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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%
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    • Average8%
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    “free morning” (78 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (110 reviews)
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    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

    1  Thank Parker S
    Reviewed 12 April 2013

    We were on a 3 day tour of the Arenal/La Fortuna area and stayed 2 nights in a lovely glass fronted standard room with very high ceiling and fans but no a/c. Very peacefull to sit on your own private porch and watch birds with...More

    1  Thank bdalolly
    Reviewed 12 April 2013

    Arenal is a beautiful place, and the Observatory Lodge couldn't be better placed, sitting just underneath the volcano. The rooms are very comfortable, the restauirant served some of the best food we had in Costa Rica, and was surprisingly not too expensive. We were on...More

    1  Thank andymendus
    Reviewed 11 April 2013

    This is a very nice place to spend time. The accommodations are good for being at the foot of the volcano in what used to be an observatory for scientists. Spent two nights in a Smithsonian Room - good location close to the office and...More

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    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
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    Amenities
    • 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
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • US$119 - US$159 (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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    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
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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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