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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay was awesome! Pay the extra money for a lake view. Give yourself a few hours to enjoy the pool, beer and beautiful views. I would have loved to know the history of the hotel! It's a gorgeous structure! They could beef up their poolside lounging area (not a lot of seating) and we would have loved the opportunity...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beer, breathtaking views, super friendly and accommodating staff! We are so glad we stumbled upon this place while in search of skateparks in the area - of which Tilawa is the only one and it is one of the best we've ever been in! I am a craft beer fiend and have visited as many microbreweries as I could...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The beer is amazing and a fun spot to stop by for a drink but that is all. The rooms and grounds are poorly maintained. The pool was not clean or working. I would highly recommend for a drink/bit to eat but would not recommend staying the night.

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went here twice after happening on it while driving around Lake Arenal. Family owned - met two of the family members from CR, who's father is from Louisiana! As a serious beer aficionado, they are making tremendous craft beer in-house. I got a personal tour of the downstairs (walk out basement also with incredible lake views) brewery. The IPA is...

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Laurel, New York, United States
Reviewed 7 March 2017

While staying by the Lake we stopped here for lunch and had the best Tacos. If you order the special which is 6 tacos you can get 3 different varieties and feed 3 people or 2 people with a big appetite. The beer was good and the staff friendly and efficient. The view was excellent. All in all a great...

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Powell Butte, Oregon
Reviewed 23 February 2017

was traveling from Monteverde to the Tabacon Hot Springs, after driving on bumpy dirt roads for over an hour we spotted the Micro Brewery sign so we decided to stop, very friendly staff greeted us and gave us a flight of beers to try, we also had lunch which was very good, the restaurant is up on a hill overlooking...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Stopped for beers and appetizers one night. The beers were all quite good, the red ale has an especially unique flavor blend. Also, the fact you could fill up a "growler"(two 1 liter sized plastic bottles) made the trip worth it. The staff was friendly and attentive, although the owner was quite intoxicated and making a spectacle of himself all...

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Halifax, NS
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had a great time at the restaurant where we overlooked the lake, sampled their beer and had a wonderful meal. We shared the guacamole and a burger. Both were fabulous. We even took two 'growlers' of beer with us for later in the trip. The staff was fabulous and very attentive. The food took a bit longer than expected...

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Thank Mary B
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had been staying at a resort north of lake Arenal and decided to take the drive to have dinner here. This was back when it was the Volcano Brewery. The drive took about two hours and was quite the adventure. There was trees down in the road and we had no GPS. By the time we had gotten there...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We didn't stay, just had some beers. A flight of all the beers is 1000 colones and each one is 1000, great prices. I have the stout and my hubby had the dunkel. They server them with glasses from the freezer, awesome touch. Would come back to eat for sure just to have something acompany the beer ;)

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Is the crown jewel of a 15-acre organic farm and world-renowned green-energy education center in Northern Costa Rica. With dramatic red-ochre pillars and colorful walls adorned with hand-painted frescos, the 21-room hotel overlooks hundreds of acres of Costa Rica's protected jungle and the rainbow shores of beautiful Lake Arenal. Our closest neighbors are toucans and parrots, howler monkeys, sloths, armadillos and occasionally, wild cats such as the Puma Jaguarondi. Also home to Costa Rica's first microbrewery, Lake Arenal Hotel serves farm-fresh food at its on-site restaurant, La Huerta, with an international menu. Come enjoy the relaxed ambience, delicious food and what many of our customers say is the "best beer in Costa Rica" produced on-site by Lake Arenal Brewery. A tennis court, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fully-equipped classroom are just some of the hotel's amenities. Two flat-screen TVs in the bar/restaurant and free high-speed wifi throughout the facilities make your stay at Lake Arenal Hotel modern and comfortable. Just one-and-a-half hours from Liberia Airport and three hours from the San Jose Airport, Lake Arenal Hotel offers a wide variety of on-site activities and day-tours, including waterfall hikes, horseback riding, sailing trips, kite-boarding lessons, river rafting, zip-lining, rappelling and day-trips to the nearby volcanoes and hot springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery

Address: Km. 30, Route 142, 8 km from Tilaran to Nuevo Arenal. | PO Box: 92-5710, Tilaran 5710, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Lago Arenal & Microcervecería)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tilaran
Price Range: $46 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“There are rooms with a lake view or with a garden view, priced accordingly.”
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“Nice lunch on the lake!”
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