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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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    Overview
    • Excellent57%
    • Very good33%
    • Average8%
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    “free morning” (78 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (109 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
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    801 - 805 of 1,579 reviews

    Reviewed 28 May 2013

    The property and rooms are well maintained. The breakfast is included and is a large breakfast buffet. This was our second visit to this hotel. The most impressive part of the hotel is the location, right at the base of the volcano. On our first...More

    2  Thank 11thchild
    Reviewed 15 May 2013

    I spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica and made my way to the area of Arenal Volcano after spending a week in Montezuma on the Pacific Coast of the Country. Compared to the rocky coastline, sandy beaches and extremely hot weather of the Pacific coast,...More

    1  Thank Andrea_mace
    Reviewed 14 May 2013

    The setting is stunning, coatis wandering about, beautiful birds, lovely pool. A free guided walk which was good, but perhaps easier done alone as the group can be large. Our room (Smithsonian) was fabulous with amazing views. We were 2 adults, 2 teenage boys. The...More

    1  Thank Pooleperson375
    Reviewed 10 May 2013

    After staying at 6 different places in Costa Rica, this has to be my favorite. The grounds of the "hotel" are spectacular. It's like being in a movie. The staff is wonderful. The rooms were clean. The pool and hot tub were awesome. We took...More

    2  Thank Peds_Nurse_Kelly
    Reviewed 9 May 2013

    A fantastic setting right opposite the imposing Arenal volcano as well as a lake. It is wonderful for bird watchers a they put fruit on a feeder which attracts many birds. The Montezuma's oropedolas are particularly fond of the feeder and give wonderful displays right...More

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    Volcano Lodge & Springs
    2,854 reviews
    #14 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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    3,422 reviews
    #8 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
    1,488 reviews
    #9 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Arenal Manoa Hotel
    1,822 reviews
    #13 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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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
    • Price range
    • US$ 118 - US$ 157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • 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
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    • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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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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    Kathy K
    5 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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    Room Tips
    "Rooms aren't all on one building or one block, check where you are if walking is a problem."
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    "I found the best wildlife view from room 2 which looks out at forest, but Smithsonian have a great volcano..."
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    "Spend a little extra for the smithsonian. Can't beat the view or the natural environment that is..."
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    "Smithsonian rooms have amazing views of the Volcano and lots of birds"
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