Recently on my way to and from San Jose I stayed here.....two nights on the first go and one night for my return to Playa Negra. When I came back on the second run the staff were happy to see me, the owners saying to the staff that whatever I needed, please take care of me.
I like that.
The Hotel Bramadero has some interesting history behind it given that it was started 60 years ago as a rest stop, the last rest stop before the border crossing. For me, on this trip anyway, I needed a place to stay where I could rest.
I was given a room with a large bed, well-appointed bathroom (with one of those cool bowl sinks) and excellent HOT WATER. When one has been living in the boonies for awhile hot water is wonderful to have. And yes, they have air conditioning.
I slept peacefully. My only complaint would be the smallish TV.....too small of a screen for me to see well....maybe one day they will upgrade to LCD screens. AT the time of my stay they were experiencing net issues but that is to be expected down here.....so don't complain about it and instead just piggy-back off of Rotten Ronnie's unsecured net access next door.
The restaurant which fronts the hotel is a welcoming place with great service and wonderful food.....many of the tour buses stop here and the establishment does not mind folks taking up space waiting for the Tica or TransNIca buses going north.
One of their specialties is Parilla (grilled meats) and given the well-heeled locals that pop in for nosh that oughtta tell you something about this place.
Oh, and the pool, NICE......very nice indeed.
For $45 a night one cannot go wrong....cheaper than the BEst Western down the road and you would be supporting a long-standing "Tico" business.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Bramadero Costa Rica/Liberia