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Hotel Arenal Rabfer

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice two night stay at Rabfer. Super clean rooms and a nice pool area. The location was nice and quiet but still close to the main plaza. Friendly staff and a very welcoming atmosphere! Would definately stay again.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a no-frills place. Nice shower, good A/C, great view of the volcano, two blocks from the downtown square and shops. Food was home-cooked and quite tasty. Stayed here with my high school students on tour. They had a good time. Near kayaking, hot springs, waterfalls.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Good room, A/C, safe, pool, wifi, with great shower. Friendly helpful staff. 5 minute walk to town centre for bars/restaurants etc. Cheap taxis. Local laundry, cheap with a three hour turnaround and a free delivery to the hotel. Visit the Ecocentro Danaus, 10 mins away.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We only stayed one night here as part of a tour. Our room was on the ground floor and was kitted out for disabled access, so it was spacious and the shower was enormous. It had a little garden atrium room, which was lovely. Right near the centre of everything in the lovely little tourist town of La Fortuna.

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Hotel A, Recepcionista at Hotel Arenal Rabfer, responded to this review

Hi Melissa! Thanks for sharing your experience! We are very glad that you had a good time with us. We hope to see you again soon at Arenal Rabfer :)

Reviewed 18 August 2016

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...

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Stockholm, Sweden
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...

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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.

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 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.

Corpus Christi, Texas
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....

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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....

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Melbourne, Australia
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...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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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: RM208 - RM411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Arenal Rabfer 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Some rooms have a private balcony out back.”
  • A view of the Arenal Volcano from the hotel (the summit is obscured by clouds).
779wallyb, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony facing outside, not the pool area”
593iang, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the hotel is very small and intimate and all the rooms are about the same.”
aubrierose2016, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Choose first floor”
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“Choose one with a balcony in the area that is quieter.”
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