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Pura Vida Hotel & Restaurant

| 300 Meters West of the Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

For the $40 dollars the value was average. The downside was that it is on a very busy road that heads out of town towards Vulcan Arenal, and the windows were a Jalousie type and provided no noise reduction come 6 AM. On the positive side the large bathroom and HOT water was a luxury after a couple of days... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had originally arranged to stay at the backpackers hostel across the street, but we didn't make it to town until 8 pm and so our reservation there was cancelled. The backpackers hostel helped us arrange a stay at the Pura Vida hotel, where we stayed for two nights. The room smelled very strongly of cheap chemical cleaner which gave... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We were placed here for one night as our original hotel was fully booked. as we had been travelling all day the bed was much welcomed. the shower is hot and quite powerful, and the bed was comfortable enough. we ate at the restaurant below and the portion sizes are very generous and good value for money. only downside is... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The hotel seems to be renovated not long ago. Our room was spotless with big bathroom and hot shower, wifi, tv, ac. Very good price, breakfast not included. We have pay 35 $ for double room. We had a dinner here, it was huge porcion of chinese vegetarian food.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed a really comfy and clean room. The shower was just perfect! and for a correct price. The only thing is that the reception is not opened all the time... so you have to be lucky to be able to ask something special to the owner.

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Stayed two nights at end Oct here. Room was clean, with TV, AC, free Wifi, private bathroom and reasonably priced. Got a room for just paying a bit more of a dorm bed. Some tour price was really competitive when compare with others agencies in downtown.

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

Can't comment on their rooms, but I had lunch there, as the restaurant was situated right opposite from where I stayed. It was possibly the worst Chinese food I've ever had anywhere (the best thing I could say about it is that it took them about three minutes to "prepare" it). When in addition to what was already way overpriced... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

We chose this place for one night (no reservations, just walked in off the street) because we got into La Fortuna late and needed a place to stay quickly. We were traveling with our 19-month-old daughter and needed to get her to bed after a long day. The staff were friendly, and the price was reasonable. However, the room seemed... More

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Alberta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

This place was terrible. The people that own it are should not be in the hotel or service industry. We needed to have our bags held for the morning until our bus came for us to leave and they wanted to charge us the rpice of the room for the day! Then the rooms smelt, the walls were paper thin... More

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NJ
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2009

Clean room, minimal decoration, but the price was really good, we were not going to stay in our room most of the time, there are so much to see and do, so that was fine for us. not far from town.

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Address: | 300 Meters West of the Park, 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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Ranked #53 of 63 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Pura Vida Hotel & Restaurant Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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