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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 mts North from Gas Station, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel San Bosco)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Central PA
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed one night to experience the zip lines in Arenal. Great location, walkable to town for drinks and dinner. Typical CR breakfast in the morning with unlimited CR coffee. Love the coffee! Hot tub and pool were clean and well maintained. The 2 kids at the front desk tried their best to answer any questions we had about the... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a great experience with San Bosco. It was my first time travelling alone, and I never felt unsafe. The staff was extraordinarily nice and helpful. The breakfast was delicious, the rooms were clean, and the pool and hot tub were perfect. It also had a fantastic view of the Arenal volcano. The location was perfect, it was just... More

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Scharbeutz, Germany
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our recent tour of Costa Rica my wife, two friends and I spent two nights at this hotel. The San Bosco is ideally located within a short 5 minute walk of La Fortunas center. and shopping district and offers a great view of the Arenal volcano provided the volcano is not covered by clouds which often appears to be... More

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Ciudad Quesada, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably priced Nice. Good base for Fortuna area activities without paying for resort. No hot springs onsite but jacuzzi is unusually hot for a hotel and pool is crystal clear and cool. Friendly attentive staff. Breakfast included was typical. Better than most.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to downtown and good restaurants all within a 5 minute walk. (however the hotel is located in a neighborhood and is very noisy from barking dogs and traffic) This place is OK if you are not looking for anything fancy and never plan to be in the room. Lighting is horrible and beds lumpy. Ceilings were moldy and furniture/decor... More

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Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Bosco is one of the better options in La Fortuna if you're trying to save some money for the outdoor activities. The hotel is conveniently located and it's a one block jaunt to get to the main square. The service is outstanding and everyone we spoke to was friendly, helpful and proactive. The breakfast is basic and consists of... More

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New York, New York
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4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got a really good price on this hotel and was a bit skeptical about it based on how cheap it was but I was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The rooms were clean, the staff was unobtrusive but very friendly and the pool area was nice although we didn't spend much time there other than breakfast (which was very good... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The location of this place is great, one street away from the main road with shops and restaurants. The staff was wonderful! The breakfast was great. The room was comfortable and even thou it had two smaller beds- it worked perfectly for us during the weekend nights out. Having the pool and hot tub was great! After the breakfast we'd... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed at this conveniently located hotel in LaFortuna and were very pleased with the location and cleanliness of the hotel. The room was basic, but absolutely spotless and the grounds were well maintained. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and willing to work to book tours and answer questions. The pool and hot tub were appealing and you... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We booked this hotel because of its central location. It is on a quiet road and only one block from the centre with access to many restaurants and shops. The rooms are simple but very clean with air conditioning and a ceiling fan. The beds are comfortable and the breakfast of eggs, fruit, rice ,toast fruit juice and coffee is... More

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Also Known As:
San Bosco Inn Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: 200 mts North from Gas Station, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel San Bosco)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#31 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — San Bosco Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Bosco is located in the center of La Fortuna, in the nicest tranquil area of this beautiful charming town, just 15 minutes from the majestic Arenal Volcano.Our strategic location in the town of La Fortuna allows you easy access to all of the services of the area.Our friendly staff is always available to serve you and advise you. We assure our guests an unforgettable stay in La Fortuna. ... more   less 
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