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Regina Hotel
150 meters west of the Catholic Church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-26, Costa Rica   |  
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“Excellent Value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The rooms in the Regina Hotel are spacious, comfortable, and clean and come with the extra bonuses of a small fridge and counter-top w/sink and in-room safe. Those kind of amenities are not often found in Costa Rica budget hotels. My room had a full-on view of the volcano too. Let me just say that while this might be a "budget hotel," it really isn't; it's certainly better than a Motel 6 !! Oh... and the staff is just wonderful! Costa Rica is a pretty noisy country and this hotel sits on the main road. So warning: it gets noisy, bring earplugs if you want to sleep in (which with the earplugs is quite easy since the hotel room has black-out curtains, yeah!).

I would highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a (really) good value.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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wolf022, Manager at Regina Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Hotel Regina exceeded my expectations in every way. The hotel is right in town, with plenty of restaurants and grocery stores around. For $34, I had a huge, new-looking room with a wall-to-wall window facing the volcano, two comfortable queen-size beds (with high-quality sheets!), a little kitchen area with a sink and a fridge, a big, clean bathroom with a good shower and lots of hot water. The air conditioning was modern and efficient. Rocio (sp?) and Gigi at the desk seemed to actually care about my having a good time. Gigi was patient in helping me sort out my choices of attractions. (Note that this was in Spanish--I don't think she speaks English.) This is a hotel that I would expect to pay at least $150 per night for in Canada.

  • Stayed November 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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wolf022, Manager at Regina Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
We want to say thank you so much for taking the time to write about Regina Hotel, opinions like yours will help travelers., hopping to see you again. Regina Hotel staff.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed for two nights and found it to be very clean, a great location and good value. The only thing I can say is that if you are a light sleeper, take earplugs because the main street (which all the rooms face) has quite a bit of traffic in the evenings and night and it can be loud.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wolf022, Manager at Regina Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you very much for staying at Regina Hotel and taking the time to write about the hotel. We really appreciate it.
We are very sorry about the traffic and I just wanted to clarify that not all rooms face to the street just the one with volcano view and Balcony. We also have rooms on the back side that are quieter.
We hope you visit us again and give us the opportunity to serve you as you deserve.

Thank you very much"
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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The main manager/receptionist Rocio was a absolutely fabulous. She was helpful with recommendations on what to do, where to go, and what to ask for. She also helped me confirm several reservations, and even practiced some Spanish with me. She'll be honest with you on what attractions are fun and when. The room is spacious, clean, comfortable, and very reasonable.

It was a fantastic stay.

Cars do come cruising by pretty fast and loud, but I sleep like a rock so it didn't bother me - is the only negative.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Arenal A, Manager at Regina Hotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, this will help us to be better everyday.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Four of us shared a room for one night after reading about it on tripadvisor. We arrived with no reservations but it was off season,(august) and had no trouble getting a room. There was plenty of room for two couples with a huge wrap around balcony which provided an awesome view of the volcano...and we were lucky because we had a clear day and could see the top! Loved how clean everything was. Every one there was most helpful, giving us information about the volcano and hot springs as well as providing us a coffee pot as we were leaving early the next morning. The price was right and I have no hesitation recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: Try and get the end room with the wrap around deck....great volcano view!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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wolf022, Manager at Regina Hotel, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a positive hotel review referring to your recent stay.
We are delighted to read your review in TripAdvisor. We really appreciate that you have shared your comments with us and the Trip Advisor community. .
It is rewarding to know that our team members provided you with a great customer service experience.
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Tres Rios, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

My friend and I chose this hotel based on comments from other travelers. We were extremely happy with our choice. The beds were comfortable, the view was great, and the room was clean. Although they don't offer breakfast, we were given a toaster, butter, and jam to use throughout our stay. Rocio, the receptionist, was extremely helpful in booking tours, looking for places to eat, and fun things to do, as well tell us which tour operators to steer clear of due to bad ratings on travel advisor. Her helpful and cheerful attitude made a big difference for us. We loved our entire experience!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

It doesn't look like much from the outside but this place offered us a clean room with AC, room service daily, mini fridge, wifi and stay 3 pay for 2 making it great value.

Room and bathroom were clean. They use the best sheets we have experienced ( outside 5 star hotels environment). Smooth cotton sateen with high threat count felt real luxury.

This place is on the main road in town of La Fortuna and near all the restaurants and tour agencies.

Breakfast not included.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 150 meters west of the Catholic Church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-26, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#29 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Regina Hotel is centrally located, close to many restaurants, shops, adventures tours, banks, pharmacies, and other services. Each room has: cable TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe deposit box, private bathroom with hot water. Some of the rooms offer great views of the Arenal Volcano. We offer travelers safe, private, clean and comfortable environment. ... more   less 
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