7.4
Very good73 reviews

Hotel Arenal Lodge - La Fortuna

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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200 Meters Nw Of The Dam Of Arenal Lake, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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Overview

Set in proximity to Lake Arenal, this family Hotel Arenal Lodge provides guests with a heated swimming pool, a shared lounge and a community pool. The air-conditioned rooms of this villa have climate control, wireless Internet and TV set.

Location

The lodge is 5 minutes' drive from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. It takes a 10-minute drive to get from this La Fortuna accommodation to Arenal Volcano National Parks. Lakes as well as Arenal Eco Zoo are a few minutes' drive away.

The nearest airport is Aeropuerto de La Fortuna, about 35 minutes' drive from this villa.

Rooms

Some rooms feature garden views. Offering a tub, a Jacuzzi and showers, a private bathroom also has hairdryers, free toiletries and a dryer.

Eat & Drink

A kitchenette is included for the guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire villa for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking lot

Kitchen facilities

Mini-fridge

Air conditioning
Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

TV

Flat-screen TV

Laundry
Meeting facilities

Business center

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Shuttle
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Meeting facilities

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business center
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Board games
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Private swimming pool
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Public Bath
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-20:00FREECheck-outfrom 11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cribs provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Small Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Family Room
  • Max:
    2 persons
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Family Suite
  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Coffee machine
  • Bathtub
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Location
200 Meters Nw Of The Dam Of Arenal Lake, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
Lake Arenal
1900 ft
Getting around
Airports
Aeropuerto de La Fortuna (fon) 16.7 mi
Liberia (LIR) 79.1 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very good73 reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Favourable location, very efficient staff. Walking around a tropical forest and lakes was a relief. Our room had a nice balcony.

    BernardCanada, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    We liked everything at arenal lodge including staff and location. 3 miles to tabacon hot springs. View of the volcano.

    JakeUnited States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    A great location for seeing the volcano. There was much anticipation waiting and willing the clouds to part so we could see the summet and we were not disappointed. The driveway is fun. The location is tranquil and it was a delight to see the local birds and animals in the grounds and on the tour of the surrounding rainforest. Excellent restaurant too.

    United States of America, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    When the fog lifts the view is spectacular. The swimming pool and jacuzzi are very nice and you can sit there and see the volcano on a clear day. Most of the staff were very friendly, going out of their way to point out birds, frogs, and geckos.

    It is a bit tired-looking and needs some upgrading (upholstery was worn through and cracked on the chairs in the room, for example).

    United States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    The views were wonderful and we liked the breakfasts and wait staff.

    there one computer to share did not work well.

    United States of America, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    the views were spectacular. the staff was nice.

    The place is old dated, but that is not really the problem. It is in desperate need of repairs and maintenance. Everywhere in the common areas smelled musty and mildewed. There were leaks all over the place. There is a literal 10 minute drive from the main road up a steep narrow and winding trail to get to the hotel. There was not A/C in the room we booked (even though it was advertised on Booked.net as having a/c in all rooms) and there is no wireless internet access except in the lobby(another mis-advertisement by Booked.net). We were moved into a room with A/C when we complained and that A/C did not work. The hotel tried to assure us that it would be plenty cool at night but it was not. when we saw the rooms and the condition of the place we wanted to just cancel and leave but they said we would still be charged because we didnt cancel in advance. Mind you that we did not no-show, but took a look and wanted to leave because of the condition of the place. We were also assured that Booked.net would still bill us if we left, even if the hotel did not. The food is average at best. There are many nicer and cheaper and more central properties in the area to choose from.

    United States of America, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Amazing lake and volcano view. Most staff were really friendly. Restaurant was tasty mostly and good value with fine service.

    Distance from road and challenging drive. Minimal amenities. Not as advertised on website..

    United States of America, 
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    We loved the view from the room.

    The waiter at the restaurant was rude. The food was terrible and the staff were not helpful or honest. In fact we ordered a taxi through the hotel staff to take us to sky trek only to find out that they are getting kickbacks from these taxi drivers because they are over charging us. It cost us $80 round trip to go zip lining!!! The zip lining place is only 10-15 minutes from the hotel. It costs $30 one way to go to la fortunia and that is 30 minutes away from the hotel.

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    We so loved Miguel, the naturalist and guide for horseback rides (included with room stay!) and nature/jungle/butterfly guided walks. He was so kind to us and our daughter, so knowledgable, and had such a love of the country and its creatures. He was very intelligent and funny and picked the gentlest horse for her first solo ride (though they were all easy horses). He pointed out several creatures we wouldn't have otherwise seen! Norman and Carlos in the bar and restaurant were wonderful, the food was fantastic (the "typical breakfast", or the local style, was so delicious), and the views of the gardens and horse trails and the volcano were incredible from the restaurant and from our junior suite as well as from the infinity pool and 2 jacuzzis. The entire property was so lush, filled with tree frogs and macaws and monkeys along the jungle perimeter, and we even saw a group of 8 peccaries, very unusual, because we were up at 5 am in the dark our first morning (still on Ga. Time). The room was comfortable and had cross-ventilation of screened windows & ceiling fan, and the maids folded creatures out of our towels each day - our daughter loved them! *We did too! We heard frogs and geckos singing to us all night long, but we are from the U.S. south & are used to sleeping to that. I'd recommend earplugs if you aren't accustomed to outdoor serenades, though. For us, it was wonderful. The front desk staff were also so helpful and kind, calling ahead and asking questions for us (our spanish is mal) and we were all three served champagne glasses on our arrival (even our 9 year old daughter). They let us guess the juices in the drink, non-alcoholic, of course. I won't spoil the mystery but if you go you'll love it, so delicious!

    The only thing I could possibly not like was the couple next door who apparently drank way too much one night and were loud enough to make their arguments and other things too audible. Fortunately our daughter is a hard sleeper and we had earplugs.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    I liked the peacefulness and the authentic feeling. The buildings and grounds emitted a love for the natural environment of the facility. The restaurant had excellent food both typical and continental. I live in Costa Rica but I am American. I visited with a woman from Costa Rica and we both felt comfortable and enjoyed the ambiance from two different prospectives. It is a good balance of tico and foreign enjoyment. Miguel, the guide on our morning hike was an expert in the nature of the area. We enjoyed his expertise and learned so much about the 2000 acre eco-system. He also took great pictures on my camera.

    I guess the long climb up the mountain made us think twice about leaving during the day to explore any other areas of Arenal. We didn't leave until we checked out. It's not a bad thing - just an observation.

    United States of America, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location and the view is wonderfull.

    The Hotel is not well maintained. The room was not clean. The breakfast was terrible.

    United States of America, 
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The site is truly extraordinary for nature lovers, scenery and people whom love nature and walking. It is remote but one cannot get tired of watching the nature the wildlife, the birds and the beauty of the surrounding.

    No fault of the staff however, a lot of inconvenience in the self serving area for breakfast (toasters not functioning, coffee machine out of date, food missing even though we are very few in the breakfast area). In the room couch have stain and are well pass their time.... This facility as all the assets but need better management and refreshing

    United States of America, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The food was good

    The rooms were some what dated ,

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    The location was wonderful :Very peaceful and looking straight at volcano Arenal We saw lots of different birds and Coatis in the hotels gardens.And the hotel had two great free guided trips, one a walking tour around the vast grounds and another a short horse riding tour. The guide , Miguel was very knowledgable making the trips very enjoyable.

    The first room we booked(superior) had a very nasty damp smell, so we upgraded to a junior room .

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The friendly staff, execlennt food, the willingness of the staff to serve you needs and the beautiful location.

    The weather at the time cloudy and rainy

    United States of America, 
Address
200 Meters Nw Of The Dam Of Arenal Lake, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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Check-infrom 14:00-20:00FREECheck-outfrom 11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cribs provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Aeropuerto de La Fortuna (fon) 16.7 mi
Liberia (LIR) 79.1 mi
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