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“Rico for budget” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel La Fortuna
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Rico for budget”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is perfect for being in the mix of la fortuna town. The town itself has some of the better food choices in the area. Excellent value for those on a budget. Front desk staff is very friendly and knowledgable of everything in town for whatever your budget may be.

Wifi was spotty and for me worked best if in the lobby. There are a few computers available to use as well in lobby. Rooms were clean and no frills but it's what you paid for so stay down the road at some of the resorts if that is your deal. Most people are doing daytime activities in la fortuna area anyways so you are hardly ever just lingering at the hotel for long.

Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

Hotel La Fortuna was a decent option for us for our one night stay in La Fortuna. Located in the heart of "downtown," the hotel is within walking distance to many of the better restaurants. We were also grateful for the receptionist who helped us sort out a problem with a rafting company we had booked a service through. Breakfast at the restaurant is included but is pretty marginal.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Clean rooms, in town, view of the volcano from some rooms. Staff try to be helpful but not overly friendly. Basic no frills. Rooms were quiet, wifi worked sporadically, walking distance around town. Tourist draw is the volcano.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond
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126 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

The hotel was a nice surprise for a budget option. There is not much in La Fortuna to see but it is not far to the usual destinations. The staff was very friendly. The wireless internet was slow but functional and password protected. The free breakfast was average. The hotel and rooms appeared clean and adequate.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Montgomery, Texas
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145 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel is great if you are on a budget. The location is extraordinary. Many rooms have a view of the Arenal Volcano. It is right in town, in walking distance of many restaurants and shops. The air conditioning worked well. The room was clean though old and pretty bare. The internet is not reliable in the rooms. The hotel staff was really friendly and helpful. Be careful when using the showers. As the sign in the room states, "there are no architectural boundaries" around the shower. If you are not extremely careful, you will flood your bathroom as many of us in our group did on the first night! The included breakfast is not a buffet and is prepared for you as soon as you sit down. You don't get a choice of food, but they bring you a variety and it is hot and good. We only had breakfast one day but were given a large plate of fresh fruit and then scrambled eggs, toast, and jam. I was there on a mission trip, but if I went back and money was tight, I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Room 409 had a volcano view and was on the end of the hall so it was pretty quiet. Also, the higher...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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South Bend, Indiana
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel, good location, front desk was nice and friendly. We paid extra for a volcano view which was good but save some money if you can. You can always see the volcano from the lobby. If you are planning to do canyonerring through defasio, book through the hotel because you save some money. Enjoy

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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mystic
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hotel La Fortuna in late Feb/2014. The location was perfect for checking out the downtown area of La Fortuna (shops, restaurants, banks) and just a short taxi ride away from Arenal Volcano park. Our room was basic and clean (bed, small mounted tv, ac unit, cabinet, safe, bathroom). Our room was facing the road and had a small balcany ( with a view of the Volcano). The hotel staff was very helpful for getting tips and recommendations on where to go through out stay ( 3 nights). The morning breakfast was tipical ( coffee, fruit plate and eggs with toast). While eating breakfast you have a great view of the Volcano. If you are looking for a clean budget friendly hotel this is it!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Hotel La Fortuna
Address: 1 block south and 1 block east from La Fortuna Park, 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 61 Hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Fortuna 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A uniquely designed building and an excellent location, make our hotel stands out in La Fortuna downtown. We have a central area extending up all five floors, with interior balconies looking down to the lobby, creating a sense of openness and freshness. Our lobby area provides computers with free Internet and wireless. Ample and comfortable seating is perfect to relax while you enjoy our well-stocked English books exchange.Just a couple of blocks away, you can find supermarkets, drugstores, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and everything you need for having a good vacation.And if you are looking for more relaxation or adventure, we offer you a tourist information desk inside the hotel with convenient prices for the guests. Parking lot is free and exclusive for our visitors. ... more   less 
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