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Avenida Central | La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica,, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013
rebelfan1975 Florida, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Florida, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

For $32 a night (low season rate) we stayed in a room with AC, cable, and hot water. It was immaculately clean and the location couldn't be better. It's right in the middle of town, but the surroundings immediately around it are very quiet and you don't get any of the town noise. It's the perfect combo of location and... More

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JonnyTee, Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Thanks so much, your review goes a long way in helping others discover hotel La Amistad, we are constantly working towards pleasing our guest making their stay in La Fortuna comfortable and safe. See you next time, Pura Vida! More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The best hotel during our 15 days in Costa Rica! Staff is friendly and welcoming. The rooms are really clean with a fan and a TV, private bathroom and hammocks to sit in the garden. It is located on the main street close to all the amenities and also a park near the church very nice to sit and relax... More

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JonnyTee, Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Thank you, your recommendation is very welcomed, it motivates us to continue finding ways to satisfy our guest and grow in the right direction... More

Heredia, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I followed the advice of another post and asked for an individual room in the back. It was much quieter. It cost $20 for the night for a room with a fan but I had my own bathroom and it was all very clean. The water takes a little bit to warm up, but considering how hot La Fortuna is... More

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JonnyTee, Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Thank you, your review has changed a few ways we do things around here. Guest are now escorted to their rooms so we can show them the basics and answer any question they may have. The hot water works fine, you just have to ease it on slowly until you get your desired temperature. The water is heated electronically if... More

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Hotel la amistad offers decent rooms for a decent price. Nicely located near town it is private and not so noisy. Good option to consider in La Fortuna. They have rooms with ac and without ac. Beds are okay

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JonnyTee, Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, We only use the room closest to the street when we are full; its mainly for staff. No more leaky ceiling or squeaky beds and the guard is now there to keep it quiet and safe. More

Denver, CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Hotel La Amistad is a great value for $20 a night for a private bath with hot water, a fan and cable TV. Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful. If you stay try to get a room far away from the street. I ended up my last night in a room by the street and did not... More

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JonnyTee, Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, We only use the room closest to the street when we are full; its mainly fort staff. No more leaky ceiling or squeaky beds and the guard is now there to keep it quiet and safe. More

San Francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Great value at about $20 for private room with no AC. Very good location too, right on the main street. However, When I was sleeping, I notice mosquitoes flying in my room. I closed the bathroom door since the window has openings and then noticed that there is NO WINDOW on top of the door! About a 6"x30" opening for... More

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JonnyTee, Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Screens are being added and bug repellent is available next door for those mosquito feeders. More

Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Taking into account the price of accomodation in La Fortuna, this hotel is the best option to discover the area paying the right ammount of money. The rooms are basic, but just enough to rest after a long day walking around. The've got hot water and air conditioning. The girl at reception was very kind and helpful. To be honest,... More

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Hotel L, Front Office Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Hello MissLibelula_83, Thank you for spending part of your vacation with us. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our establishment. We try to keep the cost of the hotel low so that you may enjoy an extra tour or two. We appreciate your comment to help us change those little things that can make your stay very... More

Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel several times in the last 7 years and have seen it go through many changes and managements. They used to have 4 little apartments upstairs but these have been replaced by dorm rooms and a communal kitchen ... and a pool table - which is an unfortunate addition because it sometimes attracts a noisy... More

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Management response:

Hello friend Nice to meet you, Thank you for spending your holiday with us. For us it would be a pleasure to have you back here and to share with us in our recreation area, which is located at the top of the hotel. Also we inform you that we now have a better entertainment area away from the rooms... More

Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
53 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We arrived in La Fortuna with no reservation over the holiday period. We tried a few places and all were fully booked. Eventually someone suggested Hotel La Amistad and thankfully they had availability. The person managing the reception desk spoke limited english, but we managed to get by ok. The room was quite basic (although it had a TV with... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

After spending a couple of luxurious nights about 20 km from La Fortuna, we decided to spend one cheap night in town before flying out. For $30 total, incl. taxes, we got a room with one double bed and one twin, air conditioning, and a private bathroom in the courtyard. The room itself and the toilet and sink were clean.... More

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Address: Avenida Central | La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica,, 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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel La Amistad is located in the heart of La Fortune, 125 meters from Central Park, close to all shopping centers, recreational areas and restaurants. Visitors have a choice of private Rooms for up to 4 people and 3 dorm rooms with room for 7 in each. All of the rooms and dorms are clean, quiet and come equipped with private bathroom, WIFI access, hot water, cable TV and 24 hour security(Private rooms with AC available.)A shared kitchen and common area with a pool table is also located on the second floor patio overlooking Fortuna. "NEW" Paradise Adventures Costa Rica has teamed up with Hotel La Amistad to insure visitors are informed about all the exciting adventures and activities available in La Fortuna and throughout Costa Rica. Come stay with us, the Amistad and PACR crew are waiting to fill your vacation with memories and experience you'll never forget. ... more   less 
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