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“More pluses than minuses” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Le Bergerac
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 35 Los Yoses entre avenida 8 y central, San Jose 1107, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #40 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
San Vito, Costa Rica
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“More pluses than minuses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First, the POSITIVES: Super location, reasonable price, very helpful staff, very quiet at night in interior/garden rooms. Our room was well equipped with desk, lamps on both sides of the queen bed, nice draperies, closet and shelf space for clothes. Space for parking, fast WIFI/internet. The restaurant El Cyrano offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has quite decent food, though not much choice for breakfast. (They might consider a buffet with cereals, granola and yoghurt as do other similarly priced B&Bs in San Jose). NEGATIVES: The wonderful staff must be under orders to save money in every possible way. In spite of the maid's best efforts to fold them under with the hope they wouldn't be seen, (I like my sheets up around my neck, not my waist), so in unfolding I found the hems shockingly frayed on the edges. Likewise, shabbiness is invading this lovely place. A lot of the passageway walls and doors to hotel rooms need a professional cleaning and paint job. Don't look too carefully at details--shoddy workmanship from the last paint job left spatters on baseboards and moldings. And for goodness sakes, in a country with so much wonderful fruit, Hotel Le Bergerac ought to provide a better (not sour) fruit juice and a marmalade not watered down to a runny tastelessness. REALLY NOW! Saving money by watering down your jams is going a little too far!! Also, don't make guests have to ask for more soap and toilet paper. There should be two soaps, so two people don't have to carry one little disk from the sink to the shower and back again. OK, I spent more time on negatives, but in general, I still really like this place and hope the next time I come back the owners will have reinvested in some of the details that make a stay perfect.

Room Tip: Rooms on the garden side are more quiet, but the street isn't too noisy no matter where you are...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a find. My wife and I stayed for four nights in this beautiful, small hotel. Super helpful staff who answered all our questions and provided help quickly whenever we needed it. Charming outside garden and nice restaurant. We had a beautiful, big room, with a balcony and a great view of the mountains around San Jose.

Room Tip: We had, I think, the best room in the hotel, number 12. Huge, with a giant bathroom and a really be...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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3 Thank John C
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LeBergerac, Gerente at Hotel Le Bergerac, responded to this review, December 12, 2014
We are pleased to know that we provided a good service to you,and that you liked the hotel.

We hote to see you here again next time you visit Costa Rica.

Merry Chrstmas and a happy new year from all of us here at Le Bergerac!
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

First night the sheets had to be changed because we found big brown stains on them. Also had trouble with getting hot water until the manager/owner came herself after her staff and I couldn't figure it out. The second and last night here I had asked for an extra little bottle of shampoo since I ran out and was leaving the next morning back home I was denied because they only give one a day to all the rooms.

Over all the hotel is charming and the staff specially Ronny and Erick are amazing but I personally wouldn't stay here again.

Stayed August 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Only a twenty minute stroll from the bustling downtown San Jose, Le Bergerac is a clean, friendly, comfortable and quiet location. In addition, it is close to San Pedro and the restaurants and bars of Escalante.

We stayed for two nights in one of the garden rooms.

Note on the cab front: if you call Airport Taxis, then you should get a fixed-price cab ride for $40 (up to 4 people) rather than the $32 per person charged by the hotel.

Room Tip: We had room 25. It has a small garden with table and chairs, but no fridge. Air conditioning is not...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 Thank Simon H
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LeBergerac, Gerente at Hotel Le Bergerac, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for your words Sir.There´s something that i would like to clarify and that is the cost for the transportation Airport/Hotel and viceversa.We do charge $32usd for up to 4 people(as long as they don´t bring with them with too much bagagge),For more than 4 people and up to 7,the cost of the transportation is $42usd.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My primary description of this lovely hotel is as an oasis in the city. It is located just slightly outside of San Jose city, but is still within walking distance. Walk twenty minutes up the street, and you'll find a mall where locals shop. Walk twenty minutes down the street, and you'll find the old town center with several scenic parks, the Gold Museum, the New Jade Museum, and National Theater, and other sights. You can walk to and visit all of these places in a leisurely day, and still make it back to the hotel before nightfall.

