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Hotel Sueno Dorado

4 km noroeste del Centro de la Fortuna | El Castillo de La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica (Formerly El Sueno Dorado Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basic. Reasonable breakfast, lukewarm hot spring ( which our kids enjoyed but not us) no safe in room which was annoying. Walls are thin...some kids next door kept us awake just talking for the first two nights. Arenal has some great stuff to do so if you ok with basics this place is fine..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

CAUTION: WE WERE ROBBED BY AN EMPLOYEE!!! While staying here with friends, our money was stolen from inside our LOCKED room. We left our purses in our rooms, locked all the doors and windows, and went to breakfast in the main lobby. While we were there, someone with a key went in our room and stole more than $600 from... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

When you visit another country one just has to depend on the reviews and your travel agent. I had a better than expected stay in Monteverde but a worse than expected stay at this hotel. It got 2 stars for the location (just at the base of the volcano with views from everywhere) ,for the manager ( she arranged for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in after a long walk from the center of town looking for a hot spring experience late in the afternoon. We weren't comfortable with paying close to 70 dollars set price for all the other over crowded, extravagant hotels with springs so we walked until we came across this lil gem. We were immediately greeted by Minor who we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There are less than a dozen rooms and the property is large and private with beautiful different temperature pools. The view of the Volcano is unbeatable (so close you feel you can walk to it) . Due to the limited number of rooms you will get superb service and they will accommodate any request. We had a beautiful honeymoon exploring... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed there in early February after the change in management. The hotel is small and clean and the staff are very helpful, but it seems to be missing a few key pieces that you would expect for the price. The sheets and towels were threadbare, and the bed had no mattress pad. It was one of the hardest mattresses... More 

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Burgos, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Iy is a nice smal hotel, The pool hace watet from The termal from arenal volcano. The personal it is nice, ir is a hotel to be with family. It is not to far from The center and The water falls. Hot water in the shower.

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A very comfortable inexpensive hotel located 2 miles from town of La Fortunate. Stayed whilst on tour with 16 British travellers - manager of 2 weeks couldn't have been more helpful . Sorted out bathroom problems quickly and politely . Laundry was done overnight and inexpensive. Breakfast was basic although ham and eggs were excellent . Hot spring pools were... More 

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Cartago, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Don't let go by the bad reviews, it's really a nice place to stay. Minor, the manager is an excellent person that really tries his bed to make everyone feel like home, the Peruvian chef is amazing and the food couldn't be better... Has a great location, close to everything but yet not at all noisy, plus has the beautiful... More 

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Cuba
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were supposed to go there, fortunately though we had troubles with our reservation and didn't have to stay there. We were free to choose other hotels. After having visited others in the area I could compare really good and fact is that value for money wise - this hotel is really bad. They charge u middle class, but u... More 

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