Hotel Arenal Rabfer

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Overview of Hotel Arenal Rabfer

Hotel Arenal Rabfer

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in La Fortuna with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.8/10 Good

36 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
175 metros norte del banco Nacional, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Arenal Adventure World - 3 min drive
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 5 min drive
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 9 min drive
  • Chato Volcano - 8 min drive
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 12 min drive
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 10 min drive
  • Children's Eternal Rainforest - 16 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 18 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 22 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 3 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 124 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Arenal Rabfer

Hotel Arenal Rabfer is just 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Restaurante La Carreta, which serves lunch and dinner. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the walkable location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free self-serve breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Restaurante La Carreta - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Arenal Rabfer La Fortuna
Hotel Arenal Rabfer
Arenal Rabfer La Fortuna
Arenal Rabfer
Arenal Rabfer Hotel
Hotel Arenal Rabfer Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Hotel Arenal Rabfer Hotel
Hotel Arenal Rabfer La Fortuna
Hotel Arenal Rabfer Hotel La Fortuna

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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

KATHRYN, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Local, near downtown and activities, great staff
thibaud, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Thumbs up
Pretty good and clean. The AC gets a bit loud.
Pedro, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Aloha from Hawaii…..
Checkin was quick and easy…..receptionist Laura was very welcoming….hospitable……comprehensive with her hotel orientation…..other receptionist Magally was very accommodating……extra pillows and extra clothes hangers. Breakfast was very delicious with several choices……allowed us to take our coffee refills back to our room…. kudos to the cook….Gema. The daily room and building cleaning was vey professional……housemaid Kelin did a fabulous job. I watched her clean the sliding door tracks at the large upstairs events room. I rate this hotel beyond five stars.
Veronica, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Fay, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Rooms need a makeover
The Hotel Arenal Rabfer staff was really nice upon check-in. The rooms have seen better days. The bed comforters are paper thin and had stains on them. They definitely need to be replaced, and offer better quality comforters so you aren't cold at night. The other issue is that you can't flush toilet paper down the toilet so it all needs to go in the tiny trash can in the bathroom, which is quite disgusting. I understand the plumbing is old but this is really not OK for guests who are staying more than a night. The price was right for one night but would not stay here again.
Jessica, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Good choice in La Fortuna town
Clean, basic rooms. Short on some room amenities (towels, drinking glasses) but delivered when requested. Excellent breakfasts included with stay. Seems to be a favourite choice of Ticos. Friendly staff, but limited in knowledge of tours/activities. Be prepared to pay to get to Arenal volcano area if you don’t have a vehicle, as there is no public transit.
3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel is just ok. It is very close to all the La Fortuna downtown shops and restaurants..that’s a plus. Rooms are just ok..they have not been updated in years ! They still have the old box tv with 4 channels. No hair-dryer or shampoo in the bathroom, safe did not work as well. Breakfast was basic. The only plus point was the staff at the front desk. Ericka was very helpful and guided us well with her recommendations for tours and arranging transportation to San Jose.
Sonia, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good enough for us to not feel uncomfortable being here. The air conditioner worked very well and the staff was extremely kind, specifically the girl that worked in the mornings. Go 7 am for breakfast or you won’t have much options by 8. Bed was comfortable as well and housekeeping was daily
Sara, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Modest but comfortable
The hotel was very modest but clean. The staff was very helpful. Good for two last minute nights.
Maria, 2-night trip
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