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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%
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    “free morning” (78 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (110 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
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    Bar/Lounge
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
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    Shuttle Bus Service
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 1,598 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This hotel was a true highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. We were excited to stay there, and found it better than we expected. The views of the volcano and the lake from the rooms are amazing, much better than you will get from...More

    Thank BlueScotch
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 days ago

    Hello BlueScotch, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed account of your stay with us and others on TripAdvisor. We largely rely on word-of-mouth for marketing and thank you for your comments. We are delighted to read that you so thoroughly...More

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    This was our stop in Costa Rica and boy what a place! Amazing location, pristine forest, great wildlife, superb guides and the restaurant and service was par excellence! We had a great room with a view of the volcano, they set very high standards for...More

    Thank Ozgizmoguru
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments. We always enjoy hearing from our guests and appreciate you taking the time to write. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again in...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed at the Observatory Lodge for three days in early August and we wish we had spent more time there. We are a family of four (children aged 10, 9) and had the Smithsonian room looking straight out to the volcano. This is just...More

    Thank EmmaN666
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 days ago

    Hello EmmaN666, Thank you so much for your detailed review of our lodge. We were happy to be able to host you for your birthday and can hardly believe that you were lucky enough to have such a close encounter with a margay! Thanks for...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This was my daughters , 15 and 17, favorite part of being in Costa Rica was staying here. We had a direct amazing view of the volcano. We had howler monkeys in the trees to the right of our room and beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds...More

    Thank RBSMOM
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 days ago

    Hello RBSMOM, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear that you and your daughters enjoyed the White Hawk Villa. We hope you will have the opportunity to return to visit us again in the future. Pura...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Fabulous breakfast/menu options, amenities, and accommodations. 3 generation family loved it here. We stayed in Phil’s Villa (Smithsonian Rooms) Great hiring trails, sunsets, horseback riding, swim pools and absolutely unbelievable wildlife around. Had a coati come by every morning within feet of us and a...More

    Thank JuneWM
    Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 days ago

    Hello JuneWM, Thank you for your comments. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Pura vida!

    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
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    #9 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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    245 reviews
    #9 of 63 hotels in Arenal Volcano National Park
     
    Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
    1,328 reviews
    #10 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Volcano Lodge & Springs
    2,888 reviews
    #15 of 58 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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    Amenities
    • 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
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • US$119 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 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
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    Room & Suite (724)
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    Bathroom (20)
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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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