Luxurious Stay at the foot of a live Volcano
Posted Dec 25, 2016 on Hotels
The staff is incredibly friendly and easy to understand as they spoke English and Spanish. Our room, 404, was both gorgeous and spacious with enormous balcony sliding door windows that opened up to Arenal. The pool and "hot pools" were nice, but I would highly recommend a trip down the road to Eco Thermales for a true Volcanic Hot Springs experience! The breakfast buffet was decent with a wide variety of hot and cold options, including Gallo Pinto and an Omelette station. We also ate dinner in their main restaurant. It was nice, but fell short of the wow factor that the rest of the property has. Lastly, the gift shop was large but mostly full of cheaply made trinkets. They really missed the boat as they have a captive audience, already willing to pay top dollar, so it would have been nice to find souvenirs of a higher quality. Overall, my wife and I both agree that this was a fantastic place to stay. 15 minutes to Alberto's Horses, run by none other than Alberto himself who offers horseback riding to La Fortuna Waterfall and a homemade organic chicken dinner when your ride is complete...his wife's pico de gallo is AMAZING... and 15 minutes to the Rainforest Chocolate Tour, where you get a new appreciation for how chocolate is made plus an all you can eat tasting tour of flavors at the end ;) Hotel Arenal Kioro is definitely worthy of your time and money. Pura Vida!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 27, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks so much for your detailed review about your stay with us. It is our pleasure to know that our staff provided a good service, and that you enjoyed our rooms and property in general.
All of your comments help us take care of any detail in order to make sure that we will offer a wonderful stay to our guests.