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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff but rooms were old and filthy. No hot water, no breakfast. We went in low Season, maybe in high season service is better. We have stayed in better places for that price. I totally do not recommend this place, though the guy that attended us was nice.

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Thank misseighty
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

This is a Costa Rican hotel, no hilton luxury but the price is right, the staff very courteous, the owner /manager pleasant & accommodating. No shortage of smiles. Like most budget CR rooms, the shower was cool, but the pool was pleasantly warm:) the Beach is not really swim friendly. rocky & high waves, rip tides. If you are a... More 

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Thank wildyson
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Super friendly staff, willing to accommodate all my needs, exceeded my expectations. Had a great time staying at Arenas y Sol. They let me stay a little over than check out time so I could add in an extra surf session before I left!

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Thank Angela T
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

I spend the weekend with my wife and 2 year old son there and ? The place is a bit run down, there is a welcome desk that a guy (manager) seats and is a very nice guy, he delights every one with cool music, The place in the first impression looks rustic, not to luxurious but when you are... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2015

No parking that I could tell, but we backpacked in. The bartender seemed to always be there and was quite friendly. Food was good in the restaurant. AC was great, but the suicide shower did provide a little shock when used. Pool was cool and refreshing and somewhat sheltered. No views. Just a little secure quiet place in the middle... More 

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29 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Arena y Sol after Envision festival in February. It was our first "hostel" experience so we weren't sure what to expect. They charged us $50 U.S. dollars for a tiny box of a room. It was dirty and the bed was the hardest in Central America. They were not friendly and hassled us about having friends in... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

yes the staff is very rude but what do you expect for $35 parking is not secure the security they claim to have evaded me. they claim to have a free breakfast but they nickel and dime you for stuff like juice or coffee.The pool has this black moldy stuff in the crevices yuck.Avoid this cockroach motel and head down... More 

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2014

I stayed at Arena y Sol for 4 nights at the end of my holiday after staying just outside of Dominical at the serene and idyllic Coconut Grove for the week on a retreat. I loved being right in town near the shops, restaurants and beach for convenience but it was still so peaceful. It is a clean, affordable, charming... More 

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Thank Angela K
Escazu, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

I was at Hotel Arena y Sol last November, I really appreciate the service and friendly attention that I received. The installations are O.K for the price and is close to the beach, the restaurant is cheap and very good food! They have to work hard but are on a good way.

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Thank jchidalgo
Round Top, New York, United States
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Loved location. Staff was accommodating. Room was clean. Great access to fresh smoothies anytime. It is very deceiving from the outside. Didn't look like much, but ended up being very happy there. I plan to go back very soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located in one of the main and most concurred beach destinations of the central-end / beginning-south area of the pacific coastline of costa rica (Whale Coast-Dominical Beach), an area mainly visited for it's Surf, snorkeling, sports fishing and other attributes, like the landscapes and the wildlife which are very saught after by Photography enthusiasts that enjoy the wide range of exotic birds, iguanas, parrots and toucans in their natural settings and habitat. With us you will find all this plus the all the services you may need, the comfort and personalized attention that we provide is what makes the difference and sets trends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Arena y Sol

Address: 500 north from the soccer field, Dominical, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: RM182 - RM316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Arena y Sol 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Hotel Arena y Sol Costa Rica/Dominical
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Dominical
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“Room toward the back away from the bar.”
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