I am in agreement with several other reviews. This hotel is over rated. We arrived 15 minutes early for a 4 pm check in and was told the room wasn't ready. A ploy to get you to the bar for $6 beers and $8 drinks. When we did check in we were told the Honeymoon Suite was $629 per night and that 'IT DOES NOT INCLUDE BREAKFAST". OK, then to the spas. It was like a public swimming pool, very overcrowded due to several bus loads. Dinner was at the bar since we could not get into the buffet because we didn't have a reservation. All this, remember at $625 per night. The next day we spent in the spa are and was very relaxing. we anticipated dinner since it was typico(sic). The food was inedible and we were hustled in because they had a large group coming at 8pm. They did remove the charge for dinner, but not the two drinks we had.
When we checked out at 7 am the next day the desk called housekeeping to make sure there were no Cokes missing from min bar!!
I would not go back. I would get a bus tour and saave the $625 per night.
- 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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- 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