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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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Great experience at this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Reasonable prices, very clean rooms, and access to a kitchen. We've been traveling for the last 8 weeks in Costa Rica, and this is the best hotel of the trip. It's considerably less expensive than many hotels around La Fortuna, many of which costs $100 or more per night. It's just at the edge of town, less than five minutes to the main square, but nice and quiet. Our room included breakfast, which was cereal, milk, eggs (cook them yourself!), toast, fruit, juice, coffee. We also used the shared kitchen to cook lunches and dinners, another big savings. The room was very nice, and everything worked: showers with hot water, air conditioning, etc. Also the Tico family that runs the hotel is very amable (friendly) and helpful.

Room Tip: Note that our room was upstairs in the back part of the motel, which may be newer.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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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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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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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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Also Known As:
Hotel Sierra Arenal Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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 #6 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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