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San Bosco Inn
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Super location in downtown La Fortuna with a beautiful view of the volcano. For the price you can that San Bosco. The staff is friendly and try to help with all of your needs during your stay. A good hotel for couples and families.

Room Tip: Staff working early in the morning should try to be a little quieter.
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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GPCustomerService, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at San Bosco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hello Jim, thank you for your time to sharing your experience about your recent stay at our hotel.

We are pleased to read that your stay was very good. Our main goal is the complete satisfaction of all our customer.

As you mentioned, we have a convenient location close to the major of basic services in the town like drugstores, supermarkets, souvenir shops, restaurants, banks, etc.

We hope you can visit us in the future.
It will be a pleasure to serve you again.

Best regards,
Gerardo Pérez H

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

I had been staying at hostels throughout CR. Landed at the Bosco midweek due to good price. They ended up honoring the rate all weekend. Good food, helpful staff. The sushi restaurant attached was delicious. The housekeeping staff made towel animals and made me feel quite welcome. Fast food restaurant across the street at amazing quesadillas!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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GPCustomerService, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at San Bosco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear customer, thank you for taking the time to share your lovely experience with us.

Is good to read your comments about our property and services, and we are truly pleased that you have enjoyed all that you encountered in the hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you here with us, and we hope that you can back soon.

Kindest Regards,
Gerardo Pérez H

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Tiny double room (19) - the bed took up most of the room. Not a single bit of storage or anywhere to put two large travel bags apart from one on the small amount of floor space and one on the chair. Bed was so close to the wall (less than 1 foot away) I had to walk sideways to get into it. Two bath towels but no hand towels. Fine for one person but a squash for 2 people with suitcases and day packs.

On the plus side, it is close to all the restaurants and shops, and it does have a pool (didn't use it).

As already said in another review, loo paper has to go in a waste bin. There is no fridge (no space in the room) although there was an ice bucket. Only 2 plug sockets (of which one was in the bathroom).

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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GPCustomerService, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at San Bosco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hello, thank you very much for your time to leave us your comment.

This is very important for us because it allows us to improve in every way.

We regret that your stay was not the best.
We will take your contributions into consideration.

Regards,
Gerardo Pérez H

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Location location location (and you get what you pay for). This place could be considered excellent or a total dump depending on your expectations. If you want a romantic hideaway with beautiful views of the forest right outside your window/patio/balcony this is not the place. If however you want to be in the heart of La Fortuna close to everything from the bank, supermarket, restaurants etc. then this is pretty good.

Most of the fancier hotels are are nestled in the mountains so are a bit far away if you want to get a bite to eat outside the hotel. Cabs are expensive if you're not driving - nothing lower than $10 most of the time. That being said, the rooms are threadbare. Almost like a hostel. There is not even a box of tissues. Also beware, you have to put the toilet paper in a waste basket and not flush it - this is fairly common in a lot of places in south America but if you're not used to it then it might come as a shock to you (PS: you'll get used to it).

The rooms though threadbare are clean and there is a split AC in case it gets hot and humid. What you get for the price is pretty decent. They have excellent breakfast buffet every morning. The front desk staff is very helpful in booking tours and trips. If you just want a place to sleep, this is an excellent spot. (PS: try to avoid the rooms in the front if you're a light sleeper, road noise with traffic could bother you, e.g. room 11).

If you are a single traveler this is a good spot. Although in hindsight after talking to single travelers I would have stayed at the hostel Selina.

Room Tip: Rooms near the front desk can get noisy. I'd get something in the upper levels.
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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GPCustomerService, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at San Bosco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Dear customer, thank you for this positive review which collaborate with all the Trip Advisor users and give us the energy to keep improving in all our services and procedures.

We are pleased to read that you had a good experience with us and that you enjoyed our services in general.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kindest Regards from La Fortuna, Costa Rica.
Gerardo Pérez H

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Can't beat the location in Fortuna. Many great restaurants within walking distance. Spa Herrera literally 1 or 2 minutes walking from the inn.

The inn itself was slightly disappointing. The towels in our room were not clean. They smelled like body odor from the previous guests. Disgusting!

Breakfast was decent but nothing to brag about. Basically par for the course in Costa Rica.

I do need to give credit where credit is due though. The guys at the front desk were very helpful to us. Five stars for those guys!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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GPCustomerService, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at San Bosco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hello Bob, thank you for your time to evaluating our services.

Your comment is very important because help us to improve in all our procedures.

Our main goal is the complete satisfaction of all our guests and we really sorry that your stay not was the best.

Once again, thank you for your feedback.

Best regards,
Gerardo Pérez H



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Additional Information about San Bosco Inn

Address: | 100 mts North from La Fortuna Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel San Bosco)
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 59 Hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: S$63 - S$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — San Bosco Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Bosco Inn, is located in the center of La Fortuna, in the nicest tranquil area of this beautiful charming town, just 15 minutes from the majestic Arenal Volcano.Our strategic location in the town of La Fortuna allows you easy access to all of the services of the area.Our friendly staff is always available to serve you and advise you. We assure our guests an unforgettable stay in La Fortuna. ... more   less 
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