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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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Atenas, Costa Rica
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Lidier at the front desk is super. You must have breakfast at the hotel When you venture into the unique hot springs of Tabacon you will experience, unparalleled combination of the Energy and Water and Fire. As you explore the many different streems from the Arenal Volcano, the surrounding rainforest blend into what many have said that this is paradise.... More 

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jmiguelmolina, Manager at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful comments. We are very jovial to hear that you have had a remarkable time during your visit to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Certainly, our buffet breakfast is delicious, with plenty options and really makes the best way to start your day with lots of energy. When venturing into our hot sprigs, Nature charms everyone... More 

Houston, Texas, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Tabacon July 30 - August 3, 2011. I was a bit skeptical given some of the bad reviews regarding "bed bugs" and "terrible, overpriced food" but I was happy to find that those reviews were all unfounded and the resort exceeded our expectations in most all respects. It was one of the most interesting... More 

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jmiguelmolina, Manager at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your assessment, thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding our services. Our customers are the highlight of our daily work and customers´ reviews always encourage us to keep on working even harder. We wish you the best back home and we will always be waiting for you to come and visit us again. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

This is the most expensive place I've stayed in Central America, but I will be going back and soon !! It is truely amazing, the falls, the restaurant, and very relaxing (or romantic) depending on who you might be with :) Service is impeccable, grounds are gorgeous. Prices are high, and this is a splurge for a more "typical" Central... More 

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jmiguelmolina, Manager at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate very much when our customers take some time out of their busy lives in order to up-date with reviews of our service. I totally agree, most of our guests are very demanding, that is why we always keep on looking forward improvements taking into account our customer´s opinions and suggestions. We are very grateful for your provided feedback.... More 

Sallisaw, OK
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119 reviews 119 reviews
31 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

It's been a few years since my wife and I stayed at Tabacon, and we still talk about the great time we had there. The drive from the airport is long and the road through La Tigre is not the best road ever built. I would still recommend driving yourself, and the road is well marked. It would be difficult... More 

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jmiguelmolina, Manager at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your vacation time in Costa Rica at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Regarding your reviewed experience, indeed our Costa Rican´ roads are a bit bumpy and crazily build, but it is worthy to drive though, it might also be part of the experience you can life in this beautiful country. Thanks for all your comments regarding... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Through a booking mistake we were placed in lower level hotel and needed to change after one night there. On little more than a whim we selected Tabacon and it completely saved our visit to the Arenal area. We we given an amazing upgrade to a Deluxe Premium Room and it was one of the nicest room we've even been... More 

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jmiguelmolina, Manager at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Loved costumer, thank you so much for sharing your outstanding honeymoon experience; it has been a pleasure to have you experience the romance found at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Your review sounds like the perfect and unforgettable honeymoon experience. Everyone could envy you because you really spend a fantastic time in Costa Rica. Hope we can be part of... More 

New York City, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
13 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

My husband and I went to this place after a walk through Arenal. It was such a treat, the hot springs. There is this one part that has a huge waterfall and you can sit behind it, like a steam room, it was amazing. Also the thermal resort has a slide for kids and big kids, which was so much... More 

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jmiguelmolina, Manager at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Totally agree with you “Huge waterfalls”, our pools can definitely satisfy all visitor likes and they also have a gorgeous setting. We have been blessed with this magnificent gift from our mother nature. We have enjoyed reading your assessments regarding your visit to Tabacon Grand spa Thermal Resort, please keep in mind that you will always be welcomed anytime you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

We spent 2 nights here as part of our honeymoon - it really was a world class hotel! The room was amazing, the service amazing and we got a free room upgrade with a fruit basket. Loved the luxury gowns and slippers and molton brown treats! Breakfast was too good to be true, fresh juice made to order, so you... More 

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jmiguelmolina, Manager at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Gratefully Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort has become the perfect place for spending the honeymoon or a romantic getaway, nature is simply the best ingredient plus the romantic atmosphere that surrounds us. Tabacon has all the natural ingredients for being relaxed and spending an unforgettable trip to Costa Rica. We hope to receive you at Tabacon on your next anniversaries,... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

My husband and stayed at this resort for three nights. The first night, we were in a basic room and the air conditioner was broken. We called a couple times and they send someone over th fix it, but the repair man didnt say what the problem was, didnt fix it and ended up saying "he will be back" but... More 

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jmiguelmolina, Manager at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Dear customer, we would like to thank you for visiting Tabacon during your last vacations in Costa Rica. We just came across your comment and noticed, that unfortunately you faced some displeases during your stay. In addition, we certainly appreciate your remarks and apologize for any inconvenient that you have faced. I would like to let you know that the... More 

miami
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

I cannot express how AMAZING my experience was at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. I had seen the pictures on TripAdvisor and was excited to go, but the pictures cannot do the resort or the Hot Springs justice. The service was very attentive, the food was amazing. It was a fusion of asian and Indian spices. The breakfast buffet was... More 

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jmiguelmolina, Manager at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, responded to this review

Tabacon`s Customers are the number ONE for us. All our entire efforts of improvement are because of you, our loved Customers. In addition, we have a variety of food selection, the best ambiance for relaxation and the best ingredients for a perfect vacation or romantic getaway, Exactly what our customers deserve! This amazing paradise is all for our customers to... More 

Great Neck, New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

This place is amazing. The location/view can not be described with words ---- you are looking out onto a Volcano. The resturants area bit pricey, but the food is very good and the atmosphere justifies the price. The Hot Springs and Spa are one of a kind. I had one of the best massages ever here, and it is easy... More 

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