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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Lovely hotel situated just next to but not in the town centre so you avoid noisy traffic but you're within a 5 minute walk of all the shops and restaurants. Lovely pool, friendly staff, good food, scenic views of the volcano and the rooms were very stylish. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting the La Fortuna/ Volcano Arenal area.

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Ocala, FL
Reviewed March 31, 2013

I found the room to be very comfortable and quiet for being in town. Also, the pool is nice and the small balcony relaxing. It's just a short walk to the town square, and while La Fortuna isn't exactly a nightspot destination, it provides some a few good sodas nearby for meals. Don't take any of your meals here unless...

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is a family owned and run hotel. The owners are very friendly and will help you with reservations to attractions in the Arenal area at discounted prices. The hotel is at walking distance of La Fortuna downtown. La Fortuna is a very lively town and you will find plenty of things to do around. Be aware the hotel rooms...

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Ithaca, New York, United States
Reviewed February 3, 2013

And that starts right from the name: RABFER stands for the names of the owner's sons (and daughters?). The F stands for Felipe, who was the guy who served us mostly when we were there. I think some other reviewers mention him as well. He was an excellent help at arranging for rides and providing directions! I love the location...

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Rawdon, Canada
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Unfortunately we were disappointed by this hotel.. When we got there, they showed us our room, which was completely stuck in a corner. The room in itself was so small, and looked like an hospital room, we asked if they had any other available. Felipe ( I think was his name ) was really helpful and accepted to get us...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Pros - Excellent location - Helpful staff - Pool area - Small balacony - Clean bathroom and room Cons - Terrible mattress - Very small bathroom with no where to put your things - Small room - Very loud air conditioning unit kept me awake

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is a great family-run hotel in La Fortuna. The rooms are clean and breakfast was homemade. The staff is very helpful with arranging tours and whatever you need around town, but helped me the most when I lost my wallet. Special thanks to Felippe that went out of his way to drive me to then next city so I...

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Medellín, Magdalena, Colombia
Reviewed October 25, 2012

As seasoned travellers, we arrived in Fortuna with no reservations. We have learned that "seeing is believing" when it comes to hotels...too many times we have been sold by a great web presence only to find the real thing disappointingly different. When we arrived in Fortuna, we looked at about a dozen properties before choosing this one. We stayed at...

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Rochester Hills
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and found it to be very clean and well run. It is a family run hotel and the sons speak very clear English. As we arrived and registered, one son offered to take us up to our room. He made sure we understood the air conditioner and answered any questions. In the mornings,...

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Perth, Canada
Reviewed February 29, 2012

We stayed at Rabfer for two nights while doing the tourist thing in La Fortuna. This family operated hotel, was the perfect place to come back to after a long day. Their breakfast was very good, home cooking. The couple and their sons were kind, friendly and helpful. It was close to all the stores and restaruants. The price was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Arenal Rabfer born as a family project, hence its name derived from the initials of the names of the children: Randy, Brayan, Felipe and Roberto (Rabfer) _ In a familiar environment and in harmony with nature. owners and partners hope to give special treatment making it feel like casa._ We have a great location, a few meters can find banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, souvenir shops, restaurants and gas stations between otros._ invite you to visit us and who knows scenic beauty and recreation offered by the majestic La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Arenal Rabfer

Address: Mts North of Banco Nacional de la Fortuna 175 | 468 Street, Between Avenues 333 and 335, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $71 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Arenal Rabfer 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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Arenal Rabfer Hotel
Hotel Arenal Rabfer Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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#10 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“the hotel is very small and intimate and all the rooms are about the same.”
 of 5 bubbles aubrierose2016, Apr 12, 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles GuentherCyranek, Jan 3, 2016 | Read review
“Choose one with a balcony in the area that is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 996marilync, Feb 26, 2015 | Read review
“The rooms can be noisy because of thin walls; the absence of lifts make anything other than the ground floor unattractive”
 of 5 bubbles colin_bishop1941, Feb 26, 2015 | Read review
“The laundry around the corner was cheaper, faster than the hotel's offering, and done by weight, not garment.”
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