This hotel and adjacent national park was the highlight of our 12 day trip through CR.
GROUNDS: The hotel is magnificent, with individual bungalows surrounding the central lobby/restaurant and pool. The tropical landscaping is gorgeous and dense enough to isolate each of the bungalows, affording privacy, even when sitting in the covered front porch. The ¾ kilometer trail down to the Rio Celeste on their property provides a great 15-20 minute hike to the river’s edge, where you may choose to take a dip in an area protected by large boulders.
The hotel also has a large pool, with a pool edge bar, and three hot whirlpools, which provides a great place to relax after hiking the adjacent National Park.
SUITE: The bungalow was large and comfortable, with rich mahogany floors, vaulted bamboo ceilings, and a British Isles style décor. I appreciated the modern design and layout of the spacious bathroom, with an indoor tub/shower and a second private outdoor shower, which came in handy when we running late for dinner!
FOOD: The complimentary breakfast buffet in the beautiful open air restaurant was delicious, with plenty of fresh fruit, and many American and Tico options to choose from. Dinner was also excellent, with impeccable service.
STAFF: The bilingual staff was warm and friendly, and provided outstanding service. We enjoyed the company of Juan Pablo, Greivan, and Ever, who all went above and beyond to meet our needs, and helped make the stay even more memorable.
Eddie from Princeton, NJ
Situated on a river, this romantic resort is in the same region as Miravalles Volcano.More
It's a well managed, well kept Hotel in a magical location. Room cleanliness was exceptional and well worth a call out.
Had a great time and the staff were fantastic. Julio truly stands out having spotted our flat tire and ensuring it was removed with help from the staff and brought to and fixed in town.
This spa hotel is located in Fortuna (Arenal Hot Springs), close to Baldi Hot Springs, Ecotermales Fortuna, and Ecoglide …More
How can I convey the meaning of perfection. I don't usually rave about a hotel, but this one was just perfect from the welcome, the entire staff, the meticulous and gorgeous grounds, restaurant and the wonderful cleaning staff. Every day the cleaning staff did something special with the towels and flowers and created artwork for our bed. The Bird of Paradise was used all over the hotel to make everything special. We've traveled for over 35 years and over much of the world and we agree this was our favorite hotel ever. Oh, yes, we're ready to go back again and again.
Caroline from Southeast US
ARENAL KIORO offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres of undulating …More