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Aunty Arenal Lodge

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2 outdoor pools, open 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, sun loungers
Flat-screen TV
Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms
BBQ/picnic area
Family Room | Bathroom

Overview of Aunty Arenal Lodge

Aunty Arenal Lodge

3.0 star property
City-center hotel in La Fortuna with 2 outdoor pools
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
Carretera al Volcan, Zeta Trece, 300 Metros Este del Super Cristian, La Fortuna, 21007
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Vending machine
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Room options

Standard Triple Room

  • 27 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms

  • 32 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Standard Double Room

  • 27 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 86 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Double Beds and 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of La Fortuna
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 7 min drive
  • Baldi Hot Springs - 5 min drive
  • Los Lagos Hot Springs - 5 min drive
  • Tabacon Hot Springs - 11 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 12 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 21 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 8 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 172 min drive
  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 49.8 miles/80.1 km
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Lava Lounge Bar & Grill - 4 min drive
  • Pollo Fortuneño - 3 min drive
  • La Cava Pizza a la Leña - 12 min walk
  • La Fortuna Pub - 3 min drive
  • Arábigos Coffee House - 4 min drive

About this property

Aunty Arenal Lodge

Located just 3 mi (4.8 km) from the airport, Aunty Arenal Lodge offers pick-up service (available 24 hours). Guests can take a dip in one of 2 outdoor pools, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Other features include a terrace and a garden.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and Saturday - Saturday (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Coworking spaces


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 25 per stay

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 7 for adults and USD 5 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 170 per vehicle
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Aunty Arenal Lodge La Fortuna
Aunty Arenal La Fortuna
Aunty Arenal
Aunty Arenal Lodge Hotel
Aunty Arenal Lodge La Fortuna
Aunty Arenal Lodge Hotel La Fortuna

Frequently asked questions

Does Aunty Arenal Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aunty Arenal Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aunty Arenal Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Aunty Arenal Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Aunty Arenal Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Aunty Arenal Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Aunty Arenal Lodge?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 170 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aunty Arenal Lodge?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Aunty Arenal Lodge and nearby?
Aunty Arenal Lodge has 2 outdoor pools and a garden.
Does Aunty Arenal Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Aunty Arenal Lodge like?
Aunty Arenal Lodge puts you in the heart of La Fortuna. Popular attractions include Arenal Volcano National Park, which is 12 minutes away by car.



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10/10 Exceptional

The property was very quiet and peaceful. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The dining and pool area is very beautiful. Lovely yard animals aswell. Great Experience! Great
O'neil, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

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6/10 Good

Weatherly, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great find, would stay again.
We enjoyed this lodge. Close to town and all activities, yet secluded but safe. Property has nice landscaping and 2 fun pools with waterfalls. We would stay here again. Thank you!
View of pools from top terrace that has hammocks to relax in.
Oliver, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little property in the culture of Costa Rica. Felt very welcomed.
Daryl, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a comfortable stay at Anty Arenal. Check in was easy. The gal who checked us in was the only staff member fluent in English and we only saw her at check in/ check out, however we managed fine. The room was simply furnished but very clean with great air conditioning. Had difficulty with getting wifi though. Highlights were the serene pool area and hammocks on the upper deck as well as the beautiful foliage on the property. Breakfast was mediocre ( coffee mate for coffee and no fresh fruit) and the kitchen staff were not very friendly. The groundskeeper was the most helpful and attentive to anything we needed but seemed like a bit of an odd set up with non English speaking staff attending to the guests. Would recommend staying in the private bungalow rooms versus paper thin walls of the second storey rooms. Excellent location and very adequate for short stays.
Kimberly, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carolyn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

DETAILED REVIEW - 3 night couple stay
DETAILED REVIEW Check in- the hosts were easy to contact, and check in was very easy. The small road leading to this hotel was right near the main part of La Fortuna, and it was easy to get to. The small road is not paved though, and the signage was easy to miss. The hosts- the people that work here are amazing. My partner and I have legit never stayed anywhere where we experienced this level of kindness. Everyone here went out of their way to help us with clothes that got soaked on a trip, shoes that got muddy, food requests, and helping us contact an excursion company when they were late. The room- we stayed in a simple room with a double and a twin bed. We used the twin to keep our luggage off the floor, and slept in the double. The room was comfy, with AC and a fan, but there were a couple issues. One, the bathroom remains insanely humid, and nothing in there dries. They have cords outside you can hang things on to dry, but we didn’t take advantage of that. Two, the curtain was see through, and anyone walking by the room can see right in even with it drawn. Three - the door was a bit old and had space under it. We did not get any bugs though thankfully. The bed tho was very comfy and we slept like rocks here. Property - beautiful, very nice pool, with a smaller one they’ll heat up for you if you ask. They have breakfast between 7-9, and it’s fresh, real Costa Rican breakfast. Checkout - very easy. All in all would stay here again! Highly recommend.
Thomas, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The beds were not as advertised, only one bed of four was usable. My son had to sleep on the couch it was so bad. No hot water for showers. Couldn't connect to the internet for more that a few minutes at a time. We booked for three nights left after two. Who wants a cold shower when you are on vacation and a bad bed.
Jonathan, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Budget local property close to town with several restaurants , shops and grocery store nearby. Spend your evenings in the pool or warm/hot tub and watching tv. There really is not much to do in this town, except rest up from your adventurous day or go to the thermal pools which are close by.
3-night trip
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