OK, first of all, I am SO glad that we only stayed here for one night. There was nothing overly offensive about the place, it was just that the hotel had SO much potential, and all they had to do was put in some minor efforts, and it would have been MUCH improved.
The room was clean, a decent size, working TV and A/C....but the bed was terribly uncomfortable and quite small. We had a small balcony that had an excellent view of the Volcano Arenal, I was confused as to why the bed was situated in the room the way it was. It could have easily been against the wall that would look over the volcano, but instead it was in a position that you could not just lay in bed and look. You had to stand to look at it....and for some odd reason there was no chair in the room. There was plenty of room for a chair.(I realize this chair thing may seem petty, but it was one of those things where it seemed like such an easy fix for an improvement)
I have to mention the shower situation. Indeed, they warned you about "not having any architectural barrier in the shower" and request that you use the shower curtain....but this was ridiculous! How was a flimsy curtain going to stop water from flowing all over the bathroom?! Perhaps if THE DRAIN WORKED there would not have been so much water on the floor. (another small effort to make a big improvement=buy some draino.)
There is not much to do in the town, just a bunch of souvenir shops, and a couple bars and restaurants. But the whole town basically shuts down before 10pm, so if you are looking to "party" make sure you buy a cooler full of _______ and bring it up to the room.
- 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