As we walked into the open lobby of the Royal Corin, we realized our research has paid off. We requested an upgrade to a suite and are glad we did. They had to clean it so they had us spend the 1st half hour in a standard room(it was very nice but tiny.) The 2 balconies were great places to sit and read or relax. The sectional sofa in the room was great too. The jacuzzi that was in the room is the most powerful one you will have there. We took advantage of it every night too soothe our bodies after doing activities all day. The bed is enormous.
We couldn't have asked for a better staff. From the concierge help at the front desk, Julio, German, and everybody else were great. They put you at ease taking care of taxi's or reservations for tours or restaurants in town. They were very accommodating. The bartenders, which I spent a lot of time with, were great. The servers in the restaurant
were ion top of your coffee and juice in the morning and were very pleasant to talk to. Everybody greeted you with a smile.
The pools are great, the warm water is very soothing. The only issue is that I don't think the cool water pool is maintained as well as the other hot spring pools. While at the pool you will notice the staff working diligently cleaning the rooms from top to bottom. The jacuzzi on the grounds were not very bubbly but were nice to sit in. You can have your privacy if you wish.
The breakfast in the morning was very good.The first couple of days was a buffet, but then we got the tipical breakfast for the next 3 days.The fruit was very good and the eggs very fresh. Maybe a little variety would be better. Lunch is okay. The pizza so so. Salads were okay. Dinner was decent. It was very quite at the hotel so we ate in town most nights, but the meals we had were okay at the hotel. Seemed to be a lot of cream based sauce which seems odd at a spa type place. Definitely take advantage of The Lava Bar happy hour. The free appetizers are very good and the 2 for 1 drinks from 6-8 are better!
Some nights we were treated to a little dessert in the room.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Royal Corin Hotel
- The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos