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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We enjoyed another stay at the Bougainvillea before heading out to rest of our trip in CR. Room was quite comfy, nice size bed, very adequate furnishings, clean and quiet. Being birders we again appreciated the landscaping around the hotel and saw 20+ species before dark and before our driver arrived next morning. And, using flashlights appreciated seeing a couple of species of frogs in the small pond after dinner.

Exchanged US$$ for colonies at the front desk at the rate of $1: 550 colonies.

As on previous stays staff were always helpful and friendly.

Ate in the main dining room. An imperial beer was $2.80 and a soda was $2.30. My spaghetti w/bolg sauce was very tasty ($10.50) and my wife said her grilled chicken and veggies was also delicious ($11.00). One need also keep in mind a 10 percent gruitity and a 13 percent tax are added to the above prices.

The buffet breakfast was also good. A variety of items were available.

We were pleased our trip organizer chose the Bougainvillea for our first nite incountry. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The grounds are enough to merit the 5-star rating - acres of paths through manicured gardens. Plants are labelled, sculptures peek out for corners, etc. There is also a large swimming pool and mini-gym next to the garden. The hotel itself is very nice, rooms are comfy with all amenities. Restaurant was good for dinner and buffer breakfast. Nice bar area, business center, conference rooms, etc. Only three floors so no elevator waits.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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1  Thank garybirder
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avdwp, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bougainvillea, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your review, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the grounds as well as the hotel experience!

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The hotel grounds are botanical gardens. Flowers, plants and all sorts of birds are abundant. I just enjoyed wandering around early in the morning. The restaurant food was good. Best of all were the birds flitting about outside the window. The rooms are adequate

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Marilyn A
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a fabulous hotel. We knew pretty much nothing about the hotel before we arrived, and were pretty blown away by how beautiful the hotel is. The rooms were clean, and the breakfast buffet was wonderful. Prices in the restaurant/bar were reasonable. Of course, the garden is spectacular, well worth the price of admission, and throw in a lovely pool as well as perhaps the best gym I've seen in a hotel, period, and the result is that this property is a no-brainer. The only critique I could offer is that the shower head had about a 90 degree spray pattern, which made it somewhat hard to shower. Small inconvenience compared to what you get.

Room Tip: Garden view is extremely worthwhile.
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Curtis G
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant place to stay to recover from jet-lag and take things easy. Beautiful gardens, birds, vegetation and flowers. Pleasant staff, acceptable food.

Provided a good base in San José, for travels around Costa Rica. Used by birding and photography groups to start and finish their tours of Costa Rica.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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