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Arenal Rabfer Hotel
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All reviewsfew minutes walkshort blocksroom was cleanhot watersmall poollocation is greatcentral locationtwo nightscable tvbreakfast was includedlaundry servicepool areaair conditioninggreat view of the volcanotourarenalwifi
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We had a nice two night stay at Rabfer. Super clean rooms and a nice pool area. The location was nice and quiet but still close to the main plaza. Friendly staff and a very welcoming atmosphere! Would definately stay again.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank 696tiiah
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Arenal_Rabfer21007, Director de Recepción at Arenal Rabfer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear Traveler,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and for your positive comments. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope your next stay and just around the corner.

Best Regards,

David CR & Arenal Rabfer Hotel Staff

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a no-frills place. Nice shower, good A/C, great view of the volcano, two blocks from the downtown square and shops. Food was home-cooked and quite tasty. Stayed here with my high school students on tour. They had a good time. Near kayaking, hot springs, waterfalls.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a private balcony out back.
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Good room, A/C, safe, pool, wifi, with great shower.
Friendly helpful staff.
5 minute walk to town centre for bars/restaurants etc.
Cheap taxis.
Local laundry, cheap with a three hour turnaround and a free delivery to the hotel.
Visit the Ecocentro Danaus, 10 mins away.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony facing outside, not the pool area
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank ian g
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Arenal_Rabfer21007, Director de Recepción at Arenal Rabfer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear Ian,

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating! We are very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant.

Best Regards,

David CR & Arenal Rabfer Hotel Staff

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We only stayed one night here as part of a tour. Our room was on the ground floor and was kitted out for disabled access, so it was spacious and the shower was enormous. It had a little garden atrium room, which was lovely. Right near the centre of everything in the lovely little tourist town of La Fortuna.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Melissanneill
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Hotel A, Recepcionista at Arenal Rabfer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Hi Melissa!
Thanks for sharing your experience! We are very glad that you had a good time with us.
We hope to see you again soon at Arenal Rabfer :)

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We checked in as a family for one night with the option to stay more. However, we chose to find alternative accommodation for our remaining 3 nights. We had a family room that had no window. It smelled very musty but to be honest we were expecting that because previous reviews also said the same demonstrating that the owners are not really interested in sorting the problem out. We also only found somewhere to sit later in in the evening on the first floor over looking the pool. Up til that point we sat on ghe floor and even the stair well to avoid sitting on our beds! There was no atmosphere at all.

The pool was ok and breakfast was adequate but it was not enough for us to stay another night.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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