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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%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “free morning” (78 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (109 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    My new wife and I made our first trip to Costa Rica memorable by staying at the Arenal Observatory Lodge. This is a very unique feeling property with tons of great hiking, wildlife viewing, and easy access to activities. The staff are great especially Asdrubal...More

    Thank Hunter H
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Hunter H., Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed account of your experience at our lodge. We always enjoy hearing from guests and are happy to read that you had such a great stay. We...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review about your recent stay at our lodge. We happy to read that you had such great like with the wildlife viewing on our property, not all are so lucky! We...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks 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

    1  Thank Andrew W
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 4 weeks ago

    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 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

    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 4 weeks 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
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    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

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • 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$157 (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 (1775)
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    Pool & Beach (97)
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    Emily993
    3 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
    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
    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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    Room Tips
    "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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