Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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rate per night

9.2

Excellent
based on 658 reviews
Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa - La Fortuna, Costa Rica
02.12 Wed
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03.12 Thu
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Value for money

8.5

Distance to city center

7.9 km

Location rating

9.6

Nearest Airport

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Distance to airport

73.4 km

Rooms

02.12 Wed
03.12 Thu

Double Rooms

₪657+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Double bed
₪657

Standard Rooms

₪375+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Queen bed
₪375
Twin bed
₪562

Reviews

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  • Excellent
    Jul 2016
    9.4

    The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds were amazing and we loved that we had access to the National Park trails. The Jacuzzi was a nice treat after a long day of hiking. The views were breath-taking! Access to other activities was relatively easy but the roads are not great. Town was about a 30 minute drive away. Nice breakfast buffet provided free of charge!

    It would be nice to have screens on the front doors as well so you could have both the patio door (which had a screen) and front door open to allow a cross-breeze. The room became a bit stuffy and buggy during the day without this. Also it would be good if t pool was heated to allow swimming year round. The prices for food at the restaurant were expensive. The Happy Hour (2 for 1) would be better if they allowed for 2 different drinks vs. 2 of the same kind of drink. Finally a shuttle to town that ran even just 3 times a day would be a great perk!

  • Excellent
    Jun 2015
    10.0

    Beautiful Setting

    We loved having so many hikes/walks to do right on the property and a very good restaurant as well. It was so nice having nature and animals outside our door each day. The staff was warm, welcoming, helpful and friendly. There were plenty of activities to do on the grounds for all ages: pool, foosball/game room, checkers, books, TVs in the main buildings and a hot tub.

    Be aware that the Lodge is a 20-25 minute drive from La Fortuna up a somewhat rough dirt road. If you have your own vehicle it's easy to get to and from, but without a bit more challenging. There are taxis that cost $30 each way or a shuttle 3x/day from the lodge.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2015
    9.4

    Prices or food were a bit expensive...we had a car so we drove to La Fortuna

  • Excellent
    Sep 2014
    10.0

    Location, views and surroundings were fabulous. Staff were ultra helpful.

    It would have been helpful to have a small desk and chair in the room for using computer. Morning nature walk was a bit disappointing, as guide only occasionally stopped to point something out. Food was only fair.

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About

Overview

Providing an outdoor pool, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa offers well-appointed rooms close to Arenal Volcano. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a kids pool.

There are a variety of amenities on offer to guests of the lodge, such as bicycle rental, an airport shuttle and a car rental desk. In fine weather, an outdoor terrace offers a nice spot to relax.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa provides 48 rooms, each with a flat-screen TV, a laptop safe and a private bathroom. They are also fitted with a hair dryer, a ceiling fan and a shower.

The lodge features an on-site restaurant, serving local and international cuisines. Packed lunches can be prepared on request for those with day trips planned.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is an ideal base to explore nearby Tabacon and La Fortuna Waterfall, as well as everything the local area has to offer. It is also an easy drive from El Castillo and Chachagua.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air Conditioning

9.2 Excellent

based on 658 reviews

9.6

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.3

Staff

8.5

Value for money

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Spa and wellness center
Free Wi-Fi
Entire unit located on ground floor
Car rental
Internet
Terrace/Patio
Daily housekeeping
Increased accessibility
Beach towels
Towels
Fan
Safety deposit box
Fire extinguisher
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Elevator
Laundry service
Hiking
Massage
Packed lunches
Library
Free toiletries
Shampoo
Garden view
Shared lounge/TV area
Smoke alarms
Shower
Tour desk
Bicycle rental
Hypoallergenic pillow
Physical distancing in dining areas
Fishing
Board games/puzzles
Game room
Physical distancing rules
Books, DVDs, music for children
First-aid kit
Spa
Process in place to check health of guests
Hot tub
Canoeing
Interconnected room(s) available
Cycling
Child pool
Outdoor pool
Alarm clock
Key card access
CCTV in common areas
Kids meals
No smoking
Balcony
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Laptop safe
Express check out
Body soap
Hairdryer
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Horse riding
Tea/coffee maker
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Mountain view
Tile/marble floor
24-hour security
Toilet
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Toilet paper
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
Safe
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Clothes rack
Trash cans
Complimentary breakfast
Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service
Pets not allowed
Free parking
Table tennis
Pool towels
Upper floors accessible by stairs
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Playground
Desk
Pool with a view
Pool table
Private bathroom
Garden
Wardrobe or closet
Drying rack for clothing
Private entrance
Storage available
Private parking
Shuttle service (additional charge)

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Mount Chato 2.4 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park 3.1 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall 4.5 km
  • Butterfly Conservatory 5 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park 5.6 km
  • Baldi Hot Springs 6.1 km
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