I stayed for one week in La Fortuna and as a result was upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor. The apartment was super clean, had plenty of hot water and was quiet. There was a great view off the back balcony. Superior WiFi made it easy to sit on the balcony, drink a cup of coffee and answer emails or look for the next day's activities.
It is about 2km walk into La Fortuna. There are plenty of nearby restaurants and sodas to get meals, as well as a grocery about 2 blocks away.
Overall, the apartment was new, had adequate kitchen tools, and was a pleasant place to base for activities around Arenal. more