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“ok for the price but not more” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Choza Inn
La fortuna San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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“ok for the price but not more”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

At first sight, the room was nice. At first, we had a reservation made with hostelbooker and it seems they didn't have it. Fortunately, I had print my reservation so we were able to have a room for the night. They gave us a room with a balcony and repeat us a lot of time that we didn't pay enough for the kind of room that we have on our reservation. We stayed there 3 nights and there was no hot water for half of our stay. The fridge was also very very noisy. We unplugged it for the 1st night as we had nothing to put in it. The sheets smell bad like very old ones. The mattress was ok and the rooms were clean. As for the breakfast, it was a poor one. Only white bread with jam and pineapple. We had breakfast at an hotel in San Jose that cost us half the price and was twice better.

Normally, it's not very hard to satisfied us but we had better expectation of this hotel. As for the positive part, the staff was very friendly and eagle tours was very usefull. The rooms were also very clean and it was not to close from the main place but close enough to reach it in 2 minutes by foot.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

La Choza Inn is a great value if you want a simple, peaceful place to stay in La Fortuna. The concierge was very helpful and friendly and made booking reservations for different activities easy. Breakfast was basic, but the dining area was like an open air cafeteria. La Choza is away from the main drag, but only a few minutes away - it´s in a quiet location. The bed was comfortable and cleaned daily with fresh linens. The bathroom was a little dark and the shower head was missing, but it really wasn´t a big deal. I´d definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

My boyfriend and I spent three nights at la Choza Inn and had a lovely stay. David on the front desk was so friendly and helpful and Eagle tours also can also be booked from here. Our room was a luxury room with air con, a flat screen tv, fridge, king size bed, private bathroom and breakfast. The room was cleaned every day, and also had a private balcony with views of the volcano. I would highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

My wife and I took a trip to CR, kind of "winged it", knew we were going to Fortuna but didnt knwo where we would stay. This place was about the best we could have asked for. Clean room with private bathroom, free breakfast, free computer. Walking distance to everything in the town of Fortuna, and the Eagle Tours office and pick up location on site. You could literally do everything in the area from this location... all for $30 a night. Very quiet, 9pm quiet hours, I think... but if you want to party, there are several bars within a few blocks. I've told many people about this place, hope they make the trip to Costa Rica to check it out. Can not say enough good things about this place.

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

The staff at the onsite location of Eagle Tours are fantastic - really helpful, sorted out everything I asked of them, everything happened as agreed and with lots of smiles all round! The guide I had for the one day combination tour (Juan Carlo) was excellent. The rooms are basic and the security wasn't ideal (ground floor room with louvered windows which didn't shut properly plus the other window which was a sold pane of glass was cracked right across so would have been easy to break in). Would not recommend a ground floor room at the front as the noise and light do not lead to a peaceful night's sleep without an eye mask and ear plugs. Breakfast not particularly substantial (cold toast and some fruit). Would recommend La Choza overall though if you're just staying a night or two.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: La fortuna San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 56 Specialty Lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Choza Inn is located in downtown Fortuna. Your stay at this premier hotel & Hostel will give you the opportunity at tour desk give to you the whole information and tips of arenal area , and to enjoy the active fortuna nightlife after dark with a great view of the Arenal Volcano inviting guests to enjoy distressing and unforgettable vacations. ... more   less 
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