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The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We visited the Arenal Area in Costa Rica and found this wonderful Hotel. We were able to get a deluxe suite, although any room is excellent and has a great view. Location is right off the road , not to far from town - La Fortuna. Hotel will gladly drive you there.

Hotel has excellent Hot Springs Pool with several side jaquzzi pools. Very secluded and private. Swim up wet bar with all types of Drinks. Restaurant is first class , I would suggest the Lobster linguini with Chili sauce.

Best part of the Hotel was the people. Friendly, Nice and make you feel at Home, If you need a trip or excursion, Edson will plan any trip you want. Max and Mikol took care of us in the restaurant.

I would Highly Recommend.

Room Tip: Suite was well worth extra $50.00
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

The Royal Corin in La Fortuna is a small, beautiful hotel at the base of the active, Arenal volcano. The volcano views are spectacular from every room. The big draw of this hotel are the superheated geothermal pools that spring directly from the volcano. They are stunning and can be seen from every room. There is one "cool" pool and two hot, thermal pools as well as many terraced jacuzzis and a steam room also heated directly from the volcano magma. HOT. These features are very therapeutic after a long day of hiking and exploring.

The rooms are clean, modern and well-appointed with all the amenities one would expect in a high end hotel. The in-room refrigerator, however, works poorly in many of the rooms. The tour services from the concierge desk are well-planned, efficient and priced fairly. Edson can set you up with many professional tours. The hanging bridges tour and the Sky Tram with zip lines are a must. The tour companies and naturalists are very friendly and knowledgeable. The Sky Tram experience was beyond amazing!

The food is very good--not excellent-- but good and the prices are fair. The breakfast buffet is one of the best I've experienced in Costa Rica. Food was fresh, plentiful and beautifully presented. There was a variety of eggs, not just the basic scramble, with sausage or bacon! (Realize free buffet breakfast is standard for hotels in Costa Rica, though the quality varies). For lunch and dinner, you can't go wrong with the fresh fish, like tilapia or rainbow bass. Ask for your fish grilled (grillada) with lemon, as they tend to want to sauce all the entrees "velouté" style. The duck was very good too, but too much sauce. The shrimp/tilapia/octopus ceviche is excellent as is the gazpacho. Some menu items are lost in translation, however, and bear no resemblance to their menu descriptions like the antipasto platter. The pizzas are frozen, then baked. Margherita pizza is simply a cheese pizza. It needs fresh sliced tomatoes and fresh basil to be a Margherita.

There is one beautiful, garden restaurant here that serves buffet breakfast and full lunch/dinner. There are three bars that offer a smaller, tapas menu. The local town, La Fortuna, is. $7 cab ride each way from the hotel and offers lots of good restaurants that local as well as international dining options. Ask for Charlie to drive you to and from La Fortuna. He's wonderful!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We spent 3 days at Arenal and just loved the hotel. The thermal spring pool was so relaxing. The staff was very good. We decided to stay in a suite and we would highly recommend it, the cost difference was abiut $50 and well worth it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

I returned to this hotel for the third time as part of the "Vuelta al lago" bicycle event. Our family experience was great all the time. All of the employees were service oriented and helpful. Rooms and hotel is clean and comfortable. great food. Certainly is not for those who are looking for an adventureCostaRican-jungle adventure, look other options there. If you want a good location, good service, secure, good food, clean hotel with all facilities go to Royal. I red the bad opinions and are all subjective or people criticizing the architecture (!?!). Nice hot water pool.

Room Tip: We used the suites in the center 3rd or 4th floor. Recommended.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

The hotel is right in front of the volcano. Even when it rains, you can get into the different pools, which are heated at 104F. The property is nice with minor maintenance issues. Customer service is the best and their breakfast is amazing. Tons of restaurants and things to do nearby.

Room Tip: Master Suites are the best.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

The Royal Corin is a lovely hotel in a great location in La Fortuna. Close to town and close to many activities that are abound in the La Fortuna area. The hotels hot pools are a welcome relief after a day of touring, ziplining, rafting or whatever adventure awaits. The rooms are large, all with views of Arenal Volcano. Sheets are high quality, flat screen tv for those needing a fix, and the junior suites and master suites have jacuzzi baths. The staff is friendly and helpful. All in all a great choice in La Fortuna.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Recently spent four nights at this hotel, once upon arrival and the 3 more nights before departing Costa Rica. The hotel was immaculate, staff was helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. We did madly strenuous activities while we were there and it was so nice to come back to a warm uncrowded volcanically heated pool. I loved la fortuna !

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: | 4.2 km towards the Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: £140 - £361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Royal Corin Is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxurious destination in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Located in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, we offer great service with accessible rates to enjoy Arenal Volcano, fun & entertainment. ... more   less 
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