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    Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

    23 Km West of La Fortuna City Center, Located at the Base of the Arenal Volcano | Main Road to Arenal National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
    011 506 2290 7011
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We stayed 4 nights at AOL in room 30. We had a king sized bed, private bath and private balcony. Our interest is in nature photography/birding and this was a wonderful spot. We never left the property !! Early morning was usually spent on our...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We weren't sure whether to stay nearer to restaurants as the road is bad for approximately 20 minutes. However we are glad we stayed here. It really is beautiful and peaceful. The frog pond was amazing at night and we saw hummingbirds and toucans from...More

    1  Thank alisonjane_11
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 4 days ago

    Hola alisonjane_11, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our lodge. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay here. We have made a note about your feedback regarding the guide and the staff in general and will...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We spent three nights at the Arenal Obseratory Lodge and Spa and, unfortunately it poured rain during most of our stay, but we did still get the opportunity to get out and do a few things in the area. The rooms are nice, clean, and...More

    1  Thank IndyAdventureGirl
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 4 days ago

    Hello IndyAdventureGirl, Wow! Thank you so much for leaving such a detailed review about your recent stay with us. We largely rely on word of mouth, and reviews such as yours, to spread the word about our lodge. We deeply appreciate you taking the time...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Mind that the Cerro Chato trail is no longer accessible from the hotel Site - as one can read in most of the travel guides. Nevertheless AOL offers great views of the volcano and the lake. I was lucky I had a room from where...More

    1  Thank Ninzi N
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 4 days ago

    Hello Ninzi N, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your stay with others on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you found your stay worth it. With that said, we are sorry if you felt mislead upon receiving notice...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed first at down town La fortuna as we didn't have a car and did all the activities like the chocolate tour, ziplining etc and ate out at various restaurants before we moved in here. This place is very serene and tucked away so...More

    1  Thank 00Marie00
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 1 week ago

    Hello, 00Marie00, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed account of your experience at our lodge. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in one of our Smithsonian rooms. You certainly are very lucky that you...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor pool
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    • Price range
    • US$122 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 50
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
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    • Arenal Observatory Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos ,
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    Kat.e. D
    20 October 2017|
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    Response from johnnagrabusky | Reviewed this property |
    I would email and ask ahead
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    2 August 2017|
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    Response from johnnagrabusky | Reviewed this property |
    We stayed in Casona. The lodge that has 5 rooms and shares 2 bathrooms. There were2 coffee makers in the communal area with coffee packets on our room. I did make coffee in the morning before I went to breakfast. I used... More
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    Emily993
    2 July 2017|
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    Response from Austin G | Property representative |
    Hello Emily, The La Fortuna Waterfall is about a 30-minute drive from the lodge. If you will have a rental car, driving yourselves would be the easiest way to get there. Alternatively, a cab to the waterfall would cost... More
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    "Pay a little extra and take a smithsonian room."
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    "If accessibility is a problem you should choose a lodge room."
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    "I think almost every room has a view of the Volcano"
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    "The Smithsonian rooms are the best we've ever stayed in! Comfortable, clean and a view beyond compare."
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