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San Bosco Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 mts North from Gas Station, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel San Bosco)   |  
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“Great place to stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Friendly staff...nice pool...pretty gardens...yummy gallo pinto for breakfast!

San Bosco might not be the closest to the volcano and not every room has a direct view, but this was a very pleasant stay. Just a block from the park, it was an easy walk to sightsee before my hiking trip.

While I did not use the hotel to book tours, they did have a nice selection of options to book once I arrived.

If you are looking for a moderately priced hotel in La Fortuna, San Bosco is it!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This hotel is located in a nice area, close to "downtown". The staff is very friendly and very helpful in locating sight seeing places, restaurant, etc. The facility is little old but clean. The pool is very nice along with the hot tub.

The hotel is not as good as a 4-star resort but I recommend to anyone looking for a good value.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Breakfast was great every morning. Freshest cooked to order eggs I have ever enjoyed. Rooms were clean--very clean. Views of the volcano were spectacular from the balconies. The pool area was awesome for the kids 10 and 12. Staff was friendly and helpful. Location was 1 block away from town square and two blocks from main street and grocery store. No, it doesn't have a waterfall shower, and it didn't have all the luxuries of 1st class resort, but it was a great value! I don't want to tell anyone about this hotel because I want to keep it to myself.

Room Tip: Ask for room 32 or 34 because those are the only two rooms on that side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a wonderful little hotel that is 1 block off the main busy little square of "downtown" la Fortuna but it is a little slice of paradise. It has excellent security, nice grounds, and a really tasty buffet breakfast which is the ubiquitous gallo pinto, eggs, toast, fresh fruit, etc... The pool is always well maintained and clean. I have been returning for 15 years and they always are improving. One caveat- thin walls and windows so when the birds start waking if you are a light sleeper you will not need an alarm clock. The rooms are small and basic and mattresses reasonable comfortable. This is a great place for an independent traveller relying on public transportation or if you have a rental vehicle (they have secure parking). If you need luxury, look elsewhere. This place is Pura Vida.

Room Tip: 2nd floor near the pool has a nice outdoor sitting area and killer Volcano views.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I stay at the San Bosco every time I go to La Fortuna. It is a fantastic value with a perfect view of the town and the volcano. The pool is nice, as is the continental breakfast and the location is perfect for walking around the town of La Fortuna.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top so you get the best view of the volcano!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The hotel is clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. It is only a block from the central square in La Fortuna so it is very convenient for restaurants and other commercial services. On a clear day you can see Arenal Volcano from the front of the hotel. The hotel is very good value for the price and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This was my second stay here in six months. I love being able to wander around the town without hopping in the car.

The rooms are comfortable (but not luxurious), with good air conditioning and television.

The pool and hot tub are nice and the pass-through from the neighboring smoothie place is really convenient.

Breakfast is standard Tico fair with lots of fruit.

It is a nice place to get away and relax. I will go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 200 mts North from Gas Station, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel San Bosco)
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 Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — San Bosco Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Bosco is located in the center of La Fortuna, in the nicest tranquil area of this beautiful charming town, just 15 minutes from the majestic Arenal Volcano.Our strategic location in the town of La Fortuna allows you easy access to all of the services of the area.Our friendly staff is always available to serve you and advise you. We assure our guests an unforgettable stay in La Fortuna. ... more   less 
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San Bosco Inn Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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