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4.7 of 5 guest rating
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Superior Room, Mountain View
Room with view
2 Double Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Other room types
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View
2 Queen Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Get an overview of this hotel
3-star family-friendly lodge, walk to Arenal Volcano National Park

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Outdoor pool

Location

This family-friendly La Fortuna lodge is located in a national park, within 3 mi (5 km) of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Butterfly Conservatory are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Property Features

A full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free lodge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, spa services, and a children's pool.

Room Amenities

All 48 rooms offer balconies or patios, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Laptop-compatible safes, showers, and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The lodge offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

This Colonial lodge also offers spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator
  • Full-service spa
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free breakfast
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Restaurant
  • Year Built - 1992
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Smoke-free property
  • Children's pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Spa services on site
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Total number of rooms - 48
  • Television in common areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa offers 48 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes. Bathrooms include showers. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Balcony or patio
  • Shower only
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9 AM.

El Jilguero - This family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, The Observatory Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Thai massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Only service animals are allowed

Debit cards not accepted

No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 170.00 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Arenal Observatory Lodge La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge
  • Arenal Observatory La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory
  • Arenal Observatory Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
  • Arenal Observatory & Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Lodge
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Lodge La Fortuna

We should mention

Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.

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