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San Bosco Inn

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 December 14, 2009
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

Good location, not very clean we moved three rooms until we found one without ants. Breakfast is really poor. Not worth the money we paid for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

Very pleasant no frills hotel which is located within a few minutes walk of the centre of this nice town. The rooms are small but well equipped and have air conditioning and fans. There is a swimming pool and breakfast is served nearby. The staff were helpful and I would happily stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

Perfect location- just a 5 minute nice walk to the restaurants and shops. The breakfast by the pool was very good, a lot of variety. The receptionists and staff are very warm and helpful. The view is also wonderful!

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2009

Stayed here with my family last month and had a great experience, Natalie at the front desk was always smiling and helpful. The location was perfect. The breakfast was good variety and delicious. The hotel and room were very clean, The only suggestion for improvement is getting new mattress for beds. They were springy and a tad uncomfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

This was our first stop in our two week Costa Rica trip, and we found ourselves wishing we were back there the whole time. The location is right in town, the staff is super friendly and helpful, they called us taxis, let us use their phone and internet when we needed, and were very attentive. They were also very polite,... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

The Hotel San Bosco was an amazing hotel to stay at. We were planning to stay there for only 1 night, but it turned out we stayed for 3! Amazing service, awesome breakfast-best of the trip, and perfect parking...night guard and is fully gated in and the trees and plants hide the fence. Is one block off the main street... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

We stayed at San Bosco for 3 nights. It's a good value in the center of town. The rooms are simple and clean, the pool is nice, they serve an excellent buffet-style breakfast with made-to-order eggs (and views of the volcano). You may want to book your tours directly through an operator in town, as the hotel did not always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

Hotel San Bosco is a great choice for La Fortuna. It's only a block or 2 from the town square. They have ac and hot water. They have excellent breakfast. They have an observatory on the top of one of the buildings, which is a great place to take pictures of the volcano, when it's not hiding behind clouds!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

Originally, we were to stay for 2 nights but ended up staying an extra night. The hotel is in town; therefore, everything is within walking distance. The staff was nice and very helpful. The room was clean but the rooms were small. The pool and jacuzzi were clean. We had an excellent view of the volcano and even got to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

We stayed at this hotel for a night with another couple. The hotel is located two blocks off the main drag in La Fortuna. The hotel is basic but was a physically fine. The rooms were not large but were clean and the A/C and hot water worked. There is parking within the fenced grounds of the hotel and there... More 

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