My husband and I selected this hotel because we wanted to stay directly in La Fortuna town as to spend some time exploring on foot when not away at the national park. For this leg of our trip, we hoped to walk out the door and find groceries and restaurants without having to drive.
The Hotel Las Colinas met our needs perfectly. The hotel is centrally located in town, between 2 markets, and in the midst of many shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Being in town meant that it was a bit noisy at night, but we expected as much... if we wanted total peace, we would've stayed at one of the numerous hotels outside of town! All we had to do was turn on the AC/fan in the room and the night sounds were masked.
We reserved room #33, the junior suite on the top floor with a volcano view. I think the term "junior suite" is a bit misleading, since it was basically just a typical hotel room with a king size bed, a small bathroom, a couple of wooden chairs, and a mini-fridge. Still, it was great for the two of us! We also enjoyed sitting on the balcony, watching the action on the street, and admiring the volcano. The pillows on the bed were really flat, but otherwise, the accommodations were fine.
We really liked the courtyard (where breakfast is served) as well as the hot dog stand on the ground level. It was also nice to have access to an internet cafe. The hotel staff were very sweet and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Colinas Arenal Hoteleco-friendly accommodation, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Las Colinas Arenal Hotel offers quality accommodation and all the facilities of a small hotel. We are an eco-friendly, family run hotel. Located only 1 block away from La Fortuna central park and 10 minutes driving from the famous Arenal Volcano, our hotel combines the truly local hospitality with the lovely natural attractions.Our accommodation provides comfortable en-suite rooms all with Wi- Fi access, Cable television, Decor stylish Eco-rooms and an open-air terrace offering a refreshing volcano view. To complete a relaxing stay we can also offer in-house beauty treatments.From us you can visit the Arenal Volcano Hot Springs, the Volcano itself, interesting attractions the Fortuna Waterfalls, the hanging bridges or enjoy the adventure tours as zip-lines, horseback ridings, raftings or rappelling and much more.Las Colinas Arenal Hotel is conveniently situated to visit both tourist attractions and shops. We are minutes walk from center; Enjoy a walk into town to get immerse in the typical life of La Fortuna.Flor and Ivette are the proprietors of this family run hotel and have many years experience in tourism and hotels and will personally supervise all your arrangements during your holiday or business trip. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Colinas Hotel
- Hotel Las Colinas Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park