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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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6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tremendous breakfast and service. Well worth the money and a great find. Would stay again in the future. Can walk most everywhere in Fortuna from this hotel so leave car in ample parking lot. Did not use pool or hot tub as rainy season and I was ill but looks inviting.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is located in a very good location. It's a walking distance from the town center and many restaurants. My boyfriend and I had a car rental, but this place is perfect if you decide not to get a rental. The rooms are pretty small and very basic, but very clean. The breakfast was very good and the staff very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this place.

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hudson, New York, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here last week with my daughter (my 3rd visit to La Fortuna). If you prefer to stay in town, I think this is your best choice. Close to everything, though tucked back in a quiet area. TV, Air conditioner (which didn't work too well, but it was cool enough outside that we didn't need it), pool/Jacuzzi, and a nice breakfast included. The front desk helped us a lot, as we had less than 24 hrs to go out on adventures, and they made some phone calls and were able to meet our needs (my daughter used Ecoglide for zip line, who picked us up at our hotel and did a fantastic job for only $55).. I think it helps to speak some Spanish though, as I was able to better communicate exactly what we wanted and our budget. We returned to San Jose by bus (direct), which took 5 hrs but cost only US$5. Bring a book and some music and a wash cloth to cool down as it gets hot and crowded.

Room Tip: We were on the 2nd floor and there was a nice view of the volcano Arenal.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, IL
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for one week in November. The hotel was very clean, had air conditioning and served a great breakfast. But what really made our stay was the fantastic service from the front desk to maid service! This hotel is located near the center of town which gave us plenty of meal time choices! There are many outfitters in town for excursions, however, we booked through the hotel and we were not disappointed! They even arranged a masseuse to come to the hotel for a massage! Great place!!

Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super nice rooms, clean, great location, easy to walk all over La Fortuna. Close (1 block to main park) and restaurants and tours. Hot tub, sushi bar, great breakfast. Quiet at night and the flowers there are incredible.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel San Bosco was one of the best parts of my 9-day trip to Costa Rica. The picture-perfect views of the volcano, quiet location (but walking distance from town) and absolutely phenomenal free breakfast were enough to make me stay here on every return trip to La Fortuna. The large, clean pool was also very relaxing after a long day of hiking (on a hot day, we swam in the pool for 2 hours and saw a tiger heron, hummingbird and plenty of local birds on the pool deck!)

Room Tip: Rooms closer to the pool may be louder, but this is overall a quiet property.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. Nice clean room with ac, fan and television. Has the looks of an American motel. Breakfast was included and good. Tours were expensive, if you have your own car just visit the places by yourself or book a tour in town. They also have a nice panarama terrace with view on the volcano on the building next to the pool.

Stayed November 2014
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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:
#24 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#25 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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Also Known As:
San Bosco Inn Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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