The hotel itself is truly an oasis. Once you enter the hotel grounds, there is greenery all about, which is frequently visited by hummingbirds. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the beds are soft, and there is always hot water in the shower. Each room even has a small fridge. The hotel's wifi is excellent, no matter which room you're in. I stayed in two different rooms (one at the beginning of my trip, and one at the end), and both were spacious with private balconies that had a table and two chairs. Overall, this hotel felt more like home than I ever expected.

The staff is absolutely superb. They are so helpful! We arrived very early, about 6 a.m., and check in wasn't until 2 p.m., but they managed to get us one out of our two reserved rooms right away. As for our other room, they made sure to clean it as early as possible, and I was able to get in there by 9:30 a.m. They are very friendly, and were able to help us with whatever we needed. We also had to check out very early, 5 a.m., and made sure to have coffee and toast available at that time. The front desk is staffed 24 hours, so 4 a.m. wake up calls are no problem. They also speak English, in case your Spanish is not up to par. Even the wait staff in the restaurant was wonderful.

They can arrange a transport to the airport, but be advised that it costs $32 american either way.

Overall, I would most definitely stay here again if I ever get back to Costa Rica. In my opinion, it is a bargain. The warmth and comfort of this hotel is worth far more than what they charge for it.

Room Tip: I had a room with two king sized beds, and it was very spacious. My friends had a single room with...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 Thank ulutree
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LeBergerac, Gerente at Hotel Le Bergerac, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you so much for your words,we feel honoured by them,we all hope to see you one more time at Le Bergerac next time you visit Costa Rica!
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Castle Rock CO
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We are staying here for 2 weeks for work. This is our second time to lodge in this hotel. We love it -- the staff is wonderful, very nice and accommodating. The restaurant -- Cyrano's -- is also quite nice and the waiter Erick is just great! He enjoys interacting w/the clients and is always in a bubbly mood. He clearly likes his work.
The hotel is located in Los Yoses, which is a nice tranquil area close to mall San Pedro and the barrio Escalante, which is replete with new restaurants catering to healthy eaters, vegetarians, and hip folks. We can easily walk to our work in Zapote and also downtown if we do not wish to ride the buses.
The hotel has different types of rooms but ours is the best: large, with a balcony and a mini-fridge. Other rooms have private gardens and other amenities. We like the balcony -- it overlooks the street and we can see what is happening outside.
All in all, a wonderful place to stay -- not fancy like the Trump Tower in Panamá but homey and comfortable. We prefer this by far!

Room Tip: Either habitación 12 or 14 -- both are good.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank Jean L
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LeBergerac, Gerente at Hotel Le Bergerac, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you so much Jean and Barbara for your words,it makes us work every day harder and harder,in order to make our guests happy while being at Le Bergerac.
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My son and I spent several nights at Hotel Le Bergerac. The managers (Arthur and Henry) and their staff are friendly, professional, and very helpful (for example, when we returned to the hotel after a day of white water rafting and needed medication for a sunburn, they located one of the few pharmacies that was still open in the evening, then sent us with an English-speaking cab driver who translated for us when we got there). The hotel itself is an older building with character. We stayed in a superior room with a balcony and a view across the city to the mountains, then in a deluxe room with a patio. We had a great time in Costa Rica and plan to return; when we do, we'll stay at Hotel Le Bergerac while in San Jose.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank John S
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LeBergerac, Gerente at Hotel Le Bergerac, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you so very much for your opinion about Le Bergerac.We are glad to know you and your son had a great time in Costa Rica and at Le Bergerac as well.We hope to see you once again at Le Bergerac and of course,we´ll do one more time all we can to make you feel at home.
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Address: Calle 35 Los Yoses entre avenida 8 y central, San Jose 1107, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in San Jose
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Bergerac 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are 25 comfortable, colorfully furnished rooms, nine of which are small standard rooms whilst the remainder, from superior to luxury, all have a small private garden patio or balcony.Many of our touring guests have commented on how they look forward to returning to the peace, quiet and comfort of our small hotel. Free services include continental breakfast, Wi Fi and internet connections in all rooms and Secure parking.We can arrange airport pickup and transfer to Le Bergerac, situated in the old embassy district of Los Yoses. Our beautiful hotel is within minutes of the downtown city, while the rest of the incredible central valley is also easily accessible.The hotel has an experienced staff of well trained management that will delight in helping you with any travel or tour arrangements throughout the whole of this exciting and beautiful country. ... more   less 
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