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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela

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Very good - based on 38 reviews
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cmbslund
Chino Hills, CA
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Least Favorite Place We Stayed”
Reviewed 5 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We spent 2 weeks in Nicaragua and Costa Rica and this was the place our family liked the least. From the picture I expected the house to be secluded. It's not. It's at the end of a very run down residential neighborhood. We didn't have any trouble with the people in the neighborhood, but there are SO MANY better places to stay in La Fortuna. The house was clean, but after two days we noticed termite droppings in the restroom. The pillows are in desperate need of replacing - felt like bags filled with socks. The best thing about the house was Yessenia, the woman who represents the owner. She was invaluable to our trip. She helped book tours, car rental, and gave me advice only a local would know.

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Liked best: Beautiful grounds
Liked least: Location
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Anne-Mari...
Halfweg, The Netherlands
1 review
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“Very well equipped house in nice garden and quiet neighbourhoud. Beautiful view on volcano.”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Stayed here for 3 nights in July 2014 with family of 4 (2 kids, ages 6 and 11). Warm welcome by host Yessenia, who gave us lots of information about the things to do in and around La Fortuna. Very nice house, in quiet neighbourhood close to center of La Fortuna (5 min. drive, but also withing walking distance). Was very happy with the washer and dryer in the house, because we arrived with lots of dirty, damp clothes and towels, due to lots of rain in the week prior. Used the BBQ in the garden house (Yessenia kindly gave us charcoal which was left at the house). Had 10 mins to see the whole of the volcano (no clouds!), which apparantly is rare, because most of the time at least the top is covered by mist/clouds. Beautiful view on the volcano from the top floor and balcony of the house. House is very well equipped; kitchen, washer and dryer, both bedrooms with television mosquito screens in windows etc. Couldn't get the wifi up and running, but that might have been us. Living room doesn't have a couch, so there's no comfortable 'lounging', but that's a minor detail. Overall definitely recommend this house as a place to stay for a family with kids, a couple or two couples.

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Liked best: Very well equipped house, great location. Beautiful view on volcano.
Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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flyer303...
Buffalo, New York
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Uniquely Designed Villa with a Volcanic View”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Yessenia, the rental manager, was very helpful in planning our activities in La Fortuna. She took the time to mark restaurants and attractions on our city map which made all the difference in our stay. The villa was designed to showcase the view of the volcano. So wonderful to finally have a washer and dryer too! The surrounding garden and cabana were a delight. The temperatures were moderate so use of fans instead of A/C were fine. The gated yard and security system were appreciated. Not handicapped accessible due to stairs approaching the bedrooms and bath.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The primitive wooden furniture. A couch would have been nice for relaxing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Glee922
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“PERFECT LOCATION WITH A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Located in a nice, little neighborhood that is walking distance from the town, this home is perfect for a family of 4 looking to have a relaxing stay! The home is secure with an alarm system and there is covered parking located inside the gated area right next to the home. Last but not least, Yessenia was a gracious host that was very resourceful - she provided recommendations on what we could do, eat, and how to get there!

Travelling group: Other
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Bruce C
Glenboro, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Adequate”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Great location and very safe with an alarm system and a very helpful property manager. However, furniture was very basic ( a few wooden chaiirs, table, reasonably comfortable beds) and there were quite a few ants especially in the kitchen. We found a small scorpion there as well. Food had to be stored away mostly in the refrigerator in order keep this issue to a minimum but there were usually ant "highways" in evidence on the kitchen walls and floors most of the time. The bathroom was clean and the shower had hot water. There were a couple of fans but no air conditioning. We spent our days exploring the area, only returning to the property in the evening. It is located on the edge of the town in a nice yard which suited us well as La Fortuna is quite touristy. Our needs when travelling are pretty basic and of all the properties we stayed at, this was the only one that we found to be somewhat disappointing.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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