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“Good place for small budget” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Arenal Rossi

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Hotel Arenal Rossi
San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good place for small budget”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night for 2 reasons: we came from Guanacaste after 7 day vacations and needed a place to get some rest AND because we took a promotion. In general it's good for a night or if you have a small budget and want to spend more money on adventure tours. Room is just what you need: comfortable beds and a bath. Towels were very clean. We didn't use the pool but we took a look at it and looked clean.
Staff was super nice and friendly. The restaurant next to it it's just what we call in CR "bueno, bonito y Barato" (good, nice and cheap). Indeed food was delicious! Hotel in general is close to everything and in the main road.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank marta V
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Jose
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

I spent 3 days at Hotel Arenal Rossi, very close to the hot springs. Nice place to stay, for a reasonable price. There was excellent service, and they booked all my tours.
There was a restaurant next to the hotel "cheap and delicious".

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diana G
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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

This place was an absolute complete disgrace! We stayed here only one night, only because the nice place across the street was sold out. After we stayed here one night, it became alot more obvious why they had availability and across the street did not. The room we stayed in at The Hotel Arenal Rossi was filthy, there were bugs everywhere, and the windows didn't even close completely and securely. This is an outdated motel that could use some major renovations.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sct319
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

I stay At Hotel Arenal Rossi, very quiet nice place, with swimming pool and beautifully gardens.
it is located at only 2 miles of la fortuna, very close to supermarkets,gift shops and others
I would really recommend this place

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katia G
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

Very basic accommodations but clean and reasonably priced. Hotel manager was disappointingly unhelpful in arranging a tour for me; wound up walking into town and arranging my own.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susaba
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conro, Front Office Manager at Hotel Arenal Rossi, responded to this review, April 2, 2012
Dear
Susaba
we are sorry you have an ugly experience during your staying at the hotel.
we want to let you know, we have no someone in charge of reserving tours.
we got a deal with a tour operator and problem have been solved

thank you for your comment
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Iowa
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29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2010

This hotel offers no "frills", but you don't pay for them either. The rooms were airconditioned, clean, and had a refridgerator. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Th resturand and included breakfast were good too. If you want to lounge around a hotel all day, this place probably isn't for you. If you want a comfortable bed with basic services, as a bse for the days avtivities, this is a great place.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank iowatraveler100
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conro, Manager at Hotel Arenal Rossi, responded to this review, April 2, 2012
hello
iowatraveler100
just to thank you for your comments and let you we have improve restaurant menu and add one more option for breakfast, so next time you will be happier

thank you
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Kingston, Canada
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2009

This is a basic motel - bathrooms are small (cold water only in the sink) and so is the bedroom. The restaurant is only open for hotel patrons at breakfast although it still advertises as a steak house. It is also a 2 km hike to the centre of La Fortuna. It was clean though and there is a pool at the back (you have to look for it). We really appreciated the front desk service and the access to the internet. Everyone was courteous and friendly to us and especially helpful with tours and such. If you like luxury accommodation I would suggest you pass this one by but it is a good value for the economical traveller.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VERTIGOER
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conro, Manager at Hotel Arenal Rossi, responded to this review, April 2, 2012
Dear
VERTIGOER
thank you for your comments.
I just want to write a few lines to let you know.

Restaurant is now open from 6:30 am to 10 pm

we have also add signs on how to get to the pool

thank you hope to see you again soon
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Additional Information about Hotel Arenal Rossi

Property: Hotel Arenal Rossi
Address: 2 km Oeste de La Fortuna | Carretera al Volcan Arenal, 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:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arenal Rossi 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the convenient location of the hotel, guests can access an abundance of activities and sight seeing opportunities. The Arenal Volcano hike will take you to the active side of the volcano where you'll also be able to enjoy the array of plants, wildlife, and magnificent lava rock formations, as well as lava shows on a clear night. Lake Arenal has the reputation of having some of the best conditions for windsurfing as well as for fresh water fishing and boat rides. Also experience the peacefulness of the forest while traveling on the Penas Blancas River on a safari float. ... more   less 
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