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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2012 via mobile

We stayed only 2 nights in the quiet season so not many other guests, but even so the hotel felt closed. On our first day we wanted to get some food at midday, we were told there was no food available as they were cleaning and they didn't know where we could go to get any. At 4pm we went...

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Ohio
Reviewed 4 July 2012

This was part of an EF package tour so I had no say in the booking. It was mainly average but I found the bed comfy enough. The giant window wall that did not open was kind of problematic esp. with a glass door that also needed to be covered by a curtain. We also did not like the fact...

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Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 22 June 2012

The view of the volcano is the reason to visit this hotel. The picture is not a lie, and it was awesome one morning we were there. We were fortunate to have one of the cabins so it had a lot of space, it was fairly quiet, and the A/C worked. The kids enjoyed the pool, and the restaurant/bar area...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 16 June 2012

There was so much disatification that I'm just going to list the error of this hotel's ways! While giving credit to the few things that were OK. I was traveling for semi-business so this trip was not paid with personal dollars. But I felt so bad ANYBODY had to pay money on this place. Fellow TA Reviewers...trust me...I am very...

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Flowood, Mississippi
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We booked through Travelocity, which currently only pictures the rooms as cabanas, not the motel at the bottom of the lodge, which I was expecting. The view was great, even with the volcano dormant, and the staff helped us book tours and taxis. The laundry was not on time (and my friend really wanted to wear jeans horse-back riding). All...

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Howell, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Don't expect frills or luxury at this hotel, but expect fairly clean rooms and beautiful grounds that can be enjoyed from the porch of your own cabin. I believe there are both regular rooms and individual cabins available at this hotel, though we stayed in one of the cabins. The doors do not seal tightly and there may cracks in...

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White Rock, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2012

We were not impressed with this hotel. We had a lower room (1st floor on a 2 room building) and found that the window in the bathroom was open to some of the operating mechanical equipment for the hotel. The noise was so loud we had to close the window and the bathroom door in order to sleep. The staff...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 February 2012

A beautiful property, but practically empty except for tour busses. None of staff seemed to speak English. Restaurant completely empty, except during breakfast it was swamped with tours. Practically no wi-fi. Terrific view of Arenal Volcano, but it's done nothing for at least a year.

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Albuquerque
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Not sure what happened here, but what remains is unsettling. The grounds are manicured to perfection. The rows of "mini-cabins" with a glass wall facing the volcano provide an excellent view of the cloud shrouded Arenal volcano. The rooms are basic, clean, and functional and the beds comfortable. The emptiness and non-functioning pool bars give the place an eerie post-apocalyptic...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 29 January 2012

We stayed here for one night to give us an opportunity to explore the area around the Arenal Volcano. The cabins were comfortable with a great view of the volcano. The beds were adequate. The property has lots of open space with various plants and trees making it a very green setting. If you are there expecting luxury, keep looking....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Hotel Lavas Tacotal you can enjoy the natural greatness of the Arenal Volcano. Its amazing conic shape and constant volcanic activity, the Arenal Volcano is one of the most important attractions in Costa Rica. Walk through trails of solidified lava, ride across exhuberant forests, the activity of the Arenal Volcano during the day or by night. The amazing spectacle of incandescent lava flowing from the crater is truly breathtaking. The hotel amenities includes air conditioning, maid service, pool, restaurant, tennis, bar, laundry, spa, 24 hour security, souvenir shop, and private parking. handicap facilities, and non smoking rooms are also available. The room amenities includes cable TVs, balcony, safe deposit boxes, telephones, mini bars, and Internet connection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Lavas Tacotal

Address: 10 Km West from downtown La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 2772-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $94 - $641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lavas Tacotal 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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Lavas Tacotal Hotel
Hotel Lavas Tacotal Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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#16 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“Choose rooms towards the back of the property nearer the volcano. But all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles 982dannyb, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cute bugalos. They are more spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles SummerLover71, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Any of the cabin type lodgings have great views of the volcano.”
 of 5 bubbles scotti667, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I would definitely choose the upper rooms”
 of 5 bubbles nathaliecA3472JC, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The hotel-like building at the bottom of the complex is newer. Cabins - avoid.”
 of 5 bubbles TreadLightAdventurer, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
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