Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.1 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Ontario
Right in TownPosted Jan 1, 2015
Pros: location, friendly front desk staff
Cons: some hangers on the wall by the door, something to put things on in the bathroom, The balcony door does not lock.
Location: Right in town, easy walk to many restaurants, shops, bank, mini marts.
The hotel is right in the centre of town and, as a result, there is alot of street noise making a quiet sleep not very likely. The noise is a trade off for being able to walk around town. That said, the rooms are spacious with high ceilings and very clean. We had a room with two double beds. There is a dresser, a nightstand and a flat screen tv on the dresser. The rooms also have a small refrigerator which was really nice to have. The rooms could use some hangers by the door to put clothes or rain gear on. The bathrooms are also spacious but do not have any place to put toileteries. They could put in a shelf. Our room had a small balcony. There is a small pool with nice landscaping but no lounge chairs, just some cement tables and benches. During our stay, the wifi did not work until the last day but it had good reception when it did work. Breakfast is included and offers 3 choices of pancakes with fruit, traditional tico breakfast and a continental breakfast. The food was good but with all of the fresh fruit, it was disappointing to have only orange juice that comes in a box or bottle.
by A verified traveler
Not what I expectedPosted Nov 17, 2014
When we check in we were Advised that air conditioner was not working so they changed the room previously offer for another room
by Stevefrom New York, NY
The Staff Does Not Care Much About Your Well BeingPosted Feb 12, 2014
Pros: The room's were fine, it was near the rainforest.
Cons: Staff that actually cares about you and provides you with correct information that significantly effects your safety and vacation time.
There is a heavy set guy who runs the front desk but does not speak English. I told him I wanted to leave Monteverde and arrive in Tamarindo. The Interbus (the main form of tourist transportation) wasn't available the next day so he convinced me to take the public bus. This guy left me at a bus stop, and told me the bus I needed would come in 15 minutes. I waited for 2 hours only to use my broken spanish to find out it doesn't come at that stop at all! I ended up using my broken spanish to navigate to Tamarindo via 3 buses, a taxi and some minor hitchhiking. It took 8 hours. I called him and he didn't seem too concerned. The hotel is fine, it's near the rainforest but don't trust the front desk too much for itinerary planning.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 23, 2014 by Susan Rodriguez, Hotel Management
Good Morning Steve, Im sorry to hear about your experience but I find it hard to believe that this was our hotel. Unfortunately we dont have a heavy set guy who runs the front desk and our reception and tour desk staff are completely bilingual if not tri lingual. We also never make it a habbit of taking people to the public bus station, we prefer they take private transportation for safetly purposes. Please check again your hotel name because we have no record of you on our list of visitors. Susan Rodriguez
for Everyoneby Michael
Posted Dec 30, 2013
Convenient location, room is dark even turn on all lights in the night, no bathroom towel. Friendly staffs and good breakfast.
for Familiesby Teenvar
Not worth itPosted Oct 15, 2012 on Hotels.com
This place is in the middle of busy intersection. Very very noisy till early hrs in the morning and pool was not cleaned for a month. Will not stay here again for sure. No elevator either .
by A verified traveler
Posted Apr 13, 2012 on Hotels.com
Hotel Arenal Jireh is the worst hotel we have stayed in. Our stay at the hotel was miserable. The hotel is stripped. The towels are paper thin. They should be used to wipe the floor. My children and I slept with no covers as the sheets smelled like urine. No telephones in the rooms. You cannot communicate with the front desk should you need anything. No TV. The neighbors around the hotel have roosters that didn't allow us to sleep all night. Terrible stay!!
for Familiesby henryfrom orlando fl
to much for what the offerPosted Mar 29, 2012
Pros: close to the center of the town and the volvano
Cons: the facility
the hotel still in construccion..specially by the breakfast area.. we have to ask few times for towells the only good thing is because is at the center of the fortuna town..convenience to shop and to walk to the restaurants..in the night..
Recommendedby A verified travelerfrom Toronto, ON
excellent budget location in downtown La FortunaPosted Jan 24, 2012 on Hotels.com
nice location, the hotel is a bit on the budget side. Pool was not heated at the days we were there, but we did not mind as there was just too much to do around. The breakfast was included, and it was a basic Costa Rica breakfast, but a reasonable one. They have a nice secure parking spot. You can see the volcano right from some rooms.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Hotel jirehPosted Dec 31, 2011 on Hotels.com
A cute boutique hotel. It has a lot if charm. The staff was attentive and helpful. Centered in town it was easy to get to sites & restaurants. A very reasonable price and a nice stay. The lava lounge is across the street, a very yummy restaurant. Plus great views of the volcano from third floor.
Recommendedby A verified travelerfrom Pinckneyville , Il
Hotel Jireh in La FortunaPosted Jul 9, 2011 on Hotels.com
Good customer service, located on the main street, near local souviner shops, good resturants within a few blocks, beautiful park and church a few blocks away. Has bicyicles for rent, tour booking in lobby. Secluded pool. Nice open air breakfast on 2nd level.