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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

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“free morning”(80 reviews)
“hiking trails”(111 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place. We came up for the day to hike around and learn about the volcano. The grounds were beautiful and the lodge was so enticing that we booked two nights and checked out of the resort we were staying in. We were so happy...More

1  Thank Mona H
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Mona H, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed account of your experience at our lodge. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and are honored by your recommendation to stay here. We hope you will have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely the hotel with the best view of the surroundings of the Arenal Volcano! The trails in very good condition, the rooms in excellent condition and the unbeatable service. But unfortunately, in the hotel restaurant, we had an experience that is common in Costa Rica,...More

1  Thank SeMFo
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello SeMFo, I want to start off by thanking you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback regarding your recent stay at our lodge. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the trails and rooms. With that said, we would like...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Lynette S
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Helllo Lynette S., Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a detailed account of your experience at the lodge with others on TripAdvisor. We rely largely on word-of-mouth for marketing and we truly appreciate your comments. Of course, we are also...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 weeks 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

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Traveller (1902)
Room & Suite (736)
Dining (135)
Pool & Beach (101)
Hotel & Grounds (1348)
Bathroom (22)
Family and Play Areas (8)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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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
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hot Tub
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$ 129 - US$ 185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 129 - US$ 185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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