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“In the heart of town:” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Fortuna
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 block south and 1 block east from La Fortuna Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 000, Costa Rica   |  
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Flemington, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“In the heart of town:”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Nice hotel, very touristy considering the prices in the restaurant. Our first stop and was pleasantly surprised with the place. Good value for the proximity to Arenal. One bad thing we must admit, the two pillows provided were flat with no support, I had to use the comforter to get some sleep.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We found the rooms to be small but comfortable and adequate. The location was excellent. The lavanderia right across the street was very convenient.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

friendly staff, good rooms and facilities, food was good, cant complain

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Dallas, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

They gave us a room on the 5th floor (top floor) which has a view of the Arenal Volcano. It's in town so you can walk to shops, pharmacies, grocery, and restaurants. Our breakfast was included which was convenient. Staff was great. Clean, nice-sized room. The only negative was no ice machines, so you have to go get a bag about a block away. Would definately stay there again.

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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Missoula, Montana
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14 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

This hotel is within easy walking distance of all that La Fortuna has to offer. The desk staff are very helpful with setting up tours and answering questions. The lobby is beautiful with rich wood accents and is open air inviting lovely breezes to waft through. Though it is open, they have a guard at night to maintain security - piece of mind for a solo traveler. The rooms have wee balconies from which you can enjoy the view of the volcano or dry clothes.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

So far I am having a great experience with Hotel La Fortuna. Mercedes and Manrique are extremely helpful and have booked my excursion ahead of time since I will be arriving late night on March 7th. My flight lands at 5:30 pm and I am wondering if anyone is willing to split a private shuttle or taxi? I am willing to hang around San Jose if you have a later flight, please message me if you are interested

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was great. Mercedes at the check-in desk was most helpful and the rest of the staff was super friendly. Great location to local shops, restaurants and we had a room with a view of the volcano!

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Additional Information about Hotel La Fortuna

Address: 1 block south and 1 block east from La Fortuna Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#30 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Fortuna 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A uniquely designed building and an excellent location, make our hotel stands out in La Fortuna downtown. We have a central area extending up all five floors, with interior balconies looking down to the lobby, creating a sense of openness and freshness.Each floor keeps a refrigerator and free coffee. Our lobby area provides computers with free Internet and wireless. Ample and comfortable seating is perfect to relax while you enjoy our well-stocked English books exchange.Just a couple of blocks away, you can find supermarkets, drugstores, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and everything you need for having a good vacation.And if you are looking for more relaxation or adventure, we offer you a tourist information desk inside the hotel with convenient prices for the guests. Parking lot is free and exclusive for our visitors. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Fortuna Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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