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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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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

Went to Tabacon in mid January for the hot springs - absolutely amazing. I felt that the springs were nice enough for celebrities, and were rather luxurious! We had this opportunity through a Volcano tour which ended at the springs, with a dinner afterward. The springs were great, I wasn't too ecstatic about the dinner. The buffet didn't have too... More 

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Tahoe City, CA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Tabacon. They offered us a free upgrade, which was nice. The room was nice, but it is the hot springs and breakfast that really wowed. We had been to Tabacon before for the day visiting the hot springs, but this was our first stay at the hotel. For a family of 4... More 

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

It is very nice to hear that you had a great stay with your family. Kids indeed love the water slide and for sure the warm water. Around the Arenal volcano are lots of fascinating and exiting activities and a unique nature to explore specially for kids. Additionally to mention we are offering as well in our Grand Spa treatments... More 

Toronto, Canada
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

This is truly a luxury five-star hotel with excellent service. When I researched for hotels, I saw comments about the prices charged at Tabacon - but you pay what you get for! Yes, the breakfast buffet is $24, but you have an omelett station, a waffle and pancake station, huge warm and cold buffet selection, and terrific staff to look... More 

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

Thank you very much for your nice comment and that you have chosen to stay with us here at the Arenal. It is a great compliment for me and for all the staff of Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort that you rate our service “excellent”. Once again thank you very much for your valuable time writing this post and the... More 

Virginia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

The Hot Springs Resort at Tabacon is incredible! We stayed there as part of a destination wedding and were thrilled by the experience. Upon arrival you are provided with warm towels to wipe away the debris of your travels and to prepare you to be pampered. A fruity cocktail follows to ensure you feel right at home. The two restaurants... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing your experience on this website with our future guests. It is very nice to read that your stay with us was truly memorable. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you soon again here at the Arenal volcano. More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights. You can't really fault the hotel but due to it's size , it can feel a bit soulless and impersonal. However, it very clean and the service is good. The springs are the highlight and it wonderful to go to them in the evening. The breakfast was expensive but good quality. We went for... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write down your experience with us. First of all it is nice to hear that you had a great time in our Thermal Springs especially in the evening. It is indeed amazing how the atmosphere is changing in our Hot springs according to the time of the day. Regretfully I was... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

Tabacon is a great resort with comfortable, luxurious rooms. There are 10 different amazing natural hot springs to swim in, plus a waterslide.and swim up bar. Helpful staff and comfy robes in the rooms. Food at Los Tucanes restaurant was good, but overpriced- a relatively expensive resort, but very luxurious.

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

Thank you very much – it is very nice hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us. Also nice to hear that you point out our bath robes which are of very high quality and we think essential when using our Thermal Springs. More 

Calgary, Alberta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

We stayed here in early December 2010, we had booked the wedding package. I would highly recommend the Tabacon for a destination wedding. The area is very beautiful with great views of the volcano and lots to do very close by. The room we had was amazing with a large bath area and balcony overlooking the jungle. We found the... More 

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

Thank you very much and it is nice to hear that you fully enjoyed your stay with us. We are having an excellent team of gardeners who are keeping our areas in such nice conditions. For sure I will let them know your comments as direct customer feedback is always a great motivation for them. I hope to have the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

We booked our stay at the Tabacon to enjoy their hot springs. Their website gives the impresssion that they have exclusive hot springs on the property. Well it turns out that the hot springs are a 400 metres walk down the hill, through a parking lot full of tour buses. The springs are acessible to everyone who cares to pay... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment your stay with us. It is right that our Thermal Springs are located a part of the hotel ground. Just to mention we are offering a free shuttle service for our hotel clients and we have a nice of course at night time illuminated path that leads through a garden... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

While the grounds and rooms at Tabacon are nice, the hotel charges way too much for anything you might need while there. Here are some examples: 1) The "continental breakfast" was tea with two slices of untoasted bread, a small croissant, and a small muffin. The cost? $18. 2) A bag of peanuts from the minibar cost $8. 3) A... More 

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

We are really confused and surprised about this priced mentioned in this report. Our prices are lower. Please feel free to contact through our web page. Included in the price are as well free internet and other ervices like our plant a tree program. I apologize if we did not fulfill your expectations in the bar and we know have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

Super nice hotel! Expensive food... You cannot miss the hot springs at this hotel is a must !!!

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

Thank you very much for your complements. Your comment motive us to keep making it better in the future. More 

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