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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” (109 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 25 April 2013

    The location is amazing. Our family spent two nights, which went by fast. I wish we had planned more time in this location, as we left without seeing many of the trails, and would have loved to have spent more time on the deck watching...More

    Thank Heather N
    Reviewed 21 April 2013

    Arenal Observatory Lodge is a really special place. A nice lodge at the foot of the volcano with tons of wildlife and free walking trails spilling out from it; this place is an outdoor lovers haven. The rooms were nice, the bed was comfortable and...More

    1  Thank beth626
    Reviewed 16 April 2013

    We stayed in a one of the rooms facing the volcano and it was truly a delight to wake up to that kind of view in the morning. The complimentary breakfast is absolutely delish -- expect a full breakfast of eggs, yuca, plantains, fruit, tropical...More

    Thank HollandLeigh85
    Reviewed 14 April 2013

    We were lucky and had great views both of the volcano and of all the birds and animals who come and feed in the grounds. We enjoyed the good breakfast, large comfortable room, and buffet supper with good choice in all courses. Walks varied from...More

    Thank hmalleston
    Reviewed 13 April 2013

    Pros Breakfast was very good (free) Great hiking trail to nearby waterfall Lots of wildlife Beautiful location Cons Too far away from La Fortuna on bumpy road Rooms didn't feel clean w/ too many bugs My wife and I stayed at Arenal Observatory Lodge for...More

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    Volcano Lodge & Springs
    2,854 reviews
    #14 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
    3,422 reviews
    #8 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
    1,491 reviews
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    Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
    2,399 reviews
    #12 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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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 ,
    • 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 (97)
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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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    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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    "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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