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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%
    Travellers talk about
    “free morning” (78 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (110 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
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    Bar/Lounge
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 4 August 2013

    I stayed at the lodge in June 2013 during a photo workshop. Overall the stay was okay but there are definitely a few significant minus points for room location, service and food. The room itself was actually great - very spacious (felt almost a bit...More

    1  Thank d7ni
    Reviewed 4 August 2013

    Was at AOL with the family 4 years ago when the volcano was active. Booked again when we decided to return with my sister and my niece, so a total of 6 people, 4 adults and 2 12 year olds. We love the AOL, but...More

    2  Thank Gregory L
    Reviewed 2 August 2013

    i always love this place, the rooms are comfortable with beautiful views of the volcano and lake. the nature walk is great to see the wildlife, and learn about the volcano. breakfast was included in the price.

    Thank jorge b
    Reviewed 29 July 2013

    I spent 2 nights with a friend at this lodge and loved the experience: it is a great location when you like to be in Nature, far from city noise, with a beautiful view on the volcano, on Arenal lake and surroundings,... The garden, well...More

    1  Thank klaire2012
    Reviewed 27 July 2013

    Maybe my favorite place in Costa Rica, Arenal National Park has great views of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake, a good variety of hiking paths including one to a waterfall and another very adventurous one to a smaller volcano, and lots of animals, including howler...More

    Thank Tucs0nhiker
    Nayara Springs
    833 reviews
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    About
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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
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$119 - US$172 (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
    • 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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    Pool & Beach (98)
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    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
    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 jrknopp88 | Reviewed this property |
    The lodge offers transport to and from town for $8pp but the last shuttle returns at 5pm. The food at the Lodge is fair. Staying at the Lodge is better if you have a car or make friends with someone with a car and join them... More
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