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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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I spent three weeks in Costa Rica in February, each week in a different part of the country. Arenal and the Tabacon hot springs were great...it is well worth a visit here for 1-2 days, but better to go on to the coastal parts of the country after that. The accommodations were nice and well maintained. Tabacon hot springs resort... More 

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

Dear SkyDreamer22 Thank you for your review, we are extremely happy that you spent a marvelous vacation at Costa Rica and you decided to visit Tabacon, we appreciate your preference. Exploring the thermal springs is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing experiences. We are glad you enjoyed our accommodations our aim is to offer our guests unforgettable memories. We... More 

slo
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed there one night to be able to use the hotsprings. Rooms are expensive and you don't get breakfast included like all of the other hotels offered. There were many rules such as you couldn't drive your car to your room yourself. Or we were told to sit down in the lobby and wait to be called to check... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed in a brand new suite and it was 5 stars, par with four-seasons experience. the thermals are the highlight of the visit. Take a hike around the volcano and visit the town to see the Volcano up close in a clear day. Food is pricey but everything around is a tourist-milking machine. The place is good for 2-3... More 

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

Dear long_horace Your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you for choosing Tabacon as your resort during your visit to Arenal Region, our aimed is to offer the highest quality service to all our guest who are our reason to be. We are glad to know you enjoyed your suite and the natural hot springs experience that are recognized as... More 

Minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed here 1 night because we could get a room for less then paying for a day pass to the hot springs for my family of 4. I stayed here 11 years ago as well and it's changed a lot (gotten bigger, more "resort-y" but the hot springs are beautiful. The room was clean and very nice and the... More 

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

Dear kateandevesmom We appreciate your comments, our aim is to give our guests an attentive and high quality service, we are glad you and your family enjoyed your time at our unique natural thermal mineral spring resort, having direct contact with nature and relax during the day at the hot springs is an amazing experience. We look forward to receive... More 

Arvada, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed two nights at Tabacon. Arenal in general is absolutely amazing, and the hot springs are the icing on the cake. Absolutely beautiful and one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The hotel on the other hand was kind of a bummer. The rooms were expensive, about $300 a night, and nothing spectacular. The walls are... More 

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

Dear Zach M, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and tell us why our service failed to meet your expectations. We have addressed your concerns to management immediately. I understand your frustration in regards to sound proofing protection, and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience it caused to you. We would really appreciate if you contact... More 

Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I had high hopes for Tabacon but did not really like it. Perhaps some of the other guest rooms are updated but mine looked/felt VERY old. There was a strong musty/cleaning fluid odor and not any stylish decor in the room. An old, creaky ceiling fan hung down and kept us awake at night. There were very large dead bugs... More 

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

Dear KimAtlanta, Thank you for sharing your comments with us, we are glad you enjoyed our thermal resort which in fact has been recognized as one of the best worldwide, thanks to its exuberant gardens and the natural hot springs river that our guests can enjoy in the middle of the rainforest and also the Hotel pool. We understand you... More 

Fallbrook, California
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We arrived at Tabacon before check in time. We were told we could get into our room in 45minutes. The hotel brought us a welcome drink and we just hung out in the lobby. We had a superior room with two queen beds. It was the least expensive room. We could not see the volcano from our room and there... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Gardens were meticulous. Great variety of plants and flowers. Spa was amazing. Lots of different pools and waterfalls were beautiful. Even though there were alot of people there it didn`t feel crowded. The hotel room was very nice. Best bed we had in Costa Rica. Easy to use shuttle bus service was very handy. Everything was clean. The changing room... More 

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

Dear Marina H, We really appreciate your comments. We are glad you enjoyed some time at Tabacon. Our thermal resort offers different pools, ponds and waterfalls where you can experience total relaxation in the middle of the rainforest. Our accomodations helps your experience to be the most relaxing one. We look forward for your next visit. Kindest Regards Yendry Espinoza... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My husband and I just got back from a two night stay in Tabacon as part of a week long trip to Costa Rica. We were able to arrange private transportation from the airport through the hotel for $160 - and then transfer to Manuel Antonio as well. Pros: The hot springs! Worth the stay alone for access to the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is truly a five-star and must stay, in the Arenal area of Costa Rica. It is definitely one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in, and I highly recommend the honeymoon suite, which has a jacuzzi, more like a spa, and over looks the volcano. The thermal springs, are on the bucket list, and definitely, are natural unlike... More 

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

Dear Stacey201012 Thank you so much for your appraisal, it is very rewarding to be informed about the pleasant experience you had during your stay with us. Tabacon is meant to be an experience to be cherished and remembered, that is why we focus our efforts to exceed all customers expectations. We look forward to receive you as our guest... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star carbon neutral resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Explore Shangri-La Gardens an hotel guests and adults-only hideaway, delight your senses with world- class cuisine inspired by local fares or surprise that special person with a gala dinner in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the gardens is the resort's Grand Spa, member of The Leading Spas of the World which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi. ... more   less 

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Address: 13 Km Northwest la Fortuna de San Carlos | Arenal, Alajuela, Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $290 - $563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Tabacon Grand Hotel Thermal
Tabacon Grand Resort Thermal
Tabacon Resort
Tabacon Hot Springs
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#13 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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