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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%
          • Poor1%
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          “free morning” (77 reviews)
          “hiking trails” (108 reviews)
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          Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

          We had such a great time here and it is by far the best spot next to Arenal Volcano. Excellent and helpful staff with many hikes and things to do! In the middle of the rainforest/jungle. It is worth the gravel road drive to it.

          Thank Gregory0207
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

          Hello Gregory0207, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are honoured by your recomendation and delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and visit us again. You are always welcome here at our lodge.

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

          We stayed in a Smithsonian room in late May 2017 for 3 nights. It rained consistently late afternoon/evening. We enjoyed watching weather from our room or hotel restaurant/lounge at happy hour. Glad we brought umbrellas, as these were handy walking from room to the main...More

          Thank PattyB789
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

          Hello Patty B789, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a detailed account of your stay at our property. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. We agree that the morning hike and the lava tour with...More

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago

          After reading many reviews of AOL as well as other nearby resorts we settled on AOL. I had dental surgery in San Jose and we were looking for a lodge/hotel with things to do without leaving the grounds, that way if I was not up...More

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

          Hello Tantoria, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at our lodge. We are delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. We also would like to thank you for your feedback about the restaurant....More

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          The grounds and trails were wonderful. Well manicured property with lots of hanging bridges and wildlife. The rooms could be updated. The restaurant was good and priced similarly to other restaurants nearby. It is far away from town and taxis back and forth can be...More

          1  Thank Austin P
          Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

          Hello Austin P, Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed our many trails and had the opportunity to experience some of our marvelous wildlife. We are consistently reviewing our rooms and renovating as necessary. We deeply apologize if the state of...More

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Arenal Observatory for four nights. The Smithsonian room we stayed in was clean and spacious for our family of four adults. We had great views of the volcano from our room and of the many hummingbirds that were feeding in...More

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

          Hello PB_JB, Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to provide such a detailed account of your stay at our lodge. We are very happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay and we will be certain to pass along your...More

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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • 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
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          • US$118 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • 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
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          Traveller (1758)
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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?
          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
          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
          10 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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          "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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          "I think all the rooms have excellent views!"
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