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“Modern hotel with excellent service.”
Review of Hotel La Fortuna

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Hotel La Fortuna
Vancouver, BC
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Modern hotel with excellent service.”
Reviewed 3 May 2009

We had a very nice, clean room with a comfortable bed, reliable A/C, and two balconies with a view of the volcano. The washroom was very North American, with ample hot water instead of the electric heaters you find in most budget friendly hotels in Costa Rica. The hotel is conveniently located close to everything, but off the main drag so that it was quiet at night.

The common areas of the hotel are very clean and are all brand new. The food in the open air restaurant is quite good and the bar tender and servers were all friendly and helpful.

I can't emphasize enough how great the service was. We stayed three nights, and by the end, every member of the staff knew us by name. If we were to return to La Fortuna, we'd stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 April 2009

This hotel was clean, and in a good spot for seeing Arenal Volcano. We spent little time there, other than to sleep. The front desk was very helpful and scheduled tours for us easily. We toured the volcano and the hot springs, and later went into La Fortuna to explore the bars and restaurants. It was very close to U.S. standards of hotels.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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we2rreddy
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Reviewed 1 April 2009

Front desk greating was great by Manrique who speaks english. He was very helpful and accomodating. Alonso at the resturant/bar was faboulous and accomodating. We talked about fishing and he brought us fresh Guapote he had caught a couple of days before and prepared it for us. It was great. Only downside to the hotel is no pool to refresh yourself, and no phone in the room.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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jmack88
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Reviewed 25 March 2009

This hotel was by far the best hotel we stayed at in Costa Rica. It is aesthetically amazing inside and out, has a very enjoyable menu and accompanying restaurant that opens on to the street. The staff are very professional, friendly, and never hesitant in offering you all the information they have on the surrounding areas and services on offer.

Highly recommended and would stay here again without doubt.

Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 March 2009

Hotel La Fortuna is an excellent choice for the money-conscious traveler. The rooms are very clean and come furnished with air conditioning and a TV. I also enjoyed the spacious bathrooms. As for the staff, they are friendly and accommodating. I booked all my tours through them and they were able to give me favorable prices to the tours. The manager/owner of the hotel was also very gracious and offered me and my girlfriend a free dinner during our stay. The location of the hotel is great as well. It's right in the middle of La Fortuna and many of the rooms afford a view directly at the Arenal volcano. Alas, if you are looking for a 5-star hotel, this is not your place. But if you are looking for value and 5-star service, Hotel La Fortuna is perfect for you.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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texas
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Reviewed 24 March 2009

Just came back from Costa Rica. My son and I stayed at Hotel La Fortuna for 2 nights and loved it. It is located in a quiet street off the main street of La Fortuna with many places within a short walking distance. The room was clean, AC, cable TV, free Wi Fi but mainly a great view of Arenal from our balcony. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed staying there and recommend this hotel if you want to stay in the Arenal area.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2009

We stayed there for 4 nights back in Feb 2009.

Hotel is a couple years old. The elevator still smells new.

Rooms are clean, all came with cable TV & handicapable showers.

Staff is very helpful & courteous.

1 block away from the main strip, walk to everywhere without having to deal w/ the noise & polution.

Best features:
* book w/ Adriana online to get additional discount: 30% + 15%.
* ask for a room on the 5th floor facing the volcano.
* Don Rufino is on the same block. Get there early before all the tables are taken.

minor nuiances:
* bathroom gets flooded after a shower.
* free breakfast can be better

On a personal note, I thought I might have lost my keys in a lavanderia, so I emailed Adriana. She went out of her way to help me out. The level of service simply wasn't expected at this price level.

I'd recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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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 58 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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