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Cabinas Las Palmas

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

As we see more hotels in Costa Rica, this one was between worse ones. For money you pay one would expect more. Plus: Silence even in a centre. Fridge.Parking. Minus: Quality of bad. Broken lamps. No breakfast proposed, but fortunatelly many restaurants around. Cleaning should be better.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed at Franklins cabinas in october 2014 and our stay was all over perfect. Here's why: 1. When we booked a tour (and we booked many tours), it always came out that the other participants had payed more than we did. 2. The room was neat and tidy, the best one that we had through our whole Costa Rica... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is basic and you get what you pay for. Yes we didn't have hot water all the time but it wasn't ever freezing cold and la fortuna is humid anyway so no need for hot water all the time. The wifi worked well in certain areas, unfortunately not in our room though. Rooms are spacious and clean although... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good location, cheap, clean,, freeparking, and free wifi not luxury at all but cheap and functional had to remind staff to clean room though tours available from reception including cheapest rafting with Arenal Rafting (with danny) if you stay here, there's no breakfast, but go across the street to HORMIGAS - very cheap and tasty

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

First of all the price is high for all that he did and offered to us. I booked on the website a full room (AC and hot water) for three people, when we arrived he didn't know about our reservation and put us in a very nasty room with holes on the ceiling, no AC instead has a loud fan... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We chose this hotel based on location and price, whilst the volcano can be seen from the car park on a clear day that is the only good things that can be said about the place. We totally agree with previous reviewers that say that the owner is only after your money, not only did he completely rip us off... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

La Fortuna is a pretty rustic place mostly and this hostel was no luxurious resort, but it was a very good experience. Everything was clean and the beds were pretty comfortable. Francklin, the owner, helped us book the tours we wanted and all our transportation. When we wanted to go to the waterfall and asked him to call us a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

All the reviews who talk about the owner trying to coerce you into taking him up on one of the tours on his list. Luckily my spouse is Costa Rican and we just said she had a headache and we were going to take it easy and sleep. He was clearly frustrated, but reluctantly did not press further. Our room... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I'm not one to leave a bad review, but I believe it is my duty to do so in this case. The owner/manager was a nightmare. Sure, if you spend hundreds of dollars on his tours, he'll love you. But if you plan on just being a guest at his hotel, prepare for a very unfriendly experience. We cannot recommend... More 

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San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is an awesome place to stay if you're just looking for a quite room to sleep in between adventures. The staff is very helpful if you're looking for stuff to do, and the rooms are clean and quiet. The upstairs rooms have an amazing view of the volcano. The rooms have a fan and a tv.

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Address: 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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Number of rooms: 5
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