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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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    27/08/2017 28/08/2017
    US$112
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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
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 27 June 2013

    We have to rate this place as a 4 out of 5 because of the view of Arenal volcano. When weather conditions are good, the view of the volcano is fantastic. Some things that might be important to many travelers; first of all, the drive...More

    1  Thank HRG903
    Reviewed 25 June 2013

    We were so happy and impressed with the Lodge. We had a long drive from our previous location to Arenal but it was sooo worth it!! The property was incredibily beautiful and amazing. Stefan at the front desk was soo helpful and had the best...More

    Thank Tara H
    Reviewed 18 June 2013

    Our stay at one of the chalets was grand! The inactive volcano was directly across from our room. A beautiful parrot even landed on our roof and stayed awhile! The grounds were immaculate and beautiful with lovely flowers and shrubs. The complimentary breakfast was quite...More

    1  Thank Susan T
    Reviewed 16 June 2013

    During our trip to Costa Rica, we tried to find off the beaten path places, avoid tourism and definitely avoid the big hotel chains. This is what led me to choose the Observatory Lodge. While this was certainly off the beaten path (a few miles...More

    2  Thank TianaRutledge
    Reviewed 15 June 2013

    We booked 3 nights at the Arenal Observatory Lodge in March 2013. The lodge is wonderfully rustic with simply amazing trails, wildlife and nature. Unfortunately for us, we had nothing but non-stop rain for our entire time in the Arenal area and we never got...More

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    Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
    3,458 reviews
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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$159 (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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    Traveller (1813)
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    Dining (118)
    Pool & Beach (98)
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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
    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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    "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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