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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
  • 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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Reviewed 4 June 2014

A hotel with a hostel-like feel. This is the second time I've stayed at Hotel Dorothy. First time was in 2010 with my mom and it was absolutely wonderful. I travel on a budget at this time around it cost $22/night total for 2 people. The rooms are very basic: bed(s), fans, end table, bathroom and open closet to put your luggage. The first room we were put in was downstairs in the back, right. This was not an ideal room. It did have a window, but the view was the wall of the next building. There is no need for A/C in the area, it is quite cool...but this room was muggy with no circulation. We asked to be moved upstairs the next day and we got room #18. WONDERFUL room! It was bright and cheery, the window opened up to a beautiful view of the volcano, the room was nice and cool and had a much nice bathroom. Ask for an upstairs room when you check in.

They have a great communal kitchen area with a fridge, sink, stove, filtered water etc. There is awesome porch area with rocking chairs and a picnic table where you can look out onto the volcano and also pick up the wifi ;)

Room Tip: Room #18 was amazing. Any room upstairs on the right hand side is a good one!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MLPudlak
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