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I visited the observatory and had lunch at the lodge as part of a small group tour. The view was breathtaking and so peaceful. Lunch and service were very good. Observatory was a wonderful place to just sit and meditate.
Initially we were a bit hesitant to stay so far out of town. Yes, you'll need to ride 25 minutes to the hot springs and stuff, but trust me, it's worth it. The grounds are immaculate and the volcano views simply cannot be matched. The...More
Date of stay: November 2018
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at our lodge and for choosing to stay with us. It brings a smile to our faces reading your comments about how much you enjoyed your time here. We hope...More
Had 3 nights here and loved it. Fantastic views and beautiful grounds and gardens. Rooms are lovely and it was great to have a balcony to sit on and watch the birds and other wildlife just outside our room. The trails are really worth exploring,...More
Put yourself out there - walk the trails, observe, talk to the people. The bartenders, servers, desk staff - everyone is friendly and helpful. The accommodations are excellent and the area is beautiful. If you put the time in, you will see everything you came...More
Date of stay: November 2018
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at our lodge. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed everything about your stay and we hope you will rmeber us should you have the opportunity to return to...More
The location can’t be beat! With a view (weather pending) of the volcano, and surrounded by wildlife, this is a very special place. Props to Herman for taking us on a horseback trip to see the Hidden Waterfall. Lots of must sees on the grounds...More
Situated only 1.7 Miles from the majestic Arenal Volcano and with a spectacular view of Lake Arenal, the Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa (AOL) offers guests the opportunity to DISCOVER, EXPLORE and RELAX. AOL …Moresits on an 870 acres property and offers 48 comfortable rooms surrounded by gardens, the majority with a direct view of the volcano and/or the forest. The 7 miles of well-maintained trails for walking, horseback riding or biking running through the property provide good opportunities to observe a variety of flora and fauna. Approximately 500 species of birds live in the area making AOL a preferred destination for bird watchers. Activities at the hotel include hikes to the waterfall, horseback riding, enjoying a refreshing swim in our pool, or simply relaxing with a massage in our spa. Arenal Observatory Lodge is the perfect place for adventure lovers, families, and honeymooners. With its spectacular location, great service, and friendly personnel you won't be disappointed. Less
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wow...We were there the beginning of July. It rained everyday!! We did have some dry times but mostly rain..I would not recommend it! Everything was wet either from the rain or the humidity!! If you do go bring the... More
wow...We were there the beginning of July. It rained everyday!! We did have some dry times but mostly rain..I would not recommend it! Everything was wet either from the rain or the humidity!! If you do go bring the moisture wicking clothing! small umbrellas (we brought one big one). rain coats of course. Beautiful hotel and grounds but WET!!!!