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Chino Hills California, USA
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2013

My wife and I just got back from a ten day vacation in Costa Rica, the first part of our trip was supposed to include only a couple of days at La Fortuna de San Carlos. Through high recomendations from some friends here in California who had already been to this region in Costa Rica, we made reservations in advance... More 

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Austin, Texas
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177 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2012

This place would be great if it was a bit further from the main road through town. It has an amazing view of the volcano, powerful A/C and good hot water. The rooms are average motel decor but the balconies are outstanding so you can sit and take in the view. My gripe with the place is like most Central... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Mario, Andrea, and family run a nice hotel. Located at the edge of town, the hotel is an easy walk to La Fortuna's restaurants and shops. Our room was upgraded to an upstairs room with a balcony, from which we had a nice view of the volcano. It was spectacular. The room itself was comfortable with two full-size beds, a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Downtown La Fortuna was noisy, so I ventured out and found this hotel, just a 5 min. walk from the center. I paid $25 per night for a room with great A/C, fridge, safe, comfy bed, hot shower (except for once) and TV. I took a back room with no view of the volcano, but for $5 more you can... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Reasonable prices, very clean rooms, and access to a kitchen. We've been traveling for the last 8 weeks in Costa Rica, and this is the best hotel of the trip. It's considerably less expensive than many hotels around La Fortuna, many of which costs $100 or more per night. It's just at the edge of town, less than five minutes... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Great value and perfect location in heart of la fortuna. My boyfriend and I stayed here for a night, the rooms were clean modern and had big bathrooms-all for 40$ a night it was amazing. The hotel is actually set back from the front office/street so it's quieter, yet still in the downtown fortuna area. Breakfast was included and the... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

We(me snd my wife) stayed there for three nights and it was amazynig welcome peiple. rooms badic but cleaned and comofortable very good location. Close to the city(walk) and not far away from the attractions You must visit there

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louisville, ky USA
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

i and 3 friends stayed just one night (due to rain and limited sightseeing) but the motel was clean, had a great balcony w/view of Arenal volcano and a decent free breakfast. the outdoor kitchen was pleasant and stocked with utensils, pots and pans and appliances to make your own lunch or dinner. fresh costa rican coffee was a nice... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

This place is cheap and the staff is friendly and helpful enough. But it is dull, rather ugly and the rooms have no charm whatsoever. We decided to stay only one night and instead we headed to the other side of the volcano to El Castillo, where you can find some nice cheap places in beautiful surroundings instead of this... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

It's very close downtown and close to the volcano and other attractions too. The view in the upper rooms is great. 2 king size beds in each room, fridge, safe, hot water, wifi, computers with Internet, AC. Very clean and the owner takes care of the place. Make sure to ask for the tours in reception, the can sell you... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Hotel Sierra Arenal

Address: 300m Oeste de la Iglesia Catolica, 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: RM178 - RM356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Hotel Sierra Arenal Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“Ask for a room on the second floor to see a great view of the volcano. If noise bothers you ask for a room in the second building away from the street, bar, and next door loud hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles elysea2014, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
“ask for upper floor room so you dont miss out on the views”
 of 5 bubbles Tinulicek, 11 Apr 2014 | Read review
“This hotel has two buildings, Check for room availability on the second floor of building at far end of property, the one next to a large patch of forest, these are away from the main street at the front of property and really quite at all times, plus the view to the Volcano from these rooms is totally unobstructed”
  •                   View of el Arenal volcano from our room
 of 5 bubbles 629JavierD, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Choose a room further from the street to avoid traffic noise from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles 393JC, 25 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Note that our room was upstairs in the back part of the motel, which may be newer.”
 of 5 bubbles sinyala, 10 May 2012 | Read review
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