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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 January 9, 2008
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

A wonderful place in downtown La Fortuna. We did not have a car, and the place was recommended by the tour company. The staff was super-friendly, the breakfast buffet by the pool had a big selection including fruit, pancakes, cereals, and breads. The room was small, clean and simply decorated, but was right for the price. It had air and... More

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2007

we stayed 2 nights in this hotel with our friends and we liked the rooms and the helpfull staff. the hotel is located iin downtown la fortuna with an amazing view of the volcano....the breakfast is good and we enjoyed the swimming pool during our free time. thanks to vladimir for all his suggestions...

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Nashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2007

Hotel San Bosco is at a good location in the center of town, but quiet. The town is nice with quite a few good places to eat. The landscaping is nice with lots of photo opportunities. They give a discount for paying cash. Also, the staff is very helpful in booking any trips/transport that you need.

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Vancouver, BC
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2007

This hotel was recommended in the Fodor's travel guide for Costa Rica. We stayed 2 nights in La Fortuna and we were upset that we didn't get to stay longer at this hotel!! The room was fantastic, AC, ceiling fan, TV with cable, 2 swimming pools which are cleaned every morning...we even watched the guy measure the pH balance every... More

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van nuys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2007

** I just got off the bus from Alejuela, and a woman on the bus (public transportation) suggested different places, so I chose the one that was close by but away from the center of town. The rates were good, the staff is great especially Vladimir, they offer breakfast every morning, air t.v they have a pool/jacuzzi. They offer internet... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2007

After reading some of the negative reviews on Hotel San Bosco, I feel compelled to add my two cents worth. Just to provide some background...my husband and I had planned to spend ten days in Costa Rica. We were flying into Liberia and taking a shuttle out to the La Fortuna area for two days before continuing on to Tamarindo.... More

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portland, oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2007

This was a great little hotel in La Fortuna. Three girlfriends and I went to Costa Rica for the first time this month, and I wish all our hotels were as nice and as accomodating as Hotel San Bosco. The hotel staff was super nice and helpful. They had free internet access, an excellent buffet breakfast and clean, nice sized... More

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Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2007

I looked up this hotel online, and read the reviews here. My impression was, as I have found at other hotels in other parts of the world, that if you take it for what it is and respect the local culture you will more than likely have a delightful time. I realize that some people expect to always be staying... More

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new york
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21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2007

We arrived in Fortuna, and went straight to the San Bosco, based on recommendation in Footprint Costa Rica. It was a mistake, in my opinion, and we rapidly changed hotels the next day to a more charming location (Pradera de la Arenal, 2 km away in a private cabana). This hotel looks like a motel, with rooms close together and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2006

My husband and I stayed here in August and really liked it. The staff was nice, the breakfast was excellent, the beds were comfy, rooms were clean and the location wasn't too bad. We were a little scared walking back late at night, but the hotel itself has a guard that walks around the premises. We debated whether to stay... 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
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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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#27 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #28 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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