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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cathy and John were amazing hosts....and were so caring & helpful. You will be made to feel so welcome and cared for. They have a lovely breakfast in the AM, and all of the guests we met were very nice and helpful and quiet. The house is very quiet at night, and you will be assured wonderful rest there. They...

san rafael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed years ago and ever since my children have wanted to return. They are 21 and 23 years old now and we couldn't wait to return this year. Catherine and John couldn't be more kind and helpful. They really understand the Pure Vida lifestyle. Breakfast was fresh and we even enjoyed pancakes!

Reviewed 1 August 2016

First if you don't like dogs this may not be the right place. They have 4 big,beautiful black great danes that are super friendly. The rooms were nice and a decent size. They have beautiful grounds and right out front they put out fruit for the birds and there are plenty to see. The breakfast was fantastic and the owners...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed 5 nights at Chalet Nicholas as a family. We had a spacious loft room, with a large balcony, and on a clear morning, a stunning view of the volcano in the distance. The hosts are generous and warm - they were friendly and full of interesting stories and very helpful in guiding us in our visit in the...

Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This was a great B&B for the price. The breakfast was great and the owners and staff were super friendly. The location was awesome for zip lining and not too far from Fortuna. Would recommend to others and would stay again. Pura Vida!

Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Chalet Nicholas is among the nicest places we have stayed in our 7 trips to Costa Rica. The setting is beautiful, the hosts are genuinely wonderful people and the wildlife is right at their front porch. This has been noted by other reviewers but what is also notable is the climate. Nueva Arenal has the best climate we have found...

Reviewed 1 April 2016

Chalet Nicholas is on a hill with views of Lake Arenal and Volcano Arenal and access to hiking in a Primary Rainforest from the back yard. The birds are amazing in the morning, eating bananas right in front of the porch, and the flowers are beautiful all year round. A variety of comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast every morning....

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 18 December 2015

John feeds the birds bananas, at least a 100 different species. Great view of Lake Arenal. Catherine homemade macadamia nut pancakes, so good! We went on a hike behind the B&B in the rain Forrest, listened to the howler monkeys. Great B&B

Catherine N, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

Thank you for this very nice review Corrine We really appreciate it. We are having problems with the .com website domain situation even tho I have owned it fdor 20+ years so switched to .net We are now using chaletnicholas.net so I just saw your review. Happy New Year friends. Glad you enjoy living in Costa Rica.....is'nt it as little...

Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

This little bed and breakfast, run by the elderly couple John and Cathy and their two great danes was a very pleasant choice to spend our time in the Arenal area. The view over the lake from the rocking chairs on the porch is spectacular and it has a fine location to start daytrips from as long as you have...

Boise, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 11 May 2015

My husband and I stayed with Cathy and John for 2 nights in early March while on a discovery tour of Costa Rica. We had rented a car and spent 12 days exploring the country. Arenal was towards the end of our tour, so we were ready to spend some time out of car and instead soak up the spectacular...

Catherine N, Owner at Chalet Nicholas, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We really appreciate it. Hoe to see you again soon. Pura Vida, Cathy and John

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chalet Nicholas, a non-smokers only establishment, is currently recommended by many guide books, including Fodor's, Frommer's Guide to Costa Rica, National Geographic and the Lonely Planet. In addition, Chalet Nicholas was given a rare ecology award for sustainable tourism by The New Key to Costa Rica, and is a member of the Costa Rican Bed and Breakfast Association. Founded 1992 at Lake Arenal with Beautiful Tropical Gardens and Spectacular birding. The chalet has a front yard view of the lake, side view of Volcano Arenal, and back yard hiking trail in the protected rain forest with visiting howler monkeys often heard from the house and seen on hiking tours. John takes guests on a Free Guided one-hour Hike right out of the back yard in an old growth rainforest down to a jungle river with the great danes - everybody appreciates this Cathy and John can recommend any extra fun activities like hot springs, horseback, wind surfing, kayaking, canopy tours, and delicious meals at local restaurants which are all nearby. Directions will be provided. As a bonus, it has comfortable beds with orthopedic mattresses, private baths, and plenty of hot water and towels. Many of the guests said this was their favorite place to stay during their trip. COME AS STRANGERS, LEAVE AS FRIENDS. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chalet Nicholas

Address: Rte 142 | 2km west of Nuevo Arenal, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range: ₹ 4,299 - ₹ 5,118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chalet Nicholas 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“It all depends on whether you want to view the volcano or the lake. Both great.”
  • view from room and front porch
 of 5 bubbles mikulkatom, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Three unique rooms, all are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles rogerw520, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upsatirs is perfect for a family with children.”
 of 5 bubbles juliac956, 24 Jun 2014 | Read review
“If you are a couple, ask for the Lake View Room”
 of 5 bubbles SouthernGirl726, 15 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Lake view or volcano view room”
 of 5 bubbles 386marionm, 7 Apr 2014 | Read review
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