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Hotel Le Bergerac Boutique
Ranked #43 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
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5 reviews
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“Quiet escape”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

This hotel is fabulously located near the Mall de San Pedro, but on a quiet side street. It's a small boutique hotel so you get good service. I've stayed here several times and never been disappointed. There's a corner room which has a small balcony that over looks the entrance. It's a nice room, but I think it tends to get very hot and it is somewhat small compared to the other rooms. I would recommend a room on the second floor with a garden/patio. We stayed in two, they both had two double beds, which we didn't need, but it was worth it for the patio. I would not recommend you stay in their "villas". I got an insect bite here which caused a golf ball sized lump on my wrist. I'm not kidding -- golf ball sized. I couldn't wear a watch, the area was so swollen! In all the time I've spent in Costa Rica (about 5 months) I've never been bitten by anything like that. I don't know what it was, and it didn't hurt, but I wouldn't put myself in that position again.

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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

My husband and I stayed in Bergerac our first night in San Jose. I LOVED the look and feel of this hotel- and everyone was super friendly and nice! It was a great introduction into Costa Rica. The hotel room was large and very clean with super fast wifi. We ate a very nice (although slightly pricey) meal in the hotel restaurant downstairs and had coffee & tea on our private patio in the morning.

I would highly recommend staying at Hotel Le Bergerac, particularly if you are not going to be exploring in San Jose but using it as a jumping off point. Bergerac is not close to downtown, which is a slight disadvantage if you are hoping to wander around towards museums and such, but it is in a lovely / quiet neighborhood- perfect for getting a good night's sleep. :)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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St.Petersburg, FL
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

In selecting a hotel for our visit to Costa Rica's Central Valley, we wanted a place that would reflect the true character of the country as well as meet our standards for location, cleanliness, communication, and helpfulness. Le Bergerac fulfilled all requirements, and was lovely, too. It was impeccably clean, staff members were knowledgeable and helpful and could (fortunately) speak English (Ronald was awesome, fully bilingual), the hardwood floors shone like a mirror, and the hotel was safe and convenient for the inexpensive local buses into town as well as pickups for day trips. It was also within easy walking distance to a variety of restaurants when we chose to dine outside their restaurant. We appreciated the staff's arrangement for taxis and tour buses and would certainly stay there again. Our only dissatisfaction was lumpy pillows.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Myself and 2 friends stayed at the Bergerac in 2009 because we wanted a "local" flavor instead of the usual "name-brand" hotels. The Bergerac is fabulous for that, but it is in the far east part of San Jose and therefore took forever in the taxi to get there from the airport!!!! and the taxi fare was exorbitant!!! But once we arrived, the location is quiet (almost a neighborhood), the room was lovely - with a private terrace to chat, drink, whatever. The dining room was small, with great service, excellent food and they had a fabulous wine list (Malbec to die for)

I would not recommend this hotel if you want a quick in and out of the airport - but if you plan on spending a few days in San Jose to explore - it is a great location and the service/ambiance is true Costa Rica!!!

Room Tip: All rooms have terraces or Balconies - they are the best!!
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Le Bergerac. We stayed for two nights, in a "courtyard" room. The room was very large, extremely clean, and the little sitting area outside was a nice touch (tiny, but beautifully landscaped and cozy). The management was also extremely nice, recommending a wonderful restaurant, and patiently accommodating our inability to speak Spanish. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The nicest part of the hotel is that it really feels like an oasis. The surrounding area has many of the signs of "added security" that you see throughout San Jose (private residences with razor wire and private security guards), but when you're at the hotel, they have artfully created courtyards that keep all of this away from view. The restaurant is okay, nothing extraordinary, and they did have difficulties getting their wireless internet to work in our room (we ended up connecting in the lobby). It's also a bit of a walk to some of the city's main attractions.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

I found the hotel on Expedia not knowing anything about it. When i arrived i was struck by how well maintained the hotel is and by the professionalism of the staff. When i made the reservation i made a mistake with the dates & the hotel changed the dates without charging me any additional cost even though i had gotten the room at a discount through Expedia. All in all i had a really good experience, 2 nights of uninterrupted sleep and i will not hesitate to book another stay the next time i am in San Jose.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Ventura, California
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

We loved our stay at Le Bergerac and the staff was extremely helpful and courteous. Our room was large and nicely appointed, with hardwood floor, a large, fully-tiled shower and semi-enclosed tropical patio. The convenience of the hotel restaurant was a real plus, the food well-prepared and the service wonderful. The hotel is located in a safe neighborhood in or near Barrio Dent. Nearby, there is a market, gas station, shopping mall and there are also a few restaurants.
Our highest compliments go to the hotel staff. All were friendly and eager to assist, helped us with our rudimentary Spanish, told us about nearby and attractions and bascially addressed all of our other needs. The hotel staff made tour arrangements for us for two tours, plus ground transportation to Quepos, and all of those went flawlessly and were with first-rate, reliable companies. It was much less stressful than trying to do it ourselves, and the staff's local knowledge and business sense really paid off for us.
We loved our stay at Le Bergerac and would definitely go back.

Room Tip: We rented the deluxe room with king bed. The room was large and had a flat-screen TV and walk-in cl...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Le Bergerac Boutique
Address: Calle 35 Los Yoses entre avenida 8 y central, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Le Bergerac)
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Bergerac Boutique 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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