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“It was fine” 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“It was fine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed here for four nights, the only real thing to "complain" about is the beds are a bit springy. Hotel staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Hotel is located in walking distance to many shops and restaurants. there would have a great view from our room of the volcano but the weather was not in our favor, we had four straight days of overcast/misty/rainy/gray/yucky weather. other than that we had a nice time there and would recommend this place to anyone who is on a budget, breakfast is served quickly from 7-9 am its the same every day fruit, scrambled eggs with toast and jam that looks like ketchup but its not! =) coffee and oj. nice place hotel la fortuna!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Proctorville, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The staff were very friendly and helpful at check-in. Our room was basic, but we had a great little balcony with a view of the volcano, which is fantastic. The restaurant is within walking distance of many small "sodas" to eat at and near fruit stands and gift shops.
The provided breakfast, of fruit, eggs, and toast was good, although breakfast was often packed early in the morning, and one day we were not able to eat before our excursion because there was no room.

Room Tip: 5th floor balcony with view of volcano was great!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Nice lobby, very friendly staff, excellently located and parking. Small hot breakfast of scrambled eggs and fruit included in price of room. Room it self was ok but the beds were very hard and the noise from the street continued well on into the night. Decent enough... but would stay elsewhere next time simply because of the noise and hard beds.

Room Tip: Try to get a room in the back.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaFortuna, Director de Recepción at Hotel La Fortuna, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
We are really sorry you did not enjoy your stay in our hotel the most... We hope you can come back some day and see by yourself that we really work hard every day to be the best hotel in town. One of the things we changed recently was our pillows. We changed them because some clients told us they were not OK. What we are trying to tell is just that we listen to our visitor's opinions carefully and we use them to improve our services. So, thank you for your comment and please receive our apology for these inconvenients.

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Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The owners and staff of this property in La Fortuna were so thoughtful and attentive. We had not Pre-booked any excursions, but the hotel helped us with this. While it rained (actually, it poured) every day, we did not let that stop us. We had a great time and would recommend this site.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Staff at reception is extremely helpful with everything such as booking of excursions and shuttles. The location is perfect with all resraurants, shops, taxis and travel-agencies around. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with everything you need. The perfect hotel for some days in La Fortuna!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I stayed at Hotel La Fortuna Feb 13-16 and my stay was great! Check in was fast and the man at the front desk was extremely helpful. I had a room on the 5th level with a volcano view. The room was nothing fancy but extremely clean. I never had a problem with the shower leaking water as I made sure the shower curtain covered the shower floor. The room had a safe which you have to leave a deposit for which I find odd. The beds are not that comfortable but sleep able.

I loved the location which is close to a lot of restaurants, grocery stores and souvenir shops. I had a strong connection to WI-fi in my room but they also had computers downstairs in the lobby.The breakfast included was fruit, scrambled eggs and toast. This was convienent on the days I had early morning excursions.

Room Tip: Ask for a volcano view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Clean, nice rooms, and GREAT VIEW of the Arenal Volcano. Good service from staff evertime. Excellent location in centro right across fruit shop and laundry. Would book again! Try the soda around! I honestly dont know what else to write man seriously... 200 minimum...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#10 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#31 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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Hotel La Fortuna Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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