This little gem is located right in the center of La Fortuna. It is very convenient. Rooms are very clean but no frill.
Half of our family stayed elsewhere the first night. We got great rate for two people. However, when the rest of the family showed up. The lady in the front desk insisted that we must take a suite and the original double room for three adults and four children. We were forced to pay too much.
Parking is very secure which is extremely important in CR. They have a guard watching our car which is parked right outside of the hotel room.
breakfast came with room. simple but enough. They have powerful air condition, cabled TV. The walk in shower was so strong (everything is handicap friendly); we flooded the bathrooms in seconds.
We have a view of the volcano from the room ( they charge 7-10 dollars extra). Frankly just about every hotel/cabins in Arenal will have a view of the volcano because the terrain is so flat and the volcano is very high. The volcano was in cloud most of the time. Do not despair. The clouds come and go. You can watch the cloud activity from anywhere in Arenal and drive to the lava side (takes about `10-20 minutes depends on where you are) when the sky looks clear.
We drove on the trail to Arenal Oberservation Lodge and stopped by a bridge the second night and saw the famous lava show. Go there about 3-4 pm and stay after sunset ( about 6-7 pm ) to see the lava in daylight and at night.
- 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