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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
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Wheelchair Access
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    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 18 February 2013

    My boyfriend and I visited the Observatory Lodge Feb 3-5, 2013. We found the accomodations wonderful! Every morning we could sit up in bed, look out the sliding glass doors and see the volcano. (the only thing that would have made this view any better...More

    1  Thank CalypsoFoxCities_WI
    Reviewed 17 February 2013

    We stayed 3 nights in a standard room. The room (#40) was clean, very nice decor a big patio and had a great view of Arenal Lake. Hummingbirds flitted in the flowers in front of the patio. It is a fairly long steep walk down...More

    1  Thank Karen P
    Reviewed 14 February 2013

    What this resort lacks in room luxuries it makes up for in amenities and grounds. The rooms need a serious makeover and with the amount of people that were there it is obvious that they could afford to put some profits into updates. On the...More

    Thank johnmilk
    Reviewed 12 February 2013

    It looks like better location doesn't exist. Food is acceptable, rooms are good enough, but area is the best and beats all other places. You are in the pine-tree forest, with many trails started from the lodge, plus whatever you expect to find in the...More

    Thank Goldfishka
    Reviewed 10 February 2013

    The Observatory Lodge can almost be considered to be a tourist attraction in and of itself.Set right in front of Arenal's massive bulk, we were lucky to have an almost full view of the cone most of the time. The long, bumpy, bone shaking 25...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
    1,490 reviews
    #9 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Arenal Manoa Hotel
    1,822 reviews
    #13 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 ,
    • 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 (1775)
    Room & Suite (720)
    Dining (118)
    Pool & Beach (97)
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    Bathroom (20)
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    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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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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    Room Tips
    "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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