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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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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$112
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          Overview
          • Excellent57%
          • Very good33%
          • Average8%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “free morning” (77 reviews)
          “hiking trails” (108 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
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          Private Balcony
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 11 May 2017

          We really enjoyed hiking around this place. Wonderful views everywhere and a birders paradise. Make sure you visit the lounge/restaurant; views galore from Lake Arenal to the Arenal volcano. They feed the birds here so there is always a good bird show going on. Good...More

          3  Thank Michael M
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 14 May 2017

          Hola Michael M, Thank you for your comments. We always enjoy hearing from guests and are happy to read you had a pleasant time with us. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again in the future. We would love yto have...More

          Reviewed 9 May 2017

          The setting is perfect. The views spectacular. The staff is friendly, informative and efficient. The rooms are lovely and comfortable. We had one with a great view of the Lake and a lovely garden full of birds outside our balcony. There is great hiking and...More

          1  Thank biggerbunk
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 10 May 2017

          Hello biggerbunk, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our lodge with others on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back at any time, our doors are always open. Pura vida!

          Reviewed 4 May 2017

          I loved arenal observatory lodge. It is so unique and I loved the old fashioned one of a kind historical feeling the lodge brought forth. There is a unique vibrational energy and aura to this property. The horse back ride to the waterfall in the...More

          1  Thank soul329
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 5 May 2017

          Hello soul329, We are delighted to read your comments about your stay. Thank you for sharing them with us. We hope you will have the opportunity to return in the future. We would love to have you back!

          Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

          What a great hotel - we thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay here and were so glad to have picked to stay here instead of in La Fortuna. The room was spacious and clean with comfortable beds and a balcony that looked right onto Arenal...More

          1  Thank Ms F
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 5 May 2017

          Hello Ms F, Firstly, thank you so much for providing us with feedback about your stay. We understand your sentiments about the limited dining hours and will be sure to take this into consideration when contemplating changes to our restaurant in the future. With that...More

          Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

          This Lodge was spectacular! We had a great room, with a balcony view of the Arenal Volcano. It was peaceful, quiet, yet had amazing hiking trails, plants, animals and birds. We ate all of our meals at their restaurant which feature breathtaking sunsets and very...More

          1  Thank Derek D
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 5 May 2017

          Hello Derek, Thank you so much for your comments. We always enjoy hearing from our guests and appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at our lodge. We are honoured by your recomendation and happy that you enjoyed your time hear. We look...More

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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Breakfast included
          • Free Internet
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Breakfast included
          • Concierge
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Hot Tub
          Details
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          • US$119 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Room types
          • Suites ,
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          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking 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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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Jordan H
          Is it possible to get transportation into La Fortuna in the evenings or are you stranded on the Observatory property for the duration of your stay. And secondly, when coming from San Jose airport has anyone had experience taking a bus to the observatory? Will they drop us at the Observatory or just in La Fortuna?
          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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          Kathy K
          Does anyone know if the restaurant can accommodate vegan food? And what is the average cost of lunch and dinner there?
          4 March 2017|
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          Response from Cliffsideinn | Reviewed this property |
          You won't starve but there wasn't a big choice other than salad. I don't remember price but was in line with the hotel price.
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          Erik B
          what is the price for Phil's Villa for a family for 7 nights
          10 February 2017|
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          Response from Austin G | Property representative |
          Hi Erik, the cost of Phil's Villa is $680 per night. This would bring the total cost to $4,760 for seven nights. This price includes Costa Rican taxes, an extensive breakfast buffet, access to all of our trails, WiFi... More
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          "Smithsonian rooms have amazing views of the Volcano and lots of birds"
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          "I think all the rooms have excellent views!"
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          "Mountain view!"
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