day. The hotel is beautiful if you like nature and colors. Everyone there is friendly and they provide breakfast with fruits, coffee, rice/beans...

1Thank Eliada2015
Daytona Beach, Florida
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We booked this via a groupon deal and were VERY glad we did. It is a short ride outside of La Fortuna but since we had our own rental car, that was not an issue. Just outside of our room was a beautiful view of Arenal volcano. They had a Costa Rican breakfast available each morning that holds you through...

Thank Donna S
Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Believe it or not, I had this vacation with my newlywed wife during our month long honeymoon in Costa Rica in November 2012 (over 2 years ago). It was such a great experience that I told Mario, the owner who used to live in the States, that I will write a review but busy life in California kept me from...

Thank Steven M

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Hotel Lavas del Arenal

Address: 300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: RM386 - RM849 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Lavas del Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Hotel Lavas Del Arenal Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#22 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#26 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“Room #1 is the best! Closest to wifi and satellite dish.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Wi-fi probably works better in a room closer to the office or the cafe.”
 of 5 bubbles jessnelss, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Look for more convenient and comfortable accomodations”
 of 5 bubbles cameron1938, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“2nd level seemed quieter and away from traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles 217tracya, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask about construction noise before booking!”
 of 5 bubbles jsteffen, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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