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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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    • Excellent57%
    • Very good33%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
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    “free morning” (78 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (110 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Bar/Lounge
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    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
    Reviewed 12 February 2013

    It looks like better location doesn't exist. Food is acceptable, rooms are good enough, but area is the best and beats all other places. You are in the pine-tree forest, with many trails started from the lodge, plus whatever you expect to find in the...More

    Thank Goldfishka
    Reviewed 10 February 2013

    The Observatory Lodge can almost be considered to be a tourist attraction in and of itself.Set right in front of Arenal's massive bulk, we were lucky to have an almost full view of the cone most of the time. The long, bumpy, bone shaking 25...More

    Thank krokro
    Reviewed 10 February 2013

    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

    Thank DurangoMtngirl
    Reviewed 8 February 2013

    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

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    Hotel Kokoro Arenal
    715 reviews
    #29 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
    3,282 reviews
    #2 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Nayara Springs
    810 reviews
    #1 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort
    2,295 reviews
    #6 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 119 - US$ 160 (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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    • Location
    • 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
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    Traveller (1815)
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    7.66 km away
     
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    7.53 km away
     
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    7.52 km away
     
    The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort
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    6.12 km away
     
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    SubjectivelyObjectiv
    3 August 2017|
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    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
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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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    "Volcano view is a must"
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    "We had Smithsonian Room in Phil's Villa about .5 mi from Reception/Restaurant. Loved these. Didn't..."
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    "Try for rooms 29 and 31."
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    "Even the standard rooms above reception have a view and are quiet."
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