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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

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“free morning”(80 reviews)
“hiking trails”(111 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was certainly a challenging drive, arriving in the dark after a long flight from the UK, but what a treat to wake up there. Beautiful views of the volcano and the lake, surrounded by trees, with wildlife everywhere you looked. Really enjoyed the guided...More

1  Thank Vicky Q
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded yesterday

Hello Vicky Q., Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to read you enjoyed everything about your stay. We also really like your idea about the wildlife sighting board :D This seems like a great way to share...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three nights at the Arenal Obseratory Lodge and Spa and, unfortunately it poured rain during most of our stay, but we did still get the opportunity to get out and do a few things in the area. The rooms are nice, clean, and...More

1  Thank IndyAdventureGirl
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello IndyAdventureGirl, Wow! Thank you so much for leaving such a detailed review about your recent stay with us. We largely rely on word of mouth, and reviews such as yours, to spread the word about our lodge. We deeply appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the shared shuttle ($8 pp each way)with Arturo from Cristian store #1 and bought daily use passes ($10 pp) to hike all day. The road to the lodge is rough and pockmarked so I was glad to let an expert (Arturo or his...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just arrived this evening. The drive up to the lodge was breathtaking. The views of the volcano were impressive. The staff is gracious and generous. The property is spotless and maintained to the highest standards I have ever seen. With no phones or televisions...More

Thank Adveturegal
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 days ago

Hola Adveturegal, Wow! Thank you so much for your review. It brings us great joy to read your comments and we are delighted to hear that your stay exceeded the expectations. We hope you will remeber us should you decide to reutrn to Costa Rica...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for the volcano and fell in love with the trails. The free guided trial to the waterfall is a must. You'll spot howler monkeys and all types of birds on the trek. The trail is easy... 4 and 5 year old kids were in...More

Thank Keesha P
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 5 days ago

Hey Keesha! Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review and some constructive comments regarding your recent stay at our lodge. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your wife during our climb up The Nest and Fred appreciated you...More

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Traveler (1901)
Room & Suite (736)
Dining (135)
Pool & Beach (101)
Hotel & Grounds (1347)
Bathroom (22)
Family and Play Areas (8)
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GreenLeaders Bronze level
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Top amenities
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hot Tub
Outdoor pool
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$129 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$129 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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