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“Service, quality, location and BIRDS!!”
Review of La Fortuna Suites

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La Fortuna Suites
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights here last week in the suite adjoining the terrace. We had a bedroom, a living room/kitchen area, a refrigerator, a microwave and a bath with a shower. The hosts provided organic shampoo and soap. Beds were very comfortable and air-conditioning worked great in the bedroom. It was convenient to have a table in the living room where we could use our laptop and download pictures. There were also tables on the terrace that were convenient for laptop use. The plates/silverware came in handy when we bought extra fruit. Breakfast was served on the terrace. Fresh fruit, juice, eggs, toast, fresh avocado and coffee. Everything was top quality and excellent. We will always have great memories of those breakfasts with the view of Arenal in the clouds. There was a sink in the garden below the stairs leading to the terrace where you could rinse off shoes if they were muddy. Robert and Jessy anticipated our every need. The smoothies on arrival were very refreshing. They had coffee for us on afternoons when we were exhausted after long hikes. They helped us make reservations for a night tour, and reserved a taxi for us whenever we needed one. We did not rent a car, but their place is located two blocks from the main drag so it's an easy walk to stores and restaurants. The neighboring homes have a pear tree, an orange tree and a lemon tree - all of which attract birds. In addition, Robert put out fresh fruit in the feeder every day. We saw iguanas (3 feet long or larger, bright orange and green), and black vultures in the distant trees in every direction. At the bird feeder and on the nearby trees we saw palm tanagers, blue-grey tanagers, Passerini's tanagers, clay colored robins, baltimore orioles, Great kiskadees, tropical kingbirds, social flycatchers, buff-breasted Saltators, several species of hummingbirds, and green and red legged honeycreepers. The chestnut-mandibled toucans showed up one evening on the trees at the edge of the forest directly facing the property. It was a treat to hear them calling out across the valley in response to others in the distance.
I really hope I can return some day to La Fortuna Suites!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2014

Thanks Tara, & Ven for the amazing review! You've made our place sound much lovely than it really is. We're glad that you enjoyed you time here in Fortuna with us, & you are welcome back anytime. It's clear from your review that you really appreciate nature. So happy that you were able to catch a few glimpses of wildlife, here in the city of Fortuna. Guest like you two make doing what we do fun, & easy. Thank you.

*Each suite has a private bathroom. However, there is only a standing shower. No Bath tub.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed in La Fortuna Suites three nigths and we loved it. Our hosts, Robert and Jessy were really friendly and helpfull: they booked for us several activities and gave us good tips for what to do and where to eat in La Fortuna. Their service is perfect. Indeed, we were welcomed with a fruit cocktail and their "american-like" breakfast is really good. We stayed in room number 4 which has two bathrooms and a kitchen, with a small living room where you can watch netflix! La Fortuna Suites is also very well located: only two blocks away from "downtown". From their terrasse, you have an impressive view on the volcano Arenal and if you are lucky enough you can see iguanas, tucans and colibris on the trees around the house. We warmly recommand this place and we would, without any hesitation, come back here again.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2013

Thank you Gregory. Both you & Barbara were great guest. We wish you the very best in 2014!

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed at La Fortuna Suites for 2 nights in suite number 4, which is a spacious suite on the ground floor with a good size bedroom, living room, kitchen and 2 bathrooms. The common facilities are very good too, with a common living room at the back of the property and a beautiful large terrace with great views of El Arenal on the first floor. A yummy breakfast is also served on the terrace, with very good coffee.

The suite is very clean and the bed very comfortable. The location of the hotel is pretty good, in a quiet street but still very close to the town center.

Service is excellent and the hosts are very welcoming. We would certainly consider staying here again when visiting La Fortuna next.

Room Tip: If you don't like the sound of an airco unit just outside the bedroom window, you may want to as...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2013

Thanks very much for the review. We really enjoyed having both you, & Renee stay with us while in Fortuna. Guest like you are a joy.

