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“Great spot with Amazing staff.”
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Regina Hotel
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“Great spot with Amazing staff.”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

We stayed at hotel Regina on our honeymoon. Rosio (the manager) at the hotel is a wealth of information. She has done all the tours herself (she has tons of pictures). She recommended tours we otherwise never would have done that were the highlights of our trip. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!

  • Stayed February 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

It is what you get when you pay $30. Good location, good service and a bed with a TV.

  • Stayed February 2012
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United States
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

After staying in an undesirable place, we stumbled upon this Gem, at the end of town! The room was very clean, and the Hotel was safe and secure.Excellent safe and secure parking for our car, and best of all, were the two fine ladies who ran this hotel, GiGi and Rosio. These girls were so cute, very polite and accommodating. We felt very comfortable because of how warm and kind they were. GiGi and Rosio helped us anyway they could, giving us information about where to go and the best way to enjoy our stay in La fortuna. This is the best budget hotel in La fortuna, along with a most accommodating staff. I also want to say the girl who maintained our room, did a great job. For the money, you cant beat this place..Safe,clean,secure..great staff!

Room Tip: all room are good. Ours had a balcony!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

My wife and I traveled with another couple to explore the sites and activities in and around the Arenal Volcano National Park. After reading the many online reviews of the area hotels, we selected Regina. Wow, did we luck out! The hotel was as good as the ratings and more. Our criteria for hotel accommodations are safety, cleanliness, and value in that order. This small hotel was very secure, spotless and low priced. Located in the town of La Fortuna we were in walking distant to area restaurants, libations and the town’s central garden park. While we experienced some room road noise, the convenient main street town location was well worth it. Thanks to the hotel staff’s knowledge and guidance we enjoyed a great three days of nature walks, waterfalls, zip lining, horseback riding, and hot springs.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

We spent 3 nights here while in Costa Rica and I can't say enough about the service. The hotel was really clean and comfortable. It was very close to everything in town so we could walk to the restaurants. There is around the clock security and you also have a safe in each room if you'd like to lock valuables up while gone for the day. The staff was extremely knowledgable and helpful making reservations for all the excursions we wanted. They really treat you like family. We can't say enough good things about our experience there. Trust me, you will get MORE than your moneys worth here.

Room Tip: Ask for the room in the back because there is a lot of traffic next to the hotel since it is on the...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Mechanicville, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2012

The Arenal/LaFortuna area is a hub of activity, and since we are travelers that like to immerse ourselves in the culture rather than stay at an isolated resort, the Regina Hotel was the perfect spot. This charming hotel had so many positive aspects it is hard to list them all in one review. Situated at the edge of town, Regina has the advantage of an unobstructed view of the magnificent Arenal, combined with being able to safely walk out-the-door into a vibrant, quaint, but all-inclusive Costa Rican town. LaFortuna has parks, library, banks, stores, churches, restaurants and cantinas. Although we could've sorted through all the wonderful options of restaurants, activities or adventures ourselves, instead we relied on the very experienced multi-lingual staff at the Regina who were extremely knowledgeable about a broad array of local options. The staff has actually experienced most “things to do”, and not only were they able to offer the best discounts, but more importantly they helped us pick the tour and level of activity that maximized our enjoyment. Every tour operator that picked us up at the Regina knew that the hotel staff would follow-up with them after every excursion to assure that we had the best experience. The queen of the Regina is the manager Rocio, who during our 10 day stay expertly guided us to adventure after adventure, and meal after meal that will provide us 10 years of memories. After learning of our joy of eating Tican food, she took us shopping for ingredients and graciously gave us a gourmet-level cooking class in her home. The room fridge kept our beverages wonderfully chilled, the air conditioner quickly took the humidity out of the air to make our immaculately clean room and surroundings an oasis after each day's activity. The around-the-clock staffing, always made this in-town hotel feel safe. In a comforting way, part of the charm, was the periodic bustling traffic sounds, combined with the staff attentiveness. We quickly became immersed in the community starting each morning with a delicious choice of typical or full-course breakfasts at the famous LaChoza restaurant next door, which is an highly recommended, inexpensive, room-rate add-on. Having local coffee craft-brewed at your table is a joyous start to any day. This was our third visit to this unique area, and our second stay at Regina. It will not be our last.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the two rooms that have an unobstructed Volcano view
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

I stayed at Regina for 2 nights. I think the hotel is a good value. This is an independent locally owned place, not a part of an international chain.
The room was very clean. It had a fridge and adequate furnishings. Plumbing/bathroom was good by local standards, although coming from the US it seemed a bit iffy. The staff was helpful (arranged trips, helped with directions, phone calls, etc.) During the day/early evening I could use a computer in the lobby, which was handy. The hotel is located across the street from several good restaurants and within easy walking distance to the city center, shops, etc.
I agree with other reviews that noise from the street can be a problem. Personally, I did not have trouble sleeping, especially after all this hiking and zipping, but I can see how a light sleeper could have. The hotel is located on the main street and noise travels well. In the end you get used to it, though. I'd expect that most hotels on the main street have the same problem, given that they all seem to be constructed in a similar way.
In short, this is not a luxury hotel by any means, but if you are looking for a clean, safe, and conveniently located place for a low price I'd consider it.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Regina Hotel
Address: 150 Meters West of the Catholic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417-26, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#22 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Regina Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Regina Hotel is centrally located, close to many restaurants, shops, adventures tours, banks, pharmacies, and other services. Each room has: cable TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe deposit box, private bathroom with hot water. Some of the rooms offer great views of the Arenal Volcano. We offer travelers safe, private, clean and comfortable environment. ... more   less 
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