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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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        0 children
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          US$127
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          Overview
          • Excellent55%
          • Very good33%
          • Average8%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “free morning” (76 reviews)
          “hiking trails” (108 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Spa
          Wheelchair Access
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          Private Balcony
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 4 days ago

          The rooms are clean, modern and very comfortable. The grounds are beautiful. The food is excellent. Also, get a massage at the spa while you are there! This is the best place to stay to see the Arenal Volcano. You can literally see steam coming...More

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          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

          Hello Mike S, Thank you for taking the time to write us a recommendation. We largely rely on word of mouth to attract visitors and deeply appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience with others. We hope you will be...More

          Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

          We stayed for 2 nights at the lodge, for what was a superb visit. We stayed in one of the Smithsonian rooms, which looked from its huge picture window directly onto Arsenal volcano, which was completely clear of cloud for a whole day. We enjoyed...More

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          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

          Hello Rae C, Thank you for your comments. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We welcome you back again at any time and wish you the very best. Pura vida!

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          The lodge offers rooms with unsurpassed views of the volcanic mountain, and it was a very unique experience to watch this landscape giant up close and personal at different times of the day, cloudy, smoggy and clear. Great fun and amazing experience! The grounds are...More

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          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

          Dear Valued Guest, Firstly I would like to thank you for providing us with a review. We are extremely grateful for your comments and are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. We are happy to hear you were impressed by the service and...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          We stayed here for our 25th anniversary first week in May. Picked this place after research and using trip advisor. What an amazing place. Remote and as up close to nature and the volcano as you can get. We have seen everything on our wish...More

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          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

          Hello Randi W, First of all, thank you for sharing such a detailed description of your stay at our lodge with others on Trip Advisor. We largely rely on word-of-mouth to receive new visitors and appreciate any and all feedback. We are honored by your...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 young kids) stayed at the Arenal Observatory Lodge in early April. After our jeep-boat-jeep transfer from Monteverde, we took a bumpy road through beautiful wet rainforest to get to the lodge. We were amazed by the whole...More

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          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

          Hola SC070, Thank you for taking time out of your day to share such a detailed account of your experience at our lodge. We are overjoyed by your comments and honored by your recommendation. We welcome you back at any time and wish you the...More

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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$156 (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 (1722)
          Room & Suite (715)
          Dining (116)
          Pool & Beach (96)
          Hotel & Grounds (1172)
          Bathroom (18)
          Family and Play Areas (5)
          Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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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?
          21 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
          10 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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          "I think all the rooms have excellent views!"
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          "Mountain view!"
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          "Junior suites are huge. Have large private patios. Have sweeping views of volcano."
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          "Choose a Smithsonian room - worth the price!"
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