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“A Family Hotel with Heart and Soul”
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Hotel Arenal Rossi
Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A Family Hotel with Heart and Soul”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Hugo and the other staff and family at Arenal Rossi were like superheroes to us. Aside from the best deal in the area, the place was clean, quiet, and quaint. Conveniently located near the waterfall and all the hot springs, they gave us great advice and bilingual conversation. When we messed up with our passports they were so accommodating.
Trusting your hotel staff if number one for overseas travel and these guys went out of their way to return our passports, even offering to motorcycle them over in person on a 4 hour drive.
I felt so inspired by their friendliness and really felt that I could totally trust them to follow their word. This is not true in big anonymous resorts, so was glad to support this family friendly business.
The pool is cute, nice views, and I like the restaurant for tasty treats. If you want a place where kids can play safely, rooms are neat and secure, and advice is trustworthy, stay at Arenal Rossi.

Room Tip: Further from the road is quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Chachagua, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

My wife and I spent two wonderful nights here celebrating our 30th anniversary. They gave us excellent service. I saw 20 species of birds among the lovely tropical plants in the garden around the swimming pool!
Mark and Ruthanna Yoder

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

We had been driving around La Fortuna for a while, asking around for a room, when we arrived here. Everything else was fully booked, but this place seemed rather empty. Maybe that should be off-putting, but we decided to give it a try anyway. Rooms don't look as fancy and cozy as some other places around do and views are not as scenic as you can find in other places around. But rooms are affordable and not as bad as I read in some reviews here. It was clean, the shower was hot at all times, airconditioning was a bit noisy, but we could sleep without it at night.

Rooms are spacious enough, there was tv, wifi, so basically all basic needs were covered. It was quiet, we weren't bothered by any noise from the road (though our room was a bit at the back). We didn't have a refrigerator, as I read in some other reviews. But the onsite restaurant was open and offered the included breakfast, which was great. Service was great, staff was friendly.

It's quite a way out of town, but a supermarket, laundry and a few other restaurants are nearby. So all in all it was an affordable option and nothing bad about it, though there are more scenic places around with better views. If you know when you'll arrive in the area, it's probably a better idea to make a reservation with one of the nicer places, especially in high season. But when you travel the way we do, without much planning and you're out of other options, this is not a bad choice at all.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We used this place as a jumping off spot for seeing sites in LaFortuna. We received a free breakfast at the adjoining open air restaurant. We were charmed by the new restaurant owner, Fausto. He tried so hard to please us. (i.e. found out my husband liked coffee and brought it "rapido" in a larger mug). The hotel had a small pool and tables around it where we enjoyed playing cards. When we needed help with making arrangements for tours the staff were very helpful in making calls for us.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Heredia, Costa Rica
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

The Hotel Arenal Rossi is right on the main drag of La Fortuna San Carlos, Costa Rica. It is easy to find and parking is right in front of the rooms. I found the staff to be very pleasant and eager to please. It has good WiFi (even to my room in back), a small pool, security at night, a restaurant, etc. It's an easy walk to several bars and restaurants, although you probably will want to drive to the center.

My room was plain, but very comfortable. I liked having both AC and a ceiling fan. This let me cool the room off in the evening and then sleep with just the fan. There was also a TV with cable. I got breakfast with my room (I'm sure there are different deals) and it was fine - eggs, rice and beans, tortillas, coffee, etc.

I had a nice bench outside my room to sit and work on. I was doing some editing and it was perfectly comfortable. I will go back to the Arenal Rossi.

Room Tip: I took one of the rear rooms and was very happy there. I don't really have any comment of the ot...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

The owners worked hard to create a sense of a "special hotel" - and they certainly succeeded. It's got a unique charm, it's in a great location, the service is efficient and faultless. One word of caution though: walls are very thin, and the hotel stands right by the side of a major road. Which means that when a big lorry goes by at night, you wake up thinking you're about to get run over.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights because of the good reviews, location, price and on-site restaurant. The rate was good for high season, and we were on a tight budget. The hotel is right on Hwy 141 between La Fortuna and the volcano. It was clean, and the room had a tv and refrigerator. The bed was no worse than many in Costa Rica. The noise was incredible. You definitely pay for peace and quiet. The walls are thin, and rooms near the Hwy are loud. The on-site restaurant was closed indefinitely. We had to eat across the hwy. While this may not seem so bad, most hotels in Costa Rica include breakfast. We paid $20 for breakfast at the restaurant across the street, negating the good room rate. Don't plan to stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: Hotel Arenal Rossi
Address: | 2 KM west of Fortune Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arenal Rossi 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel with Private Rooms. Spacious and comfortable. Mini Bar. Large Parquero. A / C. Cable TV. WIFI throughout the Hotel. Swimming pool for adults and children. Double, triple, quadruple and family rooms. We have agreements with super special rates with the best hot springs in the area and all tourist attractions of interest. We have Fino Restaurant "La Cava and the Sea" in the Mediterranean style and where we serve your breakfast which is included in your lodging. We guarantee tranquility, comfort and security in our hotel. ... more   less 
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