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is absolutely the best place to stay in La Fortuna. The rooms are fantastic, beds comfortable, hosts amazing. Greeted with a fresh smoothie on arrival by Robert and Jessy, these guys did everything they could to make sure our trip to La Fortuna was great. Huge great balcony where fellow travelers gathered at the end of the day.

Room Tip: Try to reserve the room just off the balcony (Suite 2). It's clearly the best one.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

So glad that we could be a part of your Vacation! Thanks for the great review! We truly appreciate it.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

It is clear why this has become the number #1 B&B at La Fortuna. The owners, Bob and Jessy are friendly and extremely helpful in helping me get around the area and giving recommendations restaurants and local attractions.

The accommodation is very nice, (comfy bed, clean environment and they have Apple TV) and the location is extremely convenient, just 2 blocks from the town centre. They have a nice deck with a great view of the Arenal volcano! And the breakfast that they prepare is something to look forward to - fresh food with nice views and sound of birds chirping.

I definitely recommend the La Fortuna Suites to anyone planning to visit the area!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Thanks Yeehan! We wish that you could have stayed longer. Have a fun back in NY! & Have a great new year!

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stayed for 5 pleasurable days at La Fortuna Suites and could not have been happier. It's a lot smaller than the typical hotels (only 4 rooms) which we really enjoy because you have an opportunity to meet others if inclined.

Check-in was a breeze, Jessy showed us the grounds/common area's and then to our room. Jessy pointed out some items which are a little different in Costa Rica and answered all of our questions. Robert arrived right when we finished up with Jessy with the smoothies;)

The location couldn't be better if you want to walk/explore La Fortuna. They're only 2 streets back from the main road so it's convenient for exploring, shopping or dinner but far enough way that you will not hear any noise when trying to sleep.

The rooms are appointed with great details we didn't expect. The beds were certainly the best we experienced on our trip. Robert & Jessy mentioned they've traveled around CR before building the hotel. That way, they could provide a better level of amenities and service. It certainly showed.

We contacted Robert & Jessy several times prior to our trip with questions and found them to be very responsive, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. They clarified several items which helped us decide on our itinerary/tours. While there we did a tour of Cano Negro, Sarapiqui white water rafting class 4, SkyTrek (3 tours), ATV & ecotermales. Robert & Jessy also invited us out to an expat outing at a local bar which was really fun...

We would certainly stay again & recommend them to our friends & family.

A big "THANK YOU" to Robert, Jessy and Buddy for making our first trip to CR so memorable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2013

Thanks very much for the review. It was a joy having you both here. People like you make hosting easy! Have fun in Texas!

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had a wonderful time in Fortuna staying with Robert and Jessy at La Fortuna Suites. Prior to our arrival they were communicative and helpful with questions and planning. Their place is really nice with details that you don't get elsewhere. Everything was as advertised and as other reviewers have commented. The included breakfasts were wonderful and they were so good to have it ready whenever you want/need even if it was super early so you can catch a morning tour! They offered great advice about the area and were just wonderful people all around to spend a few days with. You won't be sorry if you choose to stay at La Fortuna Suites!

Room Tip: You get a little more light and breeze in the upstairs rooms.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2013

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you both again soon!

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Additional Information about La Fortuna Suites

Address: Calle 474 and Avenida 331A | De Centro Plastico, 25 Metros Norte y 75 Metros Oeste, 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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $61 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Fortuna Suites is located just off the main streets of downtown La Fortuna, Costa Rica. A small town bustling with fun, and said to be "the adventure capital of the world!" Daily Yoga Classes over-viewing the volcano from 5-6pm every day! At La Fortuna Suites you'll find the most comfortable Memory Foam beds in Costa Rica, 400 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, custom designed furniture, stylish accommodations, 40' T.Vs, Netflix, WiFi, your own kitchenette, and a friendly concierge. We also serve a complimentary breakfast each morning. We have four fashionable apartments, each with a maximum occupancy of two adults. Each suite includes a queen sized bed in the bedroom, a futon in the living space, private bathroom, & kitchenette (no cook top). If you've ever visited Costa RIca before, you'll appreciate how stylish, and comfortable La Fortuna Suites is. ... more   less 
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