Firstly if you are flying in from San Jose late then be prepared for a wild ride up to the hotel! Total darkness, rain and fog and turn your hair white bends in the road. It takes 2-3 hrs to reach the hotel but for me it was absolutely worth it!
We stayed in the Junior Suite and it was a huge room. The bed was bigger than King size, we had two balconies to view the volcano from (and they were nicely screened from the pools below) and we also had a sunken jacuzzi bath in the corner of the room. The bathroom was very large and had a double sized walk in shower (with excellent water pressure). The bed wasn't as comfortable as I would have liked - however we spent a small fortune on our mattress at home so not many hotels can compare.
The property has a main pool and some small jacuzzis - all fed by the hot springs. The main one has a swim up bar but we found we had to get out at times as it was so hot! Not a complaint however as it was lovely to sit in the pool when it was raining. We arrived at the end of a holiday weekend and when the locals checked out that day we virtually had the pool and bar to ourselves. Service at the pool bar was very attentive and they were always helpful. We saw several iguanas and lots of really pretty birds. Sitting on the loungers watching the clouds drift along the volcano peak and catching several long glimpses of the top - which apparently was quite rare.
The hotel itself seems very well kept, the staff all very friendly too. The lobby was always spotless and they cleaned up any wet footprints really quickly.
The food here really is superb, I've eaten many places but I have to say every meal was excellent and to an exceptionally high quality.
The biggest plus was the view - unobstructed volcano views from the room, pool area and especially from the Lava Lounge (sadly it was closed on the night we decided to try it, but we still went in to have a good look).
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Ebookers, HotelsClick, Cancelon, getaroom.com and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Corin Hotel
- The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos