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Hotel Bougainvillea

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   100 m Oeste de la Escuela Publica de Santo Tomas, Santo Domingo de Heredia 11-3100, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is not in central San Jose, but it's not far either. What this hotel has going for it is a breathtaking garden. It's immense. You can spend an hour wander through the garden paths, finding things like bird-watching platforms and water gardens. Our room was well-appointed and comfortable and the hotel breakfast was very good.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to this hotel both times I have travelled to Costa Rica (once for fun and once for work) and both times, I loved it. The pool area is a great way to relax in the hot CR sun and the ground are amazing to walk in and get lost taking photos. The staff is super friendly and... More

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a suburb of San Jose, but great for stay over night before heading out to rest of CR. Beautiful gardens (very large) even better than many botanical gardens. This is a gorgeous and relaxing place to stay.

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Melbourne, FL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on the first night of our 8 day birding adventure. The room was wonderful and I had the best sleep of my trip on the comfortable mattress and excellent pillows. We did not spend much time in the room as we spent the afternoon birding the incredible gardens at the hotel and left early in the morning... More

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and daughter and I stayed here the night we arrived in Costa Rica, because it wasn't more than a 20 minute drive from the San Jose airport, and it seemed like a good place to get our bearings. The room was comfortable if not anything special, while the breakfast buffet excellent, and the staff very friendly. While those... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. It really is a beautiful hotel with wonderful staff. The restaurant is especially good and is surprisingly good value for money. At first I thought the prices might be a bit steep, as I had nothing with which to compare it, but having eaten in San Jose in fairly ordinary places, I would recommend eating in... More

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Menton, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, charming staff and probably the nicest garden hotel and pool area I've seen in a long time. Would recommend it. The restaurant and indoor bar were very colonnial, but service was good, prices correct, and quality more than correct

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I spent two weeks at this wonderful hotel. My husband was working and I tagged along. The gardens and birds are spectacular, it is a photographers dream. The hotel staff are friendly and efficient. I had a problem with a damp floor and within 15 minutes I was moved to a new room. The food is great,... More

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Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place was really nice. The rooms were comfortable and lovely. From the entry outside into the lobby and then to the rooms - all was beautiful. There was really nice artwork everywhere - and not just paintings. The grounds were also amazing. We spent a nice morning walking around outside taking pictures of the beautiful landscaping. The breakfast was... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This hotel is a nice break from the chain hotels. The gardens are the best I have ever seen at a hotel. Beautiful pool. Most of all I like the attitude of the staff. They make you feel at home. The one main bellman has been there for so many years. Always really friendly. We have been there maybe 6... More

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Address: 100 m Oeste de la Escuela Publica de Santo Tomas, Santo Domingo de Heredia 11-3100, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Santo Domingo de Heredia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Bougainvillea 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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 
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