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Hotel Arenal Carmela

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Costado Sur de la Iglesia Catolica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Stayed here with friends for a few nights checking out the area. The family that runs this place is great! So kind and willing to help with everything. One of the best experiences I had during my visit to Costa Rica. Great for travelers using "public" transport - like the bus. Right in the middle of Fortuna.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Great crash pad for adventures near Arenal. Central location that allows you to get anywhere in town on foot. Friendly staff, nice little pool for cooling down after a hot, humid day of hikes. I had some trouble as my neighborhood at home is quiet and the room didn't block sound very well, had to get earplugs to block out... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

My mom and I stayed here during our time doing tourist things around the Arenal Volcano. The location was perfect--a block away from the bus stop to/from San Jose (a $4 & 4 hr bus trip), across the street from the town square and taxi stop, surrounded by restaurants, helpful tourist booths, and souvenir shops. In the US my family... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011 via mobile

I'm so glad we chose this hotel to end our costa rican vacation. It's right in the middle of La Fortuna literally down the road from the beautiful Arenal volcano. Our room was clean and comfortable, and at a reasonable price. The pool was super clean though it was a bit cool considering it was October. The staff was friendly... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

We arrived late evening and need the cheapest place available. We walked into this place with fear that it's gonna be smelly and dirty like cheap motels. We had a local Costa Rica friend who came along and he was able to negotiate the price down to $50 a night (2 full size bed). The only thing is there is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

The location is fantastic as it is located on a busy street full of shops, restaurants, and bars with great view of the volcano. The tour trip organizer Rolando, was right next door and was extremely friendly and helpful when prodded for suggestions of activities. The tour guides pick you up in vans right in front of the hotel and... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

Hotel Carmela is right on one of the main streets in La Fortuna. Lots of stores, businesses, tourist spots, restaurants and a very nice park just across the street. The hotel has a small pool and very small balconies with upper level rooms. Our room was really small with very little room to move around in unless you wanted to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

We stayed 2 nights in the hotel and the second night found bugs in our bed, later to be determined as bed bugs as we were covered in bites. The hotel was unwilling to compensate our stay or even acknowledge there were bugs in the room and laughed when we asked them about it. Please do no stay here as... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Very nice rooms with good AC, showers, cable etc. Great desk staff and manager. My child had an eye infection and the drove us to the doctor. Very helpful...Breakfast was also really good.....we loved the volcano and La Fortuna

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

We stayed for two nights and loved it. We rolled into town without reservations and were able to negotiate a good rate for a room overlooking the street, church, and town square. The sliding glass door is single pane, so street noise is transmitted through it and it is noisy in the room when the diesels go by in the... More

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Address: Costado Sur de la Iglesia Catolica, 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
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Arenal Carmela 2.5*
Number of rooms: 136
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