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Luigi's Hotel
Reviewed September 1, 2010

One of the worst pizza places in Costa Rica.
Prices are high and they even forgot our drinks.
Outside the cars almost park into your table.
Toilets have little hygienne and privacy as you can watch into them from the balcony.
It seems that mr. luigi cares more about his side business like the hotel and tours then the pizza place.
Pizza's are also most cheese and tomato sauce and dough then real pizza's.

Don't go here.

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed September 9, 2009

Although when we arrived here, they had not received our reservation request fax and therefore had no reserved room for us, we were still greeted warmly and they did have available space for us. As we paid at the front counter we were brought awesome fruit drinks and welcomed graciously.
Although we found the beds very uncomfortable, the cheap price of our room and our ridiculous view of Volcan Arenal from our front window more than made up for it.
The hot tub did take a long, long time to heat up - that's the worst thing I could say. Maybe they should just have the hot tub already on? I dunno.
We didn't really mind in the end, just got drunk poolside waiting for it. :)

I felt that as a couple, we were really given our privacy from the staff and I appreciated that.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2008

Good buy with a friendly staff. Computer service available in the lobby. The casino was lame though but it was in the middle of the week.

Try the pizza at the bar. Otherwise the food was average. Good central location for travelling around the area. If you took a tour the rates were reduced.

Stayed: February 2007
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Reviewed December 12, 2007

This place has a great pool and view, however didn't live up to expectations. The hot tub wasn't working. There really isn't a casino, a room with casino tables empty. The staff was ok, but not all were pleasant. Nice bathroom with big tub though.

  • Stayed: April 2005, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 21, 2007

We're stayed in Luigi's for 3 nights. We had a nice room, with a balcony with 2 rocking chairs, a great view of the volcano (not the side where you'll see lava though), overlooking the pool too.
The rooms are comfy, with TV, A/C and decent bathroom, nice and clean too. The staff were helpful enough, but not great for organising tours for us - we booked them elsewhere.
The restaurant is quite good too - lovely pizzas! Pool was great - and a decent size. For a good hotel in the centre of town its great, and cost only €45 a night, I'd recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2007

We stayed there for only one night as there's not much to do if you stay longer than that.
The hotel is well located as it's on the main road ; however, being next to the main road involves hearing the big trucks when you are at the restaurant. The rooms are more in the back so you will not be disturbed by the noise at night.

We paid $40 for the night, breakfast inclusive which is a pretty good value considering that the room has A/C and the hotel has a nice sized swimming pool.
The safe in the room wasn't working but the front desk offered to keep our valuables. The internet wasn't working but the front desk let us their computers.. very nice of them !
The breakfast is better than average and comes with a big plate of fruits.
The staff seems to be more preoccupied by their personal conversation on the phone than attending to the customers.
The hotel manager must be a clean freak as someone is mopping the floor every 5 minutes..
We ate at the hotel's restaurant at night out of laziness as there's plenty of other restaurants at a 2 min walking distance.

  • Stayed: May 2007
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Reviewed May 22, 2007

Luigi runs a tight ship at this family-run hotel and restaurant. Don't be fooled by the Italian name and food...Luigi is a tico from Monteverde, and will give you all the info you need to have a great stay in La Fortuna/Arenal. Some highlights were a hike through El Silencio rainforest park (monkeys, birds, lush fauna), zip-lining accross the canopy and looking down to see a 300m waterfall with a rainbow accross it, horsebacking riding to visit and learn about the Maleku (CR natives), hot springs at Baldi where you can watch the volcano shed lava - Luigi's is a great spot to start from. The pool is secluded amongst the rooms and a great place to cool off.

Stayed: May 2007
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Address: 200 mts. west of Catholic Church of La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 58 Hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $56 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Luigi's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small but cozy hotel. Managed by a Family. We offer twenty rooms WITH: A.C, Private bathroom with hot water, and Cable TV.Between the services we offer are: Tour information Desk, restaurant, WiFi, Private parking, Pool & Jacuzzi.We will try it to do with our personalized service that your trip through our beautiful Costa Rica be confortable . Please Let us know your concern or needs and we will help you on everything. always we are glad to have you with us, so from THE FAMILY of LUIGIS HOTEL we thank you to give us the opportunity to serve you. ... more   less 
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