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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   150M Norte del parque de la Fortuna San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014
JGarrettson San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

For $35 bucks a night this is hard to beat. Was surprised at the size and the cleanliness, definitely exceeded my expectations. Location is hard to beat, you're just out side "town" and in walking distance of everything. The perfect place to come back to after a day of adventures around La Fortuna.

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

For $35.00/night, this place is a steal! With aircon and wifi included, this is a great place to rest your head at night while you explore all that La Fortuna has to offer. They have a little kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge if you have any food you'd like to preserve. You can walk anywhere in the town... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Location is the half a block from the park. The rooms have doors outside. The rooms are clean. Hot water, internet and AC! Nothing super special here but its secure and definitely worth $35/night. The owner is super nice. I would go back.

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is an okay place. My visit started off on the wrong foot. No one was there when I arrived, I waited 20 minutes or longer. Before a fellow showed up. He went off on me when I mentioned my discomfort- totally the wrong response, I'm sorry, an apology would have gone a long way with me. He left, there... More

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Miramar, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Luis is the best!! Very helpfull. He advice me about the tours base of my budget. Rooms clean. I loved the concept, the living and the dining area. Very easy to find. Walking distance to main street. Parking available. Location, location, location!!!

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

I had a very noisy room near the main street however the price is okay and the service is good. It is located near the Fortuna town and close the the Central Park and restaurants. Another good option to consider if you are in a budget.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The hotel is located only a few minutes from the center of La Fortuna. It was wonderful to be so close to so many shops and restaurants without having to pay for a taxi there and back! The tours also know where to find you, so getting picked up/ drop off is simple! The owner was so sweet and helpful.... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at Hotel El Volcan for four nights, and enjoyed it. Location was perfect, only one block from the main street in La Fortuna. The price was also very affordable. The manager, Luis, was extremely friendly and helpful. He gave suggestions on day trips, and we were able to book directly with him. Rooms were clean. A/C and hot... More

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

This trip to Costa Rica was for business and this place fit or budget. It's a nice small hotel close to everything. The owners are super helpful, accommodating in every way. The rooms could have been cleaner but the being and bathroom were great. There is a meeting area in the center of the hotel were you can use the... More

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Detroit
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We liked our stay for two nights here. Honestly, next time, we would have stayed one night then continued towards the beach and stayed somewhere along the lake. This was a real nice place and Luis the manager is the best. he stayed for many years in the US and came to La Fortuna because the pace is slower. No... More

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Address: 150M Norte del parque de la Fortuna San Carlos, 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 El Volcan 2.5*
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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#5 Best Value Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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