I recently traveled to Costa Rica for 10 days over Christmas with my husband and his mother. I booked ALL of our lodging based on Tripadvisor reviews.
I am so, so glad I read the reviews on this place and booked based on those reviews!
Regina Hotel is located in a tiny strip mall on the main road in La Fortuna. Being the main road it get a fair amount of traffic but this is NOT a busy city. All of the rooms are on the second floor above the store front lobby, a massage place, and sushi restaurant. They offer free wifi and a computer in their lobby. We could only use the wifi in the lobby, our room was too far for the router to reach but they were willing to move us to a room that could more easily get the wifi.
Our room was the corner room that looked straight out to was should have been the volcano. We have 2-3 days opportunity to see the volcano but it rained and was super overcast the entire time. This was the biggest downside of this portion of our trip. The room however had a great balcony, kitchenette, two queen beds and a nice bathroom with shower and hot water. It was all very clean and we loved having a mini fridge to save our dinner leftovers and eat them for breakfast. If you are a light sleeper I highly recommend ear plugs. Because the room was on the corner and the building is right on the main road, the cars can be a bit noise especially the motorbikes. I slept with earplugs and was perfectly happy!
The woman at the front desk was super helpful and friendly, as was everyone we felt with at the hotel. My husband even forgot his money belt with passport and cash in the room. They did everything to contact us. Unfortunately our cell phones didn't work and we didn't have internet until e couple days later. But we were able to go back to the hotel a few days later and pick up the passport with all of the cash in the pouch!
For the price this is an amazing deal! We truly enjoyed the hotel! We booked two rooms (one for me and my husband and one for my MIL). Our corner room was slightly bigger so we were able to play some card games on the table in the kitchen area.
We ate at the Chicken restaurant right across the street from the hotel. The food was quite good and the portions were much bigger than expected. The Soda down the street and just off the main road to the right and then on the left was also really good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Regina Hotel is centrally located, close to many restaurants, shops, adventures tours, banks, pharmacies, and other services. Each room has: cable TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe deposit box, private bathroom with hot water. Some of the rooms offer great views of the Arenal Volcano. We offer travelers safe, private, clean and comfortable environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regina Hotel Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos