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Hotel Bougainvillea

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spent our first night in Costa Rica at this hotel, it was a wonderful way to get a taste of Costa Rica. We then went around the country and ended our last night there at the hotel Bougainvillea. It was a perfect way to end a wonderful trip. Staff is super helpful food is good the gardens were such...

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Watsonville, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I flew in early in the morning so I was able to check in early( at 9am ) at a modest cost which is worth it since I was able to take a shower and rest up from a sleepless flight from the USA. The hotel is very clean. You can drink from the tap water; it is safe. I...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In our 23 trip in February 2017, we stayed at the Hotel Bougainvillea to start and end our vacation. Stay on the garden side you will not regret it. Walks in the garden are an adventure, as well as the great workout area and pool. The staff love their jobs, everyone from the desk, maid service, waiters and garden staff...

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avdwp, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bougainvillea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed it, and especially, that you appreciate the adventure of walking in our gardens! We do love what we do and we are glad it shows.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very good at this hotel. Gardens Outstanding, Beds were comfortable. Rooms were large with excellent water pressure. Included breakfast buffet was comprehensive buffet. No made to order breakfast. The location is not good. Because of traffic snarls, it takes a long time to get to San Jose. The airport is about a half hour away. We also...

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avdwp, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bougainvillea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, it is gratifying to know that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We agree completely with you about the traffic conditions, they have been pretty intense in the last weeks, however, we are happy to report that in very few days, when they finish the two bridges they are...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a bit off the beaten path from downtown San Jose, but is located on about 8 acres of very beautiful gardens. It was our first stop for a visit to see the sites of Costa Rica and it set a great tone for the trip. The staff were great, the bar and restaurant were great. There were...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with a magnifecen garden, great food and near the capital. Service is nice and prices are not to high considering that Costa Rica is an expensive country. Getting there could be a problem because of traffic jams because there are road works nearby

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience being in this beautiful, well appointed place! Everything is clean, fresh and beautiful to look at! The gardens are wonderfully kept up and expansive and a perfect place to wander. All the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. We will definitely return again and again when visiting our family here...thank you for such a respite from...

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Tebbetts, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel Bougainvillae was booked for us by our travel agency, Unique Adventures. we didn't have any idea it was so nice. About four acres of well tended botanical gardens make up the grounds. And, the meals that we had in the restaurant were some of the best I have had in any restaurant in the last two or more...

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Dalton, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken here by our excellent guide, Danny Ugalde Birding Guide V. It is a peaceful and tranquil place - full of so many beautiful native plants and trees. I could wander in that garden for hours. The room was clean, and very comfortable. Danny, our guide, is very knowledgeable about the plants, animals and ecology of his country....

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Seminole, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful hotel. Our room was perfect and all hotel staff members were friendly and eager to accommodate. We stayed there for a week and several times I had a special request such as for an extra pillow or another towel. Each time my requested item arrived within minutes. We were amazed at the laundry service also. Folded items...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only 20 min from the airport / A hotel inside a garden. 10 acres of the most beautiful gardens in Costa Rica. Experience Costa Rica: Come stroll in our beautiful tropical gardens; enjoy the fragrance of Costa Rica's refreshing air. Relax in our cozy rooms and facilities where our friendly staff will be happy to assist you! Enjoy our country, stay at Bougainvillea: A hotel inside a garden. Restaurant, bar/lounge. Indulge your appetite at our restaurant and bar, which offers a delicious fusion of international and local cuisine. The tasteful decoration of our restaurant compliments our personalized service. Enjoy a view of our gardens which sets the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable breakfast, lunch, dinner, or afternoon tea. Other amenities include complimentary wireless internet access and free parking. Balconies: Take a moment to notice all the beautiful details that the nature offers to you in our balconies with a mountain or garden view. Green mountains, colored tropical flowers and energetic hummingbirds will welcome you to Costa Rica! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bougainvillea

Address: Oeste de la Escuela Publica de Santo Tomas 100 m, Santo Domingo de Heredia 40301, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Santo Domingo de Heredia
Price Range: $192 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Bougainvillea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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“Garden view is away from the street with the gardens and mountains it will brighten your day.”
 of 5 bubbles jstamilio, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Views to the garden are better”
 of 5 bubbles Gabypinochacon, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for garden view side”
 of 5 bubbles 802tedf, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“best view is on the back, in view of the garden”
 of 5 bubbles 18leslied, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden view rooms are beautiful. I took care to get an air conditioned room but didn't need it in February.”
 of 5 bubbles 428Claudia, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
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