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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)
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 20 February 2013

    We highly recommend this hotel. Our room had a beautiful view of the volcano. Being in the park is great, however, the road coming in is unpaved so be prepared for a bumpy ride. We took the evening lava tour and the complimentary morning hike...More

    Thank amber2003
    Response from erickht, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 22 February 2013

    Thank you all for your candid comments. We are working hard to improve our rooms, exteriors and many others facilities. As we are nestled in the middle of the rain forest, you will be immersed in the natural environment, away from the busy life... stay...More

    Reviewed 19 February 2013

    In my opinion, this is the best place to stay at in Arenal Volcano area. This is the only hotel inside the park, and reservations can be hard to come by. But the location and the view are fantastic and are worth the high room...More

    2  Thank SVG108
    Reviewed 19 February 2013

    My boyfriend and I visited the Observatory Lodge Feb 3-5, 2013. We found the accomodations wonderful! Every morning we could sit up in bed, look out the sliding glass doors and see the volcano. (the only thing that would have made this view any better...More

    1  Thank CalypsoFoxCities_WI
    Reviewed 17 February 2013

    We stayed 3 nights in a standard room. The room (#40) was clean, very nice decor a big patio and had a great view of Arenal Lake. Hummingbirds flitted in the flowers in front of the patio. It is a fairly long steep walk down...More

    1  Thank Karen P
    Reviewed 14 February 2013

    What this resort lacks in room luxuries it makes up for in amenities and grounds. The rooms need a serious makeover and with the amount of people that were there it is obvious that they could afford to put some profits into updates. On the...More

    Thank johnmilk
    Volcano Lodge & Springs
    2,855 reviews
    #14 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
    3,424 reviews
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    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
    1,491 reviews
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    Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
    2,401 reviews
    #12 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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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)
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
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    • US$ 119 - US$ 157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 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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    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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    "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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