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Hotel Lavas Tacotal

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 September 2010

The staff at this hotel were all extremely generous and hospitable. When they weren't busy, they gave us a ride here and there so that my friend and I didn't have to take a cab. I also mentioned, in spanish, to a staff member that I love avocado, and within 5 minutes he brought me one! Very friendly and outgoing...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2010

The hotel was beautiful.. The view was just breathtaking, as you walk to either your cabin or room you walk through beautiful paths of flowers and trees with lots of wildlife and right in front of you is the beautiful arenal volcano. This hotel has 2 pools that were so nice to take a dip in. The bartender Ruth was...

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L.A., California
Reviewed 9 August 2010

Decent hotel, rooms were clean and breakfast was good. It is located right under the volcano and when its clear out you can see it to the top. The computer in the lobby doesn´t work because it was so overloaded with viruses and the wifi signal was very weak and only worked inside reception. There isn´t much in walking distance...

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Malibu
Reviewed 2 March 2010

Stayed here three nights. Nice hotel, beautiful landscaping. Floors were very slippery, be careful especially if its rainy out. There was a coffee maker in room -- but no mugs or coffee!! Went to desk to inquire about coffee for it, was told they did not provide it -- ugh, so tacky. Take them out of the rooms, then! I...

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Pacific Northwest
Reviewed 25 February 2010

The landscaping was beautiful and the hardworking housekeeping staff folded our clean towels into adorable animal shapes each day. That's the best I can say about a hotel that disappointed us in a variety of other ways. The food at the hotel restaurant was bad, in spite of high prices The steak house across the street had better fare, but...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 December 2009

We were moved to this property after we had to change dates for our arrival to La Fortuna. Based on the overall rating on TripAdvisor, we were a little hesitant, but our experience was a nice surprise! The grounds are nice, the location is across from Montana del Fuego at half the price, and the deluxe room was comfortable --...

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Toronto
Reviewed 12 December 2009

i visited the lavas tacotal for 4 nights in early december. the whole stay was good, though there were a few problems, none though were the hotel's fault. there was a lull in tourism at the time, so the hotel was empty, and as a result there was not much to do with other people. otherwise, the room was great...

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Charleston, SC
Reviewed 17 August 2009

surprisingly high quality for being "in the middle of nowhere". good food, great staff, amazing view of the volcano day and night. two good pools, nice bar, free internet (weak at times), close to volcano, hiking, hot springs, downtown shopping. highly recommended.

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Park Ridge
Reviewed 4 February 2009

Funny, considering the sparsity of reviews, that we seem to have been the other guests referred to in the earlier postings. We too noted how empty the property was. We were only there two nights but seldom shared the dining room with more than one other table of guests. We stayed in a bungalow and paid $89 a night which...

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Cambridge, MA
Reviewed 1 February 2009

If you like mildly kitchy hotels with a great view, at fair price, this place is for you! For the sizable operation that it is, the place was nearly empty when I stayed there for two nights. We ate dinner in their lovely large open air cafe on both nights. We were the only customers on the first night and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Hotel Lavas Tacotal you can enjoy the natural greatness of the Arenal Volcano. Its amazing conic shape and constant volcanic activity, the Arenal Volcano is one of the most important attractions in Costa Rica. Walk through trails of solidified lava, ride across exhuberant forests, the activity of the Arenal Volcano during the day or by night. The amazing spectacle of incandescent lava flowing from the crater is truly breathtaking. The hotel amenities includes air conditioning, maid service, pool, restaurant, tennis, bar, laundry, spa, 24 hour security, souvenir shop, and private parking. handicap facilities, and non smoking rooms are also available. The room amenities includes cable TVs, balcony, safe deposit boxes, telephones, mini bars, and Internet connection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Lavas Tacotal

Address: 10 Km West from downtown La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 2772-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: RM323 - RM439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lavas Tacotal 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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Lavas Tacotal Hotel
Hotel Lavas Tacotal Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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#16 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“Choose rooms towards the back of the property nearer the volcano. But all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles 982dannyb, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cute bugalos. They are more spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles SummerLover71, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Any of the cabin type lodgings have great views of the volcano.”
 of 5 bubbles scotti667, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I would definitely choose the upper rooms”
 of 5 bubbles nathaliecA3472JC, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The hotel-like building at the bottom of the complex is newer. Cabins - avoid.”
 of 5 bubbles TreadLightAdventurer, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
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