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Hotel Bougainvillea San José

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Mountain View | Pillow-top beds, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Mountain View | Pillow-top beds, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds

Overview of Hotel Bougainvillea San José

Hotel Bougainvillea San José

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Santo Tomas with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

399 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
The price is €167
Price available on 19/02/2023
100 metros al oeste de Santo Tomas, Santo Tomas, Heredia, Nov-00

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 31 min drive
  • Sabana Park - 27 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Santo Domingo Santa Rosa Station - 4 min drive
  • San Jose Cuatro Reinas Station - 6 min drive
  • Heredia Station - 6 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Restaurante/Bar Chumis - 8 min walk
  • Soda La Parada - 18 min walk
  • Pollo Granjero - 18 min walk
  • Bobby's Burgers - 19 min walk
  • Leño y Carbón Parrillita - 20 min walk

About this property

Hotel Bougainvillea San José

A great choice for a stay in Santo Tomas, Hotel Bougainvillea San José features an airport shuttle. Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy international cuisine at Vitrales, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights include 2 outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. The pool and bar get good marks from fellow travellers.


Dutch, English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 81 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (1200 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas


  • Built in 1989
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Piano
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Vitrales – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately CRC 5950 for adults and CRC 5950 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Hotel Bougainvillea Santo Domingo
Hotel Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea Santo Domingo
Bougainvillea Hotel
Hotel Bougainvillea Costa Rica/Province Of Heredia
Hotel Bougainvillea Santo Tomas
Bougainvillea Santo Tomas
Hotel Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea Jose Santo Tomas
Hotel Bougainvillea San José Hotel
Hotel Bougainvillea San José Santo Tomas
Hotel Bougainvillea San José Hotel Santo Tomas

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Bougainvillea San José offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Bougainvillea San José does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Bougainvillea San José?
As of 4 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Bougainvillea San José on 19 February 2023 start from €167, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Bougainvillea San José?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Bougainvillea San José?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Bougainvillea San José?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Bougainvillea San José?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Bougainvillea San José?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Bougainvillea San José?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Bougainvillea San José and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness centre and a picnic area. Hotel Bougainvillea San José also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Bougainvillea San José?
Yes, Vitrales offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante/Bar Chumis (8-min walk), Sodita San Juan (2.4 mi) and Jang Mei (2.6 mi).
Does Hotel Bougainvillea San José have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Nice. Good food.
There wasn't a refrigerator in the room but if you ask for one, it will be provided. Not sure about microwave availability but there wasn't one in the room. It was great that there are windows that open so there was fresh air all night.
Christine, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Juan, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The gardens alone are worth the stay. The staff is exceptional
David McKinney, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The perfect stay
Beautiful gardens, comfortable rooms, friendly staff and a great breakfast. Highly recommended.
Graeme, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Looking forward to our fourth stay.
This is the third stay in a row in the hotel. It keeps its amazing service and its beautiful gardens in excellent condition. Rooms are comfortable, neet and clean, and the restaurant offers a fine menu at very convenient prices. We fully recommend the place. We look forward to our next stay
William, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Frederica, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is such a classic place. The grounds are beautiful and fun to walk around in. We also enjoyed the amazing artwork throughout the place. The staff was very friendly and helpful and made our stay lovely. They let us use the pool after checkout while we were waiting for our flight. I stayed here 15 years ago and would stay here again. It is about 20-40 minutes drive from the airport.
John, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Violetta, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved the garden and the birds that enjoy it. We were sad that the swimming pool was closed during our stay.
Phyllis, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Quick one nighter
Always enjoy staying here!
Vibiana, 1-night trip
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