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San Bosco Inn
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Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

San Bosco has a friendly, helpful staff, great location & everything you need. The pools are nice, the rooms are cozy & the location is great. There are many activities to do in the area & San Bosco is an easy place to be picked up. I definitely recommend this hotel for all types of travelers.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

This hotel is just a block from the town center, but it is very basic. The included breakfast buffet was just so/so, it was outdoors and needed a few more covers to keep the bugs off the butter, etc. The staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms 1-11 are noisy. I had dogs barking all night long, but they were happy to move me to another room when I asked.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Really unimpressed. Good location if you want to be in town. But, my room was right by/in the main car park and reception, and incredibly noisy all day and night as a result. Plenty next to me had the same issue, Room was clean, but tiny, and very harsh lighting. I understand basic, but this was depressingly so. The pool was just a concrete water hole surrounded by nothing - you wouldn't want to lounge here - and it just felt like a very very very no frills place to (try to) sleep. Might be better if you got a room upstairs and in the block by the pool, as this looked quieter, and you might get a nice view of the volcano.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
Thank rachstarr
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

For a relatively inexpensive offering right in the center of La Fortuna, San Bosco offers a nice choice. Rooms were clean, breakfast excellent for this price range, nice pool. Staff were quite friendly and helpful, willing to handle logistical issues with gracious attitude. Nothing fancy, e.g. no telephones, smaller rooms and small TV. Lots of outdoor seating. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you're looking for something fancy, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great location (less than 5 minutes' walk from the cathedral square), good breakfast full of fresh fruit, a pool with a view of the volcano when nature cooperates, helpful staff, and good value, this is the place for you! Our room could have used better lighting for sure - stronger light bulbs would be a welcome addition - but the wi-fi service was dependable, the bed was comfy, and the room was clean. Our housekeeper even made cute towel animals for us! And the adventure tour companies were willing to pick us up at the hotel. Thanks to Greenway Nature Tours Costa Rica for finding this hotel for us and making our Costa Rica vacation so special.

Room Tip: Ask for 1st floor if you have a lot of luggage as there is no elevator here.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

My least favourite hotel during 2 weeks travelling around Costa Rica.
TINY, shabby poorly lit room - only saving grace was good wi-fi connection.
Breakfast boring but no worse than anywhere else - plenty of fresh fruit.
You get a great view of Arenal from the grounds of the hotel

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

The motel-style accommodation is comfortable, clean and tidy and is conveniently located within a couple of minutes' walk from the hotel centre with its restaurants, bars and shops. The breakfast was tasty and plentiful and we had a restful stay here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about San Bosco Inn

Address: 200 mts North from Gas Station, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel San Bosco)
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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 Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 Best Value Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#20 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#23 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $34 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — San Bosco Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Bosco Inn, is located in the center of La Fortuna, in the nicest tranquil area of this beautiful charming town, just 15 minutes from the majestic Arenal Volcano.Our strategic location in the town of La Fortuna allows you easy access to all of the services of the area.Our friendly staff is always available to serve you and advise you. We assure our guests an unforgettable stay in La Fortuna. ... more   less 
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