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Quiet, peaceful, beautiful experience.

I enjoyed my entire stay. I have been staying at the Bougainvillea since 1994.

This hotel is a diamond in the rough. You won't believe how beautiful the facilities and gardens are. Great food and pool and very reasonably priced. Lots of street and school noise so ask for room on the back.

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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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.

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.

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!

This beautiful hotel is gated and secure. The gardens and grounds are lovely and well worth spending some time to explore. The staff at the front desk was very helpful and bi-lingual. My room was comfortable and quiet. The food in the hotel restaurant was good, but it would be nice if complimentary breakfast was included. Prices in the hotel gift shop were reasonable and they had a nice selection of items for sale. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

The hotel was great. [...] Pool was good. Food was good. Garden was great.

The most beautiful gardens I have seen at a hotel. A pleasure to peruse.

This was a great motel..however it is very difficult to find. If going from the airport the first time..take a taxi..don't try it after dark on your own. Rental car companies will bring your car to you there. Then you can try it during the day. They were very accomodating and will stay there again.

100 metros al oeste de Santo Tomas Santo Tomas Heredia

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Bougainvillea San José places you within a few miles (5 km) of Saprissa Stadium and Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma. This 3.5-star hotel has 81 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

The 81 rooms have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, free local calls, and ceiling fans. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes are also standard.


Property features

At Hotel Bougainvillea San José, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a gym, and outdoor tennis courts. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Mountain View

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Bougainvillea San José

Everyone (1) Couples (7) Business (1) Family (2) Other (2)
5
Partner Couples

Quiet, peaceful, beautiful experience.

By on May 10, 2021

5
Friends

I enjoyed my entire stay. I have been staying at the Bougainvillea since 1994.

By on May 23, 2019

5

gorgeous hotel and gardens near san jose

Everyone

This hotel is a diamond in the rough. You won't believe how beautiful the facilities and gardens are. Great food and pool and very reasonably priced. Lots of street and school noise so ask for room on the back.

By on May 14, 2016

5

very nice

Couples

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.

By on Feb 2, 2014

4

a piece of paradise

Other

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.

By on Mar 3, 2013

4

nice hotel

Couples

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.

By on Jan 24, 2012

4

great getaway!

Other

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!!!

By on Sep 5, 2011

4

lovely garden

Couples

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.

By on Mar 20, 2011

4

beautiful place

Family

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.

By on Mar 4, 2011

4

hotel bougainvillea

Couples

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!

By on Feb 6, 2011

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