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Hotel La Fortuna

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 May 2013

My brother and I stayed here during our time in La Fortuna / Arenal. The staff was extremely helpful, especially the one hotel desk clerk. He was able to point us to where to eat, what tours we could do with out time there, information about the volcano, etc. He even let us in to a higher room to get...

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Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2013

This is our third stay, and we really have no reason to look elsewhere. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the volcano view is lovely, and the staff, mostly bilingual, are kind and look after us well. When we've had small issues (electronic key not working, for example) the issue was sorted out quickly and with a smile. The hotel...

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Saint John
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This is my 2nd time staying at this hotel. The first time was in May 2010. The staff are super friendly and knowlegable when it comes to knowing where to eat and what the activities are like. I would recomend zip-lines, the Cerro Chato hike(watch out, it's TOUGH!) and the Baldi Hot Springs at night! Unfortunately the restaurant was closed...

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Ottawa, Illinois
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This review is mainly for young travellers but no matter what age, if you are single and ready to mingle so to speak, I would NOT STAY HERE. My experience comes out of a stay on the nights of April 18th and 19th as part of a G adventures tour group. I had met a girl while on an activity...

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HotelLaFortuna, Gerente at Hotel La Fortuna, responded to this review

Dear visitor, One of the compromises that our hotel has with its clients is keeping their total security. That is why, long time ago, we established a policy for forbidding the entrance of people that is not registered in our hotel. The job of our security guard is checking who is entering in our place to be sure that person...

Reviewed 16 May 2013

Located on the edge of the very small downtown area this hotel provided a quiet and comfy room. It had a tv and air conditioning and a safe. Out room did not have a fridge. Bkfst was included and u can choose the type: continental, american, granola. Ours came with fruit, toast, eggs, jam, juice and coffee. The fresh fruit...

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HotelLaFortuna, Gerente at Hotel La Fortuna, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment! We will be considering your observations about the fridge and our Internet conection to improve our services looking for our client's comfort. We feel so glad that you received the customer service you deserve and hope you can come back some day... You will be more than welcome! Best regards!

Reviewed 13 May 2013

The staff is great. We had a view of the Volcano which was cool. The Breakfast which is included is great. We parked are car outside and had no problems. The room we had was ok. Issues was the mattress isn't the greatest. In the bathroom water from the shower can easily get everywhere because the shower curtain doesn't keep...

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HotelLaFortuna, Gerente at Hotel La Fortuna, responded to this review

Matthew, in the first place, we want to thank you for taking the time to leave us your opinion about our hotel. This way we can be better every day, taking our weak points and trying to become them in something good for our clients. We want to mention that we have a parking lot exclusive for our clients to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Our experience in La Fortuna was wonderful, staying at hotel la fortuna was a big part of it. Views of the volcanoe from the balcony room we stayed in were impressive and the room was very comfortable and well equipped, good location close to the heart of town which allowed us to get everywhere we needed, excellent staff and a...

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West Hollywood, CA
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I was traveling solo to Costa Rica and chose Hotel La Fortuna for its central location--I wanted to be in an area where I could walk to restaurants, shops, etc. but also get to Arenal easily. The hotel location is perfect, and there are a variety of good places to eat within easy walking distance. I felt incredibly safe walking...

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HotelLaFortuna, Gerente at Hotel La Fortuna, responded to this review

Kath, thank you so much for taking the time for writing this nice comment about our hotel and the service we offer to our visitors. Our objective is making our guests feel like home, and we feel so happy reading your comment, because it proves we are going on the right direction. We are taking your recommendation about adding a...

Winston Salem, NC USA
Reviewed 4 May 2013

I think this is the tallest building in town. Our room was on the fourth floor and had a great view of the volcano. Of course, you couldn't always see the volcano because of cloud cover, but that tends to come and go during the day. The hotel itself was fine. Nothing special, but clean and centrally located (a two...

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HotelLaFortuna, Director de Recepción at Hotel La Fortuna, responded to this review

Thank you, in the first place, for choosing our hotel for staying in La Fortuna and second, for taking the time to write this nice comment about our services. We just want to add that we have a big parking lot, exclusive for our clientes, and that way you can have your car safe. We really hope we can see...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Stayed in this hotel-if you want a volcanoes view room with balcony then expect the noise from the main road. I had a room at the rear so it was quiet but there also wasn't a window you could open so you relied on the AC. The view from the breakfast sitting area of the volcano is good and it...

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HotelLaFortuna, Front Office Manager at Hotel La Fortuna, responded to this review

Hello Sue! We are sorry about the noise from the street but maybe that is the price we have to pay for having one of the best locations, right in the heart of La Fortuna downtown. We also want to comment you that we have different types of rooms: with windows, without them and with balconies too, as you mentioned....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel La Fortuna

Address: 1 block south and 1 block east from La Fortuna Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: ₹ 3,144 - ₹ 6,157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Fortuna 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Higher floors have a better unobstructed view of Arenal Volcano”
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“A festival was going while we were there. It did make for some loud nights but part of being in the midst of local action.”
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“Get the view of Arenal.”
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“If you don't care about noise, get a volcano view room”
 of 5 bubbles Peace_Freedom_Travel, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lower level rooms may get better wifi; higher floors may help with loud street noise at night”
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