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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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    • Excellent58%
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    • Average8%
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    “smithsonian room” (256 reviews)
    “free morning” (80 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (113 reviews)
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    Reviewed 4 August 2013

    Was at AOL with the family 4 years ago when the volcano was active. Booked again when we decided to return with my sister and my niece, so a total of 6 people, 4 adults and 2 12 year olds. We love the AOL, but...More

    2  Thank Gregory L
    Reviewed 1 August 2013

    i always love this place, the rooms are comfortable with beautiful views of the volcano and lake. the nature walk is great to see the wildlife, and learn about the volcano. breakfast was included in the price.

    Thank jorge b
    Reviewed 29 July 2013

    I spent 2 nights with a friend at this lodge and loved the experience: it is a great location when you like to be in Nature, far from city noise, with a beautiful view on the volcano, on Arenal lake and surroundings,... The garden, well...More

    1  Thank klaire2012
    Reviewed 27 July 2013

    Maybe my favorite place in Costa Rica, Arenal National Park has great views of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake, a good variety of hiking paths including one to a waterfall and another very adventurous one to a smaller volcano, and lots of animals, including howler...More

    Thank Tucs0nhiker
    Reviewed 26 July 2013

    It is in a beautiful area and wonderfully landscaped. The free breakfast was diverse and hearty. The staff was aloof. The beds were uncomfortable. We had two rooms and the cheeper room was by far a better room so I thought our more expensive Smithsonian...More

    1  Thank urbanmamma
    Arenal Manoa Hotel
    1,880 reviews
    #12 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
    1,379 reviews
    #11 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
    3,588 reviews
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    Volcano Lodge & Springs
    3,034 reviews
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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$ 129 - US$ 185 (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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    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
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    abrymer77
    27 November 2017|
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    Response from Austin G | Property representative |
    Hello abrymer77, You do not have to cross a hanging bridge to get to the waterfall. There are three different ways to reach the waterfall, only one of which requires crossing a hanging bridge. However, you will have to go... More
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    25 November 2017|
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    Response from Austin G | Property representative |
    Hello, All of our windows have screens, no mosquito netting is needed.
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    21 October 2017|
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    Response from johnnagrabusky | Reviewed this property |
    I would email and ask ahead
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    "I believe all the rooms have a great view of the volcano."
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    "Request rooms with volcano view"
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    "Pay a little extra and take a smithsonian room."
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    "If accessibility is a problem you should choose a lodge room."
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