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Lake Arenal Hotel & Microbrewery

TravelocityUSD 45*
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Stopped here first night in Costa Rica on way to La Fortuna. Great view of the lake. Not busy. Not many rooms. Tried the sampler of beers and found our favorite. We enjoyed the beers. Kids enjoyed the pool. Woke up the next morning early to the sound of howler monkeys right outside. No problem, it's what you expect from...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Friendly people, nice views, and finally good variety of beer. We stopped here on our way from La Fortuna to Monteverde. It was a trendy hotel microbrewery with an inviting atmosphere the beer was refreshing but wasn't matching the taste I wanted regardless it was a great stop.

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Stopped on the way back from a great hike. The portions are huge and the the food was pretty good. Some it it was a little over done and the bread was burnt, but other than that, the food was good. I would recommend the Veggie Burger, not Veggie at all, it just comes with a salad. Also the tacos...

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Denver, CO
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time here on our first night in CR. Rooms are a little funky. Beer is great. Good staff and food too. We love Bobby! Great views. Will come back. Love talking to the owner about the beer.

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

The beers are really good and the food it's classic to a brewery. ..very refreshing selection and resonable prices! And a awesome view!!! The atmosphere it's very relaxing and the people here are so friendly....a most stop if I'm ever around!

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Thank Harold Q
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 14 March 2016

You feel welcome even before checking in. Very informal, but the food (BEER!) and view is amazing. Yes it could use a bit of remodeling in the dining/bar area, but after some awesome microbrew all is ok. The rooms are simple, but clean and inviting, having character and uniqueness. No TV, but why the heck are you here?

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Thank Douglas N
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 10 March 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Lake Arenal Hotel on our way from Liberia to La Fortuna. It was raining when we arrived at dusk and raining when we left the following morning, so I cannot comment on the outdoor amenities. However, our room was nice and clean and overlooked the lake below. We tried all of their beers...

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Thank NashJosh
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Nice find...great beer...okay rooms...wonderful people...Definitely a place to stop for a cold one.... In addition to the hotel snd brew pub...they are developing some land with cool sustainable housing... some are made out of shipping containers... Pretty amazing... Thanks for the hospitality!

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Thank Jane P
Park City, Utah, United States
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Driving around Lake Arenal we stumbled into the Brewery and hotel, stopped for a nice breakfast! We were not guest of hotel and they still offered the breakfast to us for only $6 for all the fruit you can eat, and eggs and rice( typical CR food. We bought at shirt and got free beer as well to take on...

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Thank Dave H
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We stopped at the Microbrewery to have a snack and get some beer. We decided to take a couple of (6 beers at this time) samples and have some guacamole and chips. The food was great! The beers really refreshing and lots variety. I ended up buying 1 litre of the stout and 1 litre of the German Dunkelweizen. The...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • 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: $47 - $90 (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.”
ELP59, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bring a good remodeling contractor with you.”
982dannyb, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It'w worth getting a lake-view room, preferably down the end of the corridor so you don't have so many people passing”
8FCR, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Nice lunch on the lake!”
Steinbrenner, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't worry about "view" room, as you still have to look across hallway!”
DouglasN354, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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