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“Superb Value, Nice Staff, Great Views of Arenal!”
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Hotel Las Colinas
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“Superb Value, Nice Staff, Great Views of Arenal!”
Reviewed June 15, 2007

First a note: this is a budget hotel - we had probably the best room in the place and it was $35 (in high season).

That said, this place was great. The rooms are fairly plain but clean and the staff was friendly, helpful, and laid back.

The best part about the place, aside from the value, is the views of Arenal. Ask for Room 27 or Room 33 - both of these rooms have balconies that have views of Arenal, and at night you can see the lava flows (assuming that you're there the 5% of the time it's NOT cloudy).

If you can't get either of those two rooms, then I think the place is probably more or less a non-descript but good value.

Try to email them early, as those two rooms are often booked far in advance especially during high season.

  • Liked — The views!
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2007

My husband and I stayed here one night and we really enjoyed staying in this hotel. Make sure, if you stay here, that you request the room on the 3rd floor with the balcony facing the volcano. That's the room we stayed in. The other rooms, from what I hear, are pretty boring without the view.
This hotel had computers so guests can get on the internet...but it costs a little bit. We also got a coupon for a free breakfast in the cafe next door, which was very delicious, even if the fare was simple.
Our rental car was safe parked in front of the hotel and there was a guard posted 24/7 which was great.
Overall, this was a great place to stay for a view of the volcano and a comfortable bed.

  • Liked — View of the volcano and location
  • Disliked — no complaints!
  • Tips/Secrets — get the room with the balcony on the 3rd floor for the best view!
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
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    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: Hotel Las Colinas
Address: Calle 468, entre Avenida 325 y Ruta 142 | Half a block from the central park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Las Colinas 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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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