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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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13 Km Northwest la Fortuna de San Carlos | Arenal, Alajuela, Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

It's a wonderland here - impossibly beautiful, delightful flora & fauna - and in the middle of this incredible setting beneath an active (smoking!) volcano - streams, pools and waterfalls of warm geothermally heated water. Any one element here is excellent - together, it's a world-class experience.

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dpape, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Dear KenAZ, thanks a lot for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. We have been blessed with this extraordinary paradise located on the feet of the majestic Arenal Volcano. All surroundings colored up with our flora and fauna form picturesque sceneries of the tropical rain forest, creating the best ambiance to attract all visitors. Our natural hot spring water... More 

New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This hotel is the nicest in the area and with your room key you get access to the phenomenal hot springs. The property is beautiful and the staff was really helpful organizing outings. The rooms are nice, but the high ceilings and tiled floors (and I assume low/no soundproofing) meant that all noise from outside and next door reverberated into... More 

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dpape, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ubergirl17 thanks for your assessments, comments like yours help us to improve and get better every day. All our hotel guests get unlimited access to the hot springs during their stay, and even when they check out they can use the resort facilities until 10:00pm. I hope next time you visit us we can exceed all expectations! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

6 nights at this wonderful property. 4 would have been enough. Thermal spa and gardens and amenities surrounding are outstanding and unique. Friendly, helpful staff and excellent facilities. Don't miss the sky-tram/zip-lining tour

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dpape, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rllbol we are glad to be advised about your experience. Thanks for your appreciation of our efforts for always providing the best quality of service and facilities to all our visitors. Volcano views from rooms are never guarantied due to natural weather conditions and the always growing trees around the property that might disturbed the views sometimes. In fact,... More 

NYC
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

What can I say about this resort, the rooms are gorgeous. We had the deluxe room with a birds eye view of the rain forest. A sunken tub about 26" deep roomy enough for 4 adults and one toddler to almost swim in comfortably. Lovely robes and slippers, a shower, fresh fruit every morning and greeting drinks for one and... More 

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dpape, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Dear Newyorkseestheworld your comments are much appreciated. This is a placed to be visited by everyone from big families, to romance or even oneself get aways; we have it all to pamper you and to please all likes and preferences. In our Restaurants we do offer some costarrican options and even buffet nights. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This was a fun family vacation. The hotel was very accommodating - although I booked too late to get two rooms or a suite, they found us a large room with a pull-out couch and it worked fine with the two kids in our room. The restaurant on the property was lovely and the service was excellent. Wine list was... More 

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dpape, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bermudian4, it is very nice to read your detailed comment about your experience. We always give the best possible service and address our entire labor to please all customers´ requirements. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is also a family oriented destination, where you can share, enjoy and relax all together. We are honored for being part of your trip... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Pros: best natural thermal designed waterfalls. nice to see it at night too as is very special but low lighting, so not for everyone. Cons: older but they work hard to update and keep rooms in good shape. nice idea to do a chocolate at night time but might be better to do a chocolate covered guava candy from Britt... More 

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dpape, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Lajolla1, all your comments are being taken into account, we really appreciate the details and new ideas you gave us. Your continued support and suggestions will help us grow into a better company and work on those particular details that can be improved. Definitely it is good to visit the Hot Spring Resort during both day and night... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Even if you are not staying at the hotel you should visit the Tabacon Spa. It is $40 for the night time pass (after 6pm). It is far better than the other spas in the area like Baldini, etc.

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

A fantastic visit into the rainforest. Nestled into the lush tropics, hot springs overflowing all around you.....view of the volcano and nothing to do but stroll around the trees and hop in and out of the hot, healing waters. The spa was FANTASTIC and i go to lots of spas. The food was wonderful. There was limited seating by the... More 

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dpape, Gerente at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Stacey S, we are very glad to be notified about your visit to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. It is always important for us to be advised about our customers´ experiences. Our hot spring water with healing properties and the Garden can transport your body and soul into pure relaxation. Tabacon is something to be experienced more than... More 

San Leandro, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Beautiful property but is far from city center, thus nickel and dimes for food, so if you want to eat or drink anything be ready to cash out your 401K. The hot springs are amazing, and a must see.

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights in December. The hotel grounds and pools were amazing! We saw lots of wildlife and went to the hot springs several times. The room was spacious, clean, and looked beautiful. The location was close enough to drive to town, but far enough to feel like you're in the wilderness. The staff was very nice... More 

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