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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.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 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...

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Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 1 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...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Pros: Cheap Hot water in the shower (takes a few minutes to heat up) New mattresses (they sink in a bit but are better than described in previous reviews). Cons: Pretty stuffy. Some of the rooms have a mouldy smell. We asked to switch right away and the second one we got was much better. Stains on the towels. No...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I was skeptical due to the price, but after checking one hostel that was $43/ person I decided to have a look. It was exactly the same type of room I have been paying $20 - $25 for. My room was big, bright and clean. Hot water was hot. There is a deck with tables and chairs upstairs if you...

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Boxtel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Dorothy has cheap rooms ($22 for a double with privat bathroom), and has a kitchen which is very nice if you are a budget traveler. Good wifi connection and a computer available. Location is good, it is near the busses and supermarket, center is also walkable in 5 minutes or so. The room itself is basic, nothing fancy. In our...

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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

We only stayed one night as we were just passing through from Monteverde to get to Tortoguero. Searching for accom was hard - so many hostels charge hotel rates & our budget cannot afford US$60 for a hostel. On arrival to La Fortuna we went to Hotel Dorothy to check it out, we had the choice of many rooms. Some...

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Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Hotel Dorothy might be one of the cheapest offers in town but definitely not worth it! The rooms are very small, many of them are not completely dry which means that you find mold in several places. We stayed 3 nights, after the first two nights I was coughing so much because of the mold, that I asked to switch...

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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!!!

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Reviewed 9 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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Dorothy

Address: Barrio Pilo | 75m south from the Bus Station, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $25 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for a room looking out to Volcan Arenal.”
 of 5 bubbles 363cj, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“front rooms upstairs have big windows”
 of 5 bubbles Adventureglo61, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
“the rooms closest to the public Areas might have Internet Connection. Room 6 is moldy!”
 of 5 bubbles 106sigridk, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Up stairs ... Great View”
 of 5 bubbles josel529, 26 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Room #18 was amazing. Any room upstairs on the right hand side is a good one!”
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 of 5 bubbles MLPudlak, 4 Jun 2014 | Read review
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