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Calle 468 175 M, Norte del Banco Nacional, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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#41 of 65 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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The Hotel Arenal Rabfer born as a family project, hence its name derived from the initials of the names of the children: Randy, Brayan, Felipe and Roberto (Rabfer) _ In a familiar environment and in harmony with nature. owners and partners hope to give special treatment making it feel like casa._ We have a great location, a few meters can find banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, souvenir shops, restaurants and gas stations between otros._ invite you to visit us and who knows scenic beauty and recreation offered by the majestic La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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behrens1 wrote a review Aug 2021
Denton, Texas937 contributions252 helpful votes
This hotel is just a block from the main square so is very well located. It is also very pretty. The pool is surrounded by plants and flowers. We asked for and were given connecting rooms. This was a big surprise since we've seldom found any outside of the US. We had rooms 14 & 15. Our room had two double beds and the kids' room had a double and two twins. Perfect! Both rooms were pretty and had TVs. Here is where the wheels fell off. I went to remove the bedspread from one of the beds and found a big pile of crumbs, about the size of a dinner plate. And dark hair. I went to Reception and when I said my bed was not clean, the lady asked "did you ask for a clean room?" I said we had just checked in a few hours ago. She still asked if I asked in advance. I told her that a clean room was the norm and that it was expected that we would have clean rooms. She never waivered and said in CR that we had to ask. Finally she said she would try to find some clean sheets, which she did. We were flabergasted that they would make the bed up with crumbs/hair but they would put towel art on it. Breakfast was included in our rate. We had to make a reservation for it and there was no menu. The breakfast lady told us what was available but only when we asked. We decided to get breakfast elsewhere.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Stuart from molesey wrote a review Feb 2020
Molesey36 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel is a well run family hotel with very helpful staff. The room was a bit dated with an old style TV but clean and comfortable. Next doors AC unit was a bit noisy. The staff were very flexible and offered extra help with tours and contacts. The hotel is just over 5 minutes walk to the centre of La Fortuna where there were plenty of places to eat.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Joe S wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington1243 contributions140 helpful votes
We so enjoyed our three night stay. Everything was perfect: the room was big and spotless clean, nice hot water shower, and AC. Beautiful swimming pool, delicious breakfast served upstairs, strong Wi-Fi, excellent location nearby to Laugh or to the park and dozens of restaurants. Our favorite part was the delightful and helpful staff. Thank you all we hope to visit again in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Oscar T wrote a review Nov 2019
Tulum, Mexico14 contributions1 helpful vote
I stay here with my friend in our one week road trip around CR, we book this hotel last minute, security guard was friendly and helpful. After arriving we where able to walk to town for dinner and drinks (just a few blocks from main plaza). Room with 2 twin beds, is a little bit small, and a box type design, but at lease clean, good water pressure and hot water, and parking lot on the back patio. Breakfast, no idea what was all about, walk to kitchen and not to helpful staff, it was 9am and coffee already stored at the back room, not happy with that part, but there is an small swimming pool and good location in town to spend a night or two.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Arenal_Rabfer, Gerente at Arenal Rabfer Hotel
Responded 6 Dec 2019
We apologize for the inconvenience of breakfast, we will take your opinion into account to improve, although it is true our breakfast starts at 7 am and ends at 9 am and is always about keeping everything fresh for our customers. We will improve the part of the service at breakfast to avoid more inconveniences such as those occurred. We appreciate that your stay was pleasant and we hope to give you a better service than the one you received. Greetings
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Kate U wrote a review Aug 2019
23 contributions
We stayed here for 3 nights in August. The hotel is in a great location, a few minutes walk into the town for shops, restaurants and tours. The hotel room was clean and spacious with good air con. Breakfast was a Buffett and was very nice. The pool area was lovely, we were able to spot iguanas and others lizards and birds from the sun loungers. The one down fall was that a big tour group was staying the same time as us who were very loud and disrespectful in the pool area although the hotel had put up rules which states the pool is for relaxing, it seems they regularly have big tour groups staying. There is also a restaurant right next to the hotel, although we did not eat there we had drinks there several nights before we went to bed which was convenient.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Arenal_Rabfer, Gerente at Arenal Rabfer Hotel
Responded 6 Dec 2019
We apologize for the inconvenience for the group that was hosted. As it is true the group is warned and given the rules on the use of the pool and that after 10 pm you can not make noise, but many do not abide by the rules. We will ensure that when there is a group that does comply with the provisions for other customers. For the rest we are glad that they would like to see the birds that come to visit us, as well as the iguanas. Taking into account your comment we will improve, to continue giving a good experience.
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US$72 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
arenal rabfer hotel
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arenal Rabfer Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Arenal Rabfer Hotel?
Nearby attractions include ChocoMuseo La Fortuna (0.3 km), Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos (0.2 km), and Arenal Sanctuary Reserve (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arenal Rabfer Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Arenal Rabfer Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Arenal Rabfer Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arenal Rabfer Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chifa La Familia Feliz, Restaurante Tierra Mia, and Pollo Fortuneño.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arenal Rabfer Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Arenal Rabfer Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arenal Rabfer Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Arenal Rabfer Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of La Fortuna de San Carlos.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arenal Rabfer Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Arenal Rabfer Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.