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5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Fortuna Suites

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La Fortuna Suites
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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

This bed and Breakfast is a hidden gem in La Fortuna. It is perfectly situated several streets off the main commerce areas which adds to its tranquility. When you are ready to hit the town for food or drinks, then it is an easy walk anywhere you want to go.

Robert and Jessy are fantastic hosts. Very prompt to answer any email questions or concerns. They will set you up for any adventures that you may have in mind or direct you for the best places to find food. The great breakfast that Robert served us every morning was enough to never want to leave! Plus they have taken great care to make their place to just sit around and catch breath taking views of the volcano or the many colorful birds that frequent their property.

My girlfriend and I stayed in Suite 2 and we loved it, although it opens to a common upstairs patio/eating area, we felt like it was our own private balcony the majority of the time. Robert bragged about the comfortable beds and he wasn't kidding. We slept like royalty every night!

If we are ever to return to La Fortuna de San Carlos, we wouldn't even hesitate to stay here again!

Thanks so much Robert and Jessy!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Thanks for making La Fortuna Suites a part of your Costa Rican vacation. We're really glad that you enjoyed you stay!! & we truly appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Thanks!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We arrived to friendly faces (including Buddy the dog). They showed us our lovely suite and we were offered a freshly squeezed fruit juice a few moments later - delicious. We were very well looked after and they made every effort to make us feel happy, comfortable and make sure that we enjoyed our stay. They were very helpful with advising us about trips and tours, trying hard to tailor them to our specific requirements. Breakfasts were very tasty and the bed was very comfy! We were so glad we went there!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for making La Fortuna Suites a part of your vacation, & thanks for the review!!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

We spent 2 nights at La Fortuna Suites in February 2014 and highly recommend. From the moment we arrived, Robert and Jessie went out of their way to be friendly and helpful from the welcome fruit smoothie on arrival to restaurant tips, recommendations for activities and help with booking onward transport. The rooms were clean, comfortable and spatious and the suites are in a great location. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thanks very much for the review!! We truly appreciate it.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

This place is number 1 for a reason - and I think a lot of it is due to the service. Rob and Jessie (and Buddy the dog) provide a service better than any top hotel. We arrived in Fortuna feeling a bit overwhelmed at researching and booking tours to occupy the few days we had there. Rob gave us recommendations and booked and paid for everything for us, meaning we didn't have to pay for a thing until checking out (which was also so convenient as they send you a paypal invoice, wish more hotels would do this). The included breakfast was the best I've had in the country, served on the balcony with great views to the volcano. The rooms I cannot fault - quality bedding and mattress, netflix on the tv, a full kitchen and living room (which I was not expecting for the price). Thanks guys for making our trip so easy.

Room Tip: I probably would ask for a too floor room, nicer views
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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jessycantone, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thanks very much for the review! We're really glad that you enjoyed your time here in Fortuna, & at our BnB.

*Our kitchenettes feature a microwave, fridge, & sink. No cook tops.
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

My wife Kimberly and I were brought to La Fortuna Suites as the result of our hotel being overbooked. This was probably the best it could have happened to us. When we travel we appreciate costumer service and Jessy and Bob are specialist in that regard.

I am Costa Rican and I have traveled all over the country using all sort of accommodations. In Fortuna for example, I have stayed in many different places and yet this is the first time I write a review. The reason, I don't spend time complaining at bad hotels but I think people should know of about the special ones.

Thank you guys for such a nice stay, thanks for your hospitality, thanks for such a neat place. You made us feel like home.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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jessycantone, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thanks for the review!! Glad you enjoyed you stay. It was a pleasure to have you here, & you are welcome back anytime.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

My daughter and I spent 4 wonderful days at La Fortuna Suites - the only negative to our stay was that the time ended so quickly! Bob and Jessy were so fantastic, very welcoming and incredibly helpful hosts.

Their service was nothing short of a 5-star resort; booking everything we required, cabs, tours, arranging cross country transportation and recommending restaurants. Their intimate knowledge of the area and all it has to offer truly enriched our visit.

