Ratings based on 124 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from panama

Great weekend getaway

Posted Oct 7, 2014
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff, great location in the cloud forest, great views of the volcano
Location: Arenal hanging bridges are amazing, 20 km away is a great restaurant called the bistro which has tremendous views of lago arenal,
Enjoyed a weekend in the arenal area after working for a few days in San Jose. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I love the setting of the hotel, this is my second stay in the last three months and I will definitely be back again. The rooms are comfortable and you feel very immersed in the cloud forest...great spot to get away for a relaxing break
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Amazing hotel in the rain forest!

Posted Sep 1, 2014
We had an amazing room with great views of the Arenal volcano. The large balcony had a jacuzzi and we enjoyed the hot mineral waters every evening listening to the sounds of the rain forest. Amazing place!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from D.C.

Great hotel but pricey to get around without a car

Posted Aug 16, 2014
Beautiful hotel with secluded rain forest feel. Staff is excellent. Traveled during rainy season and did not feel that service suffered. Good choice if you're looking to disconnect a bit and really enjoy your surroundings. No wifi in the rooms and long walk to the main area from rooms (although golf cart transportation was available). The restaurant food was okay, nothing great. The lack of diverse food options wouldn't have been a problem, but getting anywhere in a cab is very pricey (at least $25 USD bc cabs are coming from La Fortuna). There are a variety of restaurants/ activities within close driving distance, so if we had a car, this would not be an issue. For someone who likes leaving the hotel and exploring the area, this ended up getting very pricey. But, overall, this a beautiful and unique hotel. Definitely recommend a room with an outdoor shower. We also used the spa and it was great.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Austin, TX

PERFECT for Rain Forest and Relaxing

Posted Jul 28, 2014
Pros: The shorter hiking loop is a marvelous jungle experience.
Cons: The longer hiking trail loop is fit for Indiana Jones; that means it is unsafe for even experienced hikers.
This is a wonderful resort for quiet rain forest experiences. Light, primitive hiking on the grounds. Bring a rain jacket - you are in the mountains and in the cloud/rain forest. This is a jungle resort. Be advised that groundskeeping and maintenance must be never-ending work; the staff are wonderful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from austin tx

beautiful hotel in the rain forest

Posted Jul 28, 2014
Pros: The location was beautiful. We liked the layout with the rooms
Cons: nothing
Location: It was near the volcano which had hiking.
We were late getting to the hotel. We got there at 9:30 at night. They stayed late in the kitchen and cooked us dinner and were supper nice about it. The hotel was beautiful with gorgeous landscaping. We loved our room, it was clean and very comfortable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Laguna Beach, CA

Adventurous

Posted Jul 23, 2014
Pros: Location, pool, scenery. Almost everything!
Cons: Door entry into the lodges could use a little better fit to keep the huge variety of bugs out. Absolutely no Wifi in rooms but perfect in the receptio
Location: 20 minutes from Skytrek ziplining and 30 minutes from La Fortuna.
Beautiful location far away from the other resorts. Made things a little hard to get around but that was the reason for booking here. Taxis were a little costly into Arenal Volcano Park. Breakfast buffet was outstanding but dinner was just decent. Absolutely loved the two level pool and swim up bar! Had crazy awesome view of the volcano and lightening storms every night! Cabins located in thick lush jungle was amazing!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Bay Area, CA

Great Hotel, Far From Everything...

Posted Jul 16, 2014
Pros: The pools are great! Very friendly staff.
Location: Hanging bridges are close and fun. The volcano is close (but was shrouded in fog the entire time we were there). Some river activities nearby.
The two pools are wonderful, the food was quite good. Our family enjoyed our stay there very much. It is a close drive or a medium length walk to the hanging bridges activity, which was fun. There are coatis that live at the hotel and they were fun to see. I guess I might warn guests with mobility issues that the hotel is on a hill, so there's some steep walking from rooms to the pool or the restaurant. But, the hotel will drive you anywhere you want if you give the front desk a call. It's pretty far from La Fortuna (like 15 minutes) but it was one of our favorite hotels.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by D. Constantinides from USA

Wonderful Stay

Posted Jul 10, 2014 on Hotels.com
Really enjoyed our time at the Lost Iguana. It was nice being off the beaten path. Wonderful staff. Great view from our room, very peaceful and serene.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 3, 2014
Loved this hotel. Amazing location in the jungle, could have asked for a better way to start our honeymoon. Can't wait to go back.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Ideal location with excellent views of the volcano

Posted Jul 2, 2014
Had a fantastic time at Lost Iguana. I would return there in a heartbeat. The staff bends over backwards to make guests feel welcomed. My only gripe are the pillows. They were uncomfortable for me, but then again most hotel pillows are.