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Hotel La Fortuna
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

What's Good: My husband and I just got back from our vacation at La Fortuna, Costa Rica and stayed for a few days at Hotel La Fortuna. The hotel is located in the center of town, so it's nice that you can just walk to the restaurants and shops. The free breakfast is also great-Eggs, bread, fresh fruits, juice and coffee.

What's Bad: The room is simple, the bed covers are very old and thin, the towels are very thin and have holes on them and some were smelly and not clean at all. Of course, we asked for new ones, but we got some more old towels. The hotel maid said all their towels are like that. For the price they charge per night, surely, the hotel could use new towels and new bed covers.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank BeachnSunset
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Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one night. Parking was secure, the Wi-Fi was fast, the air conditioning was cold and the beds were firm. Overall, it was an excellent hotel in a great (easy to find) location.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank jencollinses
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

What a bargain and like everyone says, it's right in the center of everything. Walk to all the shops, cafes, markets, and restaurants. Sit in the city plaza with the locals who gather every evening. Hike or grab a cab to the waterfall or the thermal springs.
The rooms are very good and the huge showers have very hot water. Wi-Fi worked perfectly and there are also 3 computers in the lobby. Air con worked great and we chuckled at the shared 'frig on each floor which became our favorite convenience. Staff was great and helpful and free breakfast was very sufficient with lots of fruit and scrambled eggs.

Room Tip: The fifth floor might be the best view. You can request a volcano view if you want.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank missnancita
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

At first glance, the hotel looked like it could use a new coat of paint, but the lobby with the open air breakfast area has been nicely designed so it was fine upon entry. This is a standard hotel so it's not very interesting, but the price was right and the room was okay although very tight for the three of us. We had the mountain view room which was nice, but you do look out and see the many roofs of buildings before you see Mt. Arenal (we were on the 3F). Breakfast was sit-down service and it was fine. Front desk service was very good, both the girl on the first night and the young man subsequently. The girls told us about getting the Baldi tickets there which saved us a bunch of money (compared to buying at Baldi). Overall it was fine.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank JANE L
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Paid 83.42USD/night on Expedia. Three nights. This hotel is perfectly located downtown and is virtually the tallest building in the area. It's a faded salmon pink, so if you're coming in from another city and the driver doesn't know it, you can't miss it. Friendly staff (thorough, maybe overly so, but not a fault), free fast wifi. Free breakfast which is served in the bright lobby restaurant. Coffee, juice, fruit plate, followed by a plate of scrambled eggs with toast and jam. It's not huge, but does the trick for morning excursions. Restaurant is closed for lunch and dinner. No pool. No issue. Car rental and Interbus office are kitty-corner. Room safe, with a 10$ deposit (key). The washroom was interesting. Shower, with low pressure hot-water. You'll need some jedi skills to get it to gently rain hotly. Careful not to spill water all over the floor. Desk with no chair. Weird. :)

Didn't pay for, but got volcano view (obscured by clouds our entire trip, save 10 minutes).

Walking distance to Alberto's Horse stables. 10 min max. Do this and save the admission on the Fortuna Waterfalls (10$).

Laundry across the street. Directly. $3.60/kg per load. Folded, friendly, fast. Usually 2-4 hour turnaround.

It's a 2-5 minute walk to everything you could possibly want and a moderately inexpensive taxi drive anywhere else.

Stay here. It's a clean, reasonable, civilized, option.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Stu_W1
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