Room 104 faces the river and has two double beds in a nice large room. Shower worked well and we always had hot water. A/C worked like a charm. Coffee pot had a small issue but that was resolved. Any issue is quickly resolved.
I thought the staff was particularly outstanding. The front desk staff helped us figure out excursions and they didn't put any sales pressure on us. I really enjoyed bouncing ideas off them because they are local and deal with a lot of tourist so they understand the whole picture. They gave us the courage to drive into LaFortuna at night and to drive ourselves to Venado Cave. Saved us a bundle of money and was lots of fun.
The included breakfast was exceptional. There was a lot of variety and of course the birds were such a treat to observe. We ate dinner one night and shared a huge burger and the best pappas fritas you will ever put in your mouth. We wish we had ordered another plate of fries.
We had a Imperial beer each and the whole dinner was less than $15. Prices of meals were reasonable. The wait staff is also very friendly and helpful.
Take a stroll and enjoy finding the iguana, the birds, the fruit trees and fabulous flora. A peresoso (sloth) is legend to live in the tree by the front reception but we never saw him/her. Enjoy the butterfly house at no extra charge. We did not use but saw tennis courts in use, sauna, and pool. We also saw the horses. This is a true resort. We could have spent a few more days there if we had the time.
If you have children with you, this is the place to be. The rooms are huge and the kids have a patio and plenty of room to play, supervised, of course.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standard rooms and junior suites spread over the San Carlos River Edge at Arenal Volcano Area. Exceptional Katira restaurant offering a selected international and typical menu and the best facilities in our 5 special events halls. Three swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi, private forest, sport facilities and much more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tilajari Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Tilajari Hotel Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park