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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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    Overview
    • Excellent57%
    • Very good33%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “smithsonian room” (258 reviews)
    “free morning” (78 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (111 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    It is a beautiful place. amazing place at sunset. You were shocked at the drive-in hear you did not know how beautiful it was. The rooms are very well-maintained. There is no TVs or air-conditioning but you really don’t need them because the place is...More

    Thank CraigM435
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was my second visit to the hotel, and again we really enjoyed ourselves. The views here are the best in the area. They have great nature trails, with waterfalls all types of birds, monkeys, etc. I like all the comforts of a hotel, but...More

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

    Hola Fred W., Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback regarding your recent stay at our lodge. We are happy that enjoyed yourselves and made the most of your second stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was the perfect place to start our honeymoon! We booked one of the Smithsonian rooms, and it was the best we've ever stayed in! Comfortable, clean and a view beyond compare. It was a pleasure to wake up in the morning to the sight...More

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

    Hello Orlando P, Firstly, we would like to sincerely thank you for choosing us as one of the locations to spend your honeymoon. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time here and we are honored by your comments about the property, staff,...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I went for to enjoy a hike in the area and to have lunch for my birthday! What a lovely choice! I didn't want to leave this place! Absolutely gorgeous!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I highly recommend it! You will feel heavenly good there!

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

    Hello Силви К, Thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed spending your birthday with us. We hope you will have the opportunity to return again in the future. Pura vida!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Let's just say WOW, great view and great rooms. Friendly and courteous staff everywhere. However, the restaurant and bar are not of the same caliber. Happy hour drinks are inexpensive, but really low quality. The overall bar selection leaves a lot to be desired. The...More

    Thank Winston C
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

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    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
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    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
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$119 - US$183 (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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    Traveller (1866)
    Room & Suite (729)
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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 jrknopp88 | Reviewed this property |
    The lodge offers transport to and from town for $8pp but the last shuttle returns at 5pm. The food at the Lodge is fair. Staying at the Lodge is better if you have a car or make friends with someone with a car and join them... More
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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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    "Rooms with a lake view are quieter and you can use the free shuttle to the lodge"
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    "Choose the Smithsonian Rooms"
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