My basic requirements for lodging in Liberia were safe, clean, air conditioned and with a pool. I booked Boyeros because there aren't a lot of options, and even fewer that fit that bill in that price range. Boyeros is okay, but it could be quite nice with a modest investment in maintenance and upgrades. It has a great pool, beautiful gardens, a lovely fountain that is relaxing to listen to as you sleep, a conference center, play area and restaurant. It's central location was perfect for my needs- on Highway 1, across from a grocery store, pharmacy and restaurants, and serving as an informal local transportation hub. The street noise would be a draw back, but the restaurant and conference center block the noise from the rooms. Where they miss the mark is in the details. For example, they did a nice job remodeling the bathroom with all new tile flooring and shower, but then left the old water damaged bathroom door. They have lovely balconies with wood easy chairs where you can have a drink and enjoy the garden from your room, and new flat screen TVs with cable, but the linens are tired and scratchy. The rooms are basic and clean, but some well chosen art work, quality linens, and better attention to maintenance details would be all it takes to elevate this place to a 3 star, or even maybe a 4 star for this area. The one thing that we did get the heebie jeebies over was the hot tub. The pool was so nice we were looking forward to an evening in the hot tub to soak our feet, only to discover that the water smelled foul and had algae floating in it. Hotel staff was hit and miss. One woman at the front desk was so helpful and accommodating of my horrible Spanish, yet the other woman always seemed put out when I needed assistance. Breakfast was good for food and service and came with the room- again, an example of what this place could be with the right management, especially since it is well designed for events, group travel and family travel.
- Also Known As:
- Boyeros Hotel And Conference Center
- Boyeros Hotel Liberia
- Boyeros Hotel & Conference Center Costa Rica/Liberia