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“Amazing value, friendly staff , clean well equipped rooms” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sierra Arenal
300m Oeste de la Iglesia Catolica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Los Angeles, California
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“Amazing value, friendly staff , clean well equipped rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Great value and perfect location in heart of la fortuna. My boyfriend and I stayed here for a night, the rooms were clean modern and had big bathrooms-all for 40$ a night it was amazing. The hotel is actually set back from the front office/street so it's quieter, yet still in the downtown fortuna area. Breakfast was included and the front desk Was very helpful in arranging cheap transportation to Monteverde (20$ taxi boat taxi) a mini travel agency with great prices. All in all a gem and one of the best values for our money on the trip, I would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to la fortuna!

Room Tip: Great value and perfect location in heart of la fortuna. My boyfriend and I stayed here for a night...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012 via mobile

We(me snd my wife) stayed there for three nights and it was amazynig
welcome peiple. rooms badic but cleaned and comofortable
very good location. Close to the city(walk) and not far away from the attractions
You must visit there

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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louisville, ky USA
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

i and 3 friends stayed just one night (due to rain and limited sightseeing) but the motel was clean, had a great balcony w/view of Arenal volcano and a decent free breakfast. the outdoor kitchen was pleasant and stocked with utensils, pots and pans and appliances to make your own lunch or dinner. fresh costa rican coffee was a nice touch along with cereal and fruit in the mornings.
the hotel is more like a US motel than what north americans would call a hotel. the rooms were very clean, had good mattresses, a nice shower, A/C and a tv with a selection of channels. our rate of $40 for 2 people w/2 beds was very reasonable.
La Fortuna is a small town that is very commercial due to it's proximity to Arenal volcano and the national park.

Room Tip: second floor is a must, great volcano views just outside your door on private balcony.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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32 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

This place is cheap and the staff is friendly and helpful enough.
But it is dull, rather ugly and the rooms have no charm whatsoever.
We decided to stay only one night and instead we headed to the other side of the volcano to El Castillo, where you can find some nice cheap places in beautiful surroundings instead of this one along the highway.
As such nothing wrong, but when in Costa Rica you don´t want to sit in a highway motel room, do ya?

Room Tip: Go to El Castillo instead of La Fortuna
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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

It's very close downtown and close to the volcano and other attractions too. The view in the upper rooms is great. 2 king size beds in each room, fridge, safe, hot water, wifi, computers with Internet, AC. Very clean and the owner takes care of the place.

Make sure to ask for the tours in reception, the can sell you cheap tickets to the hot springs, horses, canopy, ATV, etc.

There is a good typical restaurant just next to the hotel. They have good food for a fair price

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms upstairs, the view is great
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 300m Oeste de la Iglesia Catolica, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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