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Hotel Coloso Arenal

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This hotel is essentially a collection of cozy wood cabins constructed on some fallow land ~1 mile from the La Fortuna town center. Pros-nice quiet location away from the crowds and noise, an unobstructed and attractive view of the Arenal volcano, spacious air-conditioned cabins with attached bathroom and front porch, a small pool and breakfast in an open-air gazebo. Cons-long...

1Thank Shireen S
Denver, CO
Reviewed 6 March 2014

There was a screw-up with our original reservation at another hotel, so that owner contacted the Coloso and arranged for a room reservation if we wanted it. Like many others, we had just driven up from San Jose, so after that 4 hour drive, we were too beat to do a lot of looking around so we just took the...

Thank mrxcitement
Sorocaba, SP
Reviewed 26 January 2014

1. Nice and decent hotel rooms with garden and small pool, good shower as well 2. ca. 3km away from the town 3. Traditional costa rica breakfast (eggs, toast bread, fruit salad, tea and coffee) fried sausage as plus

Thank lu l
Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Wonderful people and service. Enjoyed the relaxed homey atmosphere. At allowed one to relax decompress and enjoy the local feel of Costa Rica. The room was clean but dark. Great view of,volcano. Pleasant grounds s,all pool. Great breakfast served in outdoor setting.

Thank Maryanne C
Boulder Colorado
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Stay at Hotel Coloso with a group of college students on field course. About a mile from town in a great location. Nice gardens. Very friendly staff, Oliver and his wife were great. Breakfast was very good. They started breakfast earlier than usual for us because we had to leave on a field trip. Rooms are clean and well kept....

1Thank EnjoytheJourney
Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 October 2011

I went there with my family this last weekend (7), the room was ready at the check in time, big room, not a lot of light but there was a TV, a table and a fridge. The bath room was making this terrible noise when you flush it and the lady on the front office was not very nice when...

Thank CHELA026
Worthington, OH
Reviewed 6 March 2011

We arrived in the Arenal area w/o reservations. Stopped at another more posh place, "Montana" something, just north of La Fortuna that had no vacancies. An employee made a call and told us he had a friend who had a place. Ignoring all my better instincts, we let him in the car and he directed us to Coloso Arenal where...

Thank skybusflyer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 22 February 2008

We stayed here because it was the only place available and were very surprised when we met Humberto in the front office. He was most helpful and genuinely nice. He showed us to our room and had some great suggestions to eat. We tried Las Nene's which was pretty good. The hotel offers a buffet breakfest which is normal and...

Thank Like2Travell
Reviewed 19 October 2006

I normally do a lot of research when it comes to hotels, but as my recent trip to Costa Rica was a last-minute one, I decided to try something different; I'm so glad I did! We literally stumbled onto this hotel on our way into La Fortuna from the airport. From what I could see, it was the first hotel...

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Toronto, Ontario
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2006

We loved this little hotel! We stayed in one of the log cabins, which was wonderfully decorated, faced the teeny pool, and sat right under the volcano. The rooms were cleaned, and they created towel sculptures for us. We were also greeted with a free bottle of Champagne for our honeymoon – which was extremely thoughtful. The accommodations themselves were...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Hotel Coloso Arenal

Address: 700 mts East of the Bank of Costa Rica | San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Coloso Arenal 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Hotel Coloso Arenal Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“I didn't see the inside of the cabinas, but they might be brighter.”
 of 5 bubbles mrxcitement, 6 Mar 2014 | Read review
“there are some bungalows which are very nice. There is a small volcano that can be climbed up with nature trails, which are really hard but very nice experience of a real rain forest. Recommend a Minimum stay of 2 nights there.”
 of 5 bubbles 950lul, 25 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Try to avoid getting the room wich from door is infront of the garbage cans, it was not smelly not not nice to look at.”
 of 5 bubbles CHELA026, 10 Oct 2011 | Read review
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