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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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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$109
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          Overview
          • Excellent57%
          • Very good33%
          • Average8%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “free morning” (77 reviews)
          “hiking trails” (108 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Private Balcony
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed today via mobile

          If you are in Arenal to hike and see wildlife, this is the place you want. We saw dozens of bird species on the grounds, including Great Currasow, Keel-billed toucan, and so many more. Howler and spider monkeys were common on the grounds. The frog...More

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          Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

          This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We had spent 4 nights in the Tallamanca Mountains prior to our stay at Arenal. The drive from San Gerardo De Dota took 6 hours so we were tired upon our arrival. The staff at check in...More

          Thank Andrew W
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded yesterday

          Hello Limeybirder71, Firstly, I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay at our lodge. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and were lucky enough to see much of the...More

          Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

          Do not stay here if you want air conditioned luxury or a flat screen TV in your room showing National Geographic documentaries about monkeys. But if you want to experience the cloud forest close up: lying in bed listening to the birds calling just outside...More

          Thank ltvp
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded yesterday

          Hello ltvp, Thank you so much for providing us and others on TripAdvisor with such a detailed account of your experience at our lodge. You have done a remarkable job describing what our lodge is all about. We are a lodge dedicated to minimizing our...More

          Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

          This hotel is magically beautiful. We stayed in the Smithsonian room overlooking the Arenal volcano . Absolute paradise watching the wildlife and the volcano through the huge windows in our bedroom . So Much to see in the area. The staff were so friendly and...More

          Thank Roglindy
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 5 days ago

          Hello Roglindy, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your experience at our lodge. Our staff works very hard to make each and every guests´stay a magical one and we are so glad that...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          For a couple of city slickers, this kind of vacation was rather new to us, but first stop on our Cista rica tour at this place really got us of to the best possible start. Very friendly staff helping organizing our days with various activities....More

          Thank Jacobnielsen45963
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 5 days ago

          Hola Jacobnielsen, Thank you for your review. We are happy we were able to provide you a good start to your Costa Rican vacation! We are honored to receive your recommendation and hope the rest of your vacation was as splendid as your stay with...More

          Volcano Lodge & Springs
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
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          • Spa
          • Breakfast included
          • Free Internet
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          • 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$159 (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
          • 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 (1754)
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          Dining (118)
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          Hotel & Grounds (1206)
          Bathroom (20)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Jordan H
          Is it possible to get transportation into La Fortuna in the evenings or are you stranded on the Observatory property for the duration of your stay. And secondly, when coming from San Jose airport has anyone had experience taking a bus to the observatory? Will they drop us at the Observatory or just in La Fortuna?
          22 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
          Does anyone know if the restaurant can accommodate vegan food? And what is the average cost of lunch and dinner there?
          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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          Erik B
          what is the price for Phil's Villa for a family for 7 nights
          11 February 2017|
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          Response from Austin G | Property representative |
          Hi Erik, the cost of Phil's Villa is $680 per night. This would bring the total cost to $4,760 for seven nights. This price includes Costa Rican taxes, an extensive breakfast buffet, access to all of our trails, WiFi... More
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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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          "I think all the rooms have excellent views!"
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          "Mountain view!"
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