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Hotel La Fortuna
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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for only one night but we had a nice clean room, cool A/C, great view of Volcan Arenal, walking distance to the bus station, and a yummy filling breakfast. I would recommend this hotel to couples, families, and groups.

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Thank VgsGrl
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

In May 2013 with one night left to book for our trip to the La Fortuna area of Costa Rica (our other accomodation was not available for this night) I looked at several BnB's and small boutique hotels but couldn't find anything I liked. We had steered clear of traditional hotels but had to book the Hotel La Fortuna because there was no other alternative for the one night.
It turned out to be a good decision. We were greeted cheerfully right from the start. The hostess helped us with information about tours, restaurants, grocery stores and everything else we needed. For the first two hours after our arrival there was no air-conditioning and we didn't have to ask, we were supplied with a fan. The room was very clean and efficient with good hot water from the shower, suffient linens, extra pillows and tv. My only comment would be that there was no ice machine and the restaurant was only open for breakfast. Otherwise I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank msaardvark
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

My brother and I stayed here during our time in La Fortuna / Arenal. The staff was extremely helpful, especially the one hotel desk clerk. He was able to point us to where to eat, what tours we could do with out time there, information about the volcano, etc. He even let us in to a higher room to get pictures of the volcano one evening because the sky was perfect!

The location was great too because we were able to walk to all the different shops and restaurants around. If you are going to the thermal springs for an evening, be advised that the taxi fare is a tad expensive to get out there! (to Tabacon Resort Spa was $20 each way).

Note: everyone goes to La Fortuna to see the lava flow on the volcano at night. It has been inactive for some 3 years and seeing the lava is not likely to happen. Wish we had been told that before booking our stay.

Room Tip: Be sure to request a room with a view of the volcano when you book. If they can accomodate, they will!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Zachary Z
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is our third stay, and we really have no reason to look elsewhere.
The rooms are clean and comfortable, the volcano view is lovely, and the staff, mostly bilingual, are kind and look after us well.
When we've had small issues (electronic key not working, for example) the issue was sorted out quickly and with a smile.
The hotel is safe, secure, and modern. Prices vary almost by the day, so do search over a few days.
The hotel is in the heart of town, 2 blocks or so from the main park. Yes, there can be traffic noise, but again... centre of town. It's never been an issue for us.
Breakfast is included, and it's pretty basic - juice, coffee, fruit plate, scrambled eggs and toast.
All in all, we see ourselves returning here every time we come to La Fortuna.

Room Tip: Ask for a 5th floor volcano view. The rooms have tiny balconies - sliding doors. The view is great!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank wcallenont
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is my 2nd time staying at this hotel. The first time was in May 2010. The staff are super friendly and knowlegable when it comes to knowing where to eat and what the activities are like. I would recomend zip-lines, the Cerro Chato hike(watch out, it's TOUGH!) and the Baldi Hot Springs at night! Unfortunately the restaurant was closed for maintenance when we were there, it was only open for the free breakfast, but there are so many good places to eat within walking distance. I ordered alot of "typical food" and everything was always so yummy! The rooms are simple but clean and the volcano view from this hotel is probably the best in town!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank nbexplorer
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