Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

2.9 out of 5
47% of guests recommend
2.9 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
2.6 Room comfort
2.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Las Vegas, NV

Remote, needs a major update

Posted Jan 2, 2017
Pros: The staff was helpful
Cons: Everything, needs an update
Location: very remote, at least a 30 min drive on a dirt road to get to anything. There was no tour desk as was promised on their website.
Got to the hotel, not at all what I was expecting. No cell reception, wifi did not work, very remote. Rooms were similar to a hostel, bedding was old and worn, looked at the room and found another hotel to stay at. Very disappointed.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from S. CA

Unpaved rood to get there

Posted Dec 26, 2016
Pros: The room has a good lake and mountain view.
Cons: Road condition. Window curtains and toilet need some repair work. The price should be lowered for the location and condition.
Location: It's quite remote and not much going on.
Expedia website fails to include road condition info. The highway has a lot of potholes and eventually one front tire became flat. We had to change the tire and found the next gas station to add air. Then we had to drive on unpaved road to get there.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Oaxaca

Posted Aug 19, 2016
Pros: View
Cons: Room cleanliness.
Location: Nothing to say.
The room, and especially the bathroom was very dirty.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from A

Total ripoff! Not as advertised! Dirty! Do NOT use

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Total ripoff! Not as advertised! Dirty, rundown, disgusting. No AC as advertised. So hot that dead flies on windowsills and bed/pillows! Would not let us take pictures of inside of room. Pool had rusty pipes sitting in the water. No wifi (they said it comes and goes). Entrance road with potholes for many kilometers, dangerous and bad for car. Not one guest! No one, reception area empty when we got there, bar and restaurant closed, empty parking lot. Asked for cancellation and refund. Refused to help. Cell phones don't work there, they wouldn't let us contact Expedia on their lines. Do NOT stay here!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Marco Island, FL

Nice hotel with fantastic Arenal lake and Volcano

Posted Jul 18, 2016
Pros: I especially liked the Lake and Volcano views and observing how quickly the view could change with the clouds and fog
Cons: TVs in the rooms
Location: The location is on the side of a mountain in Fosforo overlooking the Lake and Volcano. The serpentarium, observatory.cable car and,butterfly garden
The hotel was nice and remotely located. The wild life was amazing especially the monkeys and birds. On a clear day the Lake and Volcano views were spectacular.
3 out of 5
by andrea g from Wenatchee, WA

Birdwatcher's Paradise

Posted Mar 14, 2016 on Hotels
Arenal Vista Lodge has a great view of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano (when the clouds are gone). It is a bit rustic compared to other hotels in the area but it is very clean and has your basic amenities. The staff are very attentive and helpful. It is really getting away from it all and provides some excellent birdwatching. The pool was very nice and highly appreciated.
5 out of 5
by Kiely from Portland, Oregon

Posted Jan 6, 2016 on Hotels
We greatly enjoyed staying here-it was a wonderful retreat into nature. The accommodations were great, thank you!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Florida

Hotel with view to the volcano

Posted Dec 7, 2015
Pros: The view to the lake and Volcano.
Cons: Hotel needs lots of improvement
Location: Plenty of activity around town.
The hotel is a little run down. There were dirty plastic cups with cigarettes in the balcony. The floor was a little dirty and there were not enough soaps in the bathroom. The breakfast was ok, nothing fancy. The personnel was ok. No assistance with luggage and there were plenty of steps to climb before we got to our room. I will not stay there again.
3 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler from saskatoon

nice hotel , very quite

Posted Dec 4, 2015
Pros: view was the best
Cons: maybe some bilingual staff
Location: nice view and tours booked from hotel , little off the beaten path
probably quieter then usual due to tourist season not started yet , helpful staff
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Miami Fl.

Worst Hotel saw the room before check in never sta

Posted Nov 9, 2015
The ride up the to hotel takes 35 minutes real bad road with pot holes.The lobby ? The room is a dark dirty old delapitaded room after we saw it we said no thank you and left.we are trying for expedia to fully return our two room two day stay.I would not recommend this Hotel to my worst enemy.