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“Great rates, view and staff” 4 of 5 stars
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louisville, ky USA
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32 reviews
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“Great rates, view and staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

i and 3 friends stayed just one night (due to rain and limited sightseeing) but the motel was clean, had a great balcony w/view of Arenal volcano and a decent free breakfast. the outdoor kitchen was pleasant and stocked with utensils, pots and pans and appliances to make your own lunch or dinner. fresh costa rican coffee was a nice touch along with cereal and fruit in the mornings.
the hotel is more like a US motel than what north americans would call a hotel. the rooms were very clean, had good mattresses, a nice shower, A/C and a tv with a selection of channels. our rate of $40 for 2 people w/2 beds was very reasonable.
La Fortuna is a small town that is very commercial due to it's proximity to Arenal volcano and the national park.

Room Tip: second floor is a must, great volcano views just outside your door on private balcony.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

This place is cheap and the staff is friendly and helpful enough.
But it is dull, rather ugly and the rooms have no charm whatsoever.
We decided to stay only one night and instead we headed to the other side of the volcano to El Castillo, where you can find some nice cheap places in beautiful surroundings instead of this one along the highway.
As such nothing wrong, but when in Costa Rica you don´t want to sit in a highway motel room, do ya?

Room Tip: Go to El Castillo instead of La Fortuna
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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

It's very close downtown and close to the volcano and other attractions too. The view in the upper rooms is great. 2 king size beds in each room, fridge, safe, hot water, wifi, computers with Internet, AC. Very clean and the owner takes care of the place.

Make sure to ask for the tours in reception, the can sell you cheap tickets to the hot springs, horses, canopy, ATV, etc.

There is a good typical restaurant just next to the hotel. They have good food for a fair price

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms upstairs, the view is great
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Sierra Arenal
Address: 300m Oeste de la Iglesia Catolica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Hotel Sierra Arenal Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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