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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

If you are staying in the arenal area, you have to visit the Tabacon resort. The moment you step inside, the service is amazing. They offer you a fruit drink and hot towel, which is much needed after traveling. The hot springs are fantastic and go on forever. You will never want to leave the springs. Even though the springs... More 

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

On behalf of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with people who use this tool to make their travel decisions. Nature has created this environment for the enjoyment and relaxation for visitors. As general information Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort publishes menus with final prices as stated by Costa Rica law... More 

Oakland, Ca
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2010

This was definitely a high end resort with high end prices -- except for the nightly rates. Night rates were reasonable, but the prices for meals were a little to steep for me. We stayed for 3 days and 2 nights, had about 4 meals totaling to $400 + a couple's treatment totaling $300. The food was good, don't get... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us and it is very nice to hear that you liked our complex as an idyllic place to be. Nature has created this environment for the enjoyment and relaxation for visitors. As general information Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort publishes menus with final prices as stated by Costa Rica law (13... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

We were there for 3 nights and loved everybit of the stay. The hotel was very clean and the service excellent. People are courteous and polite. Yes like other travellers have mentioned the food was expensive but we had rented a car and went out to eat everynight. The drive to the nearest town is only about 20 minutes and... More 

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

Nature has created this environment for the enjoyment and relaxation and our guest find it delightful. To be partners of Leading Hotels of the World for us is very important and we are working every day to maintain and to increment our standards. On behalf of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Thank you for taking the time to share your... More 

brooklyn, ny
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2010

This place is wonderful, the spa is beautiful, everything is clean and luxurious. It's also reasonably priced... as long as you don't let them keep you around the resort all the time. We found that the front desk staff consistently over-estimated the time it would take to get to nearby towns and attractions, seemingly in an effort to keep us... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us and it is very nice to hear that you liked our complex as a idyllic place to be. Nature has created this environment for the enjoyment and relaxation for visitors. To reduce time in the Front Desk we made improvements with our staff. Hope to have you as a guest... More 

Laguna Beach, California, USA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2010

My experience at Tabacon was a great one! This property is the perfect place to enjoy the volcanic baths due to the pristine setting! I would highly recommend a visit if you are in the La Fortuna/ Arenal area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

We stayed there for our honeymoon and got the honeymoon suite. We were supposed to have champange in our room upon arrival but it wasnt there when we arrived. The room was very nice but we were so close to our neighbors and could hear everything they did. Out side the volcano view was nice but there was no privacy... More 

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

On behalf of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our future guests who use this tool to make their travel decisions. Probably there was a misunderstood because our Honeymoon Package includes Bottle of Wine as courtesy at the Check In and about the wrong charge, we would like to apologize,... More 

New York
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights during our vacation to Costa Rica. The remaining 5 nights we spent at the Four Seasons in Papagayo. When deciding to visit the Arenal region, it will be difficult to find a better place to stay. I visited a few years ago and stayed at Montana de Fuego. Tabacon is a... More 

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

On behalf of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our future guests who use this tool to make their travel decisions. We are proud to be partners of Leading Hotels of the World. So our standards are very strict according to all matters, having well trained staff and prime class... More 

New York City, New York
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17 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

For a supposed 5 star hotel, this place was nothing special, and extremely overpriced. The room rates themselves are not too bad- I paid $125/night and got a free upgrade to a Superior room, which was reasonable (though the room did not feel like a 5 star room at all). But this place will nickel and dime you to death... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us and it is very nice to hear that you liked our Thermal Springs. Nature has created this environment for the enjoyment and relaxation for visitors. It is a pity that we did not meet all your expectations first of all with our pricing. In spite of everything I hope you... More 

Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

We stayed at the Tabacon for 3 nights on our honeymoon. I booked a package deal, $239 a night including breakfast and $150 credit at the spa. the check-in was ok, they only have 2 people working there and you have to wait. The rooms are very clean and beautiful. However, the beds are rock hard and the front doors... More 

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

On behalf of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our future guests who use this tool to make their travel decisions. The water we use in the rooms comes from a natural source and it heats it naturally. We are not using electrical or any kind of fuel in a... More 

San Diego, CA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

This was an amazing experience. The hotel, its staff and service was first class. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The setting was one of a kind. I highly recommend this hotel for a romantic get away or honeymoon. There is not too much to do so stay only a few days. The only recommendation I would have to the... More 

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

Nature has created this environment for the enjoyment and relaxation and couples find it delightful. To be partners of Leading Hotels of the World for us is very important and we are working every day to maintain and to increment our standards. On behalf of Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Thank you for taking the time to share your experience... More 

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