Our suite was equipped with all of the modern conveniences; full kitchen, hot showers, Wi-Fi and a large screen-TV. Bob and Jessy thought of everything from ice in the freezer, oversized, soft fluffy towels, cozy sheets and blankets, etc... Upon our arrival, Bob took off on his bike to purchase fresh fruit for a delicious smoothie. You don’t even get that sort of thoughtfulness at the Breakers!

The property is conveniently located to the town center and tucked in a safe and quiet neighborhood. Each morning a scrumptious breakfast was served on a lovely balcony that faces the volcano. The view was hard to improve upon!

The only downside to staying here at the onset of our vacation was that Bob and Jessy set the bar so high for what we should expect of other accommodations. Everywhere we stayed, we compared our hosts to these two wonderful men. Everywhere paled in comparison.

A personal note to my new friends, Bob and Jessy, I LOVE the CD you cut for me. I listen to it every Saturday while reading the newspaper. It will always remind me of Costa Rica and more importantly, of two truly beautiful people & their friendly pup, Buddy!

Thank you Bob and Jessy and all the best in 2014,
JoJo and Michelle

Room Tip: Ask for the room with the large French doors that open onto the main balcony.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
Thank you so much for your very kind review! We will never forget you, & Michèle. Couldn't have dreamed of better guest. We wish your family all the best that life has to offer, this year, & way beyond.

You've made our little place sound much nicer than it is. Really can't thank you enough for such a glowing review! We had a blast hosting you, & riding back from the Tamarindo area together. How serendipitous was that!?! You'll forever remain of our very favorite guest. BTW Buddy says hi!

*Our towels are nice, but they are not Ralph Lauren or anything, so don't get your hopes up too high :) Just your standard Egyptian cotton towels.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at LaFortuna suites last week it was outstanding . We have visited LaFortuna at least 8 times since 1997 and would rate La Fortuna Suites on the top of our list. Robert & Jessie are excellent hosts. They have done an exceptional job renovating the B&B. Lots of amenities that were really appreciated. The temperpedic beds with excellent quality sheets were so comfy. The decor was well appointed. The rooms were spacious and had an almost full sized refrigerator with more the adequate sized freezer, a microwave and concrete counter sink. It was great having a bedroom separate from a living area. Our room was connected to the veranda where breakfast is served and we spent many hours out there reading and surfing the web. The location has minimal street noise though of it is in a neighborhood so you do have sounds from the hood which were not bothersome. We really enjoyed their little rescue dog Buddy who helped fill a void as we we were missing our dogs at home. Breakfast was very yummy and the coffee well brewed. We departed very early on our last day and Robert was kind enough to set us up with a little percolator in our room which was a God send. The welcome smoothies Jessie whipped up were delicious and refreshing. Robert and Jessie are very detail oriented as well as just very nice people. We can't wait to go back, LaFortuna Suites will be our only choice in Lafortuna. Thanks Robert and Jessie for making our stay such a high point on our trip.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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jessy c, Manager at La Fortuna Suites, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We are truly happy that both you, & Bill enjoyed you stay with us. you're welcome back anytime!!
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Additional Information about La Fortuna Suites

Property: La Fortuna Suites
Address: Calle 474 and Avenida 331A, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, 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 ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Fortuna Suites is located just off the main streets of downtown La Fortuna, Costa Rica. A small town bustling with fun, and said to be "the adventure capital of the world!" Daily Yoga Classes over-viewing the volcano from 5-6pm every day! At La Fortuna Suites you'll find the most comfortable Memory Foam beds in Costa Rica, 400 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, custom designed furniture, stylish accommodations, 40' T.Vs, Netflix, WiFi, your own kitchenette, and a friendly concierge. We also serve a complimentary breakfast each morning. We have four fashionable apartments, each with a maximum occupancy of two adults. Each suite includes a queen sized bed in the bedroom, a futon in the living space, private bathroom, & kitchenette (no cook top). If you've ever visited Costa RIca before, you'll appreciate how stylish, and comfortable La Fortuna Suites is. ... more   less 
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La Fortuna Suites Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos

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