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Hotel Arenal Rabfer

2.0 of 5 150 mts north of Banco Nacional de La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

decent, clean, average rooms, hot water, localised wifi. "Bar" wasn't open and its lighting, with eco LED bulbs, was so dim as to make reading impossible. The pool was ok but the iguanas used to swim in it too which made me a bit queasy. Staff keen to help but English not great. We went out for a meal and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The hotel is fine. The rooms are fine: clean with working air conditioning. The pool is fine: clean and of a reasonable size. The staff is fine: they speak English and answer any questions as best they can. But none of it is more than just fine. The location is very good - on a quiet side street a few... More 

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Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights and the room was clean and well maintained with a TV with lots of channels. The bathroom had a shower and good supply of hot water. As others have said there are no chairs or flat surfaces but this has been the same in all hotels in CR so far. It is centrally placed... More 

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Sebastopol, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

OK, I realize that we didn't sign up for 5-star tour of Costa Rica. And I am now used to throwing used toilet paper in the trash instead of the toilet, which we didn't know before checking into the Arenal Rabfer. (I thought it was just this hotel's poor infrastructure since it was our first hotel stay in Costa Rica...)... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The hotel room is basic but clean. The exterior has a nice west coast architecture with costa rican tiling throughout. I never used the pool but the other kids who checked into the hotel seemed to like it. The location is great as it is just off of the main strip (a bit more quieter) and close to the national... More 

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Key west
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

i stayed only one night ,because i didn't like it . bare room: no chair,no table very poor breakfast rice and one egg no coffee nor hot water for tea available during the day the pool is ok $87 a night for a couple . There are better hotels in La fortuna and less expensive

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Queensland, Australia
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed 2 nights. Room was clean, hot water, some rooms with balconies. The pool was enjoyable to cool off, in a quiet street and super close to town. We enjoyed our stay here. Staff are helpful but wouldnt say english is fantastic bit hard understanding each other at times.

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This family owned hotel is a beautiful small property just two minutes walk from the centre of town. It is in a very quiet area even though it is so close to town. The pool is welcoming after a busy day of touring. Large groups can stay here .Our room could sleep five people. My personal highlight was a yellow... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The family-run Arenal Rabfer hotel is located in downtown La Fortuna. It is 2 blocks from the main square so is quiet but convenient. The hotel has free parking and a beautiful pool. Rooms are simple but good size, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Tiled bathroom has a corner shower with good water pressure. I have stayed here several times and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This hotel was a highlight of our stay in La Fortuna. We moved to this hotel after checking into a higher priced hotel in the centre which was noisy, lacked privacy and felt crowded. This hotel is very central, set on a side street away from the town noise but yet only a minute to walk to the town centre.... More 

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Address: 150 mts north of Banco Nacional de La Fortuna, 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 star — Hotel Arenal Rabfer 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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