We stayed here for 4 nights over New Year's Eve 2011 & really enjoyed this hotel. La Fortuna is a cute little town located close to the Arenal Volcano & lots of great tours - which is exactly why we chose Las Colinas - to be central to all of that. Las Colinas is very clean & has a Costa Rican feel to it. If you get a room with a balcony you'll be able to see the volcano. The breakfast is amazing - very filling and tastey with lots of food (as well as help-yourself coffee & fresh blended juice and toast).
We booked a lot of tours from this hotel which was convenient but we soon discovered it was cheaper to book directly on the tour website (the hotel makes about $20 commission on each tour) - just a tip. Anyway, the staff were very friendly and helpful with everything. When we first arrived our room was not ready but they held onto our stuff and we explored the town in the meantime. The hotel felt very safe overall and all of the staff were kind. We got the staff to do our laundry (it was about the same price as other places) and they returned some money that my husband had left in his pocket which was really honest. The one and only downside was the noise of being right downtown - we would hear loud banging (almost like shots?!) at strange hours, honking, etc. Bring earplugs!
Overall, this was a great hotel for a reasonable price and is an excellent location. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a place right downtown, near the volcano & other tours.
- 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