After fighting insane Friday traffic on the Interamerican Highway and Highway 142 all day, the promise of a well-rated hotel in La Fortuna sounded great. Upon arrival, the exterior (particularly the balcony, canopied with blooming orchids) looked promising. Check-in went smoothly enough, and all seemed well.
However, once we got into our room, we were assailed with an odor that can only be described as a combination of a high school locker room combined with a pile of souring, wet towels. Even turning on the air conditioning made little difference. We probably should have made a fuss but were too tired.
Breakfast was pretty skimpy (only 1 egg and no gallo pinto) but prepared well and tasty enough, but checking out was a pain. Either the computer was down or the clerk was inexperienced, so it took longer than seemed reasonable. Another customer behind us in line was nearly frantic, as it looked as if he'd miss his tour bus.
We'd like to re-visit the town and surrounding area but will definately find other lodging!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Colinas Arenal Hoteleco-friendly accommodation, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Las Colinas Arenal Hotel offers quality accommodation and all the facilities of a small hotel. We are an eco-friendly, family run hotel. Located only 1 block away from La Fortuna central park and 10 minutes driving from the famous Arenal Volcano, our hotel combines the truly local hospitality with the lovely natural attractions.Our accommodation provides comfortable en-suite rooms all with Wi- Fi access, Cable television, Decor stylish Eco-rooms and an open-air terrace offering a refreshing volcano view. To complete a relaxing stay we can also offer in-house beauty treatments.From us you can visit the Arenal Volcano Hot Springs, the Volcano itself, interesting attractions the Fortuna Waterfalls, the hanging bridges or enjoy the adventure tours as zip-lines, horseback ridings, raftings or rappelling and much more.Las Colinas Arenal Hotel is conveniently situated to visit both tourist attractions and shops. We are minutes walk from center; Enjoy a walk into town to get immerse in the typical life of La Fortuna.Flor and Ivette are the proprietors of this family run hotel and have many years experience in tourism and hotels and will personally supervise all your arrangements during your holiday or business trip. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Colinas Hotel
- Hotel Las Colinas Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos