Arenal Springs Resort And Spa

Address: 5 Miles West of Catholic Church of la Fortuna, La Fortuna, Province of Alajuela, \N, Costa Rica | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 5 Miles West of Catholic Church of la Fortuna, La Fortuna, is near Doka Estate Coffee Tour.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsArenal Springs Resort And Spa La Fortuna

    Reviewed by amelisheva


    Reviewed Jul 12, 2014
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    Nice break in between CPI campuses

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by kanikacse13

    Luxury at affordable price

    Reviewed Jul 26, 2013
    by (4 reviews) Boston , United States Flag of United States

    Staff was very nice. there were separate villas and rooms were very big. and beautifully decored. Food was awesome. Hot springs in hotel made our stay very memorable.

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    Reviewed by laurapoff

    Arenal Springs & Resort

    Reviewed Jul 4, 2013
    by (3 reviews) Houston , United States Flag of United States

    Beautiful resort, springs, villas...couldn't ask for more!

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    Reviewed by melowens36

    A tropical paradise

    Reviewed Jun 3, 2012
    by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Beautiful resort. The hot spring pools were wonderful. The food was great -- could have used some more options for lighter fair but the quality of everything was wonderful.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Arenal Springs Resort And Spa La Fortuna

    Had a great stay


    There were 4 of us (2 couples in our 50's) and we stayed here in early Nov. Our check in with Ruth was very quick and friendly upon arrival. They gave us a really good fruit smoothie type drink in a champagne flute. A nice touch. When we booked we had requested rooms in the 100 block. When we got to our rooms they were in 200 block, but Ruth was quick to make the change for us. We like the 100 block of rooms because they look out onto the beautiful gorunds, rather then other cabins. Although all the rooms have great views of the volcano when it's not clouded over. The rooms are really nice size, very clean and have gardens in the showers. The front porches a very private and have great rocking chairs to kick back and take in the awesome veiws of the volcano and beautiful grounds. Be sure to leave your curtains open at night so you can watch the show the volcano gives right from your bed. The buffet breakfast included in the room rate was quite good. We had one dinner which was very good also. The waiters gave great service and were very friendly. My only complaint would be that the walls are thin and we could here our neighbors, but our friends said they couldn't here their neighbors. Maybe we just had noisy ones. I would definantely stay here again.

    Good place


    Just got back yesterday from Costa Rica. We stayed at this hotel for 3 days/4 nights. The people were friendly and very easy to deal with. The breakfasts were good and restaurant prices were fair. The rooms had a nice view and were very comfortable. The only real negative thing that bothered my husband and I was that they did not clean the room on a daily basis. The staff would bring fresh towels and make the bed, however their was no cleaning of any kind. But overall, I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

    Good hotel with very nice people.


    The hotel was very nice. It was a little far from the main road but that was ok becasue we had rented a car. The service was very good, the AC broke down in our room, once we told them of the failure they quickly placed us in a new room. Overall this is a good hotel. I would avoid the tour from the hotel direct because you can get them much cheaper. Go into town where you can get tours at a cheaper price.

    A great place to stay


    We booked on Expedia for a stay at the Arenal Volcano Inn for Easter 2006 but when we arrived at 11 pm after a long flight/drive they had given our room away despite a confirmation phone call and were not very apologetic.

    Luckily for us they suggested we try Arenal Springs Resort up the road which was simply lovely. Great views of the volcano, beautiful landscaping, lovely clean rooms.

    The staff could not have been nicer. Whatever we requested was provided. They even arranged accommodation in Monteverde for us and all our tours (although from reading other posts we could have found cheaper deals if we had bothered).

    The newly refurbished restuarant which overlooks the pool, had a fabulous breakfast included in rate. Other meals were excellent too included a very good Planter's Punch.

    The rooms have great rocking chairs on the porches and also have a massive bathroom by Costa Rican standards including lots of natural light which was very pleasant.

    We had a car but I believe the hotel has shuttles that run you around the area.

    Really it was a perfect start to our vacation.

    Cute hotel-nice views


    This is a nice, clean hotel with large ceiling to floor windows overlooking the volcano. The volcano no longer spews from this have to go towards the park entrance side to catch the lave.

    Rooms are clean. Bathrooms are larger than average. Restaurant is good and well priced. Nice stay!

    Loved arenal Springs resort


    We stayed at the arenal springs resort for two nights. The room was clean and well furnished, and had a great view of the Arenal volcano. (the eruption is on the other side, so cannot see lava from this resort). The resort has a beautiful setting, and we saw a lot of hummingbirds, yellowbreasts, and even couple of toucans during our stay here.

    The staff was very courteous (of course you can get a better deals on tours from the tour operators in la Fortuna..the one next to lava Rocks restaurant had good deals). The breakfast served at arenal springs was excellent (was included in room rate for us).

    The restaurant was still under construction, so we had to shuttle to la Fortuna($5 taxi) for our meals. This was good value for our money. Only downside was the construction noise, which really did not bother us.

    Good Value


    We stayed at Arenal Springs with two children on November 25. As others have noted, the Resort's restaurant is still under construction and the pool is not heated. A special rate on the rooms made up for these inconveniences and we felt that the resort provided a good value for the money we spent.

    We found the rooms to be very nice, with beautiful (huge) bathrooms and a cute little front porch with a magnificant view of the volcano (though not of the lava flow). Our children enjoyed running around on the large green lawn, rocking in the comfortable rocking chairs and watching the hummingbirds outside our front door. The breakfast we were served was one of the best on our trip, and we found the service to be excellent - a friendly staff that tries hard to make things comfortable and welcoming.

    Arenal Springs is set back off the main road and very quiet. There are several restaurants within walking distance (but down a dark, dirt road so bring a light) and many more in town, about ten minutes away. We spent our late afternoon at the Balde springs, ate a quick dinner and drove out to the access road to the national park to watch the lava flow. Arenal Springs was a great place to come "home" to after a day of adventures.

    Great resort - will be even better soon


    Just spent three nights here in late November. We got a special "spring rate" of roughly $86.00 per night. The cabins are side by sides - two per building. The showers are great - there are flowers growing in your shower! The rooms are spacious - and one wall is pretty much all glass to look out on the volcano. When you wake up in the morning - boom! There it is. There are tvs in the rooms - which we didn't use, and a fridge, which we did. The porches have great rocking chairs on them. The rooms are also very eco-friendly - there is a key box inside the room - and your lights/electric won't work unless you are in the room and the key is in the box, so you can't leave and leave the air and lights on. There are also in room safes that we never figured out how to use.

    There are still some cabins being built - and a restaurant is being built right next to the pool - so at this moment, you can't really relax by the pool with all the banging going on. The pool is very nice though, with a cool waterfall, and will have a swim up bar when done. It all looks out on the volcano.

    We really liked the location - as it is about halfway between La Fortuna and Tabacon/Volcano Lodge, etc. It is also set back a bit from the road, so you see a lot of birds, frogs, and other wild life back here. The landscaping is gorgeous - huge variety of flowers.

    The staff is great - the lobby has tons of brochures, a small gift shop, cooler selling water/soda, etc, and we did ask about and receive beers. Breakfasts are big and hearty. We had laundry done too and I found the rates reasonable. We loved going into town to explore little restaurants, but right next door - the Volcano Lodge has two restaurants - the inner one is the better one. Excellent food, decent rates, but hated the fluorescent lights - even if they are green (energy savings), they ruin the atmosphere. But you could easily walk here from Arenal Springs. Bring your flashlights.

    I would go back here. It is on the higher price end for Arenal, you can find cheaper spots - but this was beautiful and worth the money. Will be even better when complete.

    I will post pictures when I get them back!

    Under Construction


    My review is an "above average" with strings attached because this resort is currently under construction. The room was beautiful, new, clean, the service was good and the view was breathtaking! You can't ask for to much more (except food and drinks)! We would like to go back and stay here but we plan to wait until construction is finished.

    While my fiance and I stayed here, we went on a canopy tour, a white water rafting, hiked the volcano at night and lounged at Tabacon hot springs. We had a great time on all the excursions. However, we did learn that if you book a tour directly with the tour companies they are cheaper than booking them through the hotel. The tour company we used on all of our tours was Sunset tours, I recommend them, they were good.

    But at the end of every day after all the adventuring we would have loved to kick back at our resort, have a drink and something to eat BUT unfortunately there was no resturant nor bar on site at Arenal Springs Resort. It appeared they were under construction but that did not help us on our vacation. The resort provides a very nice breakfast(included in the lodging cost) but no other meals were available even for purchase. So we had to go into town or go to another resort for our other meals. Which was tiring after our big days plus Costa Ricans are in no hurry to get a meal to you so never go to a resturant really hungry. You will be waiting a long time for a meal.

    Under Construction


    I say above average as a review with strings attached. This hotel is under construction which is the reason for the current discounted rate. However, the rooms are beautiful! Brand new! The view was awesome! We even got towel animals and fresh flowers in out room!! I will definately go back when the hotel is finished with construction. There was a great breakfast served every morning that was included in the lodging costs but no other resturant nor bar on site. It appeared that a poolside bar was under construction as well as a resturant. Not having an on site resturant can be a hassle especially if you have been adventuring all day and get dropped off at your hotel (even if you have a rental car the tour companies pick up and drop off at your hotel is built in the tour prices) for much needed food/drinks and rest and you have to turn around and get a cab or get back in your car to find a something to eat. Plus Costa Ricans are really laid back and do not seem to be in any hurry to get a meal to you, so don't go to a resturant really hungry! This laid back attitude really grew on me after a week there so don't worry! We had a great time in Lafortuna and Arenal. We did a canopy tour, a rafting excursion, Tabacon Springs(breathtaking springs!) and a sunset volcano hike. Memories for a lifetime were built here. All of the tours we did were with the Sunset tour group- what a great tour group. But a word to the wise- If you negotiate a price for the tours directly with the tour outfitter you will get a better deal than the hotel offers you.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Arenal Springs Resort And Spa La Fortuna

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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