The only thing this place really has going for it is the location, you are right downtown La Fortuna. I however found that it was a bit too noisy as it was downtown. The service we received wasn't the greatest, especially compared to the high standards set by the other places we stayed in Costa Rica. The rooms were clean and the A/C unit worked well and wasn't too loud. The pool was nice, but smaller then it looks in the pictures. The parking isn't the easiest if you have a rental car. The yard that you see beside the pool is the parking lot. You have to tandem park and get the gate unlocked anytime you want to go anywhere. There was another parking lot associated with the restaurant next door that we did end up parking in, which was easier getting in and out. There is no elevator so you have to lug your stuff up the stairs. The food was average for breakfast. The ice cream shop next door has fantastic ice cream. The town park is right across the road and there is a great view of the volcano from the park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- hotel arenal carmela is located in the center of la fortuna town,arenal volcano area,we have 25 standar rooms all with private bath,hot water,a/c,mini bar,safety box,cable tv,coffee maker and also private balcony,also we have swimming pool,lobby area,breakfast area,parking,tour desk,souvenir shop,internet and also we have wifi in all hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Arenal Carmela Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park