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“For a basic hotel, San Bosco does the job very well!”
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San Bosco Inn
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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“For a basic hotel, San Bosco does the job very well!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

If you're looking for something fancy, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great location (less than 5 minutes' walk from the cathedral square), good breakfast full of fresh fruit, a pool with a view of the volcano when nature cooperates, helpful staff, and good value, this is the place for you! Our room could have used better lighting for sure - stronger light bulbs would be a welcome addition - but the wi-fi service was dependable, the bed was comfy, and the room was clean. Our housekeeper even made cute towel animals for us! And the adventure tour companies were willing to pick us up at the hotel. Thanks to Greenway Nature Tours Costa Rica for finding this hotel for us and making our Costa Rica vacation so special.

Room Tip: Ask for 1st floor if you have a lot of luggage as there is no elevator here.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

My least favourite hotel during 2 weeks travelling around Costa Rica.
TINY, shabby poorly lit room - only saving grace was good wi-fi connection.
Breakfast boring but no worse than anywhere else - plenty of fresh fruit.
You get a great view of Arenal from the grounds of the hotel

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

The motel-style accommodation is comfortable, clean and tidy and is conveniently located within a couple of minutes' walk from the hotel centre with its restaurants, bars and shops. The breakfast was tasty and plentiful and we had a restful stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Apalachicola, Florida
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed one night to experience the zip lines in Arenal. Great location, walkable to town for drinks and dinner. Typical CR breakfast in the morning with unlimited CR coffee. Love the coffee! Hot tub and pool were clean and well maintained. The 2 kids at the front desk tried their best to answer any questions we had about the area. Unfortunately the volcano was covered in fog for our stay. Definitely would stay again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I had a great experience with San Bosco. It was my first time travelling alone, and I never felt unsafe. The staff was extraordinarily nice and helpful. The breakfast was delicious, the rooms were clean, and the pool and hot tub were perfect. It also had a fantastic view of the Arenal volcano.

The location was perfect, it was just down the street from the town center. I would highly recommend it, you definitely get more than I had expected for the price.

Pura vida!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Scharbeutz, Germany
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

During our recent tour of Costa Rica my wife, two friends and I spent two nights at this hotel. The San Bosco is ideally located within a short 5 minute walk of La Fortunas center. and shopping district and offers a great view of the Arenal volcano provided the volcano is not covered by clouds which often appears to be the case. The rooms with comfortable beds and private shower baths are small and simply decorated. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel also features free internet and a pool. Right across from the hotel is a laundry which washed and dried our clothes within four hours.

While in La Fortuna we did the Hanging Bridges Tour "Puentes Colgantes" but neither saw much wildlife nor many birds. In order to cross the bridges and several steep slopes comfortable walking shoes are a must as the trails are often very hard to walk on.

Our most impressive tour in the La Fortuna area was an afternoon and evening visit of the Tabacon Thermal Baths "Tabacon Hot Springs" including a wonderful dinner buffet which we highly recommend. Since the whole tour including the buffet is expensive anyway make sure that you book an afternoon and evening tour rather than only the evening and buffet tour. By not spending the afternoon in the luscious gardens and the various pools and hot springs you would miss the spectacular scenery and the opportunity to take pictures. Instead after around 5 pm you would probably flee the pools unless you prefer to be eaten alive by the plentiful moskitos waiting for you at the springs or the pool bar by waiting for your US $ 11 cocktail.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Ciudad Quesada, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Reasonably priced Nice. Good base for Fortuna area activities without paying for resort. No hot springs onsite but jacuzzi is unusually hot for a hotel and pool is crystal clear and cool. Friendly attentive staff. Breakfast included was typical. Better than most.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: San Bosco Inn
Address: 200 mts North from Gas Station, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel San Bosco)
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#20 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#23 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — San Bosco Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Bosco Inn, is located in the center of La Fortuna, in the nicest tranquil area of this beautiful charming town, just 15 minutes from the majestic Arenal Volcano.Our strategic location in the town of La Fortuna allows you easy access to all of the services of the area.Our friendly staff is always available to serve you and advise you. We assure our guests an unforgettable stay in La Fortuna. ... more   less 
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