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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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    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$112
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          Overview
          • Excellent57%
          • Very good33%
          • Average8%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “free morning” (77 reviews)
          “hiking trails” (108 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Bar/Lounge
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          Spa
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          Private Balcony
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 26 December 2012

          Service is indifferent to poor, food extremely limited & you are quite isolated in the event that you choose to look for alternative dining or evening hospitality (minimum $ 50 return for transport to another location, restaurant or bar). Rooms are basic, even at the...More

          Thank David A
          Reviewed 23 December 2012

          The grounds here are beautiful. We unfortunately had a weekend of straight rain, but I understand that beyond our limited 50ft view is Arenal Volcano. There is plenty of hiking to be had around the area and tons of beautiful birds. We stayed in the...More

          Thank Sarah T
          Reviewed 23 December 2012

          Can't beat the view or the nearby hiking trails or the nice pool and jacuzzi. We were there two nights without car. That meant no dining options save for the onsite restaurant. The place is fine, but it is pricey. Waitstaff is very attentive and...More

          Thank Guillermo894
          Reviewed 20 December 2012

          We stayed at the lodge for 1 night. After reading all the reviews, I decided to stay just 1 night on our way out of the La Fortuna area. The lodge itself is very nice. Spread out over lots of acres. Having hiking trails onsite...More

          2  Thank TayBay05
          Reviewed 16 December 2012

          We stayed here early Dec.for 3 nights. Unfortunately we could not see the volcano because of the clouds, we did have a great view of the lake however. We took part in the morning walk which was great, even our kids liked it!! The food...More

          Thank C K
          Volcano Lodge & Springs
          2,825 reviews
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          1,822 reviews
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          Amenities
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          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Breakfast included
          • Free Internet
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          • 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$159 (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
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          • Arenal Observatory Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Jordan H
          Is it possible to get transportation into La Fortuna in the evenings or are you stranded on the Observatory property for the duration of your stay. And secondly, when coming from San Jose airport has anyone had experience taking a bus to the observatory? Will they drop us at the Observatory or just in La Fortuna?
          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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          Kathy K
          Does anyone know if the restaurant can accommodate vegan food? And what is the average cost of lunch and dinner there?
          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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          Erik B
          what is the price for Phil's Villa for a family for 7 nights
          11 February 2017|
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          Response from Austin G | Property representative |
          Hi Erik, the cost of Phil's Villa is $680 per night. This would bring the total cost to $4,760 for seven nights. This price includes Costa Rican taxes, an extensive breakfast buffet, access to all of our trails, WiFi... More
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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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          "I think all the rooms have excellent views!"
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          "Mountain view!"
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