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Hotel La Fortuna
South Bend, Indiana
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22 reviews
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“Good hotel”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Great hotel, good location, front desk was nice and friendly. We paid extra for a volcano view which was good but save some money if you can. You can always see the volcano from the lobby. If you are planning to do canyonerring through defasio, book through the hotel because you save some money. Enjoy

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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mystic
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hotel La Fortuna in late Feb/2014. The location was perfect for checking out the downtown area of La Fortuna (shops, restaurants, banks) and just a short taxi ride away from Arenal Volcano park. Our room was basic and clean (bed, small mounted tv, ac unit, cabinet, safe, bathroom). Our room was facing the road and had a small balcany ( with a view of the Volcano). The hotel staff was very helpful for getting tips and recommendations on where to go through out stay ( 3 nights). The morning breakfast was tipical ( coffee, fruit plate and eggs with toast). While eating breakfast you have a great view of the Volcano. If you are looking for a clean budget friendly hotel this is it!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Hotel is right in town, close to laundry, grocery store, many shops and restaurants. We are on the go type travelers and it is a perfect launch pad for that. No pool and the restaurant was closed at the time but we didn't go there to stay at the hotel. Breakfast was excellent, and staff was great, especially Monrique. Booked tours through them and were always pleased.Best of all the rooms wre under 60 bucks a nite.

Room Tip: Heard we shouldn't stay on the street side , it would be noisy. It was not and that is where the...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bagaces, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I was there last year, very nice place and great people as well. The room is basic, but pretty clean and confortable, also is located in downtown so everything is walking distance. The guys at the front desk were super friendly, Mercedes and Manrique help me so much with all the different things I ask them, if you go to La Fortuna now there is a beautiful hotel waiting for you. Actually, the next time I visit this town La Fortuna Hotel is my option.

Room Tip: The volcano view rooms are nicer, trust me.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Upon arrival we were told that we were meant to arrive the day before which is when we realised we had booked the wrong date however the hotel was so accomodating, they didnt charge us a fee nor complain. Manrique in particular was an exceptional host, he was so friendly and gave us all the tips we needed to get the most out of our stay at La Fortuna. We were only meant to stay a day, we ended up staying a couple. We booked a room with amazing views of Arenal Volcano, Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was also simple but yummy.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We came in January 2014. Manrique at the reception welcome us. Manrique was fantastic, he is so professional, his English is excellent too, Manrique helped us out and explained to us everything that we needed, booked tours for us for the next day den though we arrived quite late in the evening. The breakfast was included and i think that we paid around 80/90 dollars for 3 people. If you want a clean, modern and comfortable room with safe, hot shower, tv and air con, go for it. Mercedes at the reception was really kind and helpful too.No bugs, spiders or cockroaches, it was really clean! Thank you Manrique and all the team for our wonderful stay! One minute walk from the main road, extremely safe!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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New Jersey
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70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Tripadvisor really let me down on this hotel. The accommodation is very, very basic. I paid over $20 more for an upgraded volcano view room, but it definitely was NOT worth it. Save yourself some money and book the most basic room available if you choose this hotel. The room itself was small and basic...equivalent to that of a 1 or 1 & 1/2 star hotel in the US. The bathroom was small, cramped, and disgusting...I was worried about getting a fungal infection from the base of the shower. The check-in person, Manrique was friendly, but horrible when it came to customer service. I asked for extra towels and was told there would be a $2 charge to rent additional towels. It's the first time in my last 10 years of travel where I was told there would be a charge to have extra towels in the room. Another example of nickel and diming was the $10 charge to replace the electronic room key. I didn't lose mine, but those room keys aren't worth anywhere near that and threatening a $10 charge for loss of it at checkin is just plain cheap. The only saving grace of this hotel is the great location in the town of La Fortuna. I am glad I only stayed here one night. The lady who checked me out and the breakfast staff in the morning were very nice, but the lack of customer service the night before and the lack of appeal of the room left a bad taste in my mouth.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel La Fortuna
Address: 1 block south and 1 block east from La Fortuna Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 57 Hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Fortuna 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A uniquely designed building and an excellent location, make our hotel stands out in La Fortuna downtown. We have a central area extending up all five floors, with interior balconies looking down to the lobby, creating a sense of openness and freshness. Our lobby area provides computers with free Internet and wireless. Ample and comfortable seating is perfect to relax while you enjoy our well-stocked English books exchange.Just a couple of blocks away, you can find supermarkets, drugstores, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and everything you need for having a good vacation.And if you are looking for more relaxation or adventure, we offer you a tourist information desk inside the hotel with convenient prices for the guests. Parking lot is free and exclusive for our visitors. ... more   less 
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