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Hotel Arenal Rabfer

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175 Mts North of Banco Nacional de la Fortuna | 468 Street, Between Avenues 333 and 335, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Pros - Excellent location - Helpful staff - Pool area - Small balacony - Clean bathroom and room Cons - Terrible mattress - Very small bathroom with no where to put your things - Small room - Very loud air conditioning unit kept me awake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is a great family-run hotel in La Fortuna. The rooms are clean and breakfast was homemade. The staff is very helpful with arranging tours and whatever you need around town, but helped me the most when I lost my wallet. Special thanks to Felippe that went out of his way to drive me to then next city so I... More 

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Medellín, Magdalena, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

As seasoned travellers, we arrived in Fortuna with no reservations. We have learned that "seeing is believing" when it comes to hotels...too many times we have been sold by a great web presence only to find the real thing disappointingly different. When we arrived in Fortuna, we looked at about a dozen properties before choosing this one. We stayed at... More 

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Rochester Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and found it to be very clean and well run. It is a family run hotel and the sons speak very clear English. As we arrived and registered, one son offered to take us up to our room. He made sure we understood the air conditioner and answered any questions. In the mornings,... More 

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Perth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We stayed at Rabfer for two nights while doing the tourist thing in La Fortuna. This family operated hotel, was the perfect place to come back to after a long day. Their breakfast was very good, home cooking. The couple and their sons were kind, friendly and helpful. It was close to all the stores and restaruants. The price was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Friendly family staff, basic but clean rooms. Small but nice garden with pool.

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This family run hotel was recommended by a tour guide in La Fortuna. Two blocks from main street, lovely quiet hotel. Good clean pool and facilities. We were made extremely welcome for our one night stay. Breakfast cooked freshly for us; we were allowed to keep our room well after check out time. I would definitely stay again.

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

If you are in the La Fortuna area and looking for a great place to call home in between all your adventuring, I recommend staying at Hotel Arenal Rabfer! It's within a short walk to restaurants, shops and vendors. It's a family owned hotel with great home cooking every morning for breakfast...YUM! They are from the area, can connect you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

A sewwt family hotel with very helpfull staff. Nice rooms and a very personal touch. Located very close to the center of Arenal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

We decided go to Costa Rica very spontaneously during the peak season- late December 2010. I found arenal rabfer from wiki travel and called them using Skype... they were extremely nice and helpful over the phone and gave us a reservation without a credit card. When we arrived they gave us a discount for paying with cash (only 100$!! For... More 

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