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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We checked in as a family for one night with the option to stay more. However, we chose to find alternative accommodation for our remaining 3 nights. We had a family room that had no window. It smelled very musty but to be honest we were expecting that because previous reviews also said the same demonstrating that the owners are... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Family with 3 children aged 14,12,8. Average stay in the centre of Fortuna. Very close to everything. Spacious rooms with space for an extra bed. Room, pool and other areas were clean. Breakfast included cereals, fresh fruit and rice/beans/egg. Very very friendly and helpful staff that helped out with carparking and tour booking. No paradise but definitely a good place... More 

Thank Serena1201
Arenal_Rabfer, Gerente at Hotel Arenal Rabfer, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, it has been a pleasure to help you and everything has been to your liking. Our greatest satisfaction is to provide quality service and make our guests feel at home. Greetings from La Fortuna and we hope to see you again. More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed here during a school trip. It was clean, food was OK. It was a little noisy. There was AC and wireless which made it reasonably comfortable. Not fancy but good for our group. Able to walk the 1 block to La Fortuna easily for ice cream, snacks, etc.

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Arenal_Rabfer, Gerente at Hotel Arenal Rabfer, responded to this review

Greetings from La Fortuna, good to know that everything found in the best way. We strive to find the best way for our customers to feel at home, and of course from our location you can visit souvenirs and shops in La Fortuna. We are looking forward to see you again. More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The rooms were spacious and even had an extra bed for a child. They were very clean. The air conditioner took a while to work properly, and then we nearly froze to death during the night. Having a pool was very nice, and we enjoyed that in the evening after our days events. It's a good value. Breakfast was typical.... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I booked a hotel for three nights, because it was recommended by lonely planet. The plus is, it's very close to the center and to all bars and restaurants. Even though the pictures at the homepage looks very nice, the reality is a bit different. The rooms are even less than low level, and it was very noisy all night.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with a tour group. This is an ok hotel with nice views of the volcano and a good pool. Free wifi was effective. Had to pay $5 US for breakfast which consisted of the usual fare. Just a very short walk into the centre of town. Bathroom seemed to struggle a bit. Showers were cool and the toilet... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Funcional room. Breakfast room needs some maintenance and organisation. Nice pool. Friendly and helpful reception for recommendations where to go. In walking distance to bus terminal through the park.

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Montreal, Canada
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145 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Located 5 minutes from the main Streets of La Fortuna, it is a quiet and clean little hotel. It has AC, hot water without interruptions and is confortable enough. The included breakfast had enough variety, with eggs to taste, cereals, fruits, coffee and juice. The staff was welcoming and helpful

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Malmo, Sweden
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The Rabferhotel is nice enough with a pool and the staff very helpful. We were helped to switch rooms due to real heavy smell of mould. Now this second room has the same smell so there's a chance all rooms in the hotel are infested by mould. Seems like a possible problem in a tropic country like Costa Rica. We... More 

Thank Ryavallen
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48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

If/when I return to the area I will certainly be staying here again. Within reasonable walking distance to the center of town but far enough away that the hotel was quiet (until my friends and I got there). The rooms were clean, and very cool in temperature. Our maid made the towels into an elephant which is something kids will... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Arenal Rabfer born as a family project, hence its name derived from the initials of the names of the children: Randy, Brayan, Felipe and Roberto (Rabfer) _ In a familiar environment and in harmony with nature. owners and partners hope to give special treatment making it feel like casa._ We have a great location, a few meters can find banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, souvenir shops, restaurants and gas stations between otros._ invite you to visit us and who knows scenic beauty and recreation offered by the majestic La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Arenal Rabfer

Address: Mts North of Banco Nacional de la Fortuna 175 | 468 Street, Between Avenues 333 and 335, 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
Price Range: ₹ 4,432 - ₹ 5,932 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Arenal Rabfer 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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Arenal Rabfer Hotel
Hotel Arenal Rabfer Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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#10 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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“the hotel is very small and intimate and all the rooms are about the same.”
 of 5 bubbles aubrierose2016, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Choose first floor”
 of 5 bubbles GuentherCyranek, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Choose one with a balcony in the area that is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 996marilync, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The rooms can be noisy because of thin walls; the absence of lifts make anything other than the ground floor unattractive”
 of 5 bubbles colin_bishop1941, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The laundry around the corner was cheaper, faster than the hotel's offering, and done by weight, not garment.”
 of 5 bubbles elliotF, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
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