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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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    • Excellent57%
    • Very good33%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “free morning” (78 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (110 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    801 - 805 of 1,598 reviews

    Reviewed 22 July 2013

    I think this is one best kept secrets in the Arenal area. But I guess I'm spilling the beans. Just far enough from the mayhem of La Fortuna. The most exquisite views of the volcano and the lake. Sunset on the observation deck is blissful.

    Thank Loca_Liza
    Reviewed 16 July 2013

    We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is actually IN Arenal Volcano National Park, as opposed to near it, and the volcano casts an imposing shadow over the entire site. The staff was very helpful and enthusiastic (if I had one complaint, it...More

    2  Thank Maurice M
    Reviewed 15 July 2013

    The property was great! Well maintained, clean, and all of the staff was more than happy to help with anything. The food was average and a little expensive though. It balances out though because the rooms are reasonable. I stayed in the Casonas, if I...More

    Thank mike w
    Reviewed 14 July 2013

    We stayed 2 nights here in 2 adjacent Smithsonian rooms (handicapped) that have stupendous views of the volcano. It is a short walk to the restaurant, lobby and reception but importantly there are no stairs to and from these rooms. This is a beautiful property...More

    Thank FloridaKittygal
    Reviewed 14 July 2013

    The hotel is like an AMC lodge that is run by Hilton. The views are fabulous as is the peaceful atmosphere. The wildlife is right off your balcony. I was mesmerized by hummingbirds, butterflies, toucans, and yellow bellied flycatchers with the most amazing songs. We...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
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    • US$119 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
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    • 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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    SubjectivelyObjectiv
    2 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
    2 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
    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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    "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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