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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
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    2017-08-27 2017-08-28
    US$112
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    Overview
    • Excellent57%
    • Very good33%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “free morning” (78 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (110 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    This was my daughters , 15 and 17, favorite part of being in Costa Rica was staying here. We had a direct amazing view of the volcano. We had howler monkeys in the trees to the right of our room and beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds...More

    Thank RBSMOM
    Reviewed yesterday

    Fabulous breakfast/menu options, amenities, and accommodations. 3 generation family loved it here. We stayed in Phil’s Villa (Smithsonian Rooms) Great hiring trails, sunsets, horseback riding, swim pools and absolutely unbelievable wildlife around. Had a coati come by every morning within feet of us and a...More

    Thank JuneWM
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We are avid birders and had been wanting to make this trip for literally years. We were not disappointed when we got there! We had initially booked for three nights through Aratinga Tours (see review coming soon as of 8/13/17) but rethought our itinerary and...More

    Thank corisline
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded yesterday

    Hello corisline, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a detailed review about your stay at our lodge. We are glad that you had a unique and enjoyable experience. We look forward to your next visit and thank you for providing...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The accommodation put a big smile on my face on arrival. The restaurant was good food at reasonable prices. And if you like walking the grounds are fantastic. The frog pond after 6pm was my favorite visit of Costa Rica. Monkeys toucans and a fantastic...More

    1  Thank paul p
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 6 days ago

    Hello Paul, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your recommendation. You are always welocme here, we hope to see you again in the future. Pura vida!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I couldn't believe how close we were to the volcano - 1.7m from the summit. I loved that there was volcanic seismographic equipment in the grounds and that you could monitor the activity. I was told by the morning-hike guide that the magma chamber is...More

    Thank Lisa E
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 6 days ago

    Hello Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review about your stay at our lodge. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and are honored by your recommendation. We hope you will have the opportunity to...More

    Volcano Lodge & Springs
    2,881 reviews
    #15 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
    3,456 reviews
    #8 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
    1,506 reviews
    #9 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
    2,432 reviews
    #12 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    About
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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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$119 - US$159 (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
    • Also Known As
    • Arenal Observatory Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos ,
    • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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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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    Jordan H
    21 April 2017|
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    Response from mlpwrc |
    The lodge is pretty far away from town. I think that you can to and from town by taxi. However, I'm not sure there is much reason to go to La Fortuna in the evening. The attractions of the area are nature and adventure... More
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    "We had Smithsonian Room in Phil's Villa about .5 mi from Reception/Restaurant. Loved these. Didn't..."
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    "Try for rooms 29 and 31."
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    "Even the standard rooms above reception have a view and are quiet."
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    "Make sure you specify if being close/central to amenities is important."
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