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“Not enough to enjoy its beauty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort

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The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort
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York. PA
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70 reviews
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“Not enough to enjoy its beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

On February 23, 2013 my wife and I stayed at the Royal Corin. We registered there as part of tour organized by Colette Travel Services. We were struck by the beauty of the hotel and the surrounding area. The area is noted for its hot springs and of course the Arnel volcano right across the road. Royal Corin had numerous pools both in front of the hotel and also to the rear. We obtained our keys and retired to our room to rest. The room was very nice and clean. There was a small veranda outside the sliding door looking onto the volcano. Unfortunately the clouds had covered most of it. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was very nice. The shower is one you read about but never have an opportunity to shower in. The huge showerhead was directly overhead and there were jets lined on both sides from top to bottom. Then of course there was a radio. I guess there are no water restrictions in Costa Rica since every shower and faucet I turned on ran full force. We ate breakfast twice in the restaurant and dinner once, both enjoyable. Although we did not have an opportunity to use the pools we were told by fellow travelers that they were very pleasurable. The staff at the hotel was courteous and professional but not particularly friendly.

The cons: When my wife walked into the bathroom It had a very unpleasant odor. I looked around. The only place I could find was a floor drain. My wife reported this to the front desk before we left the hotel for the day. I also reported that our coffee maker only gave us and partial cup of coffee. When we returned we found there was an attempt to correct the odor but it was unsuccessful and there was no attempt to fix the coffee maker. If your room to too far from the main lobby you may not get their free wifi signal.

Would I return to the Royal Corin, yes. If we had more time I am sure we would have had the opportunity to enjoy the amenities we were not able to take advantage of.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just stayed here for 3 nights. This hotel exceeded my expectations. It was very elegant and soothing. Loved the thermal pools but they can get really hot. Just note that there is a good-sized pool on the left that is only 80 degrees Fahrenheit and it is great for a dip to cool off. Everyone at the hotel was friendly, welcoming and helpful. All rooms have a great view of the volcano, but if the weather doesn't cooperate, you may not see it all the way to the top during your stay. We didn't but that was fine as our stay was so lovely. It rained on and off every day but don't let that put a damper on your activities. Just bring a poncho or waterproof windbreaker and take it with you everywhere as the showers start and stop throughout the day. Speaking of showers, we were thrilled with our standard room and its rainfall shower! Awesome bonus! The room was very clean, good-sized and had a balcony which we spent a lot of time on. It has sliding glass doors so you can just leave the sliding door open all night and you are sleeping in fresh air and nature. Can't say enough good things about this hotel. We loved it and we will definitely return! Thank you, Hotel Royal Corin, for making our stay in La Fortuna so happy!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clifton Park, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

One of the nicest, most comfortable places we've every stayed. The staff was warm and welcoming, and every detail perfect. The food in the restaurant was superb! Don't miss the tequila flan. We had a terrific view of the volcano from our balcony and enjoyed the hot springs-fed pool.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The staff was extremely accommodating for us, friendly, and helpful. They even let us borrow umbrellas for our day trip (in the rain). The hotel was spotless, and very comfortable. Great views from every room overlooking the volcano and pools and waterfalls below. Breakfast is included and was quite a spread. Had I known, we would have stayed more than one night! I didn't book any spa services, but after I went in there just to peek, I wish I would have!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

This hotel may look like a monstrosity to its neighbours but once inside it is actually quite comfortable and has good views. On rainy days (ie: most days) the hot pools offer a good place to warm up. The main pool is even swimmable unlike the one at Nayara. Also the rooms are brighter and generally functional except for a shortage of hooks to hang clothes on.
The meals at the restaurant were quite good and reasonably priced.
You won't fall in love with this place but overall we found it quite practical as a base from which to explore the area.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

With a view up the slope of the dormant Arenal volcano, this hotel is a relaxing oasis where you can sit on your balcony listening to the water falls in the pool area and the birds singing in the trees. The pool area has several sections and grottoes, including a swim-up bar, that are fed with thermally heated water. The only disappointment was the hot tubs didn’t have working jets.

The hotel is clean and modern with an open-air dining area. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast and dinner we had at this location. On the top floor, there is a lounge with a nice view of the volcano. There are times when the top of the volcano is hidden by clouds. We got some good pictures shortly after 6 a.m. when the clouds lifted and we could see clear to the top. Bring your binoculars and watch the birds and iguanas in the trees.

The Hotel Royal Corin is about a $10 cab ride from the town of Fortuna where you can find shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

One word....BEAUTIFUL! We felt so pampered here! We went swimming in one of their many hot spring pools, enjoyed a view of the volcano from our room, ate exceptional food, and was well taken care of by staff. We stayed at six different hotels throughout Costa Rica, and this was hands-down the finest of them all!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort
Address: | 4.2 km towards the Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#3 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Royal Corin Is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxurious destination in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Located in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, we offer great service with accessible rates to enjoy Arenal Volcano, fun & entertainment. ... more   less 
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