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“Beautiful View of Arenal Volcano” 4 of 5 stars
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Las Cabanitas Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   North Zone, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful View of Arenal Volcano”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

They had many wooden houses used as the rooms for guests. There were a lot of space inside the house that we could place our stuff. However, Don't forget to close every door before you come in the bedroom because you might encounter with mosquitoes at night. You can see Arenal Volcano distinctly from the hotel. Most of hotels in Central America didn't provide breakfast. Therefore, you need to pay additional cost for it. You can walk to the nearest supermarket in 15-20min.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent facility enjoyed the entire time we were there. Cabins are perfect size with air conditioning in the cabins. The pool was nice for the cool down after a long day out on excursions. Breakfasts in the morning at the hotel were great bonus to the stay. Service was great and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Colorado Springs
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cabanitas. The landscaped grounds were just beautiful. Our cabin was nicely done...we saw some that were much nicer. My only complaint is that we didn't have windows or screens in our cabin (just wood shudders). The room didn't feel very secure and, although not as buggy as many places in Costa Rica, we still had quite a bit of insects in our room. We also loved the town of La Fortuna...it was our favorite town on the entire trip. Safe, lots to do, very friend people, and about a 10 minute walk from the Cabanitas.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for two nights. On the outside it is absolutely beautiful--very green and scenic with local wildlife.

Our room was basic, except we had a coffee maker without coffee, we had no hot water (we had to go to our friends' rooms!!), and the internet and TV didn't work (not that we particularly cared, but for those who do).

Breakfast the next morning was somewhat pathetic: a few pieces of fruit and two slices of limp bread.

I'm giving this hotel two stars because it is in a convenient location to the Desafio Office, it is visually appealing, and the man who works in the reception/breakfast is very friendly.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Niagara Falls, ON
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed here with G Adventures so hotel was pre-booked. The little cabins were cute & spacious. The staff were very attentive & grounds were nice. Our shower was so strong it felt like our skin was peeling off, but after being in 2 hotels where we had zero water pressure it was a welcome relief. The hotels are not well-insulated so some partiers in the pool area kept us up one night. Also, our roof wasn't the greatest. You could see light through it, and when it rained we ended up with little puddles on the floor. We came home to iguana poop on the beds & an iguana in our roof rafters. Staff promptly removed the iguana & replaced the bedding. Ideal situation? no,,, but it was dealt with & we came home with a good story!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

When traveling to other countries, we have to remember that US standards are very different. In my travels, I stayed at five different hotels in various parts of Costa Rica.   Las Cabañitas was a beautiful hotel. The view of the Arenal Volcano is simply amazing. I loved seeing the wildlife, including toucans, at the hotel. Bring a camera with a good zooming capability. The room was not modern, but I had my best nights sleep there. Most of the rooms are little cabins, hence the name. It issuer cute. My room was large and spacious. the hotel was air conditioned and there was Wi-Fi in the dining and pool areas. I had a strange one time leak from the ceiling, but I am not sure why. It didn't rain. Possibly condensation from the air conditioner built up. There is a pool. It is nothing fancy, and it could use some maintenance like the rest of the property.  Overall, for being so rustic, I really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed here as a group, it is a few miles out of town - a $2 taxi ride per person so factor that in if you're in a budget. The only shop nearby is the garage across the road that sells drinks and crisps.

The rooms are basically sheds with beds! There were ants everywhere, all over the room including beds. The bed sheets were slightly too small for the beds and pulled up during the night exposing the mattress. They also remove the TV and AC remote controls from the rooms for the following reasons...

What made this place particularly unpleasant was the blackmail the owner tried on us: AC would cost us $10 per room per night, unless we bought breakfast for $8 per person per day.

Our guide spoke to the owner and by the second day AC was free, and breakfast was €5 per person. But, they had 'lost' the remote control to a few of the AC so ours wouldn't work at all.

Even at $5 the breakfast was a rip-off! They seem to take advantage of the fact that G Adventures send their groups here which must be guaranteed business.

I'm sure there are better in La Fortuna.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Las Cabanitas Resort

Address: North Zone, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Las Cabanitas Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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