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“$30 what else do you expect?”
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Regina Hotel
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

It is what you get when you pay $30. Good location, good service and a bed with a TV.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

After staying in an undesirable place, we stumbled upon this Gem, at the end of town! The room was very clean, and the Hotel was safe and secure.Excellent safe and secure parking for our car, and best of all, were the two fine ladies who ran this hotel, GiGi and Rosio. These girls were so cute, very polite and accommodating. We felt very comfortable because of how warm and kind they were. GiGi and Rosio helped us anyway they could, giving us information about where to go and the best way to enjoy our stay in La fortuna. This is the best budget hotel in La fortuna, along with a most accommodating staff. I also want to say the girl who maintained our room, did a great job. For the money, you cant beat this place..Safe,clean,secure..great staff!

Room Tip: all room are good. Ours had a balcony!
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

My wife and I traveled with another couple to explore the sites and activities in and around the Arenal Volcano National Park. After reading the many online reviews of the area hotels, we selected Regina. Wow, did we luck out! The hotel was as good as the ratings and more. Our criteria for hotel accommodations are safety, cleanliness, and value in that order. This small hotel was very secure, spotless and low priced. Located in the town of La Fortuna we were in walking distant to area restaurants, libations and the town’s central garden park. While we experienced some room road noise, the convenient main street town location was well worth it. Thanks to the hotel staff’s knowledge and guidance we enjoyed a great three days of nature walks, waterfalls, zip lining, horseback riding, and hot springs.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank RoyConnie1964
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

We spent 3 nights here while in Costa Rica and I can't say enough about the service. The hotel was really clean and comfortable. It was very close to everything in town so we could walk to the restaurants. There is around the clock security and you also have a safe in each room if you'd like to lock valuables up while gone for the day. The staff was extremely knowledgable and helpful making reservations for all the excursions we wanted. They really treat you like family. We can't say enough good things about our experience there. Trust me, you will get MORE than your moneys worth here.

Room Tip: Ask for the room in the back because there is a lot of traffic next to the hotel since it is on the...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Kelly1945
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

The Arenal/LaFortuna area is a hub of activity, and since we are travelers that like to immerse ourselves in the culture rather than stay at an isolated resort, the Regina Hotel was the perfect spot. This charming hotel had so many positive aspects it is hard to list them all in one review. Situated at the edge of town, Regina has the advantage of an unobstructed view of the magnificent Arenal, combined with being able to safely walk out-the-door into a vibrant, quaint, but all-inclusive Costa Rican town. LaFortuna has parks, library, banks, stores, churches, restaurants and cantinas. Although we could've sorted through all the wonderful options of restaurants, activities or adventures ourselves, instead we relied on the very experienced multi-lingual staff at the Regina who were extremely knowledgeable about a broad array of local options. The staff has actually experienced most “things to do”, and not only were they able to offer the best discounts, but more importantly they helped us pick the tour and level of activity that maximized our enjoyment. Every tour operator that picked us up at the Regina knew that the hotel staff would follow-up with them after every excursion to assure that we had the best experience. The queen of the Regina is the manager Rocio, who during our 10 day stay expertly guided us to adventure after adventure, and meal after meal that will provide us 10 years of memories. After learning of our joy of eating Tican food, she took us shopping for ingredients and graciously gave us a gourmet-level cooking class in her home. The room fridge kept our beverages wonderfully chilled, the air conditioner quickly took the humidity out of the air to make our immaculately clean room and surroundings an oasis after each day's activity. The around-the-clock staffing, always made this in-town hotel feel safe. In a comforting way, part of the charm, was the periodic bustling traffic sounds, combined with the staff attentiveness. We quickly became immersed in the community starting each morning with a delicious choice of typical or full-course breakfasts at the famous LaChoza restaurant next door, which is an highly recommended, inexpensive, room-rate add-on. Having local coffee craft-brewed at your table is a joyous start to any day. This was our third visit to this unique area, and our second stay at Regina. It will not be our last.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the two rooms that have an unobstructed Volcano view
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 150 Meters West of the Catholic Church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417-26, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#22 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $49 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Regina Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Regina Hotel is centrally located, close to many restaurants, shops, adventures tours, banks, pharmacies, and other services. Each room has: cable TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe deposit box, private bathroom with hot water. Some of the rooms offer great views of the Arenal Volcano. We offer travelers safe, private, clean and comfortable environment. ... more   less 
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Regina Hotel Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos

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