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If they have availability on your dates of travel, do not hesitate to book here. The view of the volcano and lake arenal are great. Wonderful trails for hiking and good tours. Rooms were clean and good size. The restaurant was ok with reasonable prices....More
Very good hotel in the middle of the forest. Rooms are very big and clean. The view from the restaurant is great, the restaurant itself is very good and the staff very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended
We are a family of five (two adults, three kids ages 14, 12, and 6) and we stayed at the observatory lodge for four days of our month-long Costa Rica trip. The room was spacious, clean, and had a good view of the lake and...More
The Villa is removed from the other facilities by a short drive or a 10 minute walk. It's suitable for groups, with two downstairs bedrooms w/ baths, and a very large upstairs main room that can sleep several people on sofas, or mattresses you can...More
The bad: The hotel was right at the base of the volcano and therefore in the middle of nowhere and a $30 cab ride (each way) away from La Fortuna, where everything is centered. The tours offered do not include transportation. The food was decent...More
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US$119 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
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
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 tap water in the dining room there was a large water cooler which we filled our water bottles that I brought along. There were also water bottles you could purchase.
Response from Austin G | Property representative |
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
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 around $30 each way. There are also several tour companies that offer trips to the waterfall and could pick up from the lodge if this is something you would be interested in.
We look forward to your upcoming stay and please feel free to ask any additional questions you may have.
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
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 tours, not the night life. However, if you like to be in or near a town, you should probably consider another place to stay.
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