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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I had a private ensuite room for $20, but I probably would have been better off in a dorm at a hostel. There was a fair across the street blasting music until 1AM, so plenty loud. It was not particularly clean. Unfortunately, the shower drain in room 17 is not at the lowest point, so I stepped into standing water as my morning greeting. As of today, thankfully, I am not exhibiting symptoms of athlete's foot or foot rot.

Stayed: February 2017
Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We took private room for 2 days. The room was good and clean bathrooms. its at walking distance from bus station and absolutely safe. You can see awesome view of Arenal mountain from your room. The Owner is awesome guy and he helped us a lot for planning our trip further. He helped us to book the different option and honestly suggested/recommended different options. Thanks buddy for helping. I recommend this hotel and its very budget too. Only negative point is internet is available only at central location not in every room.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for two nights in a privet room and we liked it. The place need update, specially in the bathroom.
Well equipped kitchen and halpfull staff. Great loction, not on the main road of La Furtona, 2-3 minutes by foot, quiet street.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank מעיין כ
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

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.

Room Tip: Ask for a room looking out to Volcan Arenal.
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank C J
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

I arrived and the desk staff was not very helpful or friendly. The room was cramped with only a bed and side table. Not clothes bar to hang clothing in the tiny closet. The shower drain was high, so there was standing water in the shower stall. I tried to use the communal kitchen, but was appalled at the dirt and grime. The drawers were black with dirt and moisture, and as they were empty, they now house spider webs. Yikes.

I had planned to stay 6 nights, but left after one night. The hotel, lobby Rea is dark and damp. I also fell on the open air patio upstairs, standing water on the tiles. I slid and fell right at the top of the stairway.
I will not stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Julie D
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