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“certainly not satisfactory!”
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Hotel Dorothy
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Hotel Dorothy might be one of the cheapest offers in town but definitely not worth it!
The rooms are very small, many of them are not completely dry which means that you find mold in several places. We stayed 3 nights, after the first two nights I was coughing so much because of the mold, that I asked to switch rooms. The next one was better but still didn´t feel healthy. The staff is rather unfriendly and unfortunately the don´t know anything about the city and the touristic offers. They wouldn´t even be able to recommend a restaurant. The first room also didn´t have hot water. Other guests told me their rooms also didn´t have that.
Positive is that they have a rather big kitchen-well equipped, Internet access working in the public area and in some of the rooms. Each rooms has a small nightstand with a drawer that you can lock.

All in all: I would definitely NOT go there again. Of course it´s cheap – but therefore it also doesn´t offer anything.

Room Tip: the rooms closest to the public Areas might have Internet Connection. Room 6 is moldy!
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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 December 2014

This low budget hotel is great, I stayed several days and have nothing to complain about. Located conveniently in the center of Fortuna, hot water,Fan, Free WiFi. The Manager Rolando was friendly and knowledgeable. I will be staying in this Hotel on my future trips!!!

Room Tip: Up stairs ... Great View
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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Jose L
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed in room 18 which consisted of a private bathroom (hot water) a double bed and single bed all for 22$ a night. Its found a little bit off from the main road but it was no hassle. 3 minute walk and your in the middle of all the action. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. And just ask for anything and they'll be happy to help. Rooms are clean and their happy to oblige.

Stayed: August 2014
Thank Trycia B
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

This review is strictly for the hotel - NOT for the tour of arenal and the hot springs that runs out of here (that was five stars for sure). Hotel Dorothy is very cheap and you certainly get what you pay for. My sister and I stayed for one night. Behind the toilet in our room was covered in mold and you could smell it as soon as you walked in. They need to figure out some ventilation options. The rooms weren't dirty but everything was just so old and run down. The garbage can lid wouldn't flip up, the sink barely let out water and the towels must be ten years old. Mattresses were painful. We noticed that the local cats like to use the dirt patch under the stairway inside the lobby as a litter box. At least the shower was warm. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location is very good, so there's a plus.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank AshtonP210
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed at Hotel Dorothy for three nights. The first night we where the only guests. The room on the second floor was simple with some mold on the wall to the bathroom. There was no locker/safe. The communal kitchen was average. The staff almost didn't care at all that there were guest (some didn't even greet...). Location is good, close to the busterminal and shops, but away from noise.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank Daniel-Bruno-VW
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Address: Barrio Pilo | 75m south from the Bus Station, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 81 Speciality Lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: RM75 - RM209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Dorothy 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 20 rooms with Arenal Volcano view, private bathroom, hot water, fan, free internet, free coffee, office information, share kitchen, laundry service, green areas and balcony.We are located at 75m south from the bus station or at 200m south from the Catholic Church. ... more   less 
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