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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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    “free morning” (80 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (111 reviews)
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    Breakfast included
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    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

    Thank Ronysc
    Reviewed 5 February 2013

    We are a family of five (two adults, three kids ages 14, 12, and 6) and we stayed at the observatory lodge for four days of our month-long Costa Rica trip. The room was spacious, clean, and had a good view of the lake and...More

    Thank Sage F
    Reviewed 3 February 2013

    The Villa is removed from the other facilities by a short drive or a 10 minute walk. It's suitable for groups, with two downstairs bedrooms w/ baths, and a very large upstairs main room that can sleep several people on sofas, or mattresses you can...More

    Thank sd_ud
    Reviewed 2 February 2013

    The bad: The hotel was right at the base of the volcano and therefore in the middle of nowhere and a $30 cab ride (each way) away from La Fortuna, where everything is centered. The tours offered do not include transportation. The food was decent...More

    Thank Starloverly
    Reviewed 28 January 2013

    The facilities itself could have used an update, but we were fine with them considering this wasn't the spa type leg of the trip. It has everything you need for hiking trip. Staff was friendly. Location can't be beat!

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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
    • Things to do
    • 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)
    • Hotel class
    • 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
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    • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Costa Rica/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 |
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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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