$108 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 30, 2014 Check-out: Nov 2, 2014

Hotel Bougainvillea

3 stars
100 M Oeste De La Esc Sto Tomas, Heredia,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
15 reviews
Very Nice

The desk clerk, bell hop, bartender and waiters were all very pleasant. The room was very... See full review

  • Evad22
  • Feb 2, 2014
"a very enjoyable and relaxing place"

Staying at this hotel was so very enjoyable and perfect. The staff was wonderful and very helpful.... See full review

  • Jan and Russ Hellar, Retirees.
  • Jan 2, 2011
The Hotel Bougainvillea is your choice if you are looking for a reasonably priced, hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood not far from downtown.

The views across the valley from this hillside location are wonderful, and the gardens are beautifully designed and well tended. Set among 10 acres of lush gardens, the unique and comfortable Hotel Bougainvillea is a place where guests can truly experience the world famous beauty of Costa Rica, just 15 minutes from San Jos downtown and 20 minutes from the airport

Our large and bright rooms harmonize with the tastefully decorated lobby, restaurant, and common areas.

Original pieces of Costa Rican art complement our stunning landscaped tropical gardens dominated by tall trees, plentiful flowers, ponds and mountain views. In Hotel Bougainvillea we offer you the chance to enjoy our country from the first minute of your vacation

Hotel Map

9.9803 -84.0784
Area served
Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica.
Nearby airports
San Jose International Airport (SJO, Juan Santamara International): Approximate driving time is 20 minutes and distance is 10 miles.
Area description
San Jose - 10 minutes INBioparque - 5 minutes Carara Biological Reserve - 1.5 hours Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs - 3.5 hours Pos Volcano National Park - 1 hour Lankester Gardens and Oros Valley -1 hour Pueblo Antiguo - 0.5 hour.

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Hotel Bougainvillea Rooms

Standard Mountain View
Standard Mountain View features: two double beds, Wireless Internet access, wake-up calls, cable TV, balcony, ceiling fan, separate sitting area, direct-dial phone, housekeeping, private bathroom, hair dryer, non-smoking rooms.
Standard Garden View
Garden View features: two double beds, Wireless Internet access, wake-up calls, cable TV, balcony, ceiling fan, separate sitting area, direct-dial phone, housekeeping, private bathroom, hair dryer, non-smoking rooms.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible parking

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Business-related amenities at this three-star property consist of audio-visual equipment and small meeting rooms. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Five meeting rooms are available. This green/sustainable hotel also offers multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and beautiful gardens. Onsite parking is complimentary.

Dining

Vitrales Restaurant & Bar
The Vitrales Restaurant and Bar, serving international, and Costa Rican cuisine, is located off the lobby. The tasteful decoration of the restaurant complements the friendly and expert service. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Bougainvillea

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
3.3
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Evad22
Business
Rochester, NY
Feb 2, 2014

Very Nice

The desk clerk, bell hop, bartender and waiters were all very pleasant. The room was very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was very good with a large variety of food. The thing we liked the best was the beautiful gardens all around the hotel. We only wished we had planned more time to enjoy it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Great place to relax before and after touring around Costa Rica. Enjoy walking in the garden. About 20 minutes from the airport. Taxi ride was about $25 U.S. dollars.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gaudia
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 3, 2013

A piece of Paradise

A beautiful oasis with every comfort. Staff were friendly and obliging, room comfortable and clean and the restaurant and gift shop were great. Disn't use the pool or tennis courts, but they were well maintained and looked inviting. The gardens are spectacular and a joy to stroll around, lovely plants and lots of birds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Don Antonio
Business
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2012

Nice Hotel

The hotel is very nice especially the garden in the back, but the only drawback I found with this hotel, it's too far from anything. It costs about $12 one way, by taxi, to go downtown to San Jose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
zappy
Business
alamo
Sep 5, 2011

Great Getaway!

the hotel was a delight! Good location to sights, Very attentive staff. Clean rooms. The most beautiful gardens you will ever see, however all the animals start singing at 4:00 am. The food was great. All said I cant wait to return!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

There is a all day trip from the hotel to the active volcano, and hot springs. A must for anyone visiting costa rica!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Montreal, Canada
Apr 21, 2011

Quiet hotel in beatiful garden

This is my second time I have stayed in this hotel. I like it's view, large colorful garden and always nice staff. Overall both times I had a positive experience. Only thing I can criticize about the hotel is the restaurant's menu. It has very limited number of dishes and mostly 80s style food. If you are eating in the hotel every night it can be pretty boring. A menu make over will make this place really a top hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast is worth the money. I do not suggest fish dishes for dinner or lunch. Too much cream in the sauces. Items with steak fares better.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Naples, Florida
Mar 28, 2011

Hotel Bougainvillea

About a 20 minute taxi ride from SJO airport, situated with great views of either the gardens or the lights of greater San Jose. The staff is top notch, spoke both English and Spanish, and was warm and friendly. Rooms are nicely appointed, clean, and beds were comfortable. Flat screen TV with nice variety of English speaking channels, including HBO. FREE wifi in the rooms which is a must for me, reasonably fast and reliable. Only thing I could find fault with is the rather limited menu for room service and in the dinning room. The food is good, would just like more variety as I stay here for a few days each quarter. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a tranquil stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

If you ever want a GREAT pizza delivered to the hotel so you can dine in your room, ask the front desk for the number (or they will order for you) for PIZZA NAPOLI...great pizza and a nice variety of other Italian food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ellen5181
Business
NY, NY
Mar 20, 2011

Lovely Garden

The hotel seems situated in an odd area. There isn't much in the area to see if you decide to go for a walk. I would describe it as residential, however, the garden is absolutely lovely and the hotel can serve as a great home base for local travel. It is close enough to the airport. Rooms were comfortable. The staff were very nice and accommodating. Try for a garden room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbia, SC
Mar 4, 2011

Beautiful place

This was our third stay at this hotel. Nice hotel and friendly staff. Ten acres of beautiful gardens, with a great variety of tropical plants - lots of orchids, etc. Located in a residential area about a 25 minute ride from the airport. Nice restaurant and bar in the hotel, but no other restaurants nearby. Food a little pricey, but good. Small grocery store about five blocks away. Hotel has a tour desk to arrange various tours. I recommend this hotel, particularly for people who like tropical plants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Casper951
Business
To far from everything.
Feb 19, 2011

A Beautiful Hotel.

The Hotel was very Beautiful,but you were to far from anything at all,every time you wanted to go to Downtown San Jose you needed a Taxi,you need a Taxi for everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

You will need to Rent a Car if you are planning to go anywere at all,there is nothing in the Hotel there is a Bar and a Restaurant and a Gift shop only.No Casino.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento
Feb 6, 2011

Hotel Bougainvillea

The Bougainvillea Hotel has beautiful gardens with tropical birds and butterflies, depending on the season. The rooms facing the garden are much quieter than those facing the street, and the view is very peaceful. We walked about 1/4 mile into town to a bank ATM and a "Super Mercado" for cash and munchies. This was my second time here, I will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Walk the gardens and take a dip in the pool. There is no need to leave the facility to enjoy birds, flowers and butterflies.

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