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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Views of Lake Arenal and the volcano, tons of birds, coati, monkeys, and other forest treasures. Great guided forest walk to a waterfall included in the stay. The beds were firmer than I like, but the room faced the lake, and was set in a...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We spent three nights at the Arenal Obseratory Lodge and Spa and, unfortunately it poured rain during most of our stay, but we did still get the opportunity to get out and do a few things in the area. The rooms are nice, clean, and...More

3  Thank IndyAdventureGirl
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 16 November 2017

Hello IndyAdventureGirl, Wow! Thank you so much for leaving such a detailed review about your recent stay with us. We largely rely on word of mouth, and reviews such as yours, to spread the word about our lodge. We deeply appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This lodge was off the beaten track and our first and favorite of four destinations in Costa Rica over the course of ten days. Our room was down the hill from the main lodge, quiet, with a porch overlooking Lake Arenal. The food was very...More

Thank D B
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in suite 31. Our stay was superb. Viewed Arenal both totally clear and totally covered. The trails on the site are superb as are the grounds. The Staff are very friendly and polite. The restaurant could offer...More

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

Hola Danny B, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at the lodge. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay in the junior suite and found the staff to be both friendly and helpful. We aslo...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The lodge is a few miles from La Fortuna and the road is a bit rough, but really everything you need is right here. Walks on the lodge's trails, a daily free nature walk, swimming pool and whirlpool, great buffet breakfast. We ate all our...More

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

Hello Cynthia E, Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything about your stay with us and we look forward to your next visit. Pura vida! Austin G. Public Relations Manager

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GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
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Top amenities
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
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
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Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$125 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$125 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (1980)
Room & Suite (779)
Dining (138)
Pool & Beach (104)
Amenities (45)
Family and Play Areas (10)
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abrymer77
27 November 2017|
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Response from Austin G | Property representative |
Hello abrymer77, You do not have to cross a hanging bridge to get to the waterfall. There are three different ways to reach the waterfall, only one of which requires crossing a hanging bridge. However, you will have to go... More
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hummernator
25 November 2017|
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Response from Austin G | Property representative |
Hello, All of our windows have screens, no mosquito netting is needed.
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Kat.e. D
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Response from johnnagrabusky | Reviewed this property |
I would email and ask ahead
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"view of the lake or view of the volcano - cannot go wrong"
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"Suite 31 offers best view of Arenal from the terrace."
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"Smithsonian Rooms have a wonderful view of volcano (if it decides to show its face)."
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"The junior suites are lovely. We had the one just below the restaurant. It was quiet and very convenient to..."
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