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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As far as budget hotels go, this one is great. While small, the rooms are comfortable and clean. The breakfast and free coffee were good and the wifi was fast and never went down. The pool and hot tub were nice and the staff was helpful. The location, 2 blocks from the central park, is perfect. The only negative aspect... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This last weekend my family and I had a Triathlon competition in La Fortuna. We choose San Bosco Inn cause it was near the event. We got more than expected, nice place, great rooms, nice breakfast, and nice quite swimming pool almost as private as being home. The breakdown point was how near all restaurants are from the hotel and... More

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Bosco has a friendly, helpful staff, great location & everything you need. The pools are nice, the rooms are cozy & the location is great. There are many activities to do in the area & San Bosco is an easy place to be picked up. I definitely recommend this hotel for all types of travelers.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is just a block from the town center, but it is very basic. The included breakfast buffet was just so/so, it was outdoors and needed a few more covers to keep the bugs off the butter, etc. The staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms 1-11 are noisy. I had dogs barking all night long, but they were happy... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Really unimpressed. Good location if you want to be in town. But, my room was right by/in the main car park and reception, and incredibly noisy all day and night as a result. Plenty next to me had the same issue, Room was clean, but tiny, and very harsh lighting. I understand basic, but this was depressingly so. The pool... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

For a relatively inexpensive offering right in the center of La Fortuna, San Bosco offers a nice choice. Rooms were clean, breakfast excellent for this price range, nice pool. Staff were quite friendly and helpful, willing to handle logistical issues with gracious attitude. Nothing fancy, e.g. no telephones, smaller rooms and small TV. Lots of outdoor seating. I would stay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you're looking for something fancy, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great location (less than 5 minutes' walk from the cathedral square), good breakfast full of fresh fruit, a pool with a view of the volcano when nature cooperates, helpful staff, and good value, this is the place for you! Our room could have used better lighting for sure... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My least favourite hotel during 2 weeks travelling around Costa Rica. TINY, shabby poorly lit room - only saving grace was good wi-fi connection. Breakfast boring but no worse than anywhere else - plenty of fresh fruit. You get a great view of Arenal from the grounds of the hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The motel-style accommodation is comfortable, clean and tidy and is conveniently located within a couple of minutes' walk from the hotel centre with its restaurants, bars and shops. The breakfast was tasty and plentiful and we had a restful stay here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — San Bosco Inn 2.5*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#25 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #32 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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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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