Friday, January 8, 2016

Hotel Las Colinas, Fangliang Ding

Hotel Las Colinas is a family-owned and eco-friendly hotel that locates in the heart of La Fortuna. Within walking distance, tourists are able to go to different attractions and find convenient stores, ATMs, drug stores, etc.

Upon our arrival, the front desk receptionist greeted us and handled the check-in process very efficiently. However, we only had one key per room, which I believe is a universal problem of all the hotels we stayed on this trip.

The lighting in first floor public area was a bit dim, but the second floor had no problem. Second floor public area faced directly to Arenal Volcano and would be able to offer a great view if the weather were great.

The guestroom assignment, again, was inconsistent. Ashley got a five bed family style room that could be quite terrifying when only one person stayed in the room. The Wi-Fi worked well in my room, and the balcony was definitely a plus to the experience. Unfortunately, the mirror in the guestroom bathroom was a bit small, and the lamp at Isaac’s side needs to be fixed. I recommend buying a Made-in China light bulb so that all problems can be solved. I promise you the lifespan lasts longer than two weeks.

Three things I liked a lot about are deck chairs, book exchange program and information board. Unlike many other hotels, Hotel Las Colinas put all the maps and brochures on an information board, highlighting some of the most important and useful parts. I believe this is a more efficient way for tourists to find information they need than simply put everything at the front desk; especially when hotel staff were unable to communicate in English fluently in some occasions. Moreover, the book exchange program offered tourists some good book options and spiritual communication with tourists from different time and countries. 

I bought myself a necklace with a lovely wooden toucan on it. Love it.

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