We stayed at Hotel Dorothy for 3 nights using it as our base to visit the Volcan Arenal and the Hot springs (which were very good).
We booked this place on Expedia and got a double room, en-suite with view of Volcan Arenal for $US 82 for 3 nights.
We are backpacking our way through Central America so are not very fussy and Hotel Dorothy met our expectations fully.
The place was reasonably clean and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was clean and the shower was very powerful and hot. The room came with towels included.
The kitchen area was big and there were all the utensils you might need to cook a meal if you do not want to go out every evening as it can be quite expensive around Costa rica and La Fortuna. There is a large supermarket around the corner near the bus station where you can get all you need. In La Fortuna you can pretty much walk anywhere within minutes. So from the hotel you were right in the central square within 5 minutes.
We did not have much to do with the staff there but the receptionist spoke good English on check in and check out. They can also help you book tours.
The WIFI was really good. They also have a TV downstairs in the terrace bit where you can watch cable TV.
If you are looking for a basic budget place to stay in a double room with a hot shower to return to after a long day out this is definitely a great place and we would strongly recommend it.
This is not a place to socialise and make friends really. When we were there only a few people were staying there and everyone kept to themselves.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Dorothy Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos