Hotel Bougainvillea

2 km (1 mile) east of Santo Domingo de Heredia, Santo Domingo, Heredia, 40301, Costa Rica

True to its name, this modern, very comfortable, three-story hotel is awash in bougainvillea on the outside and decorated with an impressive collection of Costa Rican art on the inside. With 8 acres of lawns, and mature trees laden with bromeliads and orchids, you might even forget that you're only 20 minutes from San José. Spacious, carpeted rooms have plasma TVs, laptop-size safety boxes, and coffeemakers, comfortable mattresses, fine linens, and screened windows to let in cool breezes. Upper-floor rooms have a balcony. Brilliant stained-glass windows and brightly colored tropical art decorate the lobby, which also displays an oddly beautiful collection of local geodes and minerals. The elegant, large restaurant offers a menu of slightly old-fashioned Continental cuisine, including very good desserts, and the intimate bar-lounge often has piano music on weekends. With environmentally friendly practices, this hotel sets an example for sustainable tourism.

PROS

  • lush and open spaces
  • good bird-watching
  • balconies in upper rooms
  • restaurant on-site

CONS

  • slightly institutional feel in the hallways

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2244–1414
Website: www.hb.co.cr

HOTEL DETAILS

77 rooms, 4